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WIAA Staff

MICK HOFFMAN
Incoming Executive Director
CINDY ADSIT
Assistant Executive Director
ANDY BARNES
Assistant Executive Director
B.J. KUNTZ
Assistant Executive Director
JUSTIN KESTERSON
Assistant Executive Director
LEAH FRANCIS
Director of Finance and Operations
ANDY KNAPP
Director of Marketing, Promotions, & Corporate Partners
CASEY JOHNSON
Sports & Activities Information Director
AARON ROETCISOENDER
Production Coordinator
SAM BROWN
Eligibility Coordinator
JENNETTA BLAKE
Project Coordinator
SAMANTHA JOSE
Project Coordinator
Mick Hoffman
Executive Director

High School:  Hudson's Bay HS 
(VANCOUVER, WA)

Mick Hoffman is the incoming Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.  He was named the WIAA's fifth executive director in the spring of 2019   

Serving at virtually every level of the WIAA, Mr. Hoffman most recently held the role of Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer for Vancouver Public Schools.  Before taking over as an Assistant Superintendent, he served as the District Athletic Director for Vancouver Public Schools from 2007-15.  Mr. Hoffman also represented WIAA District IV on the WIAA Executive Board from 2016-18 where he was a member of the Classification Committee and chaired the WIAA Recruiting Committee.

Mr. Hoffman got his start as a language arts and social studies teacher at Fort Vancouver High School and Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. He has head coaching experience with boys’ basketball as well as boys’ and girls’ golf.

Mr. Hoffman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education before earning a Master’s of Education all from the University of Portland. 

Contact:
  mhoffman@wiaa.com
 

Cindy Adsit 
Assistant Executive Director 

High School:  Hardin HS 
(HARDIN, MT)

The 2019-20 school year marks Cindy Adsit's 32nd 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, cheerleading, dance & drill, gymnastics, 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. 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, mother of an adult son and horse owner, and lives in Ravensdale.

Contact: 
cadsit@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5232
Andy Barnes 
Assistant Executive Director 

High School:  Governor John R. Rogers HS (PUYALLUP, WA)

Andy Barnes is entering his twelfth 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 football, swimming and diving, basketball, golf, tennis and forensics.  He manages the Emerald City Kickoff Classic and the WIAA Hall of Fame.  Mr. Barnes also oversees the Academic Achievement program and manages state tournament allocation process.

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 and basketball in his spare time.  He lives in Auburn with his wife, Diana, son, Peyton and daughter, Brynn.

Contact:
  abarnes@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5237
B.J. Kuntz
Assistant Executive Director 

High School:  Wenatchee HS 
(WENATCHEE, WA)


B.J. joined the WIAA staff in the summer of 2019 as an Assistant Executive Director.  She recently completed her 27th year in education which includes 10 years as a teacher and coach, 12 years as the Wenatchee School District Athletic Director and five years as the Wenatchee High School Dean of Students.  Ms. Kuntz served as the WIAA Distirct 6 Director from 2014-2019.

Ms. Kuntz attended Gonzaga University on a full athletic scholarship for volleyball.  At Gonzaga, she studied physical education/health and received her teaching certification in K-12 PE/Health.  She attained a Master's degree in educational technology and a Principal Certification from City University.

Ms. Kuntz has 6 older brothers and 5 sisteres scattered throughout Washington along with one Oregonian.  She is an avid sports fan, spectator of music theater and yard maintenance devotee. She follows the Mariners, Zags and just about any sports on TV. 

She resides in Renton with her partner Sunny. Together they have three adult children. 

Contact: 
 bkuntz@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5234

Justin Kesterson
Assistant Executive Director 

High School:  Parkersburg South HS 
(PARKERSBURG, WV)


Kesterson joins the WIAA staff after serving as the Tyee High School Athletic Director since 2016.  He was named the 2018-19 2A South Puget Sound League Athletic Director of the Year. He also served time as the Athletics Events Manager at Highline Public Schools and served as both the wrestling commissioner and the League Treasurer for the SPSL and managed coaching standards for schools within the Highline School District.

Mr. Kesterson began his career in the collegiate realm, working as the Assistant Director of Operation and Media Relations at Montana State University – Billings from 2009-2011 before being promoted to Director in 2011.

Mr. Kesterson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management from Marshall University and earned a Master of Sports Administration from Seattle University.

He resides in Des Moines with his wife, Stephanie and their son Brooks. 

Contact: 
 jkesterson@wiaa.com  |  (425) 988-6155

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.

Contact:  lfrancis@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5238
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 and 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 West Seattle with his wife, Darin, son, Dylan, and daughter, Paige.

Contact:  aknapp@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5235
Casey Johnson
Sports & Activities Information Director 

High School:  Washougal HS  (WASHOUGAL, WA)

Casey Johnson is the primary media contact for all WIAA sports and activities and manages the design and production of all WIAA publications.

Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations at Washington State University and a Master's degree in kinesiology - behavioral studies from Boise State University. Prior to joining the WIAA in August of 2016, Mr. Johnson worked in the University of Oregon athletic communications office for three years.

Contact:  cjohnson@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5240
Aaron Roetcisoender 
Production Coordinator 

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, Athlete of the Week, Team of the Month, STAR Student of the Month, and Coaches Standards.  He's also a State Tournament Manager for 2A Volleyball and 3A Softball.  

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, daughter, Emma, and son, Jack.

Contact:  aaron@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5245

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Sam Brown
Eligibility Coordinator

High School: Mount Rainier HS (DES MOINES, WA) 


Sam Brown oversees WIAA state and district level Eligibility processes. She is in charge of all documentation regarding student eligibility, as well as guiding coaches, parents and athletic directors through the state level appeals system. Sam works closely with WIAA Legal Cousel, the nine district eligibility chairpersons and the WIAA Hearing Officers. Sam also oversees the hiring of presenters at Coaches School, is an advisor for the student leadership committee (LEAP) and assists with miscelaneous finances and State Tournaments.

Sam is a graduate of Mount Rainier HS in Des Moines, Wa. She received her BA in psychology at Western Washington University and her Master's degree in Educational Leadership (M.Ed) with a focus on interscholastic athletics at the University of Washington. She has coached girls soccer at the varsity level in Seattle Public Schools and continues to coach UNIFIED soccer and basketball.

Contact: sbrown@wiaa.com  |  (425) 988-6159

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Jennetta Blake
Project Coordinator

High School:  Steilacoom HS (STEILACOOM, WA) 

 
Jennetta Blake is responsible for providing general support to member school coaches and administrators, as well as assisting in day-to-day functions at the WIAA office. Jennetta is an integral part of the planning and execution of the annual WIAA Coaches School Convention.

Jennetta is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She is currently enrolled in graduate school at Concordia University, St. Paul and plans to earn her Master’s in Sport Management. Prior to working for the WIAA, Jennetta served as a substitute teacher in the Steilacoom School District and coached the Steilacoom High School Cheerleading Team for the past five years. As an athlete, Jennetta led her cheerleading team to win the first WIAA Cheerleading State title in program history and has since earned two additional titles in 2015 and 2016 as the Head Coach of the program. 

Contact: jblake@wiaa.com  |  (425) 988-6167

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Samantha Jose
Project Coordinator

High School:  Bremerton HS (BREMERTON, WA) 


Samantha Jose is responsible for providing the WIAA with support regarding the executive board, coaches and administrators of member schools, building usage and the day-to-day functions in the WIAA office.

Samantha graduated from Bremerton High School where she played volleyball and bowling. Samantha recently graduated from Washington State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration and Communication. While attending Washington State, Samantha was a volunteer youth volleyball coach for Pullman Parks and Recreation and was the 2018 WIAA Winter Intern. Before joining the WIAA staff, Samantha was an AVID Tutor at Bremerton High school and the Youth Sports Lead at the Haselwood YMCA in Silverdale, WA.


Contact: sjose@wiaa.com  |  (425) 282-5239

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