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RAH Board of Directors

      Position:                                            Name: Contact:

1. President                                                 Taylor Speier [email protected]

2. Vice President                                         Nicki Grambo [email protected]

3. Treasurer                                                Jeremy Pfahl [email protected]

4. Secretary                                                 Stephanie Whitling  [email protected]

5. Director of Rec Baseball Danny Stevanski [email protected]

6. Director of Travel Baseball      Jason Huber [email protected]

7. Director of Rec Softball             Henry Koon [email protected]

8. Director of Travel Softball Alicia Mostoller [email protected]

9. Director of T-Ball / Basher Ball Jason Ciocca [email protected]

10. Director of Basketball Jason Robertson [email protected]

11. Director of Rugby Chris Wheaton [email protected]

12. Director of Marketing Ryan Corrao [email protected]

13. Director of Facilities Shane Huebner [email protected]

14. Director of Activities Jermie Pesek [email protected]

15. Director At Large Vacant [email protected]

RAH Board members profile

President: Taylor Speier and his wife and 2 kids (15 and 12) moved to the highland school district  in 2019. He jumped right into serving our youth while coaching multiple sports and becoming a RAH Board Member. He was instrumental in building and continuing a couple successful seasons the Director of Rec Baseball. He shows great organizational and coaching skills and we are happy to have him step into the Vice President roll to help continue moving this organization in the right direction. 

Vice President:  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.

Treasurer: Jeremy 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. 

Secretary: Stephanie Whitling has been acting secretary for 4 years now. She lives in Granger with her husband Kyle and 4 active kids, who play many sports. 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: Danny Stevanski and his family have lived in Hinckley for almost two years now. "We cannot say enough about the youth baseball program and how it has helped fold us into the community. More importantly, we feel it is a great way to introduce our youth to team sport, build and develop their character & teamwork, and enhance their confidence. Danny has a daughter Harper, 9, and son, Baron, 7, who have played in Rookies for two years in both softball & baseball respectively. He has been both a head coach and assistant coach in each league. He was elected in 2023 and is hoping to continue with a community development. He has a genuine passion to help develop kids with sports as RAH rec baseball director.

Director of Rec Softball: Henry Koon, along with his wife Emily, reside in Wadsworth with their daughter Murphy (7), who goes to Sharon Elementary. They relocated to Wadsworth from Cleveland's suburbs in October 2020. Henry currently serves as the Recreational Softball Director and coaches Murphy's 8U softball team. His commitment to public service and community value have led him to join the RAH organization, contributing to the thriving Softball Program. If you're interested in coaching or volunteering, don't hesitate to reach out to him!

Director of Travel Baseball: Jason Huber and his wife Gina live in Sharon Township and they have two son’s that are 10 and 6 years old. Jason has made major improvements to the boys travel baseball program in the flow and organization of the tryout process, team selection process, coaching and community involvement. Jason has ensured the top talent in our community at each age group is playing high level baseball for Highland Travel. The travel baseball program has established a strong reputation in North East Ohio as one of the best community based travel programs in the area competing against club level and community based teams. 

Director of Travel Softball: Alicia Mostoller and her husband Timothy (Bubba) have two daughters, Gracie 10 and Joz 6. Gracie is homeschooled and Joz goes to Hinckley Elementary. 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, and her husband coaches the youngest. She's been coaching for 6 seasons and has been on the board for 3 yrs. She works for Highland Local School's in the food service department. 

Director of T-Ball / Basher Ball: Jason Ciocca has been the acting director of T-ball for the last 2 years.  He lives in Montville 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 Marketing: 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 hopes to take fundraising and marketing for RAH to the next level. 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 Basketball: Jason Robertson. 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.

Director of Rugby: Chris Wheaton lives in Montville Township with his with Jody, and two daughters, Megan and Emily.
Both girls attend Highland Schools and are active players in the rugby program. Chris has been a coach for the Middle School Girls Rugby team for the past 5 years and assistant coach to the High School Girls Fall Sevens team for 2 seasons. Almost 2 years ago, Highland Rugby became part of RAH, which is when he took on the role of Director of RAH Rugby. In addition to coaching rugby, he has coached T-ball, 8U Softball and Middle School Wrestling in the past.

Director of Fields / Facilities: Shane Huebner joined RAH May 2023. Shane and his family moved to Sharon in January 2018.  He and his wife, Amy, have 2 boys Josh and Logan.  The boys play multiple sports at the middle school, Josh, and youth sports Logan.  "I'm the 9u travel baseball coach as well as an assistant with youth football and coached 3rd grade basketball as well.  I have coached both of my sons in multiple sports for years.  I am a union sheet metal contractor, my wife and I own and operate Huebner Sheet Metal Inc.  I'm very excited to take on the role of field director because having nice, presentable fields is a huge deal for travel baseball and softball.  I want to begin working hard on Highland being able to host their own travel baseball/softball tournaments and that is a big goal of mine in taking on this position.  A sports junkie that is all about maintaining and improving the Highland community sports scene from the youth level up to the high school teams."

Director of Activities: Jeremie Pesek was elected in 2023 and says, "I started my softball years with RAH when I was a child. It taught me many skills that I still currently apply to my life. I enjoy coaching softball for my daughters' teams in this great program. Being an active part of RAH has allowed me to help shape the lives of young athletes in my community. I focus on learning new skills and having fun!" Jeremie also teaches the 2nd and 3rd grades intensive needs class at Granger Elementary. 

Updated: 6/12/2024


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