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 8 years. With a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University, Courtney is currently the Physical Therapist for the Fife School District and coaches our 5th Grade Girls team. This will be Courtney’s 4th year as a TBA board member and is excited to take on the role of President in the upcoming 2022-23 season! Courtney is a mom of 3 daughters (Maryn, Masyn & Madyx) who will all go through the TBA program.
Steve Meyer – 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 District. Professionally, Steve has worked in the High Tech Industry working in numerous Sales roles at Microsoft and now Amazon. In his 4th 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/Assistant 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 8 years of basketball coaching experience including the most recent season when his 8th grade girls TBA team won the Middle School State Championship! 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. He is excited for the opportunity to interact with more TBA teams throughout the season in a role as Director of Coaching. 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/Asst Director of Operations/Tournament Coordinator (Boys)
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 12 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 and they are looking forward to watching them play some Tahoma basketball!
Kristy Pachciarz – Assistant Director of Operations/Tournament Coordinator (Girls) 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 currently plays on the 5th Grade Gold Team and a son (Dylan) who has 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.
Ryan Kelly – 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 a daughter (Kylie) that currently plays for the TBA 4th grade girls’ team and has a younger daughter (Cora) that will be trying out this fall for the 2022-2023 4th grade girls’ team. Ryan joins Tahoma Hoops with game/facility scheduling experience and will be assisting with those tasks for TBA in the upcoming season.
Lilla Anne Bush – Director of Special Events
Lil grew up in the Seattle area but has settled in Maple Valley the last 15 years with her husband and 2 kids (Audrey and Bennett), both in the Tahoma District, and one currently in the TBA program. After 14 years of being a stay at home mom, she 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, currently serving as the PTO Staff Appreciation chair at Rock Creek and Summit Trail. With a culinary and catering background, Lil loves to organize events, stay connected with the community and meet new people.
Nathan Dodson – Executive Board Member
Nathan is a self-employed General Contractor who is passionate about sports! He grew up playing basketball and baseball. He brings his love of the game to coaching where he has 5+ years of coaching experience. Now 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. He is very passionate about sports and all that they provide. 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. Nathan’s diverse background also carries a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance.
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.