I have have had kids participating in the program for the last ten years. I have coached at house, select, and travel levels for the last eight years. I have served on the board as President for the last two years and look to be a part of this program for many years to come.
I have been involved in the Fremont Flyers Hockey Association for almost three years. Two of my three children play hockey for the Flyers. My son, Jackson, played on the bantam b team last season and my daughter, Kathryn, was on a squirt house team. I have volunteered as a team manager for my children’s teams since they started playing many years ago. I enjoy bringing families and coaches together to support our players on and off the ice. It has been my pleasure to meet so many of the Flyers families with players on a variety of teams and levels. I want to represent all youth hockey players and families as a member of your board.
As a proud member of the Flyers family, I have spent the past year on the planning committee for the Fremont Flyers raffle fundraiser. With the help of Flyers families at all levels, our organization raised thousands of dollars to benefit our youth players. I have also organized Flyers nights with the Omaha Lancers and the Lincoln Stars that have resulted in donations from ticket sales that come directly back to the Flyers.
I want to continue to support fundraising efforts for our youth hockey players so that every child who wants to play hockey will have funds available regardless of financial ability or circumstance.
In addition to being an enthusiastic advocate of the youth within the Flyers organization, I have also served as an ambassador for the Flyers when working with neighboring hockey organizations. I have attended planning meetings with Omaha Hockey Club and Lincoln Stars Youth Hockey Club with Jason White and members of our administrative and coaching teams. The goal has been to represent the Fremont Flyers and to advocate for working collaboratively for the benefit of our youth.
Outside of the Fremont Flyers Hockey Association, I work on being an ambassador for youth hockey with the UNO Mavericks, Omaha Lancers, and Lincoln Stars hockey teams. I organize the Jr. Mav of the Night program for the UNO Mavericks. I ensure that youth players from Fremont, Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding areas are given the opportunity to participate in this very special night at UNO home games. I also organize mite intermission games at the Omaha Lancers home games for all Fremont and OHC mites at the 6U and 8U levels. In fact, prior to becoming part of the Flyers organization, I worked with the Lancers on expanding the mite intermission nights that once only included mites from OHC to inviting surrounding mites from youth programs, namely Fremont, to participate. I am happy to report that for the past two years, players from the Fremont Flyers mite programs have had the opportunity to skate on Lancer intermission ice. I will continue to advocate for youth hockey players in our organization to secure these opportunities.
I have worked in a variety of fields, while holding many leadership roles in Nebraska.
Currently I own and operate Cooper’s Chase Distillery, created in 2009. It’s the first federally licensed alcohol distillery plant in Nebraska since prohibition. Cooper’s Chase products can be found in over 400 retail stores in the Midwest. In relations with Kroeger, Walmart, and multiple chain stores across the region. My education includes an electrical degree commercial and residential from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska and business degree from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
I also take interest in Nebraska real-estate, as a licensed agent in the heartland, I take part in several transactions a year. I am also a nationally licensed and bonded cattle buyer.
I am most proud of my family and marriage to Karla for 21 years. We have raised three children, Riley 18, Reese 13, and Hayden 11 and live on an acreage near West Point, NE. Some hobbies we enjoy are hockey, fishing, camping and cookouts with friends.
My youngest son Hayden has been in the Flyers program since squirts, I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Fremont Flyers board and the families involved in the program.
I have Three kids two of them are involved in the Fremont hockey program, one is a currently a mite and the other just finished his last year of Bantam. While my daughter is not involved in hockey she keeps us busy playing soccer. I have helped coach with the Mite team for the last couple years and will hopefully continue to help where I can
I currently serve on the Fremont Flyers Board of Directors and work as the Director of Operations for the Sidner Ice Arena. I have two kids that play in the program and have served as a coach for the mite program for seven years. I love having the opportunity to work with kids and have enjoyed watching the program grow from barely having enough kids to play as a team to an organization with over 200 participants and teams that participate at the top of their divisions throughout the Midwest. I have been with the organization and the arena since day one and take pride in seeing the growth and development of our organization and look forward to the continued success of our program in the future.