Yakima Valley championship-level indoor & outdoor sports complex

Meet Our Team

The SOZO Board

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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 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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Edward Miles - Vice President

Eddie has held management positions in a number of health 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.

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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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Micah Cawley

As the three-term mayor of Yakima, WA, a Northwest city of nearly 100,000 people,
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 I 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+ 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, hardworking, and trustworthy. I excel in diplomacy and relationship
building to gather support around the initiatives and goals of the organization.

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Bryce Cooper

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 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,
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 youth and adults in the community.
Bryce is happily married and enjoys spending time with his son, Erik, who is almost
two-years-old.

Gina

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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