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RAHA Board Members, Terms & Bios:

Eric Presbrey (2021) - President & WebMaster

Eric and his wife Megan have lived in Ridgefield for 16 years. They currently have three children (Fred, Lulu, and George...a Bantam, PW and Squirt.)

Eric started playing hockey in Massachusetts at about six years old and played travel hockey on Cape Cod, trekking all over eastern New England. He often played on two or three teams per season, even playing in Lake Placid tournaments in the early years just after the 1980 US Olympic hockey Miracle on Ice.

After youth hockey Eric played varsity hockey for the Barnstable High School Red Raiders and Deerfield Academy. He then went on to the University of New Hampshire to play both Division 1 hockey and lacrosse before ultimately opting to play just lacrosse.

After graduation, Eric went on to play for the Boston Blazers in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League while settling into a long career of men’s hockey leagues. Eric is the Chief Revenue Officer at Centrical, a software company based in Tel-Aviv. He also races F2000 cars and runs a men’s early morning hockey group here at Winter Garden.

Eric's focus on the RAHA Board has been to work with the coaches, players, and parents to build the best RAHA program possible where the kids have fun and develop their skills. His goal has been to build a competitive program where young players at all age and skill levels can continue to reach their own personal potential. Eric has been an assistant coach for various RAHA teams, is a level 3 USA Hockey certified coach and has served as President, Hockey Operations Director, Webmaster and other leadership roles for RAHA.

Eric is the Board representative for the Mites & Midget teams.

 

Patrick Walsh (2023) - Vice President, Treasurer & Winter Garden Relations

Patrick is a lifelong Ridgefield resident.  His son, Clayton, is a second-year Squirt player.  Patrick has been actively involved in Connecticut youth hockey for more than 20 years as a hockey referee and is currently the SafeSport Director for RAHA. 

Patrick loves the game of hockey and understands the importance youth sports provide our children.  Hockey commands sacrifice and instills dedication, camaraderie, and pride.  RAHA serves a community of individuals with common goals – fun, competitive hockey, and a program that will foster our children’s success, not only on the ice but wherever their aspirations lead them in the future.

He has volunteered his time and served the town of Ridgefield for fifteen years, three on the Zoning Board of Appeals and twelve years as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner.  Patrick is a partner with the Ridgefield law firm Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

Patrick is the Board representative for Mites and Midget teams.

 

Kim Hulber (2021) - Ice Planning & Scheduling

Kim and her family have lived in Ridgefield for eight years. She spends her days building strategies to make business processes more effective and efficient and at night you may run into her (not literally, I hope) chauffeuring her son and daughter between hockey, skating, soccer, swimming and dance.

Kim dabbled in hockey in her youth but really started playing as an adult. She spent many hours playing at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan between the hours of 10:00 PM. and 2:00 AM. and is now thrilled to watch her son play the sport that she enjoys so much, during daylight hours.

Kim is a Ridgefield Parks & Recreation commissioner, was a RAHA team manger this past year, spent several years on the Board of an adult not-for-profit hockey organization in NYC and has coached youth soccer. She has a wealth of experience in communications, program management, problem solving and getting things done. She would love the opportunity to bring her recreation, community and corporate experience to the Board to evolve the RAHA program.

Kim is the Board representative for the Bantam and Peewee teams.

 

Michael Zarro (2022) - TBD

Growing up in Putnam County NY Mike Zarro played his youth hockey in the area. Since graduating college, he has coached hockey for multiple programs at all levels from Learn to Play through High School Varsity. Beginning in 2000, Mike coached the John Jay East Fishkill JV team to 7 Championship appearances in 8 years, bringing home the title 5 times. In 2010, Mike was part of the varsity coaching staff that led the program to a NYS Championship in 2010. As his children began taking interest in hockey Mike transitioned from coaching the high school level and started coaching Learn to Play, 8U, 10U and 12U hockey. Mike is excited to be part of the Lions coaching staff.

Board representative for the TBD

 

Devon Myers (2021) - Hockey Operations/Goalies, Covid  & CanAm Coordinator

Devon and her husband Adam have lived in Ridgefield for 9 years with their three children (Maclaine, Bowie, and Aksel). Currently all three children are in the RAHA program playing for Squirts and Mites. 

Devon grew up in nearby New Canaan, CT and grew up in a hockey family. She started skating when she first could walk and played hockey at the New Canaan Winter Club prior to playing for Deerfield Academy during her high school years. During the summer months, Devon participated in Hockey Night in Boston and was a highly recruited player. Devon then went on to play for Trinity College and was the captain and leading scorer for the team. Not only did Devon play hockey throughout her college career but she also played lacrosse and enjoyed here athletic experiences very much. 

Devon is a devoted mother who has been involved not only in coaching and volunteering with her children’s sports but also education. She serves on the board of the PTA for the girls’ school and is the chair of junior tennis at Silver Spring Country Club. Prior to having children Devon worked for UBS and Janus Capital running sponsorships and events across all platforms. She then went on to work for the Aspen Art Museum where she was responsible for executing their annual fundraisers. 

Devon is thrilled to be part of the RAHA board to help to continue to grow the program, enhance skills, create a strong community, and have fun.

Devon is the Board representative for the Peewee teams.

 

Corry Ioli (2022) – TBD

Corry and her husband Brian moved to Ridgefield 3 years ago with her son Ben and Brian’s kids, Kendall and Brayden and their 2 doodles, Callie & Wesley.  Her son Ben has been part of the RAHA program for 6 years and will be a first year Pee Wee goalie in the fall.  

 
Corry grew up in Pittsburgh, PA going to every Penguins game, so hockey has always been a big part of her life.  She often played dek and street hockey with the boys.  If there is a home game, you’ll always find Corry in the box, managing the clock!
 
Corry is an Executive Director in Human Resources at Boehringer Ingelheim leading the Talent, Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development teams in Ridgefield.  She also has an interior design business, Sweet Casual Style, LLC.  
 

Board Representative for the TBD

 

Tiffany Lenz (2022) – TBD

Tiffany and her husband Jon have lived in Ridgefield 23 years.  They currently have 3 children (AJ, Abby and Aidan… a Midget, a dancer and a Squirt).  The family’s hockey journey began in Brewster where AJ played house and then travel for the Brewster Bulldogs.  We joined RAHA when AJ was a second year Pee-Wee and have been Lions ever since.

Tiffany spends most of her time volunteering in the activities that her kids are passionate about: former PTA President at Farmingville Elementary School, director of FES school play, current PTA board member at East Ridge MIddle School, former manager of RAHA Bantam AA and Midget 16U, current RAHA Midget director, backstage coordinator for Enchanted Garden dance studio, former Girl Scout troop leader, member of National Charity League and director of Vacation Bible School at Jesse Lee.

Prior to having children, Tiffany worked for various hedge funds, first as a paralegal and then as a lawyer getting her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2005.

Tiffany is psyched to join the RAHA board at an exciting time in the organization’s growth and looks forward to leveraging her past experience to assist the hockey program moving forward.  Go Lions (and Hat Tricks)!

Board Representative for the TBD