Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is tasked with keeping Alabama Creative Adventures and Destination Imagination Alabama healthy and moving forward.  Like our participants, they work as a team to find creative and innovative solutions to any challenge that comes their way.  Their goal is to grow the program in a way that brings the excitement of DI to the entire state of Alabama.

Affiliate Director

Joseph Banks

Joseph is a computer engineer at the US Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s Software Engineering Directorate. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Auburn Univerity in 2009, and a Master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. While studying at Auburn, Joseph played trumpet in the AU Marching Band.

Joseph’s introduction to Destination Imagination came in 2007, when he volunteered as an Appraiser. Through his further dedication to the program, he eventually became the Affiliate Challenge Master for the Scientific Challenge and even began appraising at Global Finals.

As Affiliate Director, Joseph hopes to continue to grow the DI program in the state through recruiting quality volunteers and developing new programming to allow the children of Alabama to find their creativity and show off their amazing skills.

Katy trains all our Team Managers, Coordinators, and Appraisers to keep everyone up to speed on what needs to be done to give our kids the best experience possible.

Katy Kolasinski

Training Director
Robin expertly operates the Northern Region – its Regional Tournament, trainings, as well as helping Team Managers and Coordinators in the region.

Robin Dauma

Northern Region Director
Marsha has a wealth of DI knowledge and is available to help out anyone in the Central Region.  She plans the Regional Tournament and Training events.

Marsha Sturdevant

Central Region Director

Board of Directors

President Joseph Banks
Co-Vice President Robin Dauma
Co-Vice President Marsha Strudevant
Treasurer Julie Hinz
Secretary Casey Alexander
Alan Brazzell
Ethelyn Brown
Gary Brown
Virginia Cox
Rhonda Daniel
John Hood
Katy Kolasinski
Vicki Loyd
Jerry McRae
Rachelle Randall
David Thomason

Board Meeting Minutes

DI Alabama is operated by Alabama Creative Adventures, a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-led organization.