Yakima Valley's championship-level indoor & outdoor sports complex
The SOZO Board
Kerry Martin - 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 the physicians of 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 must start using in 2015. As CEO of VitalWare, Kerry, and his team of 50 people take care of over 300+ hospital clients across the country.
Kerry enjoys skiing, boating, scuba diving and traveling to soccer games with his wife Gina and their 2 girls, Kelly 14, and Sophia 12.
Edward Miles - Vice President
Eddie has held management positions in a number of health care organizations in the Pacific Northwest prior to his current role as Vice President, Integration and Business Development at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. As a collegiate level soccer player, Sozo Sports captured his interest and is lending his expertise to grow the sport in Yakima.
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 the 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 3 daughters, Chanteena, Addison and Avery. He enjoys the beach, going to the movies, watching basketball and traveling.
Andy Martinkus - Treasurer
Andy attended Washington State University receiving a BA in Social Sciences (economics). After graduating Andy spent three years with Stock Building Supply based out of Raleigh NC. During those three years Andy started in their Manager Training Program moving up the management ranks, living in Utah, Idaho, and Texas before leaving in 2006. Andy moved to Yakima in fall of 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. Community Boards; American Red Cross for 6 years with 2 years as Chairman of the Board, current Pegasus board member, Yakima Downtown Rotary member since 2006. Hobbies include; hunting, fishing, and watching sports. Andy has been married to his wife Natalie for 9 years. They have 2 boys.
As the three-term mayor of Yakima, Washington, a Northwest city of nearly 100,000, and with 15 years of experience in broadcast and online media, I’ve developed exceptional skills in public relations, marketing, leadership and strategic planning.
I am a confident solid presenter and communicator, and have successfully developed key relationships across government and the community to change the trajectory of Yakima.
As mayor, I oversaw a $200 million budget and 700-plus public employees. I regularly hosted dignitaries at the highest level of government and presided over meetings and events that involved a variety of organizations. I have staged live events ranging from concerts to fundraisers to corporate promotions and ensured their execution and success by supporting those on the team.
I am driven, hard-working, and trustworthy. I excel in diplomacy and relationship-building to gather support around the initiatives and goals of the organization.
Bryce is a local resident born and raised in Yakima. He graduated from Eisenhower High in 2002. He then furthered his education at Gonzaga University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance. Bryce played tennis in high school where he earned a 4A State Title and competed on the Gonzaga University’s Men’s Tennis Team at the Division 1 level. After finishing graduate school in 2007, he moved back to Yakima to start a career in banking. Bryce currently works at US Bank in Yakima as a Commercial Loan Officer. He is actively involved in the community and volunteers and serves on several Boards in the Yakima Valley. As a sports enthusiast, he is excited to be part of Sozo and the overall vision of building a fun, clean and safe sports complex for youths and adults in the community.
Bryce is happily married and enjoys spending time with his son, Erik, who is almost two year’s old.
Bertha is a keen advocate for community wellness, and works to provide programs and services focused on health promotions and prevention. She is the Senior Director and works within Community Health at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Her work leads to connections that are statewide and across cultures. We greatly appreciate Bertha’s board participation as we develop future programs to benefit children and families in the Yakima Valley.
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 girls’ soccer players, Gina has personally experienced the benefits that being 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.
Jenna is a local resident born and raised in Yakima who graduated from West Valley High in 1996. Jenna holds an Associates Degree from Yakima Community College, a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Central Washington University, a Masters 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 working with kids in an educational and youth sports setting. She currently is teaching at Wide Hollow Elementary and coaching her youngest soccer team. She grew up playing fast pitch softball, track and field, basketball and is currently still playing 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.
Jen is a mom of three active children and spends much of her time volunteering in a number of capacities. Before moving to Yakima in 2000, she graduated from the University of Washington with a Master’s in Education. Her love of kids took her into the classroom as a third grade teacher and then special education teacher until her first daughter was born in 2001. Since then, Jen has served on the Board of Directors at First Presbyterian Church preschool, as secretary for the Parent Teacher Fellowship at Riverside Christian School, and has held several leadership positions in her church. She is enthusiastic about being a part of Sozo Sports of Central Washington because of the good it will bring the community, especially for kids.
In her spare time, Jen enjoys cooking for family and friends, and finds the best way to unwind is to head out for a long run.