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The 2015-2016 Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation Board of Directors


Back row: Brad Gardner; Kayla Andersen; Chris Brians; Bill Morrison; Mike Galliani;
Bruce Triplett; Rich Pyorre, Bill Bennett
Front Row: John Andersen; Rick McMillen, Shawn Hackley; Steve Beeman; Janice Luoma;
Shirley Johnson; Fred Giusti. Not pictured: Joe Sutphin; Michael Lang.

Shawn Hackley, President since 2014, joined the Board in 2012. Co-owner with wife, Sheri, of local physical therapy practice for 18 years. Coast youth soccer coach and FBHS Girls soccer coach.


Madeleine Melo, Past President, board member for 19 years, retired Certified Nurse-Midwife, also active in Sister City organization with Otsuchi, Japan.


Richard Pyorre, Vice President since 1991, founding board member, Fort Bragg High Alum, CEO of Pyorre Insurance Agency, LLC. Member and past president of Fort Bragg Rotary, founding member of Mendocino Coast Education Foundation, founder of Safe and Sober Graduation in Fort Bragg, Former Planning Commissioner for Mendocino County, youth and schools coach for soccer, baseball, football and wrestling.


Joe Sutphin, Treasurer and Construction Manager since 1991, founding board member, Fort Bragg High Alum, production manager for Campbell Timberland Management. Advisor for youth sports for baseball, football and soccer. Construction manager for many athletic fields and the Middle School Greenhouse and Garden in Fort Bragg.


John Anderson, Secretary and board member since 2009, forester for Mendocino Redwood Company. Active with his wife in youth sports with their two daughters.


Shirley Johnson, Bookkeeper and board member since 2006, Fort Bragg High Alum, retired Assistant Finance Director for the City of Fort Bragg and now now works as an Accountant for TopDoc America. Sunday school teacher for 19 years and an advisor for the Youth Project. She also supports the activities of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


Bradley Gardner, a partner in Redwood Investment Group, Inc., became a board member in 2011. He has also served as the Fort Bragg Kiwanis Club's president for two terms, President of Parents and Friends, Inc. (a program for the developmentally disabled) for two terms, a board member with the Little River Men's Club, a board member of Glorianna Musical Company, and currently the president of the Fort Bragg Middle School Parents Club.

Chris Brians, board member since 1996, grocery clerk at a local supermarket. Very active in on-site construction.


Mike Galliani, board member since 2004, Fort Bragg High Alum, produce manager for the local Safeway store. He and his wife, Susan, are strong supporters of several local youth sports organizations for football, soccer and baseball. They are also supporters of the Sister City exchange program with Otsuchi, Japan.


Fred Giusti, founding board member since 1991, Fort Bragg High Alum, retired from Georgia Pacific. Very active on-site construction and a member of the Pentecost Committee that funds youth scholarships each year.


Janice Luoma, board member since 2002, Fort Bragg High Alum, retired from Bank of America and a partner in a co-op business providing a location for local crafts makers to market their creations. She acts as a chaperone for many field trips for the local Dana Gray School, 4th to 6th grades.


Dr. Rick McMillen, board member since 1993, owner of a dental practice. Former Fort Bragg Unified School District Board Chairman, with 20 years' service. Member and past president of Fort Bragg Rotary and advisor to Rotary Interact Club.


Stephan (Steve) Beeman is a long time Sports Foundation supporter, participating in numerous foundation fundraising events, joined the board in 2011. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization and has served as council officer and district director. He also served on the local recreational softball board as well as coaching for many seasons. Has worked in the automotive replacement parts industry for over 35 years, here on the coast as well as in Colorado. He is looking forward to helping the board reach their goals.


William Bennett joined the board in 2015. A Fort Bragg High Alum, he has been involved with coaching basketball at many different levels over the past 17 years. Having coached at Basketball Jones Hoop camps, MCRPD's youth program and holding positions in both the girls and boys programs at Fort Bragg High School. Along with his wife Nancy, also a Fort Bragg Alum, they own and operate Cowlick's Ice Cream and Subway, both in Fort Bragg and in Willits. Having two kids in the FBUSD, they are both active in their kids' academic and sporting events.


William Morrison joined board in 2015. He is a Registered Professional Forester and Coastal District Manager for Soper-Wheeler Company. He has served as assistant coach for Jr. Cubs and Cubs Football and is the father of a son and a daughter who are active in local youth sports activities.


Bruce Triplett is a school representative for the Sports Foundation. He is the assistant principal and athletic director at Fort Bragg High school. Bruce has been involved with youth sports for over 20 years including past president of the Cubs football organization. Bruce and his wife are both Fort Bragg High Alum, and with their four children, stay actively involved with sports.


Non-Voting Student Board Member Kayla Andersen is a senior at the Fort Bragg High School. She is very involved in her community and her school. Every year she works at the logging show concession stand and annual crab feed, both of which are fundraisers for the Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation. At school she is in three honors courses, is in the Interact Club, and does soccer in the fall and track in the spring. In her free time she loves to read, watch home high school sports games, and spend time with friends.


Michael Lang was accepted as a board member at the regular monthly meeting in October 2015, Michael moved to Fort Bragg in 2014. He is currently working in the Service Department at Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Michael has experience coaching and officiating soccer, baseball, and wrestling at both the youth and high school levels and is currently assisting with the FBHS Girls' Soccer and Wrestling teams. Michael has roots in Fort Bragg as his grandfather Clancy Lang was a long time business owner and member of the Fort Bragg School Board and his dad Jay and uncle Joe both graduated from Fort Bragg. Uncle Joe was also a police officer with the City of Fort Bragg.


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