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Oct, 2021

RAH Welcomes new board members and thanks exiting board members

PresidentMike Oyler has been an instrumental member of RAH for the past 2 years as president. He is responsible for organizing a full, functioning board as well as coaching softball for his daughter, Michayla. He lives in Granger Twp with his daughter and wife, Kelly. He has helped grow the board with active members that want positive change for our kids. He also secured many sponsorships and a grant for the new lights at the Kobak fields (in conjunction with Hinckley twp). 

TreasurerJeremy Pfahl lives in Granger Township with his wife Amanda and their two kids, Graham and Samantha.  Both kids attend Granger Elementary and are active in multiple youth sports.  He has nearly 20 years of experience in the Financial Services/Banking Industry and is looking forward to being able to help RAH continue to bring so many rewarding programs to the Highland community. Jeremy is starting this position in 2021. 

SecretaryStephanie Whitling has been acting secretary for 2 years now. She lives in Granger with her husband Kyle and 4 active kids, Kallen, Audrey, Dane and Noah, who play many sports, including baseball. She looks forward to improving RAH’s program and putting the members in place to keep athletes challenged and have access to facilities and excellent coaching so they stay within the Highland system. 

Director of rec baseball: Ryan Corrao and his wife, Megan, live in Hinckley with their two kids that very much enjoy the RAH programs.  He is currently a realtor with Century 21 DePiero and Associates. In addition, he comes from a long background in public service.  Ryan says, “I am excited to join RAH as the Director of Rec Baseball. Keeping the recreation programs strong is a vital part of our community. As Director of Rec Baseball I promise to do my part. I look forward to hearing from everyone on how we can improve and make the recreation department enjoyable for our children and the adults alike.”

Director of rec softball: Nichole (Nicki) Grambo lives in Sharon Township with her husband Bobby and two daughters Angela and Vivian, who both play softball.  Nicki is proud to carry out the legacy of her father who was president of Revere’s Recreation Association and her grandfather who was a founding member of Woodridge’s Recreation Association.Director of travel baseball: Jason Huber has two son’s that are 9 and 5 years old that currently go to Sharon Elementary. Last season, Jason was one of the 9U baseball travel coaches and will continue to coach on the upcoming 10U team. Jason is excited to bring his experience to the boys travel program. 

Director of travel softball: Alicia Mostoller husband Timothy Mostoller, daughters Gracie 10 and Joz 6. Gracie is homeschooled and Joz goes to Hinckley Elementary in kindergarten. Alicia has been involved with RAH for close to 30 yrs. She played starting at 6 yrs all the way to 18 yrs and umpired for a couple yrs. Her father was President of RAH for a few years. Alicia’s brother also played in the men's league and co-ed when they had it. She coaches her oldest daughter who is active with the American league. Alicia's husband coaches the youngest in rookie. She's been coaching for 6 seasons now. Alicia has been on the board for 3 yrs. She's a stay at home mom and is an Independent Distributor for Youngliving Essential Oils and Shaklee.

Director of T-ball: Jason Ciocca has been the acting director of T-ball for the last 2 years.  He lives in Monteville Township with his wife Dawn and 3 children, Frankie, Mack and Tenley.  Jason has been coaching Frankie’s and Mack’s softball and baseball teams the last couple of years. Both Frankie and Mack attend Sharon Elementary School while Tenley is in preschool.  He is a Physical Education teacher at Woodridge Elementary School located in Peninsula, Ohio.  Jason is thankful for the opportunity to be volunteering for the Recreation Association of Highland.  

Director of basketball: In 2019, Jason and Cal Robertson approached the RAH organization to establish a formal youth basketball program in Highland.  Since that time the program has implemented important safety protocols including: coach’s background checks, concussion & cardiac arrest training, and liability insurance coverage.  In addition, coaches are supported by the Highland Varsity Basketball program with the goal of having a consistent Highland basketball program from 3rd   grade through Varsity.  Also, a separate Board of Directors for boys youth basketball was established and includes:  Finance (Jennifer Elsass), Secretary (Laura Goldie), Operations (Chris Sauer & Ray Weaver), Varsity Coach (Adam Cestaro) and Junior Varsity Coach (Jack Leslie) plus several others who are helping to coordinate.  Jason resides in Sharon Township with his wife Anita, and sons Tyler and Jackson and has been a youth basketball coach in Highland for the last 7 years.

As we get off to a new start for the 2022 season, we would also like to thank those that have provided monumental service in the past few years. Brian Coyne has not only been travel director, but filled in for field maintenance and kept the fields running smoothly for the summer and fall and has been heading up some new exciting changes to the fields. Taylor Speier had been rec baseball director and was instrumental in building a positive team environment that started with sharing his positive coaching style with all of the coaches and building great athletes and boys with character. Steve Harter was treasurer and managed the detail oriented work of keeping balance, payments and essential refunds with an unexpected 2020 season. Paul Hrics has been director of a successful travel softball program over the past few years and we have seen a lot of growth. We thank you all for providing your time and energy to the growth of RAH!
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