Meet The Board
Jan Karachale - President
Jan played lacrosse in the MCLA at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo back when bucket helmets were a thing. He started coaching for Eastlake in 2012 and has been on the board as Vice President since 2018. Being involved in youth lacrosse is both his hobby and his passion and he looks forward to growing the sport of lacrosse on the plateau.
Ron Ortloff - Boys Vice President
Steve Brozinik - Girls Vice President
Aaron Drake - Secretary
Aaron Drake, secretary of the board. Aaron fell in love with the excitement and athleticism of lacrosse after two lackluster seasons of T-Ball with his son Logan. Combining the fast pace of hockey and the strategy and teamwork of soccer, lacrosse is fun to play and fun to watch. After one practice the Drake family was hooked and that was the last time Logan built an infield sandcastle, or picked dandelions in right field. Aaron is proud to be serving the Eastlake club, and working hard to show why lacrosse is the fastest growing game on two feet.
Sreedhar Krovvidi - Treasurer
Jason Fournier - Ombudsman / Past President
Jason Fournier hails from the east coast where he played collegiate lacrosse at Division III Maine Maritime Academy. He was a longtime coach at Eastlake Lacrosse and was the founder of our K-2 program in 2009. Jason hung up his whistle after coaching for Eastlake through his son's 8th grade year because, "it was time for Preston to actually have a qualified coach". He served as our board Vice President for one year before taking over the role as President in 2018. One of his greatest achievements while with Eastlake has been the establishment of our girls program, as he believes that creating a unified program that serves all of the young athletes within our program feeder area boosts the participation and enthusiasm for our program as a whole.
Jason Montoya - Boys Program Director, Boys Varsity Co-Head Coach
Jason grew up in Seattle, playing lacrosse for Queen Anne and Garfield High School. He played Goalie throughout his career and was awarded HS All-American his senior year. Jason went on to play D1 Lacrosse at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Since college Jason has coached youth and high school lacrosse for 9 years all across the country. Jason previously coached Eastlake in 2019 as an assistant, helping the Wolves win the 4A State Championship. Jason is excited to be joining the Eastlake program as Boys Program Director and Varsity Head Coach!
Chris O'Dougherty - Boys Varsity Co-Head Coach
Stuart Smith - Boys High School Coordinator
Lena Hanson - Girls Varsity Head Coach
Lena's involvement in our local lacrosse community spans 2 decades. She began her lacrosse coaching career at the 7/8 level when Lake Samm Lacrosse Club was still the Eastside Eagles. She moved on to become the first Lake Samm high school coach and was instrumental in growing the high school program. After taking time off when she had her second daughter, Lena returned to Lake Samm for a few years before moving on to begin coaching her own daughters in their youth sports. Now that her girls are getting older, she is excited to be back coaching high school and helping develop the Eastlake Girls Lacrosse program! For Lena, coaching is about teaching life skills through sports, and she feels most accomplished when seeing the growth in her players' maturity as an individual and as a teammate.
In addition to coaching, Lena teaches part time in the Wellness Department at Eastlake High School. She has lived and taught in this community for 17 years with her husband (also an EHS teacher) and 2 daughters. When not coaching, teaching, or spending time with her family, Lena can be found trail running, playing soccer, reading, and hiking.
Nicole Bayly - Girls Youth Program Director
Allison Grassi - Girls High School Coordinator
Emily Duguid - Facilities Coordinator
Emily Duguid is the parent volunteer responsible for scheduling athletic fields. This role requires relationship building with cities and King County, following their field request processes, and allocating the fields we are granted to our 11 teams, a task she describes as trying to complete a puzzle when you already know you have too many pieces! Emily is a full time Mom to two youth lacrosse players in 6th and 7th grade. Prior to moving to the Seattle region from New Zealand for husband Ryan's work, Emily worked in global human resources for Hewlett Packard, and welcomes the opportunity to flex her project and program management muscles in her volunteer roles for LWSD PTSA and Eastlake Lacrosse.