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2024-25 MCHC Board of Directors Applicants

Board of Director Application

Applications are Due March 19,2024

Applicants are listed in the order that they submitted application.

Voting will take place at the annual meeting to be held March 26 at 5:30PM during the annual meeting at the ballroom of the RRC.

 The director openings that will be elected this year are currently being held by Cory Samuelson, Luke Taylor, Samantha Kitzmann and Aaron Gravos.  Each position will be for 2 years.


Marta Breiland

Are you a current MCHC member?  

YES

Do you have children in MCHC? 

YES

If yes, What age groups? 

 SQUIRTS 

How many years have you been involved with MCHC

1.5

Short Bio 

I was born and raised in Poland. At the age of 19 I moved to the US for college. I met my husband, Shaun, at school in Bemidji, MN in 2004. We have been married for almost 18 years and have two boys, Hudson (16) and Jaxon (9). I graduated with a degree in Psychology, but through the years, my passions shifted to graphic design and communications. I started in that line of work in 2011 and in 2016 I started my own business, which focuses on brand design, website design and social media management. We have been in Watford for almost 5 years and love this community so much. My husband is the lead pastor at CrossPoint church and he also assists in coaching in the squirt program. Hockey has always been part of our family as Shaun played hockey most of his life. The stipulation to our relationship was that we can’t ever live somewhere with no ice! So goodbye ocean living:) Fitness and healthy living are key passions of mine.

Why are you running for MCHC Board of Directors 

I’m running for the board because I believe in being part of a team that has the best of the club in mind, and my experience in communications, brand management, and organizational leadership would be a strong addition. My heart is always aimed toward coming alongside others and helping them accomplish their big picture goals. We have loved this program and it has become our second family. The relationships our families have created are ones that will last forever.

What other boards or committee are you on  

None

Please highlight one specific topic related to he MCHC program that you are passionate about strengthening or making better 

Communication and organizational leadership


BRODY WARNER

Are you a current MCHC member? 

YES 

Do you have children in MCHC?

YES

If yes, What age groups?

8U

How many years have you been involved with MCHC?

2

Short Bio 

Moved to Watford City with my wife and two children in October of 2022 from Alberta Canada. Grew up Playing Hockey in Thunder Bay Ontario. I moved to Alberta as a young adult where I met my wife. In 2022 I took over as Operations Manager and Head of Sales For T&E Pumps US Co and chose Watford City as my home. I enjoy all sports but have a passion for Hockey

Why are you running for MCHC Board of Directors 

As a dedicated supporter of the sport and a firm believer in the positive impact of community-based athletics, I am eager to contribute my skills and experience to further the mission and success of the program. My passion for hockey runs deep, and I have been actively involved in the sport for many years. From my early days as a player to running Hockey Canada’s introduction to hockey program in Alberta Canada  to my current role as 8u and Squirt B coach, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of hockey in shaping the lives of individuals and fostering a sense of camaraderie within the community.  In addition to my personal connection to the sport, I bring a diverse set of professional skills and experiences that I believe would be valuable to the Board Moreover, I am committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in all aspects of my involvement with the Watford city Oilers organization. I am eager to collaborate with fellow trustees, coaches, staff, and community stakeholders to ensure that the program continues to thrive and provide enriching experiences for participants of all ages. I am particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity to support initiatives that promote inclusivity, diversity, and the development of young athletes, as well as initiatives that foster a love for the sport within our local community.

What other boards or committee are you on  

N/A

Please highlight one specific topic related to he MCHC program that you are passionate about strengthening or making better 

Player Development


BOBBY KALOUSTIAN

Are you a current MCHC member?

YES

Do you have children in MCHC?

YES

If yes, What age groups

Learn to Skate/Play

8u

Squirts

 

How many years have you been involved with MCHC

5

Short Bio 

I am originally from Marlborough, Massachusetts and moved to Watford City in July of 2016. My wife, Samantha, is originally from Watford and we decided to move to Watford roughly 8 years ago with our 1 year old son at the time. We now have 4 children with 3 of them in various age groups in the hockey club. Growing up in Massachusetts, I played competitive hockey for 20+ years. I was fortunate enough to end up playing 4 years of college hockey and was named team captain of my college team my senior year voted on by my teammates. Playing athletics was a passion of mine growing up and that passion helped me learn valuable life lessons that I am forever greatful for. During my time in athletics I built life long friendships and learned how to overcome adversity. Playing for a team taught me how to put my team and my teammates first over individual achievements. I currently work at Cornerstone Bank as a Business Banker. During my time in North Dakota, I also started my own Construction Management business that have also taught me valuable lessons along the way.

Why are you running for MCHC Board of Directors?

The main reason why I am running for the MCHC Board is to ensure that all of the players within the club develop a true love for the game of hockey. At the youngest ages of our club, its important to ensure that those players have fun and want to continue to return to practice each and every day. At the older age groups, I want to be part of the effort to develop a plan for our players to have a strong work ethic, positive attitude both on and off the ice and ensure that the players are proud of themselves for what they accomplish during their time playing hockey. I strongly feel that as a leader of a youth atheltic organization its our job to teach our young players lessons that will help them in life. Those lessons that we teach them about life will help them become good hockey players. I also want to be part of the effort to help run the organzation as efficiently as possible. Having a background in running my own business can provide valuable insight to ensuring that the organization is treated as a business and ran as such. I want to make sure that I add value to the club as that is my resposbility to show to the members of the organization when running for the Board of MCHC.

What other boards or committee are you on ? 

NA

Please highlight one specific topic related to he MCHC program that you are passionate about strengthening or making better 

Teaching all players within the organzation valuable life lessons that will take them well beyong their playing days.