The Sno-King Board of Directors is made up of 12 members. The board consists of the President, Past President, Vice-President and 9 Board Members. All positions are volunteer. All positions are for two years with half the board up for election each year. The four President's Class of Board Members are elected in even years and the five Vice-President's Class of Board Members are elected in odd years. The current Board members are listed below.
Doug Corley - President (Vice-President's Class)
16U - I've spent the last several years in and around rinks as my son has grown from mite to midget. I have had the honor in being a part of it as his coach, manager, spectator, and currently as the Vice President of Sno-King. I have participated in several coaching clinics and symposiums and I am a USA Hockey Level 5 coach. I am excited about the progress that Sno-King has made over the years to become a USA Hockey Model Association, and the commitment both USA Hockey and Sno-King are making to promote the Seattle area as a place where athletes can choose to become hockey players for life. As an uncle of two grown hockey players who played into their college careers, I have seen the benefits that hockey has taught them as leaders as they continue to be players for life.
Jarett Goodkin - Vice President (President's Class)
14U - I started coaching at Sno-King just one month after moving to Washington in 1990 when Bill Audycki asked me to help coach his Squirt A team. Although I had recently graduated from college and did not have a child in the program, I spent the next 12+ hockey seasons coaching the Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget Tier I teams. I also served two separate terms on the board of directors.
After stepping away for a few years to focus on my career as an attorney and start a family, I re-joined Sno-King when my son started playing in the beginner program during the 2010-2011 hockey season. Since that time, I have helped with the beginner program and been an assistant coach at the Mite and Squirt levels. During this past hockey season, I returned to being a head coach and coached the 12U Pee Wee A3 team. We had a great year and made it to the championship games in three tournaments, including winning one in British Columbia and finishing second in the PNAHA B State Tournament.
For the past four years, I have also served as a member of the Sno-King Board of Directors and spent countless hours helping to re-write SKAHA's by-laws, revise its policies, analyze its organizational structure, encourage the formation of an alumni program, and emphasize the need to increase our fundraising opportunities. I have also chaired the By-Law Committee for the past four years and been a member of the Executive Committee.
In all my time at Sno-King, I have coached approximately 300 players and served as a board member for over eight years. I have been with the association through some of its best and worst times, and I have seen firsthand the positive impact that our association has had on the lives of our players and their families. While this past season did not begin under the best of circumstances, we have learned from the situation, and we are making significant progress in moving forward toward the future. After spending so many years at Sno-King, our association’s success is of great importance to me, and I hope that you will allow me to continue to serve you as a member of the Sno-King Board of Directors.
Vicki Harbottle - Board Member (President's Class)
14U - I have a son who has played hockey through the Sno-King Hockey association for five years, so I have a vested interest in making the organization strong for all families.
Prior to having her family, Victoria was the National Sales Manager for Brooks Sports, apparel division. There she substantially grew their client base and increased sales.
Since retiring from Brooks Sports, Victoria has been raising her family. She is involved in the activities and interests of her family.
- 2016-developed a week long service learning program for 4th through 8th grade
- 2013 to present oversees the Community Service Team for her son’s school
- 2015 to present created a service learning grant opportunity for middle school students
- 2015 co-managed Squirt Rep team
- 2012-2016 room parent representative
Victoria is easily approachable, a good listener, very organized and accountable. In addition, she is a hard worker and easy to collaborate with. She is passionate about Sno-King Hockey Association and wishes to be a part of the board to help the association continue to develop as the premier place to play hockey. Having been a player parent, she approaches the board with new fresh, creative ideas.
Dana Harder - Board Member (Vice-President's Class)
Jack Hawes- Board Member (President's Class)
Sustaining Member - My hope is to contribute my time and energy as a Board member to help Sno-King continue its long tradition as a great environment for young people to learn valuable life lessons while enjoying playing hockey. I played a small role in the tradition of Sno-King. While my son only played at Sno-King a couple years, I served as a coach for over 20 years and as its first Executive Director for 3 years from 1985 to 1988. One of the teams I coached won the national Pee Wee title in 1990. I was a partner and played an active role in the development of the first Sno-King arena in Lynnwood as well as assisting Jim McTaggart with the development of the current Sno-King arena in Kirkland.
I will soon be retiring from a career in real estate development and management over the last 42 years. I hope to apply my business skills, real estate knowledge and previous Sno-King experiences to assist the Board to keep Sno-King heading in a sound financial and operating direction. With the NHL coming and the need to accommodate the inevitable growth that will come to youth hockey, new facilities will be needed and the Association will need to be well managed and able to adapt to whatever changes might come. I look forward to joining with other Board members in guiding Sno-King to a bright future for years to come so it will continue its player-focused mission of Building Players for Life.
Steve Johnson - Board Member (President's Class)
12U & 14U - My family and I have been members of the Sno King family since moving here from NJ in 2013. I grew up in NY Metro area, a recreational hockey player and avid hockey fan – my love for the game cemented as a child watching my NY Islanders win 4 consecutive Stanley Cups. When we moved to Seattle from NJ we knew that Sno-King was the right environment for our 2 mites ... and over the past 3 years have watched them grow (a squirt and pee wee today) in no small part thanks to their experiences at Sno-King. Sno-King will continue to be an important part of our lives in the years to come.
My wife Kathie and I both believe in being active in our communities. Since we joined Sno-King my wife Kathie served as auction chair 3 years ago and as team manager for our son's squirt team this past season. I coach lacrosse in the Eastlake youth program and am an Executive Board Member at St. John's University Law School in New York City. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to contribute to and improve the experience for players and families as a member of the Board of Directors.
I am a labor and employment lawyer by education and prior work experience and currently work as a Human Resources executive at Amazon. As a father with kids of different skill levels, but a similar passion for the game, as a Board member I would focus on ensuring that the Association delivers the right experience for players and families of all levels.
Jill Loveland - Board Member (Vice-President's Class)
10U - Jill is the dedicated goalie mom of Jack Loveland, a 2nd year 10U player in the Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association. As with most SKAHA parents, especially a goalie mom, Jill and her husband (Shawn Loveland) have been supportive of SKAHA with their time and money.
Jill is seeking Board membership to help improve SKAHA with its goal of supporting the kids and adults who play hockey; especially the goalie program. For over 26 years, Jill’s professional life as an Oncology Registered Nurse has been in the service of helping others. Of those 26 years, 21 of them have been with the Fred Hutchinson & the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in various nursing roles.
If elected, she would like to improve communication between the Board & Members of the SKAHA organization. In nursing, she is an advocate for her patients. She would like to be an advocate for the parents who have children in the SHAHA program; especially the goalie program. She would also like further assist team managers in their roles to help make the season the best it can be.
With approval of the goalie director, Darin Campbell, she created a goalie focused Facebook group for parents & goalies of age to share goalie related information. She would like to build on this foundation to continue to improve communication with the Goalie Program & parents/goalies.
If you are looking to find Jill, she will be behind the net during Jack’s games pacing nervously or in the scorebox intensely watching the game. When not behind the net or at work, she also volunteers as a Board member of her neighbourhood HOA, Webelos Cub Scout den leader & art docent at Endeavour Elementary School.
Jeff McConnell - Board Member (Vice-President's Class)
14U - I started my relationship with Sno-King Hockey as a bantam player in the early 80’s, transferring from the defunct Eastside Hockey Association in Bellevue, where I had begun my playing career. I played with Sno-King thru Midgets and then with the defunct Seattle Ironmen Junior team. I re-joined Sno-King when my son, Dillon started playing in the Sno-King beginners program, Dillon will be a first-year Bantam next season. My daughter Kaitlyn also played briefly. I’ve also had the privilege of serving as a team manager with my wife Terri for the last 6 years and have also served as the Squirt Division Lead.
As a board member for the last 4 years, I’ve gotten to experience Sno-King Hockey from a whole new perspective and what an experience it has been. As we now look to the future and work on ways to help Sno-King Hockey continue to serve the needs of all the folks that find Hockey and Figure Skating to be the greatest sports in the world, I look forward to being part of the team that helps drive this growth.
Currently I serve as the Spirit Committee Director, this committee is responsible for raising the experience of our players and parents. Over the last couple of years we have introduced Sno-King Spirit Gifts, this has included: Player Hoodies, Sno-King Helmet Sitckers, the Annual Commemorative Association Hockey Puck (coming up on our 4th year), Sno-King bumper stickers and this last year, water bottles for all of our 2016-2017 registratered players. I’ve also been the point person responsible for making Sno-King branded merchandise available to our players and parents. We’ve introduced our on-line store, our Kirkland Team Store and placed our products at the Sharper Edge in Renton. This includes a large selection of shirts, hoodies, hats and even Stride-Line footwear. I look forward to your support so that I can continue to serve the players and families of Sno-King Hockey.
Keith Rettig - Board Member (President's Class)
Sustaining Member - My son, Griffin, has played here for the last nine years, and is now graduating from High School.
I can not say enough about how satisfying it is to be a part of this group of people that is your Board. The group meets once a month (occasionally there is an extra meeting) to help be the “big picture" guide to the Association. Sure we do a bunch of administrative stuff but we also help paint the picture on the wall that we want Sno-King to become in the short, medium, and long-term futures. We help ensure that our staff make the best decisions possible by being their sounding boards, their additional resource, or their source of new ideas and different viewpoints. We can only be sources of inspiration for them and the Association by being an accurate reflection of our membership. Thus our job is to not only go out to the membership and let them know where the Association is going but to also reach into the thoughts and needs of the members and bring back your opinions to our monthly discussions. Our Board members are public servants, corporate leaders, self-employed, stay-at-home parents, and parents of players that are on rep teams, rec teams, from 12U to 18U, forwards, defense, and yes we even have a goalie parent. We need you to participate to ensure that the diversity of the Board grows; for it is only through all of our differences of opinions and ideas that we are able to get to the best possible decisions.
As your Board President, it has been a great privilege to help guide the Association, along with the other Board Members, and to work with our employees to make Sno-King the best hockey association it can be. I want you to have this same joy and pride in our association, so plan to become be a board member in the future. If you don't have the interest in being a board member, please join a committee and bring your expertise to the Association's benefit. And if you can't commit to a committee, please volunteer to help your team or any one of our events. And if you just don't have the time to volunteer, please bring your ideas to any one our Board Members. This is your Association and we want to hear from you. And if you think we are doing a good job and are happy with what we are all doing, then please think about donating to the organization; it turns out a new rink is quite expensive and we are only a quarter of the way there…
Doug Ross - Board Member (Vice-President's Class)
Sustaining Member - Innocently enough in 2004 my Sno-King experience began when I was drafted to be the assistant coach on my son's 8U team. In 2006, I began supporting Sno-King by taking on the Tournament Director role when my son Daniel was a Squirt. That first year as the Tournament Director we scrambled to find enough teams to fill in the brackets. After successfully building up the program I stepped down from the Tournament Coordinator position in 2011. Our tournaments are now a financial success and fill up early in the season. Additionally, I will occasionally attend the PCAHA Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association meeting in British Columbia, the league or 14U and older Rep teams participate in. I also attend the PNAHA meetings every 4 months. It has been a pleasure to have coached Mite thru Midget house, State B, 18U Rep and High School Hockey teams for Sno-King, I am a Level 4 coach.
In 2013 Sno-King awarded me with the Bob McCormack award. Between 2013 and 2016 I was the SafeSport coordinator for PNAHA (Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association) an affiliate of the Pacific District of USA Hockey. Currently I am the SKIS Board Member for the Facilities Committee, working with Jamie Huscroft, Doug Corley and our SKAHA President, Keith Rettig.
Our association has come a long way in the past fourteen years. Sno-King has been blessed with great leaders on the Board of Directors, it has been my pleasure to be a member of the Board of Directors and participate with their vision during the past eight years.
Watching the players grow as they progress from Learn to Skate and up is a very rewarding experience. I encourage all of you to get involved, it may be as limited as taking care of the Clock and Score Sheet, taking on the toughest job in Sno-King, being a Team Manager or taking your Level One coaching course and joining your child on the ice during practice. Join us as Sno-King continues to develop as the PNAHA prominent association and growing hockey in the Northwest.
Andrew Turner - Board Member (Vice-President's Class)
12U - I live in Issaquah with my wife Jody, our son Jack (10), and daughter Dillon (8).
I grew up in Chicago and have been skating and playing hockey since kindergarten. I remember vividly my first pair of skates: they were black-and-yellow hand-me-downs and had long yellow laces. There was an outdoor rink about a mile from my house where I spent most every afternoon and weekend in the winter. I played hockey through high school and currently play in a men's league (Go Mavericks!). Hockey has had a profound impact on my life and who I am.
My son, Jack, has played at Sno-King for the last two years, first as a Rec. player, and this year as part of the 10U Rep program. Jack had a transformational year with his team and Coach Hall, and I watched his love for hockey flourish just like mine did thirty years ago.
I'd like to become more involved with the Sno-King community and help other kids and families experience the joy of hockey. Whether that's in a learn-to-skate program, as a Rec. player or competing for a spot on a Rep. team, I can't think of a better way to learn the lessons of hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, and camaraderie, all while having a blast.
In addition to having a passion for hockey, I can serve the Board in other ways. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual-degree in Economics and English, and have an MBA from Stanford. My professional background is in general management, entrepreneurship and operations. Our family moved to Seattle when I had the opportunity to work for Eddie Bauer and launch First Ascent, a line of technical mountaineering apparel and gear, and I currently lead the Apparel and Shoes businesses for Amazon Canada.
My educational and professional experiences have helped me become a better manager and leader, and provided a diverse set of challenges that I believe are applicable to Sno-King. I believe that we are at the beginning of a long-term growth trend in youth hockey in the Northwest and should be thoughtful about positioning the organization for long-term success through maximum participation at all levels, while focusing on creating fun and competitive environments where our sons and daughters can fall in love with hockey.