Contact Us

  • Northern Tier High Adventure Program
  • Email:
  • Phone: 218.365.4811
  • Fax: 218.365.3112
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 509, Ely, MN 55731
  • Physical Address:
  • 14790 Moose Lake Rd
  • Ely, MN 55731

Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases are managed by an experienced full-time and a dedicated seasonal management team. Listed below are the “Who’s Who of Northern Tier”

Leslie ThibodeauxTeam Leader, Program OperationsLeslie.Thibodeaux@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 111
Sean FerrierTeam Leader, Program Operations (Okpik and Canada)Sean.Ferrier@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 101
Abigail WilkesAssociate Director of Programs – Bissett and Okpik OperationsAbigail.Wilkes@scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 119
Michael JointAssociate Director of Programs – Ely Summer OperationsMike.Joint@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 113
Kevin HodarRegistrarKevin.Hodar@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 107
Chris AlmquistOffice Assistant and Seasonal HR SpecialistChris.Almquist@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 102
Ryan SmithAccountant and Office ManagerRyan.Smith4@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 103
Alison RichardsFood Services AdministratorAlison.Richards@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 105
Yulea FadumTrading Post ManagerYulea.Fadum@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 129
 Facilities and Maintenance Manager 218.365.4811 ext 125
John Van DreeseGeneral ManagerJohn.VanDreese@Scouting.org218.365.4811 ext 112