Board of Directors
Dodgeball BC's board of directors supports players and the promotion of the sport across the province on a volunteer basis. These positions are filled for a maximum of two years before re-election. Get to know the team behind Dodgeball BC below!
Ian Kopp, President
As president, Ian is involved in many aspects of running Dodgeball BC, and is especially concerned with growing the Society to be recognized within the larger sport community. When he is not busy talking about dodgeball, he can be found actually playing - He has represented BC at two National Championships, and regularly participates in numerous leagues and events in the Victoria area.
Sarah krook, vice president
Sarah's love for dodgeball started 8 years ago and she hasn't looked back. On top of serving as DBC's vice president, Sarah had also previously sat on the executive board for Metroball Dodgeball Society for over 3 years. Sarah was captain of the gold medal women's team at the first ever Western Canadian Dodgeball Championships in Edmonton, Alberta in 2017. In her spare time, you will often find Sarah spearheading women's-only drop in nights in Victoria, or spending time with her four rescue dogs from Thailand.
Stephanie field, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Stephanie discovered her love for the game of dodgeball shortly after moving to Victoria from Toronto in 2012. As quickly as she was introduced to the flourishing dodgeball community on the island, she rapidly began to immerse herself in contributing to the positive and competitive energy she was first exposed to. Along with seeing her on the court keeping competitors on their toes, she is also sporting a smile and a fun attitude in every game.
JASON BEERS, DIRECTOR OF SOCIETAL RECORDS
Jason moved back to BC in 2017 after a long stay in Alberta where he played rubber dodgeball for two years. Upon moving to Victoria he discovered WDBF foam dodgeball and instantly began to wonder why he ever played rubber dodgeball. Jason plays in a number of leagues in Victoria and played in a number of leagues as well in Calgary. In 2018 he played on the BC Men’s A Team at the National Dodgeball Championship in Winnipeg and also earned a bronze medal at the National Dodgeball Festival in Barrie. Jason wants to bring his passion for the sport to his efforts on the board in order to bring wider recognition to the sport in any way he can.
MEGAN MCCAFFERY, DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Megan has used her marketing background to work closely with a variety of dodgeball associations, including the WDBF, to help promote awareness for the sport across the world. Her dodgeball journey began in an Alberta rubber league in 2001. She was introduced to 7" foam in 2016 and has since represented both Alberta and British Columbia at nationals, as well as a third place showing in Barrie. If she's not on the court, you can usually find her next to it taking photos.
TRUONG CAO, director of finance
Truong describes his signature dodgeball move as catching... while "closing my eyes and praying as three balls come at me." He has spent the last 13 years playing dodgeball at VDL perfecting that move. Truong's dream is to see dodgeball played as an Olympic sport. Outside the court, he works in accounting. Truong loves to travel. After dodgeball, his second biggest love is fried chicken.
Dan Smart, DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Since begrudgingly joining the Metroball Executive, Dan and his life partner Darin Brise turned the failing weekly drop-in club into a three night a week dodgeball league, and in the process have become synonymous with the word "dodgeball" in Victoria. This dynamic duo is so addicted to the game that when their local social league cancelled the summer season of dodgeball Dan and Darin built their own outdoor dodgeball court. Dan's goal with Dodgeball BC is to introduce as many people as possible to the game, so he can throw balls at them. "If you take winning at dodgeball too seriously, you've already lost" -D Smart.
mackenzie legacy, director of player and sport development
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karolina karas, DIRECTOR AT LARGE
A fan of dogs and dodgeball, that's all Karolina needs for a happy life. She has been playing dodgeball for the past four years - but she's been a fan of dogs since infancy. Outside the court, Karolina works in Victoria's thriving tech industry, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Power to Play, and sits on the YYJ Tech Ladies board of directors.