Norte’s Volunteer Awards for 2020 – Whoop!

Our fabulous 2020 volunteer award recipients: from left to right, Yarro Ireland, Charlie Pryde, Jason Plum, and Lisa Molmen. (Not shown, Sami Maldonado and Shea O’Brien).

None of Norte’s work is possible without hundreds of wonderful people who donate their time, energy, and financial resources to support happy, healthy, strong communities and active-for-life kids. This past weekend we honored this year’s volunteers who went above and beyond to help Norte pull through this crazy year. Thank you, Lisa, Jason, Sami, Shea, Yarro, and Charlie.

We’re overflowing with gratitude for all our wonderful volunteers – thank you.


The Paul Deyo Service Award is given to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond. His/Her contributions support Norte’s mission of encouraging happy, healthy, strong kids in the Grand Traverse Region.

 The 2020 Paul Deyo Service Award goes to Lisa Molmen.

The Leadership Award recognizes those who have helped Norte establish, improve, or grow a service. They may have also built a team or established connections within Team Orange. The leadership award goes to those who aspire to create change and inspire others to roll along with them. Jason Plum

The 2020 Leadership Award goes to Jason Plum.

The Youth Award recognizes volunteers that have played a crucial role in Norte’s youth leadership efforts. This award is given to an individual 18 years or younger who has positively impacted lives in the Grand Traverse region.

The 2020 YouthAward goes to Sami Maldonado.

The Advocacy Award category recognizes substantial efforts to influence public outreach and advocacy. These individuals keep the ultimate goal in mind and steer efforts accordingly. 

The 2020 Advocacy Award goes to Shea O’Brien.

The Golden Wrench Award  recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help maintain our sweet fleet of Norte bikes. This volunteer has been committed to providing the Grand Traverse Region with safe, easy to ride bikes that won’t disappoint.

The 2020 Golden Wrench Award goes to Yarro Ireland.

The Community Captain recognizes an individual who has given time to making their own community a part of Norte’s grander vision – to make the Grand Traverse Region a safe, happy and healthy place to live. 

The 2020 Community Captain award goes to Charlie Pryde

Are you energized to work with happy, healthy, ready-to-learn kids and/or make your community a stronger, better connected, more walk/bike-friendly place to live? We want to hear from you. Volunteer with Norte.