Board Members

Nevada Lightning Fastpitch, Inc. Board Members

Bret Pagni – President

Bret got involved with Nevada Lightning over a decade ago by invited to be on the Lightning Board. During that time he was instrumental in helping the Lightning organization rebuild itself on the administrative side with other board members. <read more…>

Jim Moore – Advisor To The Board

Jim is a huge addition to the Executive Board, bringing over thirty years fastpitch experience as both a player and coach to the table.  He has previously served as a head coach in the organization at the 14U-18U levels and has a great deal of administrative experience.  This experience will allow him to be a major contributor in helping the Lightning organization evolve further.

Gary Marquardt – Treasurer

Gary serves as an Executive Board member.  He brings a great business mind and an emphasis on customer service to the board.  He thinks of great ideas to promote the brand.  He is the ultimate diplomat, advising other board members and teams in times of adversity.

Todd Travers – Administrative Liason

Todd comes to the Executive Board with a good athletic and administrative background.  He understands people and how to motivate and lead them.  Todd isn’t afraid to tackle tough tasks and his crisis-management skills are second to none.  His vision will help lead the organization moving forward.

Brett Dawson – 14U ’03 Dawson

Brett brings his business mind and great people skills to the board.  He has served on other youth sports boards and understands how successful organizations work.  Brett is always the first to volunteer when something needs to get done, and is a great sounding board for advice when tough decisions need to be made.

Brad Betker – 12U ’05 Betker

Brad Betker, who just got done seeing the Lightning ’98 team through the organization, has taken on the task of leading the young ’05 team.  He brings a wealth of fastpitch knowledge as well as years of administrative board experience to the table.  Brad is passionate and a great leader, his vision of where the organization needs to head will help strengthen Nevada Lightning, top to bottom.

Sarah Wilkins – 10U ’06 Wilkins

Sarah comes to the board with a wealth of administrative experience both in her role as a businesswoman and also in her background in various fastpitch organizations.  She is not afraid to speak her mind, yet is also respectful enough of her peers to understand all perspectives.  Sarah is the board rep for our 10U ’06 Wilkins team.