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2018 Board Member Nominations

By Todd Sharpe 05/02/2018, 12:00pm MDT

Preparing Your Vote

The FVHA membership will vote for Board Directors at the Annual Strategic Planning Meeting held this year on May 9 at the Kalispell Montessori School. Please acquaint yourselves with all the applicants to make an informed decision for our future.

Per the bylawsOne ballot for each registered member of the Association will be issued to the parents/guardians of said member. Coaches and Board Members with no players registered in the Association shall be considered voting members and will be issued one (1) ballot.

Kalie Adoretti: I have been involved with FVHA for 5 years. I have a daughter and son who both are involved with hockey. I have been the event manager for Try Hockey for Free for the past 4 years, I was part of the internal facility committee for 2 years, I was a  winter classic manager for 1 year, and a team manager for the 14U girls team. I am also Safe Sport certified. If my children continue with hockey, I potentially will be involved with the hockey community for another 8 years.  

 

  Michelle Baker: I have been involved with FVHA for the past 5 years our daughters have played hockey, and have been the Concessions manager for the past 4 seasons.  I have also been involved with the Internal Facilities committee during that time.  I think I would bring good financial insight (especially for Concessions) to FVHA and would like the opportunity to serve on the board.

David Cummings (I): I grew up in Kalispell, traveled to points unknown, and returned to make it my home and raise a family.  My family's roots go deep in the valley and I am committed to keeping it a great place to live.  I am a teacher and have taught upper elementary for 17 years because I love working with kids.  My involvement with youth hockey is simply an extension of what I do during the day.

 

  Heather Liebe: Heather is from the greater northwest living in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.  Heather met her husband while living in Portland, OR. Heather loves traveling and learning about other cultures. Heather was married in New Mexico where she learned and fell in love with salsa dancing. She is a perpetual college student having studied at Portland State, University of New Mexico, and the University of Montana. Heather is the mother of 4 kids and enjoys inspiring them with art and academics. Heather organized and founded the Ravalli Women’s Wellness Center, a 100% volunteer women’s health clinic in Hamilton, Montana.  Within the clinic, she served as the volunteer ED, grant writer, fundraiser organizer. Heather also served on the board of Safe in the Bitteroot, assisting in fundraising and event layout.  Heather maintains a regular yoga practice, runs, loves hiking, camping, and gardening.  Heather is enthusiastic and always looking for unique ways to inspire and get involved.
Rose McIntyre: I am a "Hockey Mom" of 3 FVHA players.  2 will be Peewee's next year and 1 will be a Mite.  This will be our 4th year with FVHA where I have been a Jamboree Manager and the Manager of the Squirts team.  My day job is a Middle School Principal, therefore my life is dedicated to children.  I am very organized, an athlete myself, and quite competitive.  I feel like I could be of help by being on the FVHA board.

 

 

Nici Zuffelato (I): I am Nici Zuffelato and my oldest has been involved with Hockey since 2012. My youngest followed suit in 2015. I have been in the internal facilities committee for 5 years, volunteer coordinator for 4 years, and Mites manager and a Board member for 2 years. I love to see the young kids get passionate about hockey and it is fun to see their skills develop each year. I want to continue to see hockey opportunities grow for the youth in the Flathead Valley.

     
  (I)=Incumbent  

 

2022-23 Board Member Nominees

By Todd Sharpe 04/06/2022, 6:00pm MDT

Preparing your vote

Nominations are now closed.

The FVHA membership will vote for next years' Board of Director nominees on Tuesday, April 12th at the Annual Strategic Planning meeting. Please acquaint yourselves with all the applicants to make an informed decision for our future. There are six (6) open full-term positions and one half-term (1 year remaining) position.

Per the bylawsOne (1) ballot for each registered member of the Association will be issued to the parents/guardians of said member. Coaches and Board Members with no players registered in the Association shall be considered voting members and will be issued one (1) ballot.

Listed in random order:

Jim Foster: Jim is the Chief of Facility Management at Glacier National Park overseeing the Facilities Division and the construction projects through the park. His staff includes 75 full time and up to 90 temporary employees that run the utilities, roads, buildings, housing, transit, and campgrounds serving the visiting public. One of the highlights of his career with the National Park Service is starting up the School-to-Park Program and Columbia Falls High School, investing the lives of our local high school students. Jim came to this job as a licensed professional civil engineer with experience in managing a not-for-profit Facility Division within a missionary organization that included volunteer architects, engineers, and draftspersons. The skills developed over the past 30 years in the world of engineering and facilities have been the building blocks for success in managing Glacier’s $6m maintenance program and $30M annual project portfolio. In 1979 Jim embarked on his military career with the Army National Guard. His aspiration was to become a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces. He attended Officer Candidate School in the early years and worked his way up the ranks and in various positions to Lieutenant Colonel. He served 25 years and retired in 2004 after serving in various positions at the Battery level, as a Field Artillery Battery Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, and a Brigade Operations Officer. Jim married his wife, Deborah, 44 years ago in 1978 and together they raised three children that between them have eight grandchildren. Family and our faith in God are what kept us together and going strong. The amazing support of the best wife ever was the motivation that kept Jim going through the past 40-years of working and serving in many volunteer capacities.  

     

 

  Stacey Reynolds: I have worked with the public and community for many years, and understand what it means to be part of an organization like this. I am a parent of two kids that have played in this organization for 9 years and think I have accumulated a ton of experience over the years. I think I am well versed on how things work and the procedures that are in place and why. I own my own company and consider myself a valuable contributing member to this community. And I have a lot more to give. :)
     

Jen Rohweder: Almost five years ago, our daughter brought home a flier from school for Try Hockey for Free. She said that she wanted to try a new sport. She fell in love immediately and her brothers followed in her footsteps! Most nights during the week in the winter, you will find me at the rink watching our three kids practice, sorting out the open skate deposits in the background or in the box keeping score during games. I currently have one PeeWee and two Squirts. For the past two years I have been a Mites and then a Squirts Manager. I love this organization and am excited to be a part of growing hockey in the Flathead Valley!

 

     

  David Cummings (I): I am a dedicated, hard worker. I was part of the team that coordinated the construction of the concrete rink. I am one of the first to show up for a Winter Classic, and one of the last to leave. I have 11 years of experience with this association, from Mites level to High School, and witnessed the tremendous growth of the association and development of its teams. I believe in providing hockey for ALL youth in the valley so I helped establish and currently serve on the Inter-Board Committee that is fostering better communication and collaboration between GHA and FVHA. I also really like bikes.
 
 
     
Jessica Crofts (I): Vote for Pedro!! Lol j/k. I have been a part of FVHA for 8 years and have 2 kids that play. I have put in more hours at that rink than I could even count. I’ve been playing Hockey for 6 years and have been helping coach for 5 years. My job of 20+ years allows me to work with people of all kinds everyday giving me experience to deal with them professionally and ethically. Also great with computers. There is nothing I Love more than Kids and Hockey.

 

     
  Marcel Quinn: Hockey has been a huge part of our life. We started being involved in hockey after our oldest children participated in the try hockey for free day. We have the Hernes to thank for our obsession with hockey, as Roseanne first invited us to the sport. Our family is a testament to how important community outreach is. From then on, we have been obsessed with the hockey and enjoyed our children’s development through the program. We have been involved with the Flathead Valley Hockey Association more years than we can count. We have seen our kids develop through all levels of the program and we will continue to be involved in the program for many, many years to come. My husband has been a coach for many years, and I would like to step up my level of involvement and be involved with the board. This is such an important association, and I have personally seen all of the good that the association does for our community.
     
Cara Lemire: Hi Everyone, I would like to become a member of the FVHA Board to continue to grow and expand the youth hockey program for girls and boys of all ages. I know that the FVHA is a volunteer run organization and while my kids are playing I would like to contribute my time to help the organization run smoothly. I think my experience of the last four years managing Winter Classics, Managing both the Mites and Squirts teams as well as the Mites and Squirts Yeti teams will help me be a contributing board member and I think my vast board experience on other boards will help me be an asset to the board and the organization. I also understand that there is a time commitment required for board service and I am willing to make that commitment. My boys and I really love the hockey community and can't wait to see the program grow. My family is also exited to be exploring the idea of an indoor ice arena for FVHA and we would be interested in working on a committee to facilitate this exciting prospect for our hockey group.  
     
  Jody Pierce: I moved to the Flathead 15 years ago from southern Alberta. I have 2 daughters that currently play hockey. I have operated a state licensed childcare for 8 years. I would love to help improve and expand Flathead Valley hockey!
     
Lindsey Foster: I have lived in Montana my whole life and have been part of the Flathead Valley since 2007. I grew up in a small town in Central Montana. My husband and I have 3 children all who have been part of this association for the past 6 years. We love to do anything outdoors and of course our winters are full of hockey. I would love the chance to help grow our association and other families' love for the game.  
     
     
  (I)=Incumbent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

2018 Board Member Election Results

By Todd Sharpe 05/10/2018, 8:00am MDT

Your new rep's

At the May 9, 2018 FVHA Annual Strategic Planning meeting, the FVHA members voted in the following new and incumbent board members:

  • Kalie Adoretti
  • Michelle Baker
  • David Cummings (I)
  • Heather Liebe
  • Rose McIntyre
  • Nici Zuffelato (I)

 

To see their bios, click here