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Board Members

Mike Tieden

President & Marketing Director

Phone: (763) 443-5750

President – Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the BYB and sees that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.

Marketing Director – Develop strategic marketing and fundraising plans for the BYB; execute plans to grow the program.


Alison Schmitz

Vice President / Communications Director

Phone: 612-282-1844

Vice President – Performs the duties and exercises the power of the President, in the absence or disability of the President, and performs other duties as assigned.

Communications Director - Handles on-line registration information and communications to BYB network.


Julie Bryant

Treasurer

Treasurer – Has the custody of the BYB funds and securities and shall keep full and accurate account of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the BYB.


Travis Van Slooten

Secretary & Webmaster

Phone: 612-605-5618

Secretary / Webmaster – Records all votes and minutes of all proceedings of the BYB.  Maintains the website for the BYB, ensuring all current information is posted.


Kim Keller

Traveling Director

Phone: (330) 242-2950

Traveling Director – Performs duties as assigned by the BYB Board for traveling teams 3rd-8th grades. Manages the coach application/interview process. Oversees the try-out process and team formation.  Deals with team/coach conflict issues throughout the season.  Manages communications with coaches and team coordinators.


Danielle Schlomann

In-House Director

Phone: (612) 804-3554

In-House Director – Manages the in-house process for 2nd-8th grade teams, including coach application/selection process, team formation, coordination with surrounding communities, etc.  Deals with team/coach conflict issues throughout the season.  Manages communications with coaches and team coordinators.


Rita Beckman

Facilities Director

Facilities Director – Manages all gym rental contracts for team practices, games and tournaments in Blaine.  Schedules team practices each month and communicates with coaches on practice schedules.


Travis Van Slooten

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 605-5618

Tournament Director – Perform duties required to run the Blaine traveling tournament each year including tournament flyers/postings, recruiting teams to complete brackets, tournament game brackets, and all detailed planning required to successfully host tournament.  Also schedules Blaine traveling teams to various tournaments during season.


Charet Pelkey

Procurement Director

Procurement Director – Negotiates all large or high cost orders of equipment and materials required by the BYB.  Maintains inventory of basketballs, equipment bags, jerseys/uniforms, first-aid kits and other materials & supplies.


Jodi Hanna

Player Development Director & Assistant Tourney Director

Player Development Director – Oversee coach development and team development process.  Provide guidance and development tips to coaches throughout season with practice plans, offense/defense strategies, etc.  Work with Traveling Coordinator and In-House Director as needed.


Laura Zachmann

Program Events Director

Stacy Anderson

Assistant Program Events Director

Program Events Director​ – Manages and coordinates all events for the BYB Girls program.


Jennifer Alexander

Volunteer Director & Assistant Procurement Director

Volunteer Director – Coordinates volunteers needed for various events throughout the season including tournaments, fundraising events, and other activities.  Also communicates with team coordinators during the season.


Chris Brustuen

Blaine High School Girls Varsity Coach


Blaine Youth Basketball
PO Box 490143
Blaine, MN 55449


Interested in joining the BYB Girls Board?

The BYB Girls Board is always looking for additional board members.  Elected Board members serve a two-year term.