Honorary board members are leaders in the community who support the WWFHA mission and act as advisors, counselors, and champions of the Washington Wild players, families, and Board.
Please welcome WWFHA's Honorary Board!
Michelle Picard joins the Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) Honorary Board with the mission of supporting and advising the members of the Washington Wild teams and serving as a role model.
Michelle says, “I am so honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with the WWFHA - Washington Wild organization! I've loved playing the game of hockey ever since I first strapped on a pair of skates and this sport has given me more than I could have ever imagined. Along the way, I had numerous mentors and coaches to teach me, push me, and encourage me to become the best hockey player and person I could possibly be. Now, I hope to share a bit of what I've learned along the way with these aspiring young athletes. Thank you Washington Wild for inviting me into your family, I can't wait to get to know you all!"
Michelle Picard is an American Olympic ice hockey player who was born and raised in Massachusetts and attended Noble & Greenough School where she participated as a four-year member of the hockey team and a three-year member of the softball team. She served as captain of both teams her senior year. She received the Anne Dudley Newell Hockey Cup as a senior for dedication and excellence and led the team to four league championships and regional titles. She earned academic distinction all four years of high school and received the 2010 Harvard Book Club Award.
Michelle played for the U18 National team and was a silver (2010) and gold medalist (2011). As a four time Four Nations Cup player, she helped earn first, second and third place finishes in 2011, 2010 and 2013, respectively. In 2014 Michelle was selected to play on the US Olympic women’s team where the team won silver in Sochi, Russia.
Michelle graduated from Harvard University (2016) with a degree in Archaeology. She earned several hockey awards during her tenure in college, including All-Ivy League First Team and All-ECAC Hockey Third Team and was a finalist for the ECAC Defenseman of the year her senior year.
The head coach of the Crimson, Katey Stone said, "Michelle is a smart, seasoned blueliner with an aggressive dynamic to her game and is extremely versatile."
Michelle now plays as a defenseman for the professional National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) -- NY Riveters, the big-sister team to WWFHA.
Olympic Winter Games
IIHF Women's World Championship
IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Lyndsey Fry is an American Olympic ice hockey player who was born and raised in Arizona. She grew up playing with the boys in her hometown of Chandler until she was in high school. She then played at the Colorado Select Girls' Association throughout her high school years.
In 2009 and 2010 she played for the Under 18 Women’s National Ice Hockey team for Team USA where she won gold and silver, respectively. She then went on to play college hockey at Harvard University. During her junior year at Harvard, she made the Senior Women’s National Team and went on to win a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Canada.
In 2014, Lyndsey was selected to play on the 2014 Olympic Ice Hockey Team where she won silver in Sochi, Russia. After the Olympics, Lyndsey returned to Harvard for her senior year where her team won the Ivy Title, the ECAC Championship and finished as the runner up at the national championship.
Lyndsey graduated from Harvard in May and is now pursuing her passion of giving back to young female hockey players. She particularly enjoys working with girls who come from states like her own where hockey is not considered a popular sport. Lyndsey is determined to change that and is traveling all over the US to help grow the sport and help girls improve their skills on and off the ice.
Four Nations Cup
IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Completed her junior season at Harvard University of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Stacey Rondeau Livingston has served as a women's ice hockey official in the Olympics, and is now the Supervisor of Officials for the Women's World Championships and the Olympics.
Stacey has been involved in women's hockey for almost 30 years as a player, coach and an official. A native of Whitesboro, NY, Stacey attended the University of Maine in Orono, Maine where she played for the University's Women’s Ice Hockey team. After graduating from college, Stacey coached at the University of Maine and then at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. Stacey has officiated at the youth, high school, college and international levels over the course of her career.
Stacey currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Jay and their 3 children, Jayci, Reilly and Jake, where she works as a USA Hockey Referee Instructor and an IIHF Referee Supervisor.
Jason Kitay is the supervisor of membership programs for the renowned AEG Sports. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and attended the University of Washington. Jason was a 4-year roster player on the Washington Huskies Hockey team where he served as an alternate captain, treasurer, and president during his tenure. After graduating with a BA in Economics, Jason continued his education at Seattle University where he received his MA in Sports Administration and Leadership.
Starting as a sales executive in 2008, Jason now works for AEG and the LA Kings. He currently oversees the LA Kings and LA Galaxy loyalty marketing programs. Under Jason’s supervision, both programs have undergone a full redesign of their webpages and have seen consistent growth.
Jason continues to play hockey on a recreational team in Los Angeles, and he works as a USA Hockey referee for all ages and levels.
Jason is excited to be part of the WWFHA Family and will help the players and association in any way he can. He says, “I am impressed with the player development and the well-rounded program WWFHA offers female student athletes in the northwest.”
UW Ice Hockey Club Treasurer; 2005-2006
UW Ice Hockey Alternate Captain; 2006-2007
UW Ice Hockey Club President; 2006-2007
Member of the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings
Member of the 2014 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy
Jason earned two Stanley Cup and one MLS Championship rings while working for AEG
Kelly Katorji has been involved in female hockey for over 20 years. He runs a business around developing players for the next level by managing camps, winter tournaments, summer showcases and tournaments, such as the Rush Hockey Showcases and the Beantown Summer Classic. In addition, he is an independent scout (not for a fee).
Numerous NCAA coaches mention his camps, showcases, and tournaments as the best places for off-season development and collegiate scout exposure. They also tout him as an expert in the collegiate process, and say he is an excellent neutral advisor for women’s collegiate hockey.
Kelly Katorji scouts players from all over North America. His summer staff consists of personnel from almost every NCAA program and some Canadian CIS coaches. College coaches take to the ice with the players to run practices and interact with them, and his events are some of the best in terms of player exposure to collegiate hockey coaches.
Some of his accomplishments include: Ontario Hockey League Scout, Head of Central Scouting United States Hockey League, Advanced Scouting in Minor Pro Hockey (AHL), Director of Prospects Hockey North America’s Most Elite Hockey Showcase, Head Coach Wilford Laurier University Women’s Hockey, Coach/Assistant Coach/Manager for various Junior Men’s Hockey programs, and numerous minor hockey coaching roles at various elite levels.
Kelly joins the WWFHA Honorary Board to advise the association on the best practices for preparing players for collegiate women's ice hockey, both on and off the ice.
Mission: to continually improve hockey at the grass roots level, which is all about the community, keeping players at home, and developing talent at al levels.