Brainerd Lakes Area

Brainerd, MN
USA

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Board of Directors

Stacy Germundson - Executive Director/President

My name is Stacy Germundson. I have been a school counselor for middle and high school students for 16 years. I  worked in the Prior Lake-Savage School District for 14 years.This will be my 3rd year in the Pillager School District. I absolutely love working with adolescents. I am extremely passionate about supporting and empowering my students to be their best selves and pursue their goals. I have been married to my husband, Dan, for 13 years and we are blessed with 2 amazing children, Gaje and Ellen. We live in the beautiful northwoods of Nisswa, MN. We absolutely love living and raising our children in the Brainerd Lakes Area. I have created BOLD Inc., because I am convinced that if young women have courage, confidence and conviction, they can achieve great things. I am so excited and humbled by the opportunity to work with young women and help empower them to develop these skills. Girls Are Bold!

 

Nancy VanHorne - Vice President

Nancy graduated with an undergraduate degree in social work from St. Cloud State University in 1997. She started her career at Plymouth Youth Center in North Minneapolis, working in their alternative high school program as a social worker. She obtained her graduate degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in 2003. She has worked as a school social worker for Prior Lake High School since 2003.

 

Nancy has served as Secretary and Past President of the Minnesota School Social Workers Association. She is currently the Treasurer of the Midwest School Social Work Council. Nancy is a licensed K-12 school social worker in Minnesota and holds an LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker) from the MN Board of Social Work.

Kaylo Brooks - Secretary

Kaylo has over 20 years working in the human services field, from working with at risk youth in the community, to serving students in an educational setting, to her current position as a Child Welfare Social Worker at Crow Wing County Community Services. She earned a Social Work degree from St. Cloud State University in 2003 with a minor in Human Relations and is a Licensed Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.


She's excited to be part of BOLD because she believes that sparking strength, independence, and positive, powerful sense of self will lead to a generation of girls who know that their possibilities are endless and nothing is impossible.

 

Sarah Knight - Officer

I am drawn to the BOLD organization as I feel one of the most important things that is lacking in our youth is confidence and if we can work together to provide our youth tools that allow them to embrace the 7 “Ups” of leadership (show up, dress up, listen up, lighten up, stand up, speak up and follow up), then we will ensure they can be BOLD when they are called to be just that. When I hear the word BOLD, I envision someone who has such confidence in their own presence, that they can put their personal wishes aside in situations to cultivate and protect the well-being of others around them. Honing our children’s confidence into something that can be inspiring is one of the best lessons we can teach them-for this will set them on the course to be able to battle any obstacle and graciously celebrate all of their successes.

 

Elizabeth "Libby" Smith - Treasurer

Libby has a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She started her professional career as a Labor and Employment attorney at Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, in Dallas Texas, where she represented employers in litigation, advised clients on human resource matters and presented speeches throughout Texas on employment law issues.  After two years in private practice, she went to work for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant DA, Libby prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders and managed a docket of 150+ cases.  During her last year at the DA’s office, she served as a Deputy Chief of the Misdemeanor Division where she supervised and trained Dallas County’s misdemeanor prosecutors. After leaving the DA’s office, she opened The Law Office of Libby Smith, PC.  Libby managed and operated all aspects of the private criminal defense practice until the birth of her third child, when she shifted her focus to full-time parenting and volunteering at her children’s school. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees at Alcuin School, serves as Chair of the Board’s Philanthropy Committee, and sits on various other committees within the school. 

 

Libby could not be more excited to be a part of BOLD. She believes the challenges facing young girls today are increasingly daunting and ever-present. Being part of an organization focused on empowering and supporting young women is a true blessing. Libby believes BOLD will be a force for good and that it has the potential to positively impact thousands of young lives. She could not be more honored to contribute to it’s mission. 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING A GIRL
WEARS IS HER CONFIDENCE.
-Author Unkown