EVENT COORDINATORS

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BOE LESLIE

Pond Hockey Event Coordinator, USA & Canada

Boe is the Founder and Director of Northern Roots Hockey. He is a former Division 1 College and professional hockey player, who now works full time in youth hockey development worldwide. He played NCAA Division 1 hockey for the Union College Skating Dutchmen of the ECAC, while earning an interdepartmental major in German and Economics.  During his freshman year, Boe was rewarded for his scholastic achievement as having the highest GPA of all players on the Division 1 College team.

 

After his time at Union, Boe then advanced to play 8 years of professional hockey in Europe. The majority of his professional career was spent in Switzerland for clubs such as Lausanne Hockey Club and Hockey Club Chur.  He also spent part of his career in England where he played for the Sheffield Steelers of the British Super League.

 

During both the winter months and the off-season of his professional years, Boe began to work in youth hockey development. He spent many summers as part of a coaching staff running hockey schools in the northeastern United States. It was during these years working with both college and prep school coaches that Boe began to develop his passion and philosophy on skill development, competition and creative practice and season planning.

 

When his playing career ended, Boe planned to spend what he thought would be one year away from the game teaching English in both South America and Peru. As fate would have it though, he quickly found a rink in Seoul, Korea and became involved with a youth hockey organization.  

 

Since returning from Asia, Boe has been working full time in youth hockey development around the globe. In addition to being the Founder and Director of Northern Roots, Boe works full time with a youth organization in Baltimore, MD. As the Hockey Director of Baltimore Youth Hockey, Boe is in charge of all on ice activities which including player and team development, coach mentorship, practice and season planning.

 

Boe is the author of the Leslie Global Sports Complete Season Manual and Small Area Games Mobile iOSApp that have been written based on Boe’s experiences in youth hockey in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

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CHRIS MILITELLO

Active Events, USA

Chris Militello believes that "bicycles can change lives." Chris opened Arrow Bicycle in 2008 just outside of Washington, DC in the progressive community of Hyattsville, MD. He is a USA Cycling trained mechanic. He intimately worked with the Israeli Cycling Federation at the 2015 World Championships in Richmond, VA. Chris spearheaded the mechanics program for The Snow Valley Pro Cycling Team as well as The Rite Aid Pro Cycling Team. Along with his wife, Chris is also the coach of the Prince George's County Special Olympics Cycling Team. His love for cycling is infectious, and he wants everyone to share his experience. Joining the iRise Above team allows Chris to share his insatiable passion for cycling, thereby helping to create a healthier terrain in the young women's lives that the foundation serves. Chris's mother Susan was once a young woman affected by breast cancer in her 40s, and is now thriving, making the mission of the iRise Above Foundation a goal close to his heart. Chris is eager to help young women affected by breast cancer thrive as they open a new chapter of health and wellness in their lives. 

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PHIL ROUGET

Active Events, Canada

Senior marine biologist with over 18 years of professional experience specializing in marine mammal science, marine ecology and EIA. Specialized in science-based evaluations of marine environments across a variety of sectors including ports and harbours, oil and gas, shipping and marine infrastructure and construction. Expertise in the design and application of marine mammal census surveys, underwater noise assessments, environmental monitoring programs, habitat suitability studies, oil spill prevention and response programs, and mitigation planning for projects involving potential for marine mammal / industry interactions and impacts related to underwater noise. Since 2007, he has served as marine technical lead on multiple marine-based EAs for industrial developments in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Arctic, studying the potential effects of industrial development on marine mammals in these regions, as well as designing mitigation and monitoring programs.