Meet the Directors

Ryan Freeland

Vice-President

 

Profession:

Sports Architect, Sports Studio Design Leader at JLG Architects

 

Bio:

Ryan grew up in Minnesota where he found hockey 'late', lacing up his skates for the first time in the third grade, but never looked back. Ryan has played and coached with some of the top tier talent coming out of Minnesota. Ryan's passion for hockey and growing the sport comes from being a first generation hockey player within his family, understanding what is involved in entering a sport that was relatively unknown. Ryan looks to make hockey more accessible at an entry level, while elevating the level of skill development and performance throughout AYHA and the greater region of southeastern Wisconsin.

 

Ryan has been a part of AYHA since landing in Wisconsin in 2018. For the last 4 years, Ryan has served as a head coach at the Mini/Mite Level, serving as the Mite Level Director for the last couple years and will be co-leading the squirt level this upcoming season. As a father of three, his youngest being a 2020 birth year, Ryan will be around AYHA and youth hockey for many years to come and looks forward to helping grow the organization and passion for the sport within the community.

 

To Ryan, hockey is the ultimate t.e.a.m sport - T.ogether E.veryone A.chieves M.ore. It is a sport that teaches adversity, self-confidence, compete and sportsmanship, unlike any other sport. He looks forward to continuing to instil these values throughout our players, coaches, and families of AYHA.

 

Josh Tillman

Director

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Amy Galbari

Secretary

 

Profession:

Teacher at St. Charles

 

Bio:

Amy grew up in Chicago, Illinois where she played softball, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. She went to Cardinal Stritch University, where she played volleyball and received a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.

 

Amy joined the Arrowhead Youth Hockey Family in 2017. She has two boys in the Youth Program and has been an active member of the association by being a Team Manager for one/both of her boys' teams, as well as working with the Milwaukee Admirals coordinating fun events throughout the season.

 

Amy believes that there are many life lessons to be learned through youth sports - hard work ethic, teamwork, and discipline - prepare our kids to succeed at the goals they set for themselves and not to quit at the first sign of disappointment.

 

Brady Chuckel

President

 

Profession:

President at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley WI

 

Bio:

Brady is proud member of the local community and a positive voice for AYHA as well as Arrowhead High School. Off the ice he is a partner and president of Paul Davis Restoration. Brady describes himself as a high energy individual with a passion for service and quality.  As a person that has grown up in the Arrowhead community and as an Alumni of AHS hockey Brady brings a wealth on knowledge and history to the board.

 

Brady's Arrowhead hockey experience began in 1993 when he played for the 1st team that Arrowhead suited up. Eventually was able to play the first WIAA season that Arrowhead had a sanctioned team.

 

Brady is the proud father of three children and has been involved with AYHA since 2015. Brady has served as mite head coach, squirt assistant coach, squirt head coach, peewee head coach, peewee assistant coach, board director, and most recently board vice president.

 

When it comes to youth sports his philosophy is simple; work hard, be honest, and have a positive attitude.

 

Jerrod Showers

Director

 

Profession:

Regional Engineering Director – Food Supply Chain, Target

 

Bio:

Jerrod is a lifelong hockey player and will always have a passion for the game. Jerrod has enjoyed playing hockey since he was three years old, but as his children have become of age to play, he has found a passion coaching and helping younger players to develop their skills as well. Jerrod played youth hockey in the Madison area through High School where he was a 4 year letter winner.

 

Jerrod believes his commitment to sports helped him learn the importance of hard work and to be able to see the rewards of what that hard work can bring in terms of results. Jerrod has three daughters coming up through the program (AYHA/LCW) and is excited that he can contribute to the program to ensure all our youth players have a great experience.

 

Since 2019, when Jerrod’s oldest daughter started in the sport, he has had the chance to be able to coach all three of his daughters, and was excited to be part of the coaching staff to take LCW 12u team to a state championship! As he has coached, and been able to get closer to the “ins and outs” of the AYHA, he realized that he could apply his passion for the game, development of our players along with the skills he uses in my profession to organize, align and move teams toward a common goal.

 

Jerrod’s goal is to not only build better hockey players, but better humans as well......as there are many life lessons to be learned through participation in sports.

 

Jackie Little

Director

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