The Superior Hiking Trail Association just welcomed three new members to our Board of Directors and would like to introduce you to each of them over the coming months.
Erik Birkeland joins the SHTA Board of Directors to share his passion for hiking and his professional expertise in construction project management. For as long as Erik can remember he has been section hiking the Superior Hiking Trail and has witnessed its growth and development over the years. He is a long time Duluth resident and holds strong family connections to the North Shore.
When Erik shared that he wanted to "help steward the sustainability of the trail for generations to come," the nomination committee knew that Erik was a solid fit for the Board. His sentiments could not more closely align the current goals and needs of the Association.
An avid hiker and backpacker, Erik has logged countless trail miles here in Northern Minnesota but also has spent time out on trails in the Rockies, southern Utah and Europe.
With a soft spot for quality gear, he has published a number of online gear reviews, trip reports and hiking guides. Erik also brings along some great Board leadership experience, having served on the boards of both Hartley Nature Center and Duluth Goodwill Industries in the past.
Welcome Erik, thanks for helping steward the SHT!