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Qajaq USA Board & Staff

Qajaq USA is the American Chapter of Qaannat Kattuffiat - the Greenland Kayak Association. We have members world-wide. Qajaq USA is one of only two affiliated "Qajaq" clubs outside of Greenland. Most "Qajaq" clubs are scattered among the small villages of Greenland and are a major impetus in keeping the local kayaking traditions alive.

Our Mission:

 

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Qajaq USA Board Members & Advisors at 2007 Delmarva Retreat.
Many of the original Qajaq USA Board Members and Advisors, from Delmarva 2007. Top row (left to right), Greg Stamer, John Doornink, Tom Milani, Ed Zachowski, Keith Attenborough, Vernon Doucette. Bottom row (left to right), Richard Nonas, Wes Ostertag, Jen Torres, Nancy Thornton, Dan Segal, Ben Fuller.


QAJAQ USA Board Members and Teams


Joanne Barta:
  Board Member, Membership Coordinator
joanne@qajaqusa.org
Milwaukie, OR
   
 
Chris Beckman:
  Board Advisor
chris@qajaqusa.org
Rehoboth Beach, DE
   
Sharon Bustamante:
  Board Advisor
sharon@qajaqusa.org
East Lansing, MI
   
 
  Board Advisor, Merchandise Fulfillment
sue@qajaqusa.org
Chestertown, MD
   
  Board Member, Qajaq USA President
christopher@qajaqusa.org
Savage, MN
   
 
  Board Member, PNW Representative
john@qajaqusa.org
Poulsbo, WA
   
  Board Emeritus, Archivist, Journal Editor
vernon@qajaqusa.org
Cambridge, MA
   
 
  Board Member
renee@qajaqusa.org
Deerwood, MN
   
  Board Member, Treasurer
ben@qajaqusa.org
Cushing, ME
   
 
  Board Emeritus
harvey@qajaqusa.org
Portland, OR
   
  Board Advisor, HRGF
kevin@qajaqusa.org
Teaneck, NJ
   
 
  Board Advisor, TRAQS
ed_mann@qajaqusa.org
Dunnellon, FL
   
  Board Advisor, past MASIK editor
thomasm@qajaqusa.org
Alexandria, VA
   
 
  Board Emeritus
richard@qajaqusa.org
New York City, NY
   
  Board Member, Vice President, Past President
terry@qajaqusa.org
Cranbury, NJ
   
 
John Pedersen:
  Board Advisor, Greenland Liaison
Ilulissat, Greenland
   
  Board Advisor
fred_randall@qajaqusa.org
Georgetown, ME
   
 
  Board Emeritus
dan@qajaqusa.org
Plymouth, MA
   
Jean-Dominique Sellier:
  Board Member
jdsellier@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   
 
  Board Member, Past-President, Webmaster, Forum Admin
greg@qajaqusa.org
Altamonte Springs, FL
   
  Board Advisor
fran@qajaqusa.org
Beaufort, SC
   
 
  Board Member, Secretary, Facebook Admin, MASIK editor
helen@greenlandorbust.org
Lander, WY
   
  Board Advisor, Past President
ezachowski@aoti.net
Brielle, NJ
   
 
 
 
   

Committees and Teams

 

Events
Objective:
Qajaq USA organized/sponsored events support the mission of Qajaq USA by promoting Greenland-style kayaking and by providing outreach and educational opportunities. Education includes cultural information, traditional kayaking skills and kayak/paddle/equipment making. This is a round table committee of the organizers of Qajaq USA events.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Joanne Barta
SSTIKS
Milwaukie, OR
Chris Beckman
Delmarva
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Sharon Bustamante
Qajaq TC
East Lansing, MI
Chair
Deerwood, MN
HRGF
Teaneck, NJ
TRAQS
Dunnellon, FL
TIPS
Beaufort, SC
Lynette Woida
Qajaq Camp
Shakopee, MN


Forum Administration
Objective:
Administer the Qajaq USA Forums and enforce the Forum Guidelines.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Forum Admin
Altamonte Springs, FL
 
Lander, WY


Membership
Objective:
Maintain the membership data, support Members, seek to retain and add members.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Joanne Barta
Membership Coordinator
Milwaukie, OR
 
Brielle, NJ


Merchandise
Objective:
This team supports Qajaq USA and its members through fundraising by selling high-quality merchandise, and by offering quality support. This team designs and develops its own products and also searches for hard-to-find items of interest to members.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Merchandise Fulfillment
Chestertown, MD
 
Alexandria, VA
 
Altamonte Springs, FL
Mark Vincent
 
NA, WI


Online Sales Support
Objective:
Support Team for online purchases. Team receives notifications of PayPal purchases for money sent to paypal@qajaqusa.org. This team also receives customer support questions sent by customers via support@qajaqusa.org, during the PayPal checkout process.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
 
Chestertown, MD
 
Altamonte Springs, FL
Mark Vincent
 
NA, WI
 
Brielle, NJ


Public Relations
Objective:
Support the Qajaq USA mission through public outreach efforts.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Committee Head
Cranbury, NJ
Past Committee Head
Brielle, NJ


Publications
Objective:
The Qajaq USA Publications team -- Journal, Masik Newsletter and Website.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
Journal Editor, Review Subcommittee
Cambridge, MA
Review Subcommittee
Portland, OR
Tony Schmitz
MASIK Proofreading and Editing
St. Paul, MN
Website, Review Subcommittee
Altamonte Springs, FL
MASIK Editor
Lander, WY


Publications Editorial Review Board
Objective:
Team to review Qajaq USA publication material with an eye toward cultural issues and technical accuracy. This is a subcommittee of the Publications team.
Email:
Name
Title/Function
City, State
 
Cambridge, MA
 
Portland, OR
 
Altamonte Springs, FL



Interested in Joining one of our Teams? Please Contact us!