920-531-2500 | Email John
John Solberg began his service at Rawhide in the Development Department in 2000. He was responsible for fundraising and public relations. In May of 2004, he was chosen by the Board of Directors to serve as Executive Director. Prior to joining Rawhide, John spent eight years at First National Bank in the Fox Valley, where he served as a Vice President. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He also has a Master’s Degree from Marian College in Organizational Leadership and Quality.
“The most important aspect of my job is continuing the legacy at Rawhide that has positively impacted hundreds of troubled boys since 1965,” Solberg said. “I have the privilege of leading our professional and committed staff as we inspire and equip youth and their families to be successful. I enjoy witnessing the Rawhide vision unfold through the quality programs we offer and new and innovative programs that respond to real needs among at-risk youth and their families. My favorite part of this job is cheering on our youth, and the Rawhide alumni, as they recognize their potential to make a positive difference. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to meet and partner with so many friends of Rawhide that support the work of changing lives.”
Chief Financial Officer
920-531-2510 | Email Paul
Paul has been serving Rawhide since 1984, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Nebraska.
Paul is committed to serving Rawhide and helping young men change their lives. He is very thankful that God, in His great mercy, sent Jesus Christ to this earth to die on the cross to pay for the penalty of our sins.
Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and family, bicycling, and playing disc golf.
920-531-2570 | Email Dan
Since 1979, Dan has been serving in the education field as an teacher, coach and administrator. Dan joined Rawhide in 2004, where he has served as the Principal of Starr Academy, and the Director of Education.
Dan provides leadership and direction to the education team, as they provide at-risk young men with opportunities to make positive changes in their attitudes, behaviors, and academic skills by modeling Christ through action and word.
Dan earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from Midwestern Bible College and later a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Along with his wife, Roberta, Dan currently serves as a foster parent and has also served as a houseparent in the past. Dan and Roberta reside in Neenah, Wisconsin, and have four children and eight grandchildren. Dan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.
920-531-2590 | Email Steve
Steve brings over 26 years of non-profit management experience to Rawhide in fundraising, public relations, and marketing.
Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from St. Norbert College. He is also an active member of the Pathways Church in Appleton.
Steve has been married for 25 years and has two sons. He enjoys competitive running and is a fitness enthusiast.
Danny Stone, LPC
Youth Services Director
920-531-2640 | Email Danny
Danny currently serves Rawhide as the Director of Youth Services. It’s his job to ensure that the services offered to Rawhide’s youth and alumni are proper, meaningful, and stay within our mission.
Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wheaton College and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the Wisconsin Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Danny has a passion for seeing at-risk youth excel and enhance their moral development, leading them to become young men that are taught respect, responsibility and self control. Danny and his wife, Wendy, have a set of twins and live near New London. He enjoys bird hunting, fly-fishing and dog training.
Director of Human Resources
920-531-2562| Email Joel
Joel began his career at Rawhide in the Youth Services field in 2001, and transitioned into a Human Resources role in 2005. As the Director of Human Resources, Joel oversees all HR related activity at Rawhide including recruitment, legal compliance, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and benefits.
Joel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Grace College and has held his “Senior Professional in Human Resources” (SPHR) designation since 2009.
Joel was born and raised in Brazil. Having grown up overseas, he developed a love of international traveling (has traveled to over 30 countries) and shares that passion with his wife, Tara. Joel loves spending time as a family and being a dad to his two young kids, Violet and Elias.
Director of Vehicle Program
920-531-2600| Email Aaron
Aaron currently serves Rawhide as the Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Aaron comes to Rawhide with over 15 years of experience in the insurance and auto industry.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Management from St. Norbert College with an emphasis in International Business Relations and Corporate Leadership.
Aaron and his son love fishing, hunting, baseball (playing and coaching), and anything related to the outdoors.