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2020 MISBO Annual Conference

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020

Event Details

Get your powerpass and Join us virtually!

What is a powerpass?

A PowerPass means ONE paid registration per school - anyone and everyone can attend!
See below for more information.

The 2020 MISBO Annual Conference - Navigating Tomorrow is designed for operational leaders in independent schools. As the world changes around us, independent schools must navigate those changes in all areas of school leadership - including finance, risk management, compliance, and more. During this conference you will hear from education industry leaders and your peers, who will share lessons learned in 2020 along with new ideas and tools to help you manage the challenges you face daily. 

Make sure your school is part of an unforgettable virtual experience, as together we plot a course to a more successful tomorrow!

There are sessions for everyone!

Finance | Operations | Human Resources | Heads of School | Technology Facilities | Auxiliary Programs

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be inspired by

Scafidi and Tutterow

Back by Popular Demand!
Ben Scafidi, Ph.D.
, Director of the Education Economics Center,
Kennesaw State University
&
 Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.
, Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center, and Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

Nishant MehtaNishant Mehta
Partner and Managing Director & Independent Schools Practice Leader at Storbeck Search & Associates
(formerly Head of School at The Children's School, Atlanta, GA)

Lowell Appelbaum

Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF
Master Facilitator and Strategy Catalyst
Vista Cova

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Strategies for Analyzing Net Tuition Revenue
  • What's Next for HR Professionals
  • Planning Capital Improvement Projects: How Tech Leaders Can Save Time and Money
  • Effective Financial Governance Through the Business Officer and Board Partnership
  • Hiring Panel Discussion: How to Find Diversity, Flexibility, and the Right Skill Set
  • Defining Your Dollars: Building the Proper Reserves from Within
  • The Next Normal: Accelerating the Schools of the Future Through Disruptive Strategy and Innovation
  • Tech Budgeting in Uncertain Times
  • The Lady or The Tiger: How to Make Good Decisions When the Community is Divided
  • How 2020 Will Shape 2021 Summer Programs
  • Ed Tech Quick Hits
  • Maintaining Security in the Age of COVID

REGISTRATION

PowerPass (Member): $395
PowerPass (Non-Member): $495

PowerTeam (Additional Registrations from the Same School): FREE

Register Now

What is a PowerPass and how does it work?
The PowerPass provides your entire school access to the conference! Purchase just one PowerPass and then register anyone else from your school, free of charge.

  • Register one person to get your school's PowerPass
  • Register additional people at the same time (for free!) using the PowerTeam ticket
  • Not sure yet who else will want to attend? The PowerPass holder will receive a promo code in their confirmation email to share, so others can register for free at a later date
Check to see if your school already has a PowerPass - view registered attendees.
If a colleague is already registered, ask them to share their promo code! Or simply contact MISBO, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Notes:

- Members must log in to receive member pricing.
- All those who plan to attend the conference should be registered ahead of time.
- One PowerPass must be purchased before free registrations can be entered.
- Consortium Partners and other non-school organizations are not permitted to register for the conference unless attending as part of a sponsorship. Contact Dianne Sagaas at 404-921-3812 for more details.


Registered Attendees

Join this fantastic group at the conference for interactive sessions and valuable networking opportunities!

Not sure if your school already has a PowerPass? Check the attendee list below.
If a colleague is already registered, ask them to share their promo code! Or contact MISBO for assistance.

Adam Morgan
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Adam Morgan Physical Plant Manager The Webb School
Alan Stob
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Alan Stob Chief Operating Officer Grandview Preparatory School
Alan Weiler
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Alan Weiler Director of Finance and Operations Athens Academy
Amy Gregorie
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Amy Gregorie Guidance Director Trident Academy
Anastasiia Romanova
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Anastasiia Romanova Auxiliary Director Mount Paran Christian School
Angie Antici
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Angie Antici Associate Head of School for Finance & Advancement Jackson Academy
Angie Holman
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Angie Holman Assistant Director of Finance McCallie School
Anita Childers
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Anita Childers Senior Accountant St. Joseph's Catholic School
Anita Pittman
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Anita Pittman Director of Human Resources Oak Hall School
Ann Gushue
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Ann Gushue Business Office Accountant Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Anthony Sgro
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Anthony Sgro Head of School Asheville School
Ayanna Hill-Gill
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Ayanna Hill-Gill Head of School Atlanta Girls' School
Beth Brookshier
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Beth Brookshier Business Manager Churchill Center & School
Beth Lucas
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Beth Lucas Director of Human Resources Charlotte Latin School
Beth Switzer
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Beth Switzer Director of Admissions and Marketing, Trident Academy
Betsy Fanning
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Betsy Fanning Head of School Trident Academy
Bill Freitas
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Bill Freitas Chief Technology Officer Charlotte Latin School
Brandi Goodman
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Brandi Goodman Technology Integration Specialist Lake Highland Preparatory School
Brian Muldrow
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Brian Muldrow Head of Maintenance and Facilities Pulaski Academy
Cara Neighbors
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Cara Neighbors Director of Financial Reporting McCallie School
Carla Park
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Carla Park Accounts Payable and Payroll Manager McCallie School
Charlene Morgan
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Charlene Morgan Director of Teaching and Learning Trident Academy
Charles Long
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Charles Long Director of Technology Asheville School
Charles Maumus
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Charles Maumus Asst. Head of School for Finance and Operations Harding Academy
Chris Hempe
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Chris Hempe Business Manager Covenant Day School
Christina Wilkinson
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Christina Wilkinson Human Resources Generalist The Bolles School
Christy Browne
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Christy Browne Associate Vice President, Human Resources Woodward Academy
Cindy Cox
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Cindy Cox Asst Office Manager The Webb School
Conan Bickford
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Conan Bickford Campus Safety & Transportation Manager Lake Highland Preparatory School
Cristy Walden
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Cristy Walden Chief Financial Officer Cornerstone Christian Academy
Crystal Raphael
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Crystal Raphael Associate Director of HR/Coordinator of DEI Lake Highland Preparatory School
Dan Morris
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Dan Morris Director of IT Woodward Academy
Dave Michelman
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Dave Michelman Former Head of School at Duke School
Deana Kocylowsky
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Deana Kocylowsky Human Resources Manager Covenant Day School
Debbie Brister
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Debbie Brister Controller and Tuition Assistance Coordinator Jackson Academy
Debra Wilson
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Debra Wilson President SAIS
Diana Tagliarini
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Diana Tagliarini Controller Carrollwood Day School
Diane Lafferty
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Diane Lafferty Director of Technology Pulaski Academy
Don Swanson
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Don Swanson Head of Finance Pulaski Academy
Elizabeth Thompson
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Elizabeth Thompson Chief Financial Officer McCallie School
Florence Calhoun
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Florence Calhoun Director of Finance & Operations Episcopal School of Jacksonville | St. Mark's Campus
Gail Peake
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Gail Peake Finance/HR Shiloh Hills Christian School
Genie Tanner
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Genie Tanner Human Resources Director University School of Nashville
Hanes Swingle
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Hanes Swingle Accounts Payable Asheville School
James Bartlett
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James Bartlett VP/Chief Financial Officer Lake Highland Preparatory School
James Milford
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James Milford Head of School Maclay School
Jeff Role
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Jeff Role Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer The Bolles School
Jennifer Baselice
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Jennifer Baselice Director of Technology Lake Highland Preparatory School
Jennifer Carey
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Jennifer Carey Technology & Innovation Director Temple Beth Am
Jennifer Dillon
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Jennifer Dillon Chief Financial Officer Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School
Jennifer Wyly
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Jennifer Wyly CFO/Business Manager Maclay School
Jill Sharrett
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Jill Sharrett Payroll & Benefits Coordinator Covenant Day School
Jim Callis
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Jim Callis Associate Head for Finance and Operations The Webb School
JP Sticco
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JP Sticco Teacher and Director of Facilities Trident Academy
Judy Donahue
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Judy Donahue Business Assistant The Webb School
Julie Gomez
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Julie Gomez Auxiliary Coordinator Lake Highland Preparatory School
Julie Ray
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Julie Ray Chief Financial Officer Mount Paran Christian School
Ken Cheeseman
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Ken Cheeseman Head of School The Webb School
Krista Parker
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Krista Parker Director of Middle and Upper School Atlanta Girls' School
Krista Webb
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Krista Webb Director of Finance & Operations Christian Academy of Knoxville
Kristoffer Kennedy
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Kristoffer Kennedy Finance Director Bedford School
Kyle Brown
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Kyle Brown Educational Technology Specialist Trident Academy
Larry Meade
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Larry Meade Dir of Business Support Services McCallie School
Larry Pittman
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Larry Pittman Chief Financial Officer Carrollwood Day School
Laura Harris
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Laura Harris Director of Business & Finance Brookstone School
Laura Israel
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Laura Israel Student Billing McCallie School
Laura Turner
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Laura Turner Associate Head of School for Finance & Operations Franklin Road Academy
Lauren Loy
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Lauren Loy Assistant Controller Darlington School
Lee Conner
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Lee Conner Vice President for Operations & Auxiliary Services Woodward Academy
Lisa Lawrence
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Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager Saint Joseph's Catholic School
Lou Ann Lambert
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Lou Ann Lambert Business Office/HR Assistant Charlotte Latin School
Louise Hodapp
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Louise Hodapp Director of Finance The Schenck School
Louise Mann
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Louise Mann Chief Financial Officer Woodward Academy
Mark Vosskamp
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Mark Vosskamp Chief Financial Officer Girls Preparatory School
Mary Owczarek
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Mary Owczarek Business Manager Trident Academy
Matt Green
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Matt Green Chief Financial Officer Lakeland Christian School
Michelle Baxter
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Michelle Baxter Librarian, MS Communications Instructor Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Munnerlyn Campus
Nadia Robinson
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Nadia Robinson Director of Finance Mill Springs Academy
Natalie Ferguson
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Natalie Ferguson Controller Darlington School
Patsy Beckwith
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Patsy Beckwith Director of Human Resources Mill Springs Academy
Paul Ibsen
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Paul Ibsen Former Assistant Head of School
Phyllis Palmiero
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Phyllis Palmiero Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer The Collegiate School
Raymond Pryor
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Raymond Pryor Director of Technology The Webb School
Robert McArthur
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Robert McArthur Assistant Head of School for Operations, CFO Asheville School
Ryan Kelly
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Ryan Kelly
Sara Onstad
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Sara Onstad HR Recruiter Charlotte Latin School
Sarah Sells
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Sarah Sells Business Office Associate Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School
Satchel Loftis
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Satchel Loftis Controller Asheville School
Seymour Mintzer
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Seymour Mintzer Chief Human Resources Officer Lake Highland Preparatory School
Stephanie Layne
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Stephanie Layne Asst. Director of Bus. & Finance Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School
Sundayah Reid
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Sundayah Reid HR Administrator Atlanta Girls' School
Tara Morris
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Tara Morris Human Resources & Payroll Manager Christian Academy of Knoxville
Teresa Standard
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Teresa Standard Chief Financial Officer University School of Nashville
Tom Bleick
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Tom Bleick Director of Facilities Asheville School
Tom Owenby
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Tom Owenby Director of Facilities Woodward Academy
Tyra Haught
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Tyra Haught Business Office The Webb School
Wendy Barnhart
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Wendy Barnhart Interim Chief Financial Officer St. Anne's Belfield School
1 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

October 27
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Welcome and General Session | The Pandemic Recession: The Importance of Adaptability in a Volatile World Roger Tutterow and Ben Scafidi, Kennesaw State University
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Welcome Game
October 28
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Welcome and General Session
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Meet Your Peeps
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Breakout Sessions
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Sourcing Solutions | Part 1
3:50 PM - 4:40 PM Breakout Sessions
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Meet Your Peeps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Social Event: "MISBO On Tap" Beer Tasting with The Beer Bros Sponsored by A3 Communications & ISBC
October 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Welcome and General Session | Storytelling: The Most Powerful Way to Build Relationships and Networking Nishant Mehta, Storbeck Search & Associates
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Meet Your Peeps
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Breakout Sessions
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Sourcing Solutions | Part 2
3:50 PM - 4:40 PM Breakout Sessions
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Meet Your Peeps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Social Event: Cook-Along with Chef Jet Tila Sponsored by Flik Independent School Dining
October 30
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM President's Address and General Session | We Have a Good Story to Tell Damian Kavanagh, MISBO | Lowell Aplebaum, Vista Cova
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For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812

*All times shown in Eastern Time.

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTs

WEDNESDAY:   MISBO On Tap Beer Tasting
Sponsored by A3 Communications and ISBC

Back by popular demand! The Beer Bros will walk us through different styles of beer, teaching us the intricacies of hops and fermentation styles. Now is the time to brush up on the Reinheitsgebot - the 1516 beer purity law. This is an interactive and engaging event. A list of beers that will be tasted (and suggested alternates) will be sent out several weeks before the event, along with suggestions for snacks to pair with them.

THURSDAY:   Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jet Tila
Sponsored by Flik Independent School Dining

Join us as Chef Jet Tila (yes - the chef who was on the Mother's Day Episode of Chopped and who ran Rachael Ray's cooking camp) will be showing us how to make a custom-made MISBO meal. The simple ingredient list and other instructions will be sent out before the event, so you can cook alongside the chef. There might also be live drawings for cookbooks, which he will sign for you live!


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CPE CREDIT

Attendees can earn up to 9 CPE credits attending this conference!

MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

HRCI Credit

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.


Event Policies

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Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Dianne Sagaas for more information.