Board of Directors
Doug has played hockey most of his life starting with pond hockey growing up. For about the last 9 years, Doug has mostly goal tended in adult league. More recently, he skated out as a player. Doug started coaching approximately 11 years ago when his oldest son began playing hockey. Doug has head-coached several teams including Bloomington Ice Center house league in Bloomington, Squirt A, Squirt AA, and Peewee AA for Bloomington Youth Hockey Association (BYH), and the 2018 Spring Tournament team for BYH. In January of 2016, Doug became one of the founding members, and President, of Central Illinois Girls Hockey Association. He has served as Head Coach of the Revolution 14U and 19U girls teams. Doug has worked hard to deepen his hockey knowledge by studying for and achieving a level 5 CEP hockey coaching certification. Doug's wife is Amy, and they have four kids who all play hockey, Randy, Jenna, Nolan and Piper.
Jean's daughter, Ainsley, joined the 10U Revolution in 2021. Before that she did all the developmental practices with the Revolution for the last 3 years. Jean knew nothing about hockey until Ainsley started at the age of 5. She has learned hockey and loves watching her daughter and the rest of the Revolution girls play the game they love. CIGHA is an amazing organization and we have become a very close "hockey family" with everyone from this. Jean's husband Jake is an amazing support system for both Ainsley and her brother Cruz, who also plays hockey. As a mother of a daughter in CIGHA, she is committed to help this organization grow and give more girls the opportunity to play this sport. When the Carlson's aren't at the rink, you can find them at home in Hopedale.
Natalie has been involved with CIGHA since 2021 and currently serves as the Board Secretary. She has two daughters, Charly and Bradly, who play for Revolution. Natalie and her family have been a hockey family since her oldest daughter, Charly, started playing when she was 3 years old when they lived in Dallas, Texas. Her girls have been active players with Danville Youth Hockey since 2017 learning their essential skills and development. Natalie learned of CIGHA when looking for opportunities for her daughters to play hockey with girls and to help them build their confidence and skills on the ice.
Rachael began playing and coaching hockey in 2015. She started her coaching career as an assistant coach for the Bloomington Ice Center (BIC) house league and, prior to the end of the season, took over the team as head coach. That same year, she was an assistant coach for Bloomington Youth Hockey (BYH) and the 10U girls "Sharks" team who were sponsored by MCYHA for one season. Rachael has helped coach BYH travel, Revolution 10U and BIC Spring house league teams. She has assisted with coaching for the Little Blackhawks camp for 2 years, and assisted MCYHA for one of their summer development camps. Rachael was head coach for BIC squirt house league in 2016, and she has been head coach of the Revolution 10U, 12U, Spring 14U, and Fall 14U teams. Rachael has a Level 4 CEP Coaching Certification, and serves as Treasurer on the CIGHA Board of Directors. Rachael and her husband CJ have 2 kids who both play hockey - Logan and Reagan.
Alex joined the Revolution family in 2022 shortly after her daughter, Aaliyah, first started hockey in 2021. Alex started volunteering as the 12U Treasurer, Tournament Director, and locker room mom in 2022. In 2023, she is now taking on the full capacity of the March Meltdown annual tournament as Tournament Director. In 2023, March Meltdown will be adding 2 additional all-girls tournament teams and Revolution's first official jamboree including 15 teams from across Central Illinois. She also serves as the appointed Tournament Director on the Board of Directors and the 14U team manager. Alex is excited to continue to help grow the organization and strives to make the March Meltdown tournament the "go to" tournament of the season!
Troy first got involved with youth hockey when his son began playing Mini-Mites for the Waukesha Warhawks in 2012. Troy’s family moved to Bloomington in 2013 and Troy began playing and coaching hockey. He has coached for the Bloomington Ice Center House League, Bloomington Youth Hockey and Revolution. Troy is married to Carrie and has two children, both who play hockey, Ryne (2007) and Alexandria (2010).
Leigha joined the Revolution Family in 2016, when her daughter, Finleigh, joined the Revolution development program. However, her love of hockey started when she was a little girl. She has been watching the St. Louis Blues play as long as she can remember. Though she never played, it has always been her favorite sport to watch. Leigha’s son Lincoln started playing hockey 11 years ago at the age of 4, though he has since stopped playing, he helped introduce his sister, Finleigh to the game. Finleigh took the ice 2 weeks after her 3rd birthday and has never looked back. Leigha started volunteering as a locker room mom for house league and eventually for the Revolution in 2016. Leigha then, accepted the volunteer position of team manager for the 10U Revolution team, and has acted as manager every year. Leigha joined the Board as the Director of Social Media and Public Relations during the 2020-2021 season, and became a voting board member with the 2021-2022 season. Leigha’s partner is Hockey Director Brian Ludy, and together they try and manage their crazy schedule! All three kids are involved in different sports, Finleigh plays hockey, Isabelle is a competitive gymnast, and Lincoln plays tennis! When they aren't at the rink, the gym, or the court they reside in Peoria, IL. Leigha is thrilled to start the 2022-2023 hockey season and is excited for what it will bring and is excited to continue to grow the program and tell everyone about it on Social Media!