Nov 20, 2023

Giving Thanks for NGPF REPs

A longtime dream for NGPF has been to leverage some of the facilitator capacity among amazing NGPF teachers to reach more external conferences. In 2023, we embarked on this journey and asked 39 NGPF External Conference REPs (representatives) to keep us in mind when facilitating at a conference. We are SO thankful that there were 39 presentations in 2023 across the country thanks to these REPs. With their help, an additional 767 teachers received NGPF professional development!  

Please join us in thanking these wonderful teachers for their efforts!


  • Andy Gold in FL
  • Bill Joy in SC
  • Christine Kelly in NY
  • Courtney Poquette in VT
  • James Redelsheimer in MN
  • Jen Pariseau in MD
  • Jill Wilson in CO
  • Jody Sandru in MT
  • Joey Running in OR
  • Julius Prezelski in MD
  • Kathleen Brennan in NJ
  • Kerri Herrild in WI
  • Kevin Gartman in IA
  • Laura Falk in OH
  • Laurie Gardner in MI
  • Leola Rutherford in AK
  • Phoebe Swank in KY
  • Tara Kelley in VT
  • Travis Towne in NC
  • Vincent Branch in TX


Looking ahead in 2024, NGPF hopes to continue with the NGPF External Conference REP program. While we are not actively seeking out more REPs, we are certainly open to an active NGPF teacher wanting to reach out to us about a conference where they’d like to facilitate an NGPF session. Please email for more information.  


About the Author

Chris Salm

Chris (ella/she/her) joined NGPF full-time as a project manager and Spanish translator after 13 years as an educator in NY. She is a graduate of St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain with a degree in International Business. She has a Masters in Teaching from Pace University in New York and a certification in translation from NYU. She brings organizational skills to the team at NGPF, helping to ensure every high school student graduates financially literate. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going back home to Spain with her husband and two children. She also enjoys running with her dog and exploring nature.

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