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Small Town Teams, Big League Dreams

Small Town Teams, Big League Dreams

Robbie Nash - President



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Robbie moved to Thurmont in 2015 and started out assistant coaching a Tee Ball team for Thurmont. He currently has 2 boys in the league. His oldest now plays at the Minor League level. Robbie grew up playing baseball starting at the age of 5 until he was 19 years old, and began assisting at the age of 14. Other than baseball, he owns and operates his sign and apparel business, Sticky's Designs. Robbie enjoys camping with his 3 children and gorgeous wife Kaitlin, who he has been with for 16 years. On the rare occasion he's not working or volunteering, you can find him relaxing on his couch, watching any sport on at the moment, while smoking meats on his Treager!



 

Jeff Kuhn - Vice President



Jeff and his family joined TLL in 2018. Since their first season, Jeff has volunteered as an Assistant Coach, Manager, Umpire, VP of Minors and now Vice President of the league. He has so many great memories of playing youth sports growing up and his goal is to provide similar memories for his kids and players. Outside of volunteering with TLL, Jeff has worked in the construction industry for the past 27 years. Jeff has been happily married to his wife Sarah for over 17 years and have been blessed with two boys. Outside of work and volunteering with the boys' sports, Jeff enjoys being a father and doing whatever his kids hobbies may be.



Carrie Laird - Player Agent


 

Carrie has 2 children, one boy and one girl. Evan plays in the Majors division and Harper is in T-ball. Her family loves baseball. This will be their 6th year involved with TLL.  Carrie has been serving as the Team Mom Coodinator for the past few years and is looking forward to the new challenge as Player Agent. "I think TLL has a wonderful and organized board and I hope to help continue that reputation".  When Carrie and her family aren't at some sporting event, you can find her with her family and friends, or trying to be crafty.  She is looking forward to this upcoming season, and cannot wait to see everyone at the ball field!

Nicole Tyler - Player Agent



Nicole lives in Thurmont with her husband and 3 sons, two of them play majors for TLL (Tyler and Weston) and Ty also plays for intermediate. Little Levi  comes to all of his brothers games wearing a matching jersey to cheer on the team. Nicole enjoys being involved in all of her sons activities and is their biggest fan. She never misses a game. When not at the ballfields she enjoys hanging out with her family and her closest friends. 

Justus Yocum - Treasurer



Justus has 2 boys in TLL (1 in Instructional and 1 in Majors) He has been coaching at TLL for 6 years. Justus grew up playing for Thurmont Little League and continued playing baseball through his college years for Mount St Mary's University as an outfielder. His wife, Alisha, has been a team mom for both baseball and football. She has been instrumental behind the scenes and never gets enough credit for what she does. Justus currently works as an accountant for Evapco in Taneytown. In his free time he enjoys hunting (especially turkey) and fishing for whatever is in season. 

Kathy Rickerd - Secretary

 

Kathy has been involved in TLL for the past 7 years as a team mom, volunteering in the concession stand and opening day. Her 2 sons, Brayden (majors) and Bryce (minors) both started playing for TLL at 4 years old. Her daughter Emerson can be heard cheering LOUDLY in the stands for her big brothers. Kathy has worked in the insurance industry for the past 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family. She is excited to serve as Secretary on the board!

ASHLEY BALSLEY - VP of Softball



Ashley's children have been involved with Thurmont Little League since 2019. Ashley's daughter Abby has played Instructional and Minor's baseball and her son Ryan has played Tee Ball and Instructional baseball. Her husband, Richard, has helped coach both children along the way. Ashley works as a Nurse Applications Analyst at Frederick Health Hospital. Ashley loves warm weather months, flip-flops, and quiet mornings in her home gym.

Ryan Tokar - VP of Majors/Information Officer



Ryan is a lifelong Thurmont resident who has been involved with Thurmont Little League for many years. As a player, he was a member of two championship teams with the Thurmont Rangers and played for TLL from Majors up through Senior League. Now on his second go round, he has managed or been an assistant coach in the T-Ball, Instructional, Minor and Major divisions. You can read Ryan's monthly articles for TLL in "The Catoctin Banner," and you can often hear him serving as an announcer for the league during post season play. Ryan also coaches youth basketball for CYA and serves as league Vice President. When he is not volunteering, Ryan enjoys watching sports, dining out and traveling with his wife Lindsay and son Ethan.




Darryl Dextradeur - VP of Minors

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Darryl started coaching at TLL 20 years ago for his eldest of 3 sons, Thomas. He then followed with coaching his second son, Hayden, at TLL then moving to travel ball. Now he is back coaching in the Minor Division for Julian. Darryl has been supported by his wonderful wife, Tammy, of 23 years. He has always enjoyed coaching and finds it very rewarding to teach so many great players over the years. He enjoys watching players develop a passion for the game and grow as individuals through the seasons. When not at the field, he can usually be found working with Julian at home or watching sports on TV.



Dana Duvall - VP of Coach Pitch


 

Dana moved to Emmitsburg in 2018 and started out with the league in 2019 as a team mom and has been a team mom every season since. Her two boys are in the coach pitch division. Dana works in the accounting field. She has been happily married to her husband Peter for 15 years. When she is enjoying life outside of work she is usually going to a scouting event with Pack 270, taking the boys to swim lessons, going to the movies, hanging out with great friends or reading a book.

Nathan Laird - VP of T-Ball



Nathan has enjoyed coaching baseball for the past several years. This will be his 2nd year as T-Ball VP and he continues to be excited about welcoming new kids to Thurmont Little League. Nathan has 2 children in the program, Evan at the Majors level and Harper will have her 2nd year of T-Ball this year. He not only enjoys coaching Baseball but also enjoys coaching Football and Basketball as well. He is excited for all the growth that TLL has been experiencing and looking forward to another great year.

 


Rachel Workman - Team Mom Coordinator



Rachel has been a part of TLL since 2015, when her oldest son started T-Ball. She now has two sons in the league. Her boys are now 11 and 8 years old and play in the Major and Minor divisions. Her husband Josh has always helped coach the boys over the years and recently took on a Team Manager position in the Minor division. When Rachel is not at the ball field, she enjoys spending time with her family at their river property in WV. This is Rachel’s first year on the Board of Directors and she is looking forward to a great 2022-2023 season!




Nikki Hahn - Sponsorship/Uniform Coordinator




Nikki is in her second year as Uniform Coordinator and Sponsor Coordinator. She has been involved with Thurmont Little League since her children were in T-Ball and now her son is a part of Majors level. Nikki also played softball for Thurmont Little League (Go Supremes) many years ago. She volunteers in many of the local 4-H groups, as well as Maryland Junior Angus Association. She also runs her own Family Daycare in Thurmont and a home fragrance company. She looks forward to a great 2022-2023 baseball season and supporting the league through her position.



 

Lindsay Tokar - Events Manager



Lindsay has been a part of Thurmont Little League since 2015 as a Team Mom. This is her 4th year on the Board of Directors as the Event Coordinator. Lindsay has one son who plays for TLL in the Majors Division. Lindsay is a 2nd grade teacher for Frederick County Public Schools. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys going to the beach, shopping and spending time with her husband, Ryan, their son Ethan, and their Dog Tucker. Lindsay is looking forward to another exciting year of events!

Richard Balsley - Safety Officer



Richard grew up in Thurmont and played for the Thurmont Little League A’s with his dad helping to coach. Once his children showed an interest in baseball, he jumped on board and started out as an assistant coach with his son's tee-ball team in 2019. That quickly shifted to helping with his daughter's teams and now managing a TLL softball team. Joining the TLL Board this year, he is looking forward to the upcoming seasons and the future of the league.

Alex Kline-Facilities Manager



Alex lives in Libertytown with his wife Jessica (who is also on the BoD) and their two children Emmett and Ellie Kay. His family joined TLL this year as Emmett played coach pitch. Emmett is currently playing coach pitch and Ellie is in Tee Ball. Alex works for a national landscape company LandCare and is ready for the challenge of working on the fields. He has played baseball his entire life all the way through college at West Virginia University and looks forward to spending many more years on a baseball or softball field.

Blaine Young - Umpire in Chief



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Blaine has volunteered at TLL since 2004, with daughter and son playing softball and baseball.  He played baseball at TLL from 1977 - 1983 and is honored to stay involved with TLL.
Blaine is a life member of the Maryland State Umpire Association since 2010.  He umpires statewide and throughout MD District 2 in support of Little League Baseball and Softball, but is most happy to be supporting his hometown league and working to grow the volunteer umpire cadre in our area.
Blaine, wife Shelley, and son Nathan, live in Woodsboro.  Daughter Nicole, her husband Matt, and grandchildren "Ollie" and "Lillie" live in Thurmont.

Hillary Inocencio - Concessions Manager


Hillary and her family joined TLL in 2019 for the Spring T-Ball Division season and never left. They signed up not knowing anyone involved with TLL and a few short years later, the family had gained new friends for life. Hillary has been married to her husband Max for over 9 years. Outside of volunteering with TLL, Hillary is a busy mom of 3 (Tanner- Minors, Wyatt- T-ball, and a toddler Marlaynna). Hillary loves to be outdoors camping, having movie nights with the kids, and simply spending time with her family.

Chad Hahn - Equipment Manager


Chad is in his third year as the Thurmont Little League Equipment Manager. He has been involved with Thurmont Little League since he was a child. He played all levels of baseball when younger and now is involved with his children since they have been in T-Ball. He enjoys assistant coaching every season and watching the children grow in their skills. Chad volunteers in many of the local 4-H groups and with the Maryland Junior Angus Association. He is also a Driver for CF Kerns Trucking in Thurmont. When he is not on the field or inventorying equipment, he is hunting, fishing, or working his kids Angus Cattle. Chad looks forward to a fun 2022-2023 season!

Jessica Kline-Member at Large



Jessica has two children in TLL, a son in Coach Pitch and a daughter in T-ball. This is her second season with TLL, her son played coach pitch in Spring 2022. A life long Frederick County resident she grew up playing softball in the local LUYAA league and is looking forward to passing the love of the game to her children and all the kids involved in TLL. In addition to ball Jessica grew up cheerleading, don't be surprised if you hear her cheering all the kids on from the sidelines loud and proud. Jessica works as a systems analyst and other than baseball Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors and with family.

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