Courtney King – President/Director of Operations
Courtney grew up in the Portland area and brings many years of basketball experience. She played at the collegiate level (College of Southern Idaho and University of Puget Sound) and has coached youth basketball for the last 10 years. Her 6th Grade TBA Girls team won the Washington State Middle School Championship in the 2022-23 Season! With a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University, Courtney is currently the Physical Therapist for the Fife School District and will coach our 7th Grade Girls team this fall. This will be Courtney’s 5th year as a TBA Board Member and 2nd year as President. Courtney is a mom of 3 daughters (Maryn, Masyn & Madyx) who will all go through the Tahoma Hoops program
Steve Meyer – Vice President/Director of Community Relations
Steve grew up in the area and attended Kentwood High School where he was a three- sport athlete with a hyper focus on basketball. Steve went on to play basketball at Skagit Valley College and Pacific University where his 1997-98 team sits in the Boxer Hall of Fame. Steve continues to play basketball when he’s not coaching or cheering on his 3 kids, who all attend school in the Tahoma School District. Professionally, Steve has worked in the High-Tech Industry working in numerous Sales roles at Microsoft and now Amazon. In his 5th year as a TBA board member, Steve is another passionate board member with basketball knowledge, vested interest in the community and kids, and a strong business background.
Josh King – Director of Coaching/League Director
Josh grew up in Cashmere, WA and was a three-sport athlete in high school playing basketball, baseball and football. He went on to play baseball in college at Western Baptist University. He has 9 years of basketball coaching experience including taking home a State Champions trophy with the TBA 8th grade girls’ team in 2021-22! Josh has a BA in Business Management from Eastern Washington University and a JD from Widener University School of Law. Josh is a SVP, Division Manager at Northrim Bank in Bellevue. Josh believes that youth sports should be fun, competitive, and provide kids with learning opportunities both on and off the court. This is Josh’s second year as Director of Coaching for TBA. Josh and Courtney have 3 girls ages 14, 11 and 4 who all love basketball and can’t wait to play in TBA and High School for the Tahoma Bears.
Jody Chandonnet – Secretary/Assistant Director of Operations
Jody earned both a Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University while competing as an NCAA student athlete on the Women’s Golf Team. She has been teaching for 13 years, currently teaching reading intervention in the Issaquah School District. She was previously the Director of Communications for the Arizona Women’s Golf Association. Jody grew up in Kent, attended Kentwood and Kentlake High Schools where she played basketball and golf. Jody, and her husband Marc, have 3 children in the Tahoma School District.
Kristy Pachciarz – Tournament Coordinator
Kristy was born and raised in British Columbia, where she played high school basketball and volleyball, along with competitive swimming and downhill skiing. She moved to Washington to complete her final year of high school and compete in a year-round swim program. Kristy received a 4-year athletic scholarship to the University of South Dakota, where she became an 18-time All-American and 3-time Academic All-American and graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration and Tourism Management. Kristy and her family have been living in Maple Valley since 2006. She’s a mom to a daughter (Kamryn) who has played for Tahoma Hoops since 3rd grade and a son (Dylan) who also participated in Tahoma Hoops. Kristy is employed with the City of Auburn, where she coordinates their large-scale events and handles their event sponsorships and marketing campaigns. This is Kristy’s second year as a TBA board member.
Ryan Kelly – Assistant League Director (Eastside Travel League & Peak League)
Ryan has been a member of two different youth team boards at the high school and youth level. He was also on an executive High School league board of directors for 5 years. He has been coaching in youth sports at both the High School and Elementary Level since 2001. Ryan loves seeing kids grow and flourish with the opportunities and values that youth sports give kids. Ryan has two daughters (Kylie and Cora) that currently play for Tahoma Hoops and Ryan’s wife, Tracy, assisted the 4th grade girls team last season. Ryan is a second-year board member with vast game/facility scheduling experience.
Lilla Anne Bush – Director of Special Events
Lil grew up in the Seattle area but has settled in Maple Valley for the last 15+ years with her husband and 2 kids (Audrey and Bennett) who both attend school in the Tahoma School District. Bennett has participated in Tahoma Hoops for the past two seasons. After 14 years of being a stay at home mom, Lil now works as a para-educator at Rock Creek Elementary and recently went back to school to get her teaching degree. She is very passionate about volunteering in the Maple Valley community. With a culinary and catering background, Lil loves to organize events, stay connected with the community and meet new people. This is Lil’s 2nd year as a TBA Board Member.
Nathan Dodson – Executive Board Member
Nate is a self-employed General Contractor who is passionate about sports and all they provide! He grew up playing basketball and baseball. He brings his love of the game to coaching where he has 6+ years of coaching experience. As a father of two boys (Carter and Griffin), he spends most of his time vested in the community coaching both boys in basketball and baseball. Nathan has a strong desire to make our community youth sports programs the best they can be; developing great players, teammates and even better people. Nate’s diverse background also carries a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance. This will be Nate’s 2nd year as a TBA Board Member.
Jeni Berry – Treasurer
Jeni has been involved in TBA from the very beginning in 2010! Her two sons are now in college, but she loved her time cheering them on in basketball and lacrosse, and is a passionate supporter of youth sports. She has remained involved as Board Treasurer, and helps provide a continuity to the program from year to year. She has an Accounting degree from the University of Idaho, and currently works for the Akopyan & Co, CPA firm, working primarily with small business accounting and tax.