Zoe M. Harris serves as WWFHA's Executive Director, Operations.
The role includes oversight of strategic and daily operations, such as programming, communications, marketing and promotions, scheduling, event management, vendor and retail management, director and volunteer supervision, as well as Board of Director support.
For five years Zoë has volunteered for WWFHA in various positions from coaching to serving on the Board of Directors in such roles as vice president, treasurer, and operations. She worked with other volunteers to grow the association in the last few years by 133% and spear-headed such programs as the Honorary Board, Pro-Staff mentoring program, fundraising & marketing campaigns, and special events such as skating with the US National team.
Zoë believes that playing ice hockey teaches young women core fundamental character qualities such as: how to lead and follow, listen and learn, integrity, perseverance, positive attitude, respect and self-esteem. She is passionate about teaching the complex collegiate hockey process; how to market yourself and be scouted by college coaches.
Zoë is passionate about the sport of ice hockey, managing sports organizations, and teaching young people how to make the most of their experiences both on and off the ice. Zoë is looking forward to continuing the mission of WWFHA to grow and develop the sport and the Washington Wild players in local area.
Zoë has been involved in hockey operations for the last twenty-five years. She was entered into the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Hall of Fame in May 2014 for founding the women’s division (2000) and serving as vice president for four year. The ACHA Women's Division also named the annual Player of The Year award in her name for both Women's Division 1 and Division 2.
Zoë was an assistant coach and GM for the men's ice hockey team at the University of Washington (1998-2004) where the team tallied a six-year win-loss record of 104-42-1. Her coaching paraphernalia is in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto for being one of the first women to coach men’s collegiate ice hockey.
The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) announced its major awards for 2018. Eight individuals who have made unique contributions to amateur hockey in the United States will be recognized either at a luncheon during the Frozen Four in St. Paul or during the 2018 AHCA Convention in Naples, Florida.
Zoë was named the 2018 recipient of THE JOE BURKE AWARD, presented annually by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) to the person who has given outstanding contribution, support, and dedication to women's ice hockey and named in honor of a girls' and women's hockey "superfan," Joe Burke" -- for her myriad contributions to ACHA Women's Hockey, University of Washington men's hockey, and the Western Washington Female Hockey Association (more at the AHCA Press Release including other recipients).
Zoë is a native of Barrington, Rhode Island, graduated from the University of Maine (1992) with a degree in Mass Communications, where she played for the women’s ice hockey team for four years and served as a team captain. She was awarded the Coaches Award for dedication and hard work on and off the ice for two consecutive years and was invited to the NCAA Senior All-Star game in Providence, RI in 1992.
Adam Young is serving in his 4th year as a vice president of the board and WWHFA's registrar. He is looking forward to continuing to contribute both to the growth of the association and the development of female hockey. While female hockey is exploding in popularity, he feels there is still much work to be done in lowering the barriers to entry and expanding the development opportunities of female hockey players. Adam’s daughter is entering her 4th year as a player with the WWFHA Wild.
As a child, Adam played local hockey on the ice and in the streets of his hometown Toronto. Later, he was a goaltender for the Oxford University Blues (one of the oldest ice hockey teams in the world having been founded in 1885), and was in the net for the Blues’ victory over Cambridge in the 100th anniversary Varsity Match in 2000. He currently plays recreational hockey in the Greater Seattle Hockey League. When not involved with hockey, Adam is an attorney specializing in commercial transactions, with a focus on technology, intellectual property and data privacy.
For the past 7 years Cindy has volunteered for WWFHA in various positions from head coach of the 19UAA, 19UA and 14U teams, to serving on the Board of Directors in such roles as president, treasurer, coaching director, and more.
Cindy has over 40 years of playing, coaching, and hockey administrative experience, and serves as the USA Hockey PNAHA Female Hockey Director in charge of hosting the PNAHA Washington State Female Development Camp.
Cindy's mission is to help girls' hockey to grow in the Pacific Northwest and give female players the opportunity that she never had to play locally.
While coaching for WWFHA her teams have won several prestigious tournaments of their time, including the Connecticut Polar Bears Tournament and PCAHA League Championships.
Prior to WWFHA Cindy was the head coach of the University of Washington men's ice hockey team, which she led to a 104-42-1 record in six years, earning PAC 8 Conference Coach of the Year two times (first-ever woman to do so), ACHA-Western Region Coach of the Year (first-ever woman to do so), and 4 consecutive I-5 Cup Championship titles. She led the team to a 26-0 win-loss record by her fourth year behind the bench. She had her coaching jacket entered into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999 for being one of the first women to coach men's college hockey.
Prior to that Cindy had a hand in starting the ACHA Women's Division (2000) serving as the rules development committee chair, started the first women's inline league in the Seattle area and coached the first women's team to the AIRHS National Championship title (1998). From 1997-1998 she co-founded and coached the 49th Parallel Programs in Western Canada and the US - offering camps, clinics, and teams to enhance elite female players and help them get exposure to college scouts. Over 20 players accepting NCAA positions with scholarship monies within 1 year. From 1994-1996 she formed and coached the first girls' AAA elite team in Seattle at SJHA and by the second year went undefeated in the Canadian League (then called: the Lower Mainland Female Hockey League), which was the first time a US team had won the title.
Cindy grew up in Seattle and played AAA hockey for the National Champion Surrey Flyers and Newton Voyages of B.C. She currently works for Starbucks as a Senior Project Manager.
Kelly Goscinski serves on the WWFHA Board as vice president, as well as the director of the Western Washington Female Hockey League, the first female league in Washington state. When the youngest of her three daughters finally relented and gave hockey a try at the ripe age of five, Kelly and her family knew they wanted a community where girls are encouraged to excel. Her daughter’s passion and drive is matched by Kelly's own enthusiasm in playing, coaching, and watching her favorite teams on the ice.
A native Northeasterner, Kelly relocated to Washington more than a decade ago. She holds a BBA in Business Management with a minor in Marketing and was employed as a Business Analyst for IBM before heading west. Currently, she also serves on the Booster Board for Wave Aquatics, a local competitive swim team, providing fun team building activities and experiences. Kelly also served as a board member and as part of the communications team for the only homeschool PTSA in Washington. She is presently the fundraising chair and a teacher for the Eastside Homeschool PTSA.
In addition to serving on the board for the Western Washington Female Hockey Association, Kelly is an assistant coach for the Washington Wild 10U team, a coach for the Beginner’s Program, and the Beginner’s Coaching Coordinator.
Daniel comes to WWFHA after serving as the Coaching Director for the LVR Soccer Club, the largest youth recreational soccer organization in Washington State during his tenure. He forged relationships with parents and Select Soccer organizations to enable players and families make the best choices regarding the level of play they desired.
Daniel understands the need of the elite and beginning athlete and the the important needs of both. He currently coaches a U15 Boys and U7 Girls soccer team within that organization. He has a long term commitment to youth sports and primarily beginning players and coaches. In his previous role he co-created a coaching program centered on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a non-structured, supportive and enjoyable environment. This allowed the players to better develop in game decision-making abilities.
As a life long hockey player and fan, he was excited to when his daughter asked to enroll in Beginning Hockey 1. She is currently having a great time learning the game. Daniel played youth ice hockey, roller and street hockey, not to mention spent plenty of time shooting pucks at defenseless garage doors.
Daniel is honored and enthusiastic about engaging beginning players and parents and introducing them to the wonderful game of hockey. He believes in the long term goals of WWFHA outlined in the mission and brought to life by his fellow board members, the players, coaches and parents of this fantastic organization.
Daniel has worked at Starbucks for the past 25 years in a number of retail and IT roles focused on customer engagement and satisfaction.
Jim Ericson now serves on the WWFHA Board member and as the WWHFA Equipment Manager. Two of Jim’s daughters participate in female hockey through WWFHA. Laura Stump, now playing hockey in college, had been on the 19U Rep Tier 2/AA roster for several years, and Rachel Ericson participated in the 2016 inaugural season of the Beginners Program, and since has moved to an 8U League team.
Jim’s passion for sports and especially ice hockey leads him to donate time and effort to WWFHA. Watching the 19U Rep Tier 2/AA team grow to its current status, he sees the benefits that female hockey and sports in general provide to young athletes. Jim wants to expand the sport for females in the Washington area and thus commits to supporting an association that sets high standards to support local female youth hockey. Most importantly, he feels the sport of hockey establishes a strong foundation for girls as they grow into the next phases of their lives. WWFHA provides a solid launch pad for those girls who aspire to attend college and potentially play ice hockey at a higher level.
Growing up, Jim played hockey with the Pikes Peak Amateur Hockey Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado and High School Hockey with the Cheyenne Mountain Indians, who captured the state high school tournament in 1982, his senior year. After several years of on-and-off playing Jim plays recreational hockey locally when time permits.
Jim’s family of 5, Kumiko, Laura, Jennifer and Rachel, maintains an active schedule. Laura participates in FIRST Robotics in addition to Rep hockey, Jennifer engages with the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club Volleyball and Honors Jazz Band, and Rachel plays Beginners Youth Hockey with WWFHA. Jim also volunteers in Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) at Martha Lake Elementary School.
Jim works for The Boeing Company as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager.