Board of Directors

2019 - 2020


​    Jim Bahel,

Executive Vice President

    Srini Gorantla,

Vice President of Ways & Means

    Jeff Heath,

Vice President of Concessions

    Tammy Kraft, 

    Karen Grieff,  

Vice President of Communications

    Paula D'Alonzo,

Vice President of Spirit Wear

    Dana Arthurs,


    Chris Wiley,


    Aida Kimack,

Recording Secretary/Communications Director

    Joanne Gales,

Members at Large

    Abe Hollander,


    Joelle Miller,

Athletics & Activities Director

    Brian Rau,

(* - 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.

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Committee Chairs

​2019 - 2020

Basket Bingo

    Dana Arthurs,

Concessions Chair

   Amy Bahel,

Driver's Education Coordinator

    Laina McGinnis, 

Holiday Tree and Trim Sale

    Jim Bahel, 


    Jenise Dunn, 


    Vinu Lingam,

Norseman Scholarship

    Srini Gorantla,

PTSA Liaison

    Laura Munns,

Spirit Wear 

    Michelle Reed, 

Viking 5K Run & Fun Walk

    Paul Carter, 

Volunteer Coordinator

    Stephanie Shane, 

Website Coordinator *

    Jackie Wilson, 

​(* - indicates last year)