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Board Member Profile

Meet MSAA Board Member Bobby Soileau

Bobby Soileau Photo Bobby Soileau (right) with Ross Maclean during this year's TransMontana ride.

Bobby Soileau discovered our organization through MSAA's Northwest Regional office's charity snowmobile ride, known as TransMontana. This annual ride takes snowmobilers across the state of Montana in an effort to raise funds for MSAA. "I have an addiction to high-altitude snowmobiling," confesses Bobby. "I love anything that is above 10,000 feet."

After his first ride in 2004, he was hooked. Bobby explains, "I loved the camaraderie of the event. There was so much caring and compassion among the riders in doing something positive for the MS community. The good feelings were infectious. "

In addition to participating in the TransMontana ride, through his carpentry business, Bobby has donated several pieces of woodwork and cabinetry to an auction which is held in conjunction with TransMontana. Bobby 's donated items have raised thousands of dollars for MSAA.

Referring to MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin, and MSAA Board Members and former Chairpersons Joe King and Ross Maclean, Bobby continues, "Over time, I have come to know Doug, Joe, and Ross. During the rides, we have had many conversations about MSAA and its mission. Through those talks it became clear to me that I wanted to be a part of the organization. "

During his tenure, Bobby hopes to have a great impact on MSAA and the MS community. "As a Board member, I would like to assist with bringing in new donors, allowing MSAA to provide more services to more people, " states Bobby. "The staff is extremely dedicated to the cause. One of my goals is to see the organization fully supported in the years ahead so we can help even more people. "

Currently, Bobby resides in Rosemount, Minnesota with his two children, Andy and Maggie.

— Amanda Bednar

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:18