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Mt. Hebron High School

Viking Backers

Board of Directors

2019 - 2020


​    Jim Bahel, president@vikingbackers.org

Executive Vice President

    Srini Gorantla, srinivasuanwesha@gmail.com

Vice President of Ways & Means

    Jeff Heath, Jlh1995@yahoo.com

Vice President of Concessions

    Tammy Kraft, tammykrafft@yahoo.com 

    Karen Grieff, kfgrieff@gmail.com  

Vice President of Communications

    Paula D'Alonzo, pdalonzo14@gmail.com

Vice President of Spirit Wear

    Dana Arthurs, vikingspiritwear@gmail.com


    Chris Wiley, chris@swscpa.com


    Aida Kimack, aida_ortiz@hotmail.com

Recording Secretary/Communications Director

    Joanne Gales, WVHokies@aol.com

Members at Large

    Abe Hollander, abehollander@yahoo.com


    Joelle Miller, Joelle_Miller@hcpss.org

Athletics & Activities Director

    Brian Rau, Brian_Rau@hcpss.org

(* - indicates last year)

Our Purpose and Structure

The Viking Backers is organized exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The purposes of the Corporation include raising funds and purchasing personal property and services to be used by students and faculty at the Mt. Hebron High School, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, providing volunteers for educational and extracurricular activities that will contribute to the public education of the community; engaging in other charitable, civic, or educational activities that will contribute to the public education of the community; and exercising other powers conferred by the laws of Maryland on nonprofit corporations. The Viking Backers shall be self-governing, self-supporting, non-commercial, non-sectarian, nonprofit and nonpartisan, and shall seek neither to direct the administrative activities of the Howard County School District nor to control its policies.


The Viking Backers is a volunteer, parent-led organization designed to raise school spirit and funds for student activities at Mt. Hebron High School. Over the last 5 years, the Viking Backers has provided over $250,000 to student groups and the school. We support all student extracurricular activities including the arts, academics, and athletics.

Please join our efforts by becoming a member and getting involved!

Learn more at our meetings which are generally held the first Monday of each month in the media center from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Committee Chairs

​2019 - 2020

Basket Bingo

    Dana Arthurs, vikingspiritwear@gmail.com

Concessions Chair

   Amy Bahel, amybahel@verizon.net

Driver's Education Coordinator

    Laina McGinnis, 

Holiday Tree and Trim Sale

    Jim Bahel,  president@vikingbackers.org 


    Jenise Dunn, jedunn3@verizon.net 


    Vinu Lingam, vinutha.lingam@yahoo.com

Norseman Scholarship

    Srini Gorantla, srinivasuanwesha@gmail.com

PTSA Liaison

    Laura Munns, munnzie@aol.com

Spirit Wear 

    Michelle Reed, michelle_reed123@yahoo.com 

Viking 5K Run & Fun Walk

    Paul Carter, pc_4@hotmail.com 

Volunteer Coordinator

    Stephanie Shane, stephanie.shane@gmail.com 

Website Coordinator *

    Jackie Wilson, MTHHWeb@gmail.com 

​(* - indicates last year)