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Overview

The SWHC Board guides the association to abide by SWHC, PNAHA, and USA Hockey policies.  The Board is voted in by its members and runs the non-profit organization with long term financial and hockey goals in mind.

The Board is comprised of the executive branch – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Communications – and other committee members.

The Board meets monthly all year, and additionally as needed, and each member contributes 15 to 20 hours of work per week. Board member terms are two years. Members are welcome to attend board meetings, please contact the board to confirm the meeting time and location.

Please contact us with any questions or let us know if we can help you in any way at: info@swhc.org


Meet the Board Members

Meet our new board members for the 2020-2021 season!

 

Diedra Barlow

Diedra Barlow

President

Allison Schmid

Allison Schmid

Vice President

Tatiana Dudley

Tatiana Dudley

Treasurer

Jenna Volcko May

Jenna Volcko May

Infrastructure Manager

Jodi Larsen

Jodi Larsen

Logistics Manager

Lauren Jordan

Lauren Jordan

Communications Manager

Kim Merrikin

Kim Merrikin

Social Media

Aimee Cammilleri

Aimee Cammilleri

Webmaster

Meet Your Club President, Diedra!

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

" 1- I'm a vegan animal and plant lover. Gardening is one of my passions.

2- I speak German and collect Hummels 

3- Hockey is my favorite sport and I started out playing in the street! 
 

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I joined the board to pay it forward to my community. This club and the sport of hockey has given me so much to be grateful for."

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I've been playing hockey for about 15 years. Started roller hockey first and then started ice skating outside. I grew up in Upstate NY in the Adirondack foothills."

Meet Your Club Vice President, Allison #56!


Allison Schmid

How many years have you been playing ice hockey Allison? 

"2 years."

Why did you decide to join the SWHC club and board?

"I joined the club 3 months after moving to Seattle from Ohio. I had no experience, but it was something I had always wanted to do. I challenged myself to give it a try, and I don't regret it for a second. I've always been a huge advocate of women's sports. Hockey, among many, is a sport not often offered to women. I'm proud to be a part of a group that brings women together to give them the opportunity to continue to work on their skills or to try it for the first time. It's a great community to be a part of and so much fun!"

Meet Your Club Treasurer, Tatiana!

Tatiana Dudley

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

" I will travel anywhere for hockey. Anytime. I played hockey in Japan, Austria, Germany, Canada. Lost a chance to play in Romania (pandemic) . Hope to continue expanding my hockey geographical coverage...I volunteered for World Hockey Cup in Denmark and Slovakia(and Sochi Olympics) and had an opportunity to watch so many fantastic games."

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I am on the board because I am so grateful to the Club that welcomed me as an absolute beginner and was so patient and always encouraging. The Club is precious, and I want to help to keep it going."

Meet Your Club Infrastructure Manager, Jenna!


Jenna Volcko

What are some fun facts we should know about you?

"a - I’m originally from Upstate NY, but have been in Seattle for 13 years.
b - I’m a dog-mom to a wonderful golden retriever named Rua.
c - I’m an aunt to two adorable toddlers. One lives in Oregon and the other in Norway."

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I’m excited about the growth of Women’s Hockey in Seattle and wanted to do my part in helping out!"

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I played 2 years of girls hockey, then one year of peewee with the boys. Took an 18 year hiatus and knocked the rust off my blades 3 years ago with Seattle Women’s Hockey Club."

 

Meet Your Club Logistics Manager, Jodi!

Jodi Larsen

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

1. over age 55 player
2. former competitive figure skater
3. Downhill mountain biker"

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"After years of playing in SWHC, I wanted to help our club members have the best playing experience."

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I played for 10 years ."

Meet Your Club Communications Manager, Lauren!

Lauren Jordan

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

Born and raised in Arizona.
   I love movies, especially horror/thrillers, and I do special effects  makeup as a hobby, which comes in handy at Halloween.
   Other than hockey, my favorite activity is cycling. I've completed the Seattle to Portland bike ride five times."

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I want to give back to the club that gave me so much. I started out barely knowing how to skate and everyone in this club was so encouraging, supportive and fun. They quickly became family to me. I'm looking forward to more people joining so they see how awesome this club is."

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I've been playing for 2 years and my favorite position is defense."

Meet Your Club Social Media Manager, Kim!

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

" 1. I have designed seven different bendable action figure toys (and their packaging)!

2. In my free time, if I'm not playing hockey, you can probably find me playing outside (kayaking, camping, lowkey storm chasing) or running live audio/sound.

3. I'm on the autism spectrum. #TeamNeurodiversity"
 

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I was super nervous to start playing a new sport in my 30s (let alone one that involved ice skating)—but went to an SWHC Try Hockey Free event and had a great time—so I joined the club! Once I started playing with SWHC, I found an incredibly supportive and encouraging community, and I want to help foster and grow that community—and basically just want to convince everyone that they should try hockey now. (Even the people who swear they could never skate."

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I am SUPER new to hockey—I have played about 7/10ths of a season—then the pandemic struck. (CURSES.) I like playing the wings best!"

Meet Your Club Webmaster, Aimée!

Aimee Cammilleri

What are some fun facts we should know about you? 

" 1. I own 3 cats, a bearded dragon, and tropical fish tank aka "the zoo".

   2. My favorite activities outside of ice hockey involve speed and wheels: motorcycling, inline skating, and longboarding.

3. I've played almost every sport there is and ice hockey is by far my favorite."

Why did you decide to volunteer for the SWHC board?

"I care a lot about our hockey club and it's future. I want to help make our club the best it can be while also expanding our reach to both new members and other teams. I hope to bring new ideas to the table and into the new year."

How long have you been playing hockey for?

"I have been playing ice hockey since I was 16 years old. There was a 6 year hiatus when I didn't play any ice hockey at all due to the lack of leagues or high cost. Center and defense are my preferred positions."