Staff & Board Members
Project GO has limited paid staff. A large portion of our work is done by volunteer Board Members and Committee
Members. Below is a list of current staff and Board Members.
Volunteers help direct the work of three committees; fundraising, marketing & programming.
If you are interested in volunteering with one of these committees, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Coordinator - Bucky Flores
Bucky holds undergraduate degrees in Wilderness Management, and Therapeutic Recreation, and a graduate degree in
Education Leadership. He is a lifelong learner with a passion for healthy child development, experiential learning through
play, and the health benefits of time in nature. His professional work history includes farming, food service industry, logging and forest management, eleven plus years in outdoor education, fifteen years in child and adolescent behavioral health programming, and public education. He is currently a program coordinator with Rochester Public Schools and adjunct instructor in the Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation Department at Winona State University. He is a thankful husband and proud father of two young children. He resides on a small hobby farm and private event venue near
Founder & Board Chair – Sara Holger (Wabasha)
Sara holds a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota. She has
worked since 1994 as an environmental educator at such locations as the Chippewa National Forest Resort Naturalist
Program, MN DNR Fisheries - MinnAqua Program, Bell Museum of Natural History, Eagle Bluff Environmental
Learning Center, Olmsted County Parks (Chesterwoods and Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo) and Minnesota State Parks.
Sara is the mother of two daughters, Sage and Rose, and a son, Jack. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her
family kayaking, collecting agates, and exploring state forestlands in SE Minnesota.
Vice Chair – Tom Ehlman (Rochester)
Tom is a parent and grandparent, and he is a Computer Programmer for the Mayo Clinic.
Member at Large - Bette Jean Bernier (Winona)
Bette Jean is a retired teacher but remains active as a substitute teacher. She is a life-long resident of Winona, is
married, has 5 grandchildren, a retired 4-H horse, a Siberian Husky, and many barn cats. She enjoys being outdoors
doing "whatever." Hiking, attending fairs, camping, and traveling to see her grandchildren are her "hobbies." This
past summer, she tried gardening and grew a more than adequate supply of green peppers, eggplants, and
Member at Large – Emily Cickoski (Winona)
Member at Large – Barb Nagel (Winona)
Member at Large – Bill Sullivan (Chatfield)
Bill is a parent and grandparent. He is an MN Master Naturalist volunteer and dedicates his time with various
organizations including the Minnesota Land Trust observing conservation easement boundaries, Root River Advisory
Council facilitating citizen conversations and Project GO in Chatfield. Bill is also on the board of the Friends of the
Root River which advocates and educates for greater water quality across the watershed.
Liaison for the Jeffer’s Foundation – Fergus Woolley (Plymouth)