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2016-17 Lumberjack Athletics Association Board of Directors



Joe Carter - President

Arizona Public Service (APS)

"Being a member of the LAA Board allows me to give back to a cause that is very important to me. I believe that my scholarship fund raising for student-athletes is helping to shape our future."


Jim Davis - Vice President

General Manager for Northland Beverage, Inc. 

"The Lumberjack Athletic Association is a way to get the community more engaged in the exciting things happening in NAU Athletics. They are putting a great product out and it's time the community gets behind the students, coaches and the entire athletics department."


Kevin Stephens

Partner at HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors

"I have benefited from NAU far more than it will ever benefit from me. This is a small part of trying to give something back." 



Robert A. Horn, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University

"Joined the LAA Board because of his focus on the “student” in NAU’s student-athletes."


Kelly Kasprzyk

Relator at RE/MAX Peak Properties

"As a former NAU student-athlete, I wanted to use the Lumberjack Athletics Association to stay involved in my alma mater and give back to student-athletes and help raise funds for their scholarships." 


Brian Herzog

Retired -- Former President and Founder of Frontline Energy Services, FES Investments Inc.  

"Participates as a mentor and remains very active in fund raising for local charities."     


Ryan Terhaar

Frederick Fisher Jewelers

"I joined the LAA Board as a way to give back to the university that I graduated from. I am very passionate in getting Flagstaff to 'back the Jacks.'”


Guillermo Cortes

Shephard Wesnitzer Engineering

"I participate in NAU Athletics because I believe that being involved provides a venue to bring our community together. We also have some amazing athletes at NAU and with our support, they are able to pursue their dreams."


Lynda Ballantine

PrimeTime Athletics

"I believe strongly in life lessons learned in youth sports and being involved in your community. NAU Athletics for me is those two worlds joining together in mentoring the youth and future leaders in our community."



Neil Wesson

OneAZ Credit Union

"I am an alumni of NAU and have supported NAU Athletics for over 20 years.  I took the Membership Program Manager position at OneAZ Credit Union because they became the Title Sponsor for NAU Athletics and made a perfect match."


Katie Colombini

Marketing Specialist at Kinney Construction Services, Inc. (KCS)

"As a former NAU student-athlete and someone who strongly believes in the ability of athletics to promote the development of lifelong skills and psychological wellness, I am and always will be passionate about Lumberjack Athletics. NAU and Flagstaff have blessed me with so many amazing experiences and opportunities that I see this as one small way I can show my gratitude and contribute to the support of our awesome Lumberjack athletes."


Michael Lavelle

Flagstaff Police Corporal

“As an NAU alumnus and athletics supporter for many years I feel it is my calling to give back to NAU Athletics through the LAA and LAA Board. I want to use this opportunity to continue the partnership with NAU Athletics and the surrounding community.”

Travis Joralmon

Insurance Agent – McCullough Insurance Agency

As a Flagstaff Native and NAU Alumni, my family and I love NAU Athletics – especially Louie the Lumberjack."


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