Mike Ray

I started his Little League career in 1985 as a T-ball coach and then moved with his son, Kevin, up through the different divisions of Little League until 1992, when I was elected to the Board of Directors of Columbia Little League. I served on the Board for several years as Vice President and then President. In 1995 I was asked to serve as the Assistant District Administrator in charge of Junior Baseball for Washington District Four. Then in 2000 I was appointed to the position of District Administrator by then Western Regional Director Mike Legg a position which I currently hold. In 2001 my staff and I served as hosts of the Division 1 Little League Conference in Vancouver Washington.

In 2003 I split the district creating Washington District 6. This effort helped to prevent Babe Ruth Baseball’s attempt to take over the Little Leagues in the area. From 2004 through 2010 I was the Tournament Director for the Little League Softball Western Region Tournament. In 2011 my staff and I were asked to be the first hosts of the Washington State Little League Leaders Conference. Since 2012 to present, I am the Tournament Director for the Junior League Baseball Western Region Tournament. I continue to be actively involved in Little League with four Grandchildren currently playing Little League in the area.

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Dave Wallis

I Started working on the board at Fort in 1986. My oldest was 10 at that time. The next year 1987 all but one of the current board members did not return so I became President of the League and was President for 6 years. I then coached and managed juniors to big league over the next 6 years. I was also Vice President and Player agent during this time. In 1999 I again became president and have held that job since then. 2013 will be my 28th year directly involved in Fort Vancouver L.L. During this time period Fort has hosted 2 major state tournaments for boys, a 9-10 state tournament for boys, Senior Girls state tournament, 2 Junior girls Western Regional tournaments, 8 major girls western regional tournaments,a Junior boys Western regional tournament and one 9-10 District and one major boys District Tournament. I became part of District staff in 2007 and have been on staff since then.

My first involvement in Little League was in 1963 when I was one of the coaches of a team during the first year of Battle Ground Little League. We were a team of Glenwood Grade school kids. My dad was the first president of Battle Ground Little League and my mom the first secretary. I remember my mom wearing out an old dial phone trying to get kids and parents involved in the league.

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Nita Ray

In 1985 my children joined Columbia Little League playing T-Ball. At that time I, too became involved with Little League. I started as a parent, team mom, and then Player Agent for Columbia Little League in 1991. I was Player Agent for Columbia Little League for 3 years. During that time I encouraged Little League Headquarters and District 4 to allow computerized Player files. Before that everything had to be hand written: Player registration and affidavits. At that point Columbia Little League was the first League to use computerized registration. Then in 2003 to present I joined District 4 staff as the secretary of the District.

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Chris Speyer

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Cindy Wolford

I played L.L. from 1981-1987 @ North Clark. My kids played at Cascade from 97-00 the Started at Evergreen in 03. I was VP of softball at Evergreen from 2004-2009. I joined District staff in 2007.

My Father and Mother both were part of North Clark when I was a kid. My mother was VP of Softball and my Father was field maintenance and my coach. After we joined Evergreen in 2004 they were looking for a softball person and the rest is history.

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Brian Minnich

I grew up in Salem, OR and began playing Little League baseball at Parrish Little League. My father coached me throughout my career and also served on Parrish’s board. After my playing days were over, my dad joined District 7 staff and eventually became District Administrator. He inspired me to follow him in his footsteps with his service to Little League.

After I graduated from college and settled in, I wanted to join a Little League program and serve in some capacity. I really wasn’t interested in coaching or administration, so I decided to try umpiring. In 2001, I hooked up with the UIC of Lacamas Little League and began umpiring games there. I umpired my first state game that year. In January 2002, Lacamas paid for me to attend the week long Western Region umpire school in San Bernardino. Mid-way through my second season of umpiring, I joined Northwest Umpire Association and began umpiring games throughout District 4. I began umpiring full time for NWUA in 2004 and soon after took over the scheduling duties for the organization. Soon after that I was voted in as vice president of the organization by its membership.

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Nick Haluschak

I started my Little League career as a player in 1961 in Carnegie, PA. At that time, LL was only Majors. I played for 2 seasons then graduated to Pony League at age 13. I returned to Little League as an adult in 1986 as a helpful parent on my daughter’s minor SB team at Columbia LL. The next year I became a team coach, and the next year team manager. I was team manager for 3 or 4 seasons, I believe. I served on the board at Columbia as Equipment Manager then UIC.

In 1995 (I believe), I joined District 4 staff as Asst UIC. I became Dist UIC when John Norvell resigned. I attended the West Region weeklong umpire school in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005. In 2005, I received the Bob Thornton Award as Student of the Week. I was an instructor at a West Region Outreach Clinic in 2009. I umpired regional tournaments for Little League Softball (1989, 1998), Senior League Softball (1989), Big League Softball (2004), and Little League Baseball (2011). And I’ve umpired the Big League Softball World Series (1999) and Senior League Softball World Series (2009)

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Brent Smithline

I Played ball at Alcoa Little League. In high school umpired at Alcoa Little League.

Once my son started to play T-Ball at Fort Vancouver Little League they asked me to volunteer umpire. The president of the league at that time watched me and asked if I could umpire major level games also. After another year as umpire, and doing more games the president stepped down. There were just a hand full of us that where doing most all of the work. I did not want to be president however I volunteered to be Umpire in Chief [UIC].

I was UIC of the league until my son reached Junior League. Before that I coached two years in major baseball. I then coached the next year in juniors, and was the manager of one of the leagues three Senior League baseball teams.

Before the start of the next season I joined Washington District 4 Little League Baseball, Inc. district staff as UIC baseball. This is the same staff position I now hold along with Information Officer.

I have umpired in 2001 Western Regional Junior Baseball, 2007 Senior Girls Western Regional Softball, and 2008 Junior Girls Western Regional Softball tournaments.

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Joe Loftgren

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Stan Loo

When my son started playing baseball at Columbia LL in 1996. I helped coaching the team he was on. I did my first Umpiring a minors game that year. The following year I started Umpiring at all levels of baseball and softball being mentored by Phil Ashley. I continued umpiring at Columbia LL until NWUA was formed. I have been part of that group ever since.

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Jeff Mathews

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Shawn Owens

I have been involved with Little League since 2006 when I was selected by the Cascade Board to be the new Webmaster/Information Officer. I held this position until 2009 when I was elected President of the League. I am on my 3rd term as President at Cascade Little League. I joined the Board so I could be part of an organization that helps kids grow not only as ball players but also as Leaders. I have coached at all Levels of play from T-ball to the new Intermediate division. I am new to the District Board and look forward to making a positive contribution here.

It would be nice to have the District staff's email's listed and have the calendar updated with important dates on it.

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Scott Spangler

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Liz Geigenmiller

I got involved with little league almost 10 years ago. My oldest son began playing at Lacamas Little League when he was 5 years old. I started out volunteering that year as a team mom, coordinating team snacks and our end of the season party. I continued being a team mom and then moved on to being a scorekeeper when my oldest was in minors baseball. A year after that, my husband decided to join the LLL board as the secretary. He came home from his first board meeting and said the league needed a player agent. I had no idea what that was, but I said OK and I learned more about it. That was 7 years ago!

Majors Baseball Player Agent was the first job I had on our LLL board. Since then I've been Minors Baseball Player Agent, Secretary and have currently been serving as the Juniors Baseball Player Agent the past two years. A year ago, I was approached by a number of my friends on the district staff to join at the district level. Baseball is where my heart is, since I'm a mom of four boys, so when I found that it was a minors baseball position that was open, I was happy to join and serve at the district level as well.

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Dawn Quintana

I bacame involved with Little league in 2008 when my son, then 10 decided he wanted to play baseball. Through Central Vancouver LL I spent our first year as a parent volunteer wherever I was needed whenever my schedule permitted. After my first year as a parent volunteer I joined the board as Auxillary President and at the end of that season took the League President position for one year.

I resigned my board position at the end of that season and spent the next two seasons enjoying my sons games from the bleachers as a mom. Last season even though we are no longer playing Little League ball as my son's heart lies true to Central Vancouver LL, I was asked to assist in hosting the All Star tournament hosted by CVLL and the invited to join district staff in the position I now hold of 9-10 Baseball.

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Jeff Crowell

My Little League experience started playing T-Ball at Columbia LL in 1969. Lennington Tire I believe was the team. I’m pretty sure I was the only kid ever drafted to Majors from T-Ball as a 7 year old. Alas, I was not the prodigy they thought I was and rode the bench in Majors until I played Babe Ruth and American Legion on what are now the adult softball fields at David Douglas Park.

I began volunteering when I began coaching my kids in T-Ball in 2002. I was a victim of someone not being able to read the boundary map and we were at Central Vancouver LL for 1 year. I figured out the boundary map and got us back to Columbia. I then coached my daughter in softball at Columbia, Pee Wee’s through Big League. Coached the girls to a few State Tournaments and had a good run at Western Region in 2009. Began umpiring in 2005 and served on Columbia’s BOD as their UIC 2006-2011. Came on District 4 Staff at first in a brevet position in 2009, then full time in 2010.

So I think as it is with many umpire’s………….I couldn’t play so I began coaching. Was a crappy coach, so I started umpiring. Still a crappy umpire, so I came on District Staff. Hmmmmm…… But still having fun.

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Don Fitzgerald

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Darin Leggett

I played little league baseball in Cerritos California (Frontier LL) in 1971- 1972. When my oldest son Shadan turned 6, I signed him up for single A ball at Alcoa little League in 1999. I was asked to umpire many of his games and was recruited by Rob Lutz to join the Northwest Umpires Association in 2000. Served as a Board member for Alcoa/Central Vancouver from 2001- 2010.

Have officiated in three regional tournaments LL Softbal 2009, EMEA Junior BB 2011, and Senior Softball 2011.

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Washington District 4 is comprised of nine leagues that serve the needs of girls, and boys ages 4 to 18 and is the host of the 2014 Western Regional Junior Baseball International Tournament games hosted at Kindsfather Field at Clark Community College.

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