Yakima Valley championship-level indoor & outdoor sports complex

Meet Our Team

The SOZO Board

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Edward Miles - President

Eddie is the Chief Operating Officer for The Dolsen Companies, a parent company of several businesses including Coca-Cola of Yakima and Tri-Cities, Dairy and Cattle Operations and Farming Operations in Oregon.  Eddie played collegiate soccer and baseball and continues to enjoy playing and refereeing soccer to this day. 

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Kerry Martin - Vice President

Kerry is a local resident with 25 years of experience building and managing companies that provide innovative solutions for all types of health care organizations. In 1985, Kerry began his career selling and servicing computer network systems to physicians in Central Washington. In 1998, Kerry founded CodeCorrect and acquired MedRelevance. He successfully combined the resources of the two companies to create an extremely successful CodeCorrect product line. The resulting chargemaster product was the most installed product in hospitals nationwide. This earned CodeCorrect the ranking of #18 on Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in 2004 and #81 in 2005. Kerry was instrumental in the successful acquisition of CodeCorrect by UCG in 2004, Accuro Healthcare Solutions in 2006, and MedAssets, Inc. in 2008. In 2011, Kerry turned his focus to the new medical coding system that all physicians and hospitals were to start using in 2015. As CEO of VitalWare, Kerry and his team of 50 people take care of 300+ hospital clients across the country.
Kerry enjoys skiing, boating, scuba diving, and traveling to soccer games with his wife, Gina, and their two girls, Kelly (14) and Sophia (12).

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Rich Austin - Secretary

Rich has been the Director of Sports for the Yakima Valley Sports Commission since 2006. Previously, he spent 15 seasons with the Yakima Sun Kings, where he was a part of five CBA Championship teams and won the 2005 CBA Executive of the Year award. He was the Sports Communications Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2003-2005. In addition to the SOZO Sports Board of Directors, Rich is a member of the following boards: Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Yakima, Team Yakima Volleyball, Union Gap Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Union Gap Youth Foundation, and Yakima All-America City Committee. He is a graduate of East Valley High, Yakima Valley Community College (with an AA in General Studies), and Washington State University (with a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies). Rich is married to Jenn Arnett and has three daughters: Chanteena, Addison, and Avery. He enjoys the beach, going to the movies, watching basketball, and traveling.

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Andy Martinkus - Treasurer

Andy attended Washington State University, receiving a BA in Social Sciences (economics). After graduating, Andy spent three years with Stock Build Supply based out of Raleigh, NC. During those three years, Andy started in their Managing Training Program, moving up the management ranks, living in Utah, Idaho, and Texas before moving to Yakima in fall 2006 to work for Western Materials. At that time, Andy became the store manager of the Yakima Branch until 2011. In 2011, Andy became the Chief Operating Officer in charge of all sales and operations for Western Materials’ four branches. Western Materials is a contractor supply company selling primarily: masonry, drywall, roofing, stucco, and lumber. Western has locations in Yakima, Pasco, Wenatchee, and Portland, employing over 100 personnel. Andy also serves on community boards, such as American Red Cross for 6 years with 2 years as Chairman of the Board, Pegasus, and Yakima Downtown Rotary member since 2006. Andy’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and watching sports. Andy has been married to his wife, Natalie, for nine years. They have two boys.

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Gina Martin

Born and raised in Yakima, Gina is a local property management business owner and real estate investor. She received her degree in Radiologic Technology from Yakima Valley Community College in 1990. After 15 years in the medical field, she started a property management business and began investing in real estate. It was during this time she became active in youth volunteer activities. She participates in fundraising events at St. Paul Cathedral School and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for SOZO Sports of Central Washington. As the mother of two girl soccer players, Gina has personally experienced the benefits that being a part of a team can bring to a child and the difference that sports make in the overall community. Gina sees SOZO Sports as an opportunity to use her business and youth volunteer background to join with other dedicated sports enthusiasts and give back to her community.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, gardening, yoga, and playing with her two dogs, Buddy and Macie Gray.

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Jenna Stratton

Jenna is a local resident, born and raised in Yakima, who graduated from West Valley High in 1996. Jenna holds an Associate’s Degree from Yakima Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in special education from Central Washington University, a Master’s in Reading from City University, and an Administration Degree from Heritage University. She was an active board member on the Yakima Humane Society from 2003-2013. For the past 16 years, Jenna has also been an active board member/volunteer for the schools she has worked for. She has over 16 years of experience working with kids in an educational and youth sports setting. She currently teaches at Wide Hollow Elementary and coaches her youngest child’s soccer team. She grew up playing fast pitch softball, track and field, and basketball. She also still plays on a women’s recreational softball team. Jenna enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing, softball, racquetball, coaching, and watching all her daughter’s soccer teams. She is passionate about making Yakima an even better place and offering children more opportunities to advance their athletic abilities.

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Amy McKinney

Amy is a transplant to Yakima having met her husband Mike while students at the University of Washington. She taught middle school Language Arts in Wapato for 4 years before starting a family and raising their two children, Joey and Lauren, while getting involved in the community.  Junior League of Yakima,  the Capitol Theatre,  Montessori School of Yakima, St. Paul Cathedral School, La Salle High School and the Yes for Plaza Committee have all been passions of hers and she’s been a part of every capital campaign or major fundraiser led by these different organizations.  Her hobbies are traveling, cooking, her family, friends and her community!  She and Mike will be celebrating 24 years of marriage this spring and she’s grateful every day to be involved in anything that enhances the quality of life for Yakima locals and visitors.

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Brendan Monahan

Brendan has lived and worked in Yakima as a trial attorney for agricultural and other business employers since 1992.  Brendan has played soccer most of his life, including stints with Toppenish High School (1980-84), Saint Mary’s College of California (1985-86), and with various teams in the Valley’s Mexican League (1984-1998).  Brendan’s joint passions for soccer and travel compelled him to live in Mexico (1986) and Brazil (2014) for the opportunity to watch World Cup games.  He is married to Aileen and has had varying levels of success coaching his daughters, Molly and Fiona.

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Greg Knoebel

Greg is originally from Wisconsin and received his BBA from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Greg went on to receive his MBA from Gonzaga University. Yes, Greg is HUGE Packers fan. He and his wife Juli moved to Yakima in 1989 to be CFO at Western RV. They raised two children, Katie and Brian. Katie is a nurse a Children’s Hospital in Seattle, and graduate of Northwest University in Kirkland and from LaSalle High School.  Brian senior at Western Washington University and West Valley High School graduate.
Greg changed professions in 2007, becoming a Relationship Manager for US Bank. He and Juli, a pre-School teacher at St. Joseph Marquette, live in West Valley. Greg and Juli are both community-centered and have been involved in many organizations. Greg has served as a volunteer work with the United Way, Board Member for Community Living in Yakima and an Advisory Board Member for Northwest Harvest in Yakima. Greg says, “I think I know where every youth sports venues for basketball, soccer, and baseball are in the valley.  Like many parents probably broke speed limits going from one game to another to try and attend every game my kids played.  The concept of the SOZO sports complex would have saved me some speeding tickets.”

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Ron Mansfield

Ron enjoys working with youth players and seeing them grow into their potential.  It is very satisfying to see the skills and thought processes transferred from the practice field to the game and know that the players are getting a greater understanding of the game of soccer. Ron has extensive coaching experience and has been involved with soccer for nearly 50 years. He carries a USSF National C coaching license. He coached for both boys and girls high school programs at Yakima Davis High School from 1985 – 1996. The highlight of his coaching years was taking a U-14 boys team to a state championship in 1985. His U-13 boys team on the same day took 2nd in the state tournament. . Ron coached 3 teams at the same time with only 2 losses that season U-15 girls, U-14 boys, and U-13 boys. The girls were undefeated playing in the district U-17 league. He has served as Vice President for the Yakima Youth Soccer Association since 2014.

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Doug Picatti

Doug earned his Electrical Engineering degree from Washington State University and after working for various companies such as GE and Honeywell in the Seattle area, he joined his family business, Picatti Brothers, Inc. He is an entrepreneur, an angel investor, and venture capitalist. He started his own SaaS Company in Las Vegas and was recruited to join VitalWare, a healthcare SaaS company.  Currently, Doug is the Director of Employment at VitalWare and their national talent recruiter. Doug has a passion for enriching lives and helping to make positive changes in his community. He has helped establish several non-profit organizations and has been on several boards including Ready by Five, the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary, PBS, SOZO Sports and many more.

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Ken McAllister

Ken leads the strategic focus and product vision for the rapidly growing school safety and security industry and the company, 4Pointe. Ken, is a software industry visionary and pioneer in the use of software as a collaborative and communicative tool in both strategic and tactical planning as well as risk and event management. Ken was an active member of the National IJIS Institute, as well as serving on the NFPA Community Fire Master Planning Initiative and was a member of the FEMA Fire System Requirements Analysis team. As adjunct faculty instructor for the National Fire Academy (Emmittsburg, MD), and leader in master plan development, he provided fire Planning and Auditing services to many of the largest fire departments in the country. Ken is a retired Chief Fire Officer from the City of Bellevue Fire Department. After retiring from the Fire Service, he became an original founder of Sunpro Fire RMS Software, Ken served as President and CEO as the company grew to become the leading Fire/EMS records management company in the nation, receiving successive years recognition on the national D&T Fast 500 list. He is currently a Board member for SOZO, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and EPIC (early childhood learning) as well as a Fire Commissioner for Fire District #11.

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