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Board of Directors

NTRA, Inc. is run by a board of elected officers who volunteer their time.  Our board is comprised of the core officers as well as ways & means, grounds, concessions and equipment director. Most of our board have lived in the community for many years, played in the programs as children, have children (or grandchildren) in the program and have a tremendous amount of passion for Oliver Thomas.

The board meets at 6:00 pm the second Sunday of each month (except December) at Oliver Thomas Park in the board room.  

Lynn Minor


Email: [email protected]


About: Lynn Minor has been on the board for 8 years, starting as Concessions Director June 2014, and taking over as President in 2016. She has coached softball for NTRA at various times over the years. She played in the NTRA softball program for 13 years growing up and also worked in the concession stand as a teen. Lynn also is in charge of running the NTRA Facebook and website. She attributes her desire to volunteer for NTRA to the great coaches she had growing up who volunteered their time so she could play!

Tricia Lee

Vice President and Grounds Director

About: Tricia became the softball director in 2011 and the grounds director in 2014. Her daughters have both played NTRA softball for over 15 years, with Tricia coaching for over 10 years. She has also been a part of the annual drawdown committee for the past 5 years, which is the biggest annual fundraiser NTRA holds. Tricia stepped down as softball director in 2022 and took on the role of vice president. 

Jen Binegar

Email: [email protected]

About: Jen has been involved with NTRA since the 80s when she was a player. Her children have played various sports through NTRA and she has coached as well over the past 15 years. She currently serves on the board as the treasurer, volunteers in the concession stand, helps with Community night, and our annual fundraiser, the NTRA draw down. Jen feels passionately about the success of our programs!

Nikki O'Connell

Ways and Means


About: Nikki is currently the ways and means director for NTRA and is a favorite with all the little ones! 

Austen Meeks

Softball Director
Email: [email protected]

About: Austen grew up in Sunnyland and played ball for NTRA as a kid. He joined the board as softball director in 2022. He enjoys coaching and volunteers wherever he can. 

John Kern

Baseball and T-ball Director
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About: John joined the board as baseball director in 2022. He has coached multiple teams for NTRA over the years and is excited to help grow the baseball program.

Stefanie Ellenberg & Mike Chiras

Soccer Director
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Mike About: Mike has coached soccer for NTRA for multiple years. His knowledge and love of the game lead him to become a board director. He joined the board in 2022.

Matt Mordhorst

Basketball Director
Email: [email protected]

About: Matt grew up in Sunnyland and played ntra ball growing up. Matt's dedication to youth sports is shown through his willingness to coach any and all sports. He joined the board in 2022.

Sydney Larson

Adult Softball Director
Email: [email protected]


About: Sydney joined the board in 2022, taking over for her Aunt Lori. She has been involved with NTRA her whole life, either playing sports or working as a scorekeeper for basketball.  

Sarah Miller

Event Coordinator

About: Sarah joined the board as Event Coordinator in February 2019. Her 3 children have played for NTRA, and her past fundraising and event planning experience will greatly benefit NTRA's mission.  Sarah has a strong passion for philanthropy, with particular interest in advocating for children. She coaches and plays softball, loves to try new things and have new experiences, and is a firm believer that pineapple does in fact belong on pizza, but tacos are still better.

Lynn Lang

Concessions Director


About: Lynn has taken over the concessions director position starting in the 2016 season. Her passion to volunteer shows in the many volunteer roles she takes on for District 50 as well as NTRA!

Jessica Graves

Secretary & Website Coordinator

About: Jessica started volunteering with NTRA  in 2021. She is not a stranger to NTRA, she played Softball and Basketball as a kid. Her son is now playing sports with NTRA and a District 50 Wildcat as well. 


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