Staff & Board Members

The work of Project GO is done by volunteer Board Members and Committee Members.

Below is a list of current 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


Board Members


Member at Large - Sharon Colombus (Rochester)

Sharon is a mother and grandmother. She is a retired nursing instructor and a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer.


Vice President - Bucky Flores (Zumbrota)
Bucky holds undergraduate degrees in Wilderness Management and Therapeutic Recreation, and a graduate degree in
Education Leadership. He is currently a adjunct instructor in the Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation Department at Winona State University and the LEAP Program Coordinator with Rochester Public Schools. He is a thankful husband and proud father of two young children. He resides on a small hobby farm and private event venue near
Zumbrota, MN.

Member at Large - MaryKate Franklin (Winona)

MaryKate is a middle school teacher at Riverway Learning Community in Winona.

Founder & Board President – 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 a mother of three and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family kayaking, collecting agates, and exploring state forestlands in SE Minnesota.


Member at Large - Jasmyne Johnson (Minneapolis)

Jasmyne has a degree in social work and was previously a social worker with Hennepin County Social Services.  She is currently the director of Thrive Youth Services LLC, an organization working to provide compassionate foster care services to young boys and teens in Mounds View, MN. 


Member at Large - Nicole Pokorney (Spring Valley)

Nicole is a mother of two grown boys and is also an Youth Development Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota. Nicole coordinates the 4-H Outdoor Adventures program in Minnesota.

Secretary - Kate Connor-Utterback (Byron)

Kate is a mother of two and the Education Director for St. Mary’s University - Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester.


Member at Large – Denine Voegeli (Winona)

Denine is a mother of two grown children and she is a middle school science teacher at Plainview - Elgin - Millville Schools.

Liaison for the Jeffers Foundation – Fergus Woolley (Plymouth)

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