We are so thankful to be surrounded with an amazing team willing to give their time, hearts, and passion for Nate and this foundation. Each team member pours greatness into this foundation in a variety of ways through their hearts, creativity, new ideas, planning, chairing committees, fundraising, volunteering, and more!
Justin is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a MS Degree in Management and a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from West Liberty State University. He has been in employed in public safety for the past 15 years and held various positions within a local law enforcement agency. Justin and his family have been Carroll County residents since 2006 and they are deeply involved in numerous community activities. He previously coached wrestling for the Warriors Wrestling program in Eldersburg where he had a significant impact on the lives of many young athletes. Justin is Nathan’s father and a founder of the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation. He is extremely proud of the work that the foundation has done in the local community and he looks forward to expanding the reach of the foundation within the region.
Katie graduated from North Stafford High School and has some college education in Early Childhood Development. Katie has been a stay at home mom to her children for 11 years. Since May of 2010, she has operated a licensed family home day care business in Carroll County. She loves children and is passionate about making a positive impact for their future. Katie is Nathan’s mother and a founder of the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation. She is extremely inspired by the success of the foundation in honor of Nate and is proud to be a part of such an amazing community.
Chad L. Baker has served as President and then Director of the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation, since inception in 2013 he has lead the foundation in the execution of their mission, defining strategic direction, and guiding their emotional and financial support provided to the community. Chad currently works for the Department of Defense managing a team of cyber security professionals since 2011. Prior to that he worked for United Parcel Services (UPS) for 20 years where he held several management positions in Sales and Operations throughout his career. He served as President on his local Home Owners Association Board for 6 years from 2004 to 2010 where he helped establish their architectural rules, assume financial responsibilities from the property managers association and set the fundamental rules of business. Chad holds a certificate in Business Management from Anne Arundel Community College and enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids at the beach. He continues to coach several youth sports in his home town of Sykesville, Maryland where his family has resided for the past 17 years.
Jason has an MS Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University and a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Hartford. He has served in various positions within law enforcement for the last 18 years and is the co-owner of a retail business in Eldersburg that he created with his wife, Danelle, in 2013. He has served on government, union and non-profit boards, holding a variety of positions. During that time he has managed multiple successful fundraisers throughout many of the non-profits, effectively negotiated several labor contracts and currently serves on the Howard County Retirement Committee. He has been involved in coaching sports with his two sons for many years and is proud to serve the community through the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation.
Susan Golombeck, Vice President and Secretary of the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation, has been involved with the foundation its inception. Susan holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies (BS HDFS ‘02) with a focus in Children and Youth Services from the Pennsylvania State University. From 2002-2005, she spent three years in a private special education school setting, teaching life skills and science to high school aged children ranging in age from 14-21 years. She currently operates a licensed family child care business out of her home. Susan is a member of a PTA at Carrolltowne Elementary School and the HOA in her community. Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and cheering on their three children at all of their sporting activities. Susan is passionate about assisting individuals, families and communities in need by fundraising and providing assistance to others that will allow them to Go Out and Be Great.
Chris is a graduate of James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He spent several years in public accounting where he compiled, reviewed, and audited financial statements of entities from various industries, including non-profit 501(c)3 companies . He is currently the Director of Finance & Accounting for Stafford County Public Schools in Stafford, Virginia. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (Virginia) recognized in Maryland and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Chris has also served as a treasurer for other non-profit organizations in the Fredericksburg region. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and coaching two youth soccer teams.
Colleen has an MS from the College of Saint Rose and a BS from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She was previously employed as a teacher and reading specialist in the Baltimore County Public School system for 10 years. She is currently employed at A La Mode Boutique in Sykesville, Maryland. Colleen is actively involved in numerous school related activities and sports teams involving her two children. She is a founding member of NCBF’s Days of Greatness which provides families in need an opportunity to put their troubles aside and enjoy some special time with family.
Kristi is a wife, mom, business owner and community advocate. She and her husband Jason are the parents of 3 very active boys which allows her plenty of opportunities to volunteer both in the schools and at various sporting venues. Kristi graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University while working as a Project Manager at Verizon. In 2011, she left Verizon to open Hoppers KidZone, Inc. Kristi constructed her business model to focus on working within the community and giving back to local families and kids.
Nick has a MS Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College and a BS Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Frostburg State University. He has served the community through a variety of positions in education over the past 16 years. Nick has been a teacher, coach, and administrator. He is currently an Elementary School Principal in Carroll County. Nick is proud support others through the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation.