OUR MISSION IS BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A PREMIER REGIONAL HOCKEY PROGRAM BY PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOCKEY AND IN LIFE SKILLS WE ARE BUILDING PLAYERS FOR LIFE

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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 (Class 1)

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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 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 (Class 1)

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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.


Samuel Bull -  (Class 1)

Email:  .Bull@SnoKingHockey.com

My family and I have been involved with Snoking for the past eight years.  I have helped coach every season since my oldest son, Mason, started playing in 2010.  During the 2018-2019 season I will have four boys playing in four different age groups (8u, 12u, 14u, and 16u).

My children have played at different levels within their respective age groups, including rec, rep, development, and on a combined Sno-King / Seattle Junior tier 1 team.  As a result, I have unique insight into the opportunities and challenges for kids participating at various levels of competition.

I am a strong believer in focusing on player development and skills development.  I applaud Snoking’s recent use of skating, skills, and goaltending coaches.  I would like to continue to push this focus as well as continue to try to improve our coach-to-player ratios to get as much individual instruction as possible for our children, particularly at the younger age groups. I am also a strong advocate for the benefits of creative, high-energy, positive coaching. 

When I am not at the rink, I am a commercial litigation attorney with a primary focus on intellectual property and breach of contract disputes.  In addition, I assist clients with assessing risk (and benefit) and avoiding potential future disputes.  

During the next few years we will likely see significant growth in youth hockey in this area.  It is critical that we are preparing for that growth and engaging in strategic planning to ensure that our children have the best possible experience on and off the ice. I would like to be a part of that process.


Alisha Gosline -  (Class 3)

Email:   lisha.Gosline@SnoKingHockey.com

I have two boys that play hockey at Sno-King.  I have a 12yo entering Bantam’s next year and I have a 2nd year Squirt.  I love hockey and have grown up loving hockey since I was raised in Anchorage, Alaska.  I have a very keen interest in helping improve and maintain Sno-King as an association for all families at all levels.  It’s so important that our kids have positive experience, not just with Hockey but with humans in general.  This starts at a coaching level and continues through every level of the association. 

I have 20 years of Marketing and Advertising experience.  I’m currently a Media Manager for a small local agency in Seattle placing Radio and Television Advertising.  Prior to my current position I was running my family’s wine business for 14 years.  Developing and maintaining positive working relationships is a large part of what I do and it’s imperative to running any business.  We all need each other to be successful and working with one another in the most positive manner and creating working relationships is what I do! 

Additionally, I can bring small business ownership experience to the table.  Limited resources are a challenge for every small business and being creative and thinking outside the box is imperative to creating success and growth.  There’s always another way to reach the finish line! 
What I hope is to bring an open mind, positive relationships, successful hockey experiences for our kids, girls and boys alike!  I want to hear what people want and need from Sno-King and help to implement these ideas to maintain the pride of Sno-King for all families! 


 

Dana Harder - Board Member  Class 3

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12U -  As VP of Strategy for a B2B Content Marketing Agency, Dana Harder helps marketers turn their marketing organizations into demand-gen rock stars! While she’s not helping her clients build a consistent and scalable content strategy, she’s doing yoga, meditating, dying her hair an awesome shade of pink or purple, or can be found cheering her sons on at the hockey rink 4 to 5 per times per week.

In addition to supporting her sons at the hockey rink, Dana has taken on an active role in SKAHA and youth hockey in several ways. She has been manager of her son’s 12U hockey team for 2 years running. Last spring, she spearheaded two 12U Rec Spring teams allowing rec kids an opportunity to continue their growth past the traditional hockey season. Now on the board, Dana is looking forward to bringing some her marketing expertise to the SKAHA organization through improving overall membership communication, new website, new member communication tools, new fundraising initiatives and events.


Jack Hawes- Board Member (Supporting Member - Class 2)

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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 (Class 3)

Email:  Steve.Johnson@SnoKingHockey.com

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.  


Tony Lawrence - Board Member (Class 1)

Email:   ony.Lawrence@SnoKingHockey.com

Tony grew up playing youth hockey in Minnesota, college hockey at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Saint Thomas, and 3+ seasons of professional hockey in the ECHL/UHL.  His playing career included being named a two-time Division 3 All-American, runner-up for Division 3 Player of the Year, and team captain for multiple teams.   

Tony’s coaching career began in Minnesota at Simley HS for 2 seasons before moving to his alma mater (University of Saint Thomas) for 3 seasons of college hockey before moving to Seattle.  In total he has coached youth hockey for 7 years.  At Sno-King Tony is currently supporting the 8U teams in Renton (4 years as ADM Director and 5 years as an 8U coach) and 10U Rep teams (1 year as Director and 2 years as 10U coach).  Tony currently works at Amazon and lives in Issaquah with his wife Alisa and three sons who are in the Sno-King hockey program (Tristan 10U Rep (2007), Ashton 8U Major (2009), and Anders 8U Major (2011)). 

Tony’s goal for the season:  Focus on teaching the fundamentals, while instilling a love for the game that will last a lifetime 


Happy Longfellow - Board Member (Class 3 )

Email:   Happy.Longfellow@SnoKingHockey.com

I decided to join the Sno-King Board because my family is, and will continue to be, very involved in its programs for years to come. My two children, son-Hunter and daughter-Hayden, started our family's Sno-King relationship with birthday parties, figure skating lessons, then Hockey I and II. Most recently they each finished their 3rd season(14U and 10U) in our great SKAHA program. Not to be left behind, my wife, Chris, and I started our hockey careers at Sno-King in late 2015 with the adult learn to play program and we just finished our 2nd season playing in the SKAHL adult league. I coached my daughter's 10U team in the 2017-18 season, and my wife managed the team. I was more than pleased and relieved to find that we have an outstanding, well-organized, inclusive, forward thinking, youth hockey program that provided great support for this rookie coach. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching this year and every other aspect of this organization. And I love the focus on becoming even better! I've become a strong believer in the ADM model and building Players for Life.

I'm a 3rd generation Puget Sound native. I spent eight years away in the Army. Upon my return home, I studied Civil Engineering at UW (Go Dawgs!). I've spent the last 25 years as an engineer and project manager for public infrastructure projects in the Puget Sound area. I regularly plan, lead and manage the design/permitting of projects costing from $5k to $100M to build. For the past 15 years, I've been working as a senior consultant for an engineering firm based in the Puget Sound primarily focused on transportation projects. In addition to that, I'm responsible for a group of 80 professionals, develop annual business plans, operating budgets, and marketing strategies for the Puget Sound and in concert with our offices in three other states. I think I can apply those experiences to assist with budgeting and finance, O&M project planning, larger market shifts and major project strategies. I'll apply my vast one year of coaching experience and dedication to parenting to help find ways to improve the hockey experience for ALL of our kids and parents. I'd like to someday see a Sno-King member playing on our new Seattle NHL team!

Outside of work and hockey, I enjoy cycling, skiing, home improvement projects, and camping with my family. I also serve on my neighborhood HOA board as President, and my wife and I support the Tulalip Tribes' Boys & Girls Club, as well as other charitable organizations.

 


Jill Loveland - Board Member (Class 2)

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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 (Class 2)

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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.


 

Doug Ross - Board Member (Class 3 - Supporting Member of Director)

Email: Doug.Ross@SnoKingHockey.com

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.