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General Meeting June 12, 2017 at 6:00PM

Baseball - Softball Rookie Ball - Soccer

Our Board

Bethany Ruhe
President



Bethany lived in Beechview during high school, were she attended the Pittsburgh High School of the Creative and Performing Arts. While life took her other places, she eventually returned to Beechview in August of 2015. She immediately threw herself in to the community, and hasn’t stopped since.

In addition to her new role as President of the Beechview Athletic Association, Bethany is also a member of the Beechview Revitalization Advisory Group, and is creator and Executive Director of Hell on Hills, the World’s Steepest 5K (and Beechview’s first and only 5K!)

Bethany lives in Beechview with her boyfriend, Casey, who has worked to rehab several properties in Beechview, as well as built Pittsburgh’s only Tiny House, right here in the neighborhood! Their six year old son, Jones, was an avid BAA athlete last season, playing on Rookie Ball and a 6-8 year old team. They round out their family with Herman the Bulldog, and their two chickens, Goldie Hen and Susan Sarhendon.

Bethany is very excited to help lead the BAA this season. She is passionate about giving children opportunities to learn and be fit, and she loves helping the Beechview community shine.





Leslie Walker
Vice President



Leslie Walker was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and moved to Pittsburgh (Brookline)  in 1999 and then she  moved to Beechview in 2005 when her and her husband bought their first home. She has spent most of her life on a softball or baseball field from watching her parents play in adult leagues when she  was little to her playing softball herself or her little brother playing baseball for many years. 

Leslie and her husband Gary have been married for 15 years and  have 4 children Cody, Rebecca, Courtney, and Kaitlyn. 

Cody is 14 and he attends Pittsburgh Public Online Academy. Cody played in Beechview for T-Ball and has chose not to play since then. 

Rebecca is 12 and she attends Pittsbur gh Public Online Academy. Rebecca has played softball since she was 7 years old and has enjoyed every minute of it and can't wait to get back out on the field.

Courtney is 8 and she attends Pittsburgh Carmalt. Courtney's first year playing softball was last year and now she is in love with it and can't wait to play this year. 

Kaitlyn is 4 and she attends Pittsburgh Carmalt Pre-K. This will be her first year playing T- ball and she is very excited and can't wait to play.

Leslie is ready to jump in head first to help the BAA this season and make it the best and exciting year yet.



Melissa Deaner
Treasurer





Melissa was born in Franklin, PA.  Moved to Pittsburgh to attend ICM School of Business in 1990.  Met her husband Adam, when he came from Berlin, PA to attend Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  Moved to Beechview in 2002 from Dormont and have 2 wonderful girls, Nicole and Abigail.  Nicole has been playing softball since she was 7 and she is 15 years old now.  Attends Brashear HS and has been in the Musicals, Plays and the Marching Band where she is in the Drumline, she is now in 10 grade.  Abigail has been playing since she was 5 and is 11 years old now.  Attends Beechwood Elem and is in 5th grade. Both girls really enjoy playing and meeting new friends.  Adam has been assisting coaches for the 8U, 10U and 15U and helping with field prep.  I have been doing score book for 8U, 10U and 15U and helping out with the pop stand.  We enjoyed getting to know all the girls and the parents.  We even had 10U win the championship in 2015!!  So proud of the team they really worked hard and played as a team.  Always like to see the kids having fun and making new friends.
Would really like to see everyone again this summer at the field!!!

Ashley McCullough
Secretary
 




Ashley was born and raised in Beechview. She continued to live here until she left to complete her undergrad at Slippery Rock University, where she joined Tri Sigma Sorority and held positions as Alumni Relations, Community Service, and Volunteering. After that she moved back to Beechview before moving to Crafton, PA, where she currently resides. When she moved, she also enrolled for her Masters in Organizational Leadership at Robert Morris University, which she completed in May 2016 with Honors. 
 Although she may live elsewhere now, Ashley still stays strongly tied to the community. Currently she in an active member at the Community of Christ church, where she also helps in their youth activities, not only at the church location, but also at the church campgrounds. Ashley also sits second chair for Community of Christ at the C.L.U.B. meetings. She previously assisted  in social media communication in the community;some of you may have seen her many posts on Facebook.
Currently, Ashley works as a full time nanny for a family with four children aging from 3 to 13. Outside of her work, she sits on the Crafton Planning Commission, and volunteers with social media communication for Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh. In the past, Ashley has been a counselor for youth camps, worked with Habitat for Humanity  as well as for the R. Benjamin Wiley Program, Phase 1. This program is designed for those finishing their sophomore year at Pittsburgh Public Schools to visit State Colleges in order to orient and motivate them for college. 
Ashley is very excited to help give back to an organization that she spent so much time utilizing growing up. She is happy not only to be sitting in the stands to cheer on her nieces and nephew as they play this year, but to be even more involved in helping the B.A.A. create those memories for all the players.

Tracey Mozeyko
Softball Commissioner



"Promoting positive community involvement and economic growth."



Tracey Mozeyko was born and raised in the Beechview neighborhood, attending Beechwood Elementary, Milliones  Middle School, and Brashear High School.
Tracey has been thoroughly involved in the Beechview community from a very young age attending church, dance, gymnastics and softball in Beechview throughout her entire childhood.
Passionate about the quality of life and the well being of others, it was a no-brainer for Tracey to work in the healthcare field, hands-on as a caregiver.
She has been providing quality care and improving the quality of life for the elderly and individuals of all ages with disabilities for 19 years now.
Tracey, along with her boyfriend Thomas, have now been raising their 3 children Jordan, Trinity and Timmy in Beechview since their births.
Jordan attends Brashear High School and is labeled as a "Public Figure" on his many social media sites.
Trinity attends South Hills Middle School and has followed in her mother's footsteps with her love for softball.  Trinity has been playing for Beechview both slow pitch and fast for several years now and loves every minute spent with her teammates and also enjoys having her Dad involved as well.
Timmy attends Pioneer Education Center located in Brookline.  It is a wonderful school serving children with disabilities from the ages of 5-21.  Along with having Hypotonia and a feeding tube, Timmy has severe, non-verbal Autism.
Tracey is very compassionate about advocating for the special needs community but has really dove in head first looking for any ways to spread Autism Awareness.


Shannon Yanko
Rookie Ball Commissioner



"Striving to bring back positivity and morale in a neighborhood that we all know and love."


Shannon Yanko, the middle child of 3 sisters who were all born and raised in Beechview, has been committed to representing Beechview from her childhood through adulthood. She attended all 3 schools in Beechview until college when she left to attend Slippery Rock. Shannon attended dance classes, church and softball all in Beechview and has made some of her fondest memories and friends in the process. Although she holds a college degree, Shannon makes a great living for her family by being one of the top ranked PartyLite Consultants nationwide. Working for PartyLite has allowed her to both create her own schedule and work from home. Because of this, she was able to raise her children at home herself until they were school age which was very important to her. Shannon and her husband Dave, share 2 children together, Dayton and Ashlynn. Dayton attends Beechwood Elementary and his love In life is hockey although he does enjoy and plays baseball for Beechview as well. Ashlynn attends Pre-K in Beechview and although she is your typical princess/diva she is looking forward to playing rookie ball for Beechview this year and getting dirty!




Danielle Sherron
Soccer Commissioner 




Hello my name is Danielle Sherron. I was born and raised in Beechview  for 35 yrs..I have a 14 yr old son named Damian who is in 8th grade at Brookline elementary...he plays soccer(travel and futsol) for Beechview, he also played baseball for 8 yrs, plays soccer for his middle school & plays deck hockey(inhouse & travel) for brookline..... I grew up playing sports for Beechview, softball, soccer & basketball....I have been coaching since my brother was a teenager and now enjoy  coaching my son's soccer teams....I have been on the soccer board for at least 7 yrs and have ran it for the past 2.... 
I went to beechwood, millions, & perry..I also graduated from everest with a medical.billing & coding degree... I work at Wal-Mart as a overnight support manager for the past 12 1/2 yrs...
Danielle


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