High School: Dawson County HS (GLENDIVE, MT)
Mike Colbrese is the Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. He was named as the WIAA’s fourth executive director in the fall of 1993, after serving six years as the Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association. He also served as Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Montana High School Association for five years. Mr. Colbrese taught high school English for 11 years and worked as a high school and college football and basketball official for 15 years.
Mr. Colbrese received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Montana College in 1971, his Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Montana in 1980, and completed administrative course work from Montana State University in 1987. He also attended Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English on a Rockefeller Grant in 1980.
Mr. Colbrese is in his final year of a four-year stint on the NFHS Board of Directors and has chaired the National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Education, Football Officials Manual, and Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committees and recently completed a term as the Chair of the NFHS Track & Field Rules Committee. He has served on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football, Basketball, and Track and Field Rules Committees.
He is a member of Seattle 4 Rotary, having served as the chair of the Community Service Committee and on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Seattle Sports Commission Board of Directors.
Mr. Colbrese lives in Bellevue with his wife Jan and is a proud father of two daughters, Erin and Jennifer and two grandsons, Tannen and Aiden.
|Cindy Adsit |
Assistant Executive Director
High School: Hardin HS (HARDIN, MT)
The 2014-15 school year marks Cindy Adsit's 28th year with the WIAA, making her the longest tenured assistant executive director in the association's history. As an assistant executive director, Ms. Adsit oversees baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance & drill and volleyball for the WIAA. She also directs all state championships events, sanctions interstate and international contests, produces the Association's annual calendar and handbook and responds to all out-of-season coaching/participation issues. During her career with the WIAA, Ms. Adsit has had the opportunity to oversee every activity and sport under the WIAA jurisdiction, except for football and wrestling.
Before joining the WIAA, Ms. Adsit worked for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and officiated basketball and volleyball. She officiated volleyball at all levels, including Pac-10 and international matches. Ms. Adsit was the Executive Director of the Northwest Sports Foundation, which promoted sports opportunities for girls and women in the northwest region. She organized a girls summer basketball league and served as the Director of Basketball for the 1990 Goodwill Games.
Ms. Adsit, a native Montanan, competed in intercollegiate volleyball and basketball for Montana State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition in 1978. She was a Master of Science degree candidate in kinesiology at the University of Washington.
Ms. Adsit, an avid outdoorswoman, gardener, historian of the Indian Wars, and horse owner lives in Ravensdale.
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|Andy Barnes |
Assistant Executive Director
High School: Governor John R. Rogers HS (PUYALLUP, WA)
Andy Barnes is entering his ninth year as an assistant executive director at the WIAA. He was promoted from the WIAA production coordinator position which he served from February 2005 until July 2006.
Mr. Barnes oversees swimming and diving, bowling, golf and tennis. He manages the Emerald City Volleyball Invitational, Emerald City Kickoff Classic and the WIAA Hall of Fame. Mr. Barnes also oversees the Academic Achievement program.
Mr. Barnes joined the WIAA staff after graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. While at WSU, Mr. Barnes was part of the Cougar golf team in the spring of 2003. Mr. Barnes served the WIAA as an intern from May 2004 until October before accepting the production coordinator position.
Mr. Barnes enjoys playing golf, softball and basketball in his spare time. He lives in Auburn with his wife, Diana.
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|John Miller |
Assistant Executive Director
High School: West Valley HS (SPOKANE, WA)
John Miller comes to the WIAA with over thirty years experience in public schools in the state of Washington. He was a teacher, coach and high school athletic/activities administrator for the Mead School District in Spokane. As an assistant executive director for the WIAA, Mr. Miller oversees football, wrestling, softball and theater. He also helps with eligibility, classifications, coaches school, medical aspects and works with the Washington State Athletic Administrators Association.
Mr. Miller grew up in Spokane, where he attended West Valley High School and graduated from Whitworth University. He served as a teacher, coach and athletic director at Mead High School for 20 years. He was the athletic director at Mt. Spokane High School for 11 years. During his career, Mr. Miller coached football, wrestling, track and field, baseball, softball and soccer. While in the Mead School District he managed numerous Greater Spokane League, Regional and State Championship events.
Mr. Miller is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Leadership Training Course Faculty and teaches classes at both the state and national levels. John received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Whitworth University in 1977, followed by his Master's in Educational Administration from Whitworth University.
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Assistant Executive Director
High School: Fife HS (FIFE, WA)
Brian Smith began his duties as an assistant executive director in August of 2011. Smith came to the WIAA from Bellingham High School where he served as the Activities and Athletics Director for six years. In addition to being an athletic director, he has taught a broad array of sciences, sports medicine, health, and leadership.
He has had a wide range of experiences at the league, district and state levels. He was the Northwest Conference Cross Country Coordinator and also spent time as the WIAA District 1 Wrestling and Track and Field Tournaments Manager as well as the WIAA State Golf Site Manager. Smith was also the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association President from 2003-07, and was the NWC Athletic Directors President from 2009-11. Smith spent 13 years as a head wrestling coach, and in 2006, he was named the Washington State Wrestling Coach of the Year followed by the US Marine Corp. Sportsmanship Coach of the Year in 2007. Smith also has coaching experience in football, baseball, soccer, and track & field.
Smith oversees Cross Country, Soccer, Gymnastics, as well as Track and Field. He manages the Wrestling Weight Management Program, Middle School programs, and the WIAA Just Play Fair program. Smith works with athletic directors giving guidance on eligibility, ejection, and violation issues throughout the state.
A proud product of Fife High School, Smith received his Bachelor's in Health Sciences from Eastern Washington University in 1992, followed by his Master's in Sports Administration from Concordia University in 2009.
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|Leah Francis |
Director of Finance and Operations
High School: North Mason HS (BELFAIR, WA)
Leah Francis' primary role is to work with all of the financial and business aspects of the WIAA. Ms. Francis helps develop and maintain the WIAA's budget, handles the Association's human resource issues, and oversees accounts receivable and accounts payable. Ms. Francis also provides ticket inventories and controls for all regional and state events. In addition, Ms. Francis helps maintain the operations of the WIAA office building and surrounding property. She also oversees insurance and Labor and Industries issues for the WIAA and Washington Official's Association.
Ms. Francis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Washington and earned her Master of Arts degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration from Seattle Pacific University. During her time as a Husky, she competed on the UW softball team for four years where she was a member of the 1996 Pac-10 Championship team and the 1996 national runner-up team. Ms. Francis has coached softball for over 11 years and currently is the head coach of the Bellevue College softball team.
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|Andy Knapp |
Director of Marketing, Promotions, and Corporate Partners
High School: Camas HS (CAMAS, WA)
Andy Knapp develops and oversees the marketing of the WIAA to both internal and external groups. He works directly with the WIAA's corporate partners. Mr. Knapp is in charge of the promoting of school programs, the WIAA and the state championships. He also heads oversees the WIAA's LEAP student leadership program.
Mr. Knapp earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English as well as a Sports Medicine minor from Whitman College. While at Whitman, he competed for four years on the golf team. Prior to arriving at the WIAA, Mr. Knapp worked in the marketing department for a Northwest golf management company.
He lives in Bellevue with his wife, Darin, son, Dylan, and daughter, Paige.
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|Conor Laffey |
Sports and Activities Information Director
High School: Prosser HS (PROSSER, WA)
Conor Laffey is the primary media contact for WIAA sports and activities and manages the design and production of all WIAA publications.
Mr. Laffey earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Washington State University. He was a Graduate Assistant at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia while earning a master’s in Sport Management with an emphasis in Athletic Administration. Prior to working for the WIAA, he served as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (425) 282-5240
|Rita Roach |
High School: St. Joseph HS (LAKEWOOD, CA)
Rita Roach assists the eligibility officers in obtaining and maintaining information and records for eligibility cases that are appealed to the state office.
Ms. Roach grew up in Norwalk, CA before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Washington and competed on the Huskies' softball team from 2000-2004. Prior to her current position at the WIAA, she held the position of Production Coordinator.
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|Aaron Roetcisoender |
High School: Mount Vernon HS (MOUNT VERNON, WA)
Aaron Roetcisoender maintains proper mailing addresses for all member schools, committee members and related affiliate members. He coordinates the distribution of books and materials to all member schools. Mr. Roetcisoender also oversees administration of the Scholastic Achievement Program, the Athlete of the Week, and Coaches Standards. Mr. Roetcisoender received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and minored in Sports Management at Pacific Lutheran University. While there, he competed on the baseball team.
Mr. Roetcisoender lives in Tacoma with his wife, Jaime, and daughter, Emma.
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|Alli Krous |
High School: Eisenhower HS (YAKIMA, WA)
Alli Krous’ responsibilities include coordinating enrollment, annual membership billing, updating school memberships, registering new athletic directors, collecting and analyzing participation data, assisting with online rules clinics, and managing social media as a state tournament media liaison. She also assists with the WIAA Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon in the spring.
Ms. Krous attended Eisenhower High School in Yakima where she participated in soccer, basketball, softball (2002-03), and track & field. She went to Walla Walla Community College to pursue further education as well as a collegiate soccer career. After Walla Walla CC, she transferred to the University of Maine to complete her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology while competing in soccer and track & field for the Black Bears. She returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle University in the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) program. She received her Master’s in June of 2013.
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|Cam Taylor |
High School: Mount Vernon HS (MOUNT VERNON, WA)
Cam Taylor manages coach clock hours, contributes to the Association’s social media streams, helps with the creation and editing of web content and assists with coverage of the WIAA State Championships. Mr. Taylor coordinates all vendor relations at State Championships and other special events and is also the WIAA contact for Coaches School.
Mr. Taylor grew up in Mount Vernon, WA and attended Mount Vernon High School where he participated in both basketball and baseball. After high school, Cam attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to working for the WIAA, Cam interned with the Seattle Sports Commission as well as the WIAA.
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|Janna Brinkman |
Assistant to the Executive Director
High School: Ballard HS (BALLARD, WA)
Janna Brinkman assists the Executive Director and other staff members with projects throughout the year. Her main duties include correspondence, scheduling, preparation and execution of Executive Board meetings as well as the Winter Coalition. She also helps with all affiliated groups of the WIAA.
Ms. Brinkman earned her Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree in Sport and Leisure Management from Trinity Western University. She currently lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
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