Board of Directors
Sandy earned her bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Purdue University. She worked as a business leader for several years for Fortune 500 companies including Xerox, CVS, and General Electric. Prior to her work as a business leader, Sandy served in active duty on the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years and the reserves for an additional two years.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Neah-Kah-Nie School District, she volunteers regularly for Adventist Health, and her local church. She also served on a school board in Illinois for ten years.
It was my honor to serve my country and is my honor and privilege to serve my community. I am proud to be an active member of Neah-Kah-Nie School District’s Board of Directors. The Board’s foundation is based on forward thinking, fiscal responsibility, and the commitment to provide the highest quality education in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. Sandy’s current term ends June 30, 2023.
Carol Mahoney joined the school board in November 2015.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Arizona, Carol moved to Oregon soon after receiving her BA in Education from Arizona State University. She taught in the Eugene area and then moved to Netarts to work at the Tillamook ESD. She loved this beautiful coast and began teaching at Garibaldi Grade School in 1983.
After retiring in 2010, Carol stayed involved with the schools by volunteering and substitute teaching. Her service on the board is a continuation of that involvement. She is passionate about providing the best education possible for the students in our district.
Carol and her husband Bob have one adult daughter who attended Neah-Kah-Nie schools from K-12. They enjoy walking on the beach, birding, and visiting national parks. Carol’s term ends June 30, 2023.
Landon was born and raised in Tillamook County. He grew up in Nehalem where his family owned and operated a dairy farm. Landon attended Nehalem grade school and graduated from Neah-Kah-Nie High School. After high school, he enrolled at Clatsop Community College where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.
Landon was hired by the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, in 2002, as a corrections deputy. After a short time at the sheriff’s office, he transferred over as patrol deputy and eventually was assigned a forest patrol deputy position. Landon spent almost 16 years with the Sheriff’s Office before accepting a job with Tillamook PUD.
Landon has been on the NKN School Board since 2017. He resides in Nehalem with his wife Melissa and their two boys Brayden and Camden. Landon’s current term expires June 30, 2023.
Michele Aeder has been an active member of the Neah-Kah-Nie School District Board of Directors since April 2016.
Michele has worked in pupil transportation for 31 years. She is past board chair of the Women’s Crisis Center (Tides of Change) in Tillamook. Michele volunteered at Women’s Crisis Center for 35 years.
Michele is a committee member of the Inclusion Alliance, NKN school district’s equity committee.
Michele has two children and five grandchildren. She enjoys visits with family, practicing yoga, and learning construction skills. Michele and her husband, Pat, are building a cabin in eastern Oregon. Michele’s current term ends June 30, 2023.
Kari Fleisher became a Neah-Kah-Nie School Board Member in April 2019. She attended Neah-Kah-Nie School District from preschool to 12th grade graduating as one of four valedictorians in 1997. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University in 2001. Kari earned her MBA from Southern Oregon University in 2022 and was recognized as a MBA Top Major Field Test Award – (91st Percentile) Student.
Kari presently serves on the Tillamook County Housing Commission and the budget committee for the Port of Garibaldi. She has worked for the Tillamook County Assessor’s office for 18 years and is presently the Commercial/Industrial Appraiser.
Kari lives in Rockaway Beach with her husband, Steele, and 4-year-old Saint Bernard, Mr. Gus. Kari is an avid supporter of the Neah-Kah-Nie School District, and she hopes that Neah-Kah-Nie becomes one of the top schools in the State with top-performing students. Ultimately, all students are prepared for life’s journey and can be successful in life. Kari’s current term expires June 30, 2025.
Renae Scalabrin moved to Manzanita six years ago from California with her husband and two children.
Renae’s background is in human resources, and she began her career working with Cargill. She then transitioned to the international sales field with Showcase Entertainment and later moved into the world of project management for construction. She currently manages six vacation homes in the Manzanita & Neahkahnie area. Her diverse background allows her to look at things through a business lens, which is very important for a Board member.
Her two children, 12 and 9, keep her very busy with sports and all of their activities. She is very pleased to be on the Board to lend a first-hand perspective as a parent with students in the district.
Renae currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mudd Nick Foundation, where she heads up the Development Committee. Each year the Development Committee works to secure all of the fantastic items up for auction at our annual event.
Renae is also the President of the Nehalem Elementary Parent Council and is very involved in their fundraising efforts and programs. Each year, the Parent Council raises enough money to provide all of the school supplies for every student in the school.
Renae is originally from Iowa, a graduate of the University of Iowa, and a huge supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Go Hawks!
Renae’s term expires June 30, 2025.
Mike was born and raised in Portland and has vacationed in Rockaway his entire life. Mike made Rockaway his home more than five years ago. He is very proud his mother was born in Rockaway in 1934.
Mike has coached baseball at the college and high school levels. He is a Neah-Kah-Nie High School volunteer baseball coach and middle school football coach. He has been a faithful Neah-Kah-Nie volunteer for many years. In addition to volunteering for the NKN School District, Mike was a CASA volunteer.
Mike graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University.
Mike is a huge child advocate, dedicated team player, and effective leader who approaches each challenge as a school board member with compassion and honesty.
Mike strongly believes each student has a voice and it is the board’s responsibility to include student voices in board decisions.
Mike is extremely excited to be an active member of the Neah-Kah-Nie School District Board of Directors.