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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2017-2018 Board of Directors Responsibilities
Executive Committee
President
Michael Spencer – email
Responsible for the conduct of Sammamish Little League in strict conformity with the policies, principles, rules, and regulations of Little League Baseball. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to Sammamish Little League.
Secretary
TBD - email
Responsible for recording the activities of the local League and maintaining appropriate files, mail lists, and necessary records.
Treasurer
Todd McCommon – email
Receives and records all monies and securities; deposits the same in a depository. Makes payments for budgeted disbursements. Prepares annual budget and annual financial reports.
Player Agent
Joshua Lang – email
Serves as the contact person for all parents regarding player registrations, including residence and age eligibility. Conducts the player draft and all other player transactions or selection meetings. Coordinates All-Star teams formation.
VP Majors Baseball
Scott Elliott – email
Serves as the contact person for all Majors baseball managers and coaches. Coordinates fields and schedules for teams within their respective divisions. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to those programs.
VP Majors Softball
Cherstin Aageson – email
Serves as the contact person for all Majors softball managers and coaches. Coordinates fields practice/game schedules for teams within their respective divisions. Manages tournaments and interlock with District 9 leagues. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to those programs.
VP Minors Baseball
Ryan Gaspar – email
Serves as the contact person for all Minors baseball managers and coaches. Coordinates fields and schedules for teams within their respective divisions. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to those programs.
Umpire In Chief
Shawn Winchester – email
Responsible for ensuring all umpires are properly trained and work together to promote strict conformity to the policies, principles, rules, and regulations of SLL and Little League Baseball. Serves on the SLL Rules Committee and addresses issues between umpire, parents, managers/coaches, and the SLL board.
VP Coaching and Player Development-Baseball
Brandon Hemphill  - email
Develops, coordinates and provides manager training. Orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches, and managers. Coordinates mini-clinics as necessary.
League Operations
Web Admin/IT Director
Chris Chiaro – email
Create and implement communications plan to meet Board-approved objectives. Maintain SLL website. Maintain and publish league calendar. Work with SLL program leads to assemble and publish relevant information in available communication channels including website, newsletter, targeted emails, and facebook posts.
Purchasing Director
Doug Muldowney – email
Oversee purchasing function for SLL. Approve purchases to support SLL functions like facilities, equipment, uniforms, merchandise and others. Helps SLL maximize cost savings opportunities by requiring competitive bids for contracts. Approves new vendors. Signs contracts.
Equipment Manager
Doug Muldowney – email
Work with Purchasing Director to maintain proper equipment inventory for upcoming baseball and softball programs. Distribute equipment to coaches; collect at end of the year.
Facilities Manager
Dustin Rud – email
Oversee maintenance of SLL facilities, including Brock O’Connor and McWhirter fields, the shed, batting cages, parking lot and property contained. Train coaches in proper prep and maintenance of SLL baseball fields. Maintain equipment and supplies for the care of SLL fields and facilities. Plan and coordinate annual SLL Facilities Work Day.
Registrar
TBD – email
Manage SLL’s registrations process. Set up programs and fees in online tool. Ensure SLL registrations comply with program requirements. Provide registration process instructions and FAQs to web admin. Respond timely to registration process inquiries.
Field Coordinator
Ed Goldthwait – email
Schedule fields with City of Sammamish and school district. Single point of contact – all division VP requests are routed through Field Coordinator.
Scheduling Manager
Todd McCommon – email
Create practice and game schedules for all teams in super division (Majors BB, Minors BB and Softball).
Sponsorship and Fundraising
Kirsten Pickering – email
Responsible for assisting the league in identifying and executing fundraising activities and programs to promote Sammamith Little League in the community and secure funding for league expenses.
Baseball and Softball Programs
Baseball Divisional Managers
Teen Division  (Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors)
Dutchin Wong - email
Direct, oversee and support managers and coaches in the division. Form teams; assemble coaches. Be central conduit of information from league to coaches and vice versa. Facilitate communcation channel for interpretation and clarification of local rules of play. Support administrative league functions such as registration, scheduling and field coordination. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to the league and its programs.
Majors Division
Kevin Stephens – email
Coast Division
Scott Elliott - email
AAA Baseball
Ken Jambor - email
AA Baseball
Brent Hixson - email
A Baseball
Matt Jones – email
T-Ball
Ryan Gaspar – email
Summer Ball

Dietrich Miklautsch - email

Softball Divisional Managers
Majors Division (Juniors/Majors/Coast/AAA)
Cherstin Aageson – email
Direct, oversee and support managers and coaches in the division. Form teams; assemble coaches. Be central conduit of information from league to coaches and vice versa. Facilitate communcation channel for interpretation and clarification of local rules of play. Support administrative league functions such as registration, scheduling, and field coordination. Investigates complaints, irregularities, and conditions detrimental to the league and its programs.

 

Minors Division (“A”/T-ball; AA)
TBD – email
League Programs and Events
League Programs
Safety Officer
Tom Craig – email
Educate SLL players, parents, coaches and volunteers on proper safety for play, equipment use and facilities. Complete volunteer background checks. Facilitates insurance claims. Have procedures in place in advance of all games and practices in the event of an emergency.
Sportsmanship Program Director
Ken Wenner – email
Oversee the league’s Sportsmanship program which involves establishing expectations with coaches, players and spectators through training and communication materials, reinforcing throughout the year, and  recognizing excellent sportsmanship through individual and team awards. May also involve receiving sportsmanship-related complaints during the year and working with parties involved to come to resolution.
Scholarship Program Director (Brock O’Connor Scholarship)
Jim Ardissono – email
Manage Scholarship program funds in accordance with program requirements. Maintain program documentation on league website. Review scholarship applications with memorial fund chair-person and decide on appropriate award. Work with Treasurer to disburse funds and record in league’s financial system. Complete necessary filings with tax authorities. Prepare program update for monthly board meetings.
Challenger Program Director
Stephen Jensen – email
Oversee Challenger Division program. Coordinate and communicate schedule with the team and volunteers. Schedule practices and games for 8-week season. Recruit new players through parent network, coaching staff, and volunteers/buddies from Little League and high school baseball and softball teams. Assist coaches at practices and games.
Coaching and Player Development-Softball
Ralph Stamberger  - email
Serve as the contact person for the Softball programs manager-coach education program. Develops, coordinates and provides manager training. Orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers. Coordinates mini-clinics as necessary.
Junior Umpire and Adult Umpire Program Director
Shawn Winchester – email
Serve as the contact person for the Softball programs manager-coach education program. Develops, coordinates and provides manager training. Orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers. Coordinates mini-clinics as necessary.
League Event Chairs
Opening Day
TBD - email
Lead planning and execution of all aspects of the event. Work with Treasurer on budget and managing expenses. Recruit and organize volunteers. Coordinate communication with SLL Communication Director. Provide updates to SLL Board of Directors as requested.
Little League Day at the Mariners
Mike McCann - email
Championship Saturday
Cooper Werner – email