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Board Members 2020-2021

  

HALF MOON BAY LITTLE LEAGUE

P.O. Box 589 
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
   Jon Rose

President
Email: [email protected]

This is Jon’s third year on the board, he has served as the Juniors Player agent and now President. Jon and his wife Robin have lived on the coast for over 15 years.  Originally from New Jersey, where he grew up across the street from his local Little League field, Jon participated in multiple sports throughout his youth, high school and college. He has a 14-year-old daughter and 11 year old son, both involved in multiple Coastside sport’s teams. Helping to coach his son’s baseball teams over the last couple of seasons, has made Jon realize the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into running the program. Wishing to contribute to those efforts, as well as continue to build relationships in his community, are his main motivation for continuing to serve on the HMBLL board.


Emily Costerison
Vice President
Email: [email protected]

This is Emily’s third year on the board.  Emily is a pharmacist and works for a Bay Area Biotechnology Company.  She is a mother to 3 growing boys (ages 11, 7, 5) and has seen first-hand the benefits of baseball for her sons.  They have experienced camaraderie with teammates, built confidence in their athletic ability, and developed patience in learning and playing a complex game.  As a volunteer, she is excited to foster the supportive culture of HMB Little League.  This Spring Emily will have a child in Majors, AAA, and Tee Ball. 

 

Kristina Huey Keates
Secretary / Merchandise
Email: [email protected]

Kristina is a CPA and currently works for Twitch, a video gaming streaming company.  She has been involved with HMBLL since her eldest son started playing T-Ball in 2015.  Growing up she has had a passion for baseball/softball and played throughout high school and later transitioned sports in college being a NCAA Division 1 athlete rowing for the University of San Diego.  Her passion inspired her to get one of her first jobs with the San Francisco Giants.  Kristina believes in the values learned in playing team sports and wants to support HMBLL to continue fostering such values for future generations. 

 

Dillon Morra
Treasurer
Email: [email protected]




 

Dave Hipkins
Coach Coordinator / Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
Email: [email protected]

This is Dave’s third year on the board.  Dave started his involvement with HMB LL as an AAA coach for his daughter (in college now).  Dave and his wife have lived on the coast for over 25 years and all three of their children have grown up in Moss Beach.  Their children always say how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful place, and Dave agrees! Professionally Dave has spent most of his career as an engineer building satellites and managing programs. He loves the game of baseball and believes it provides a great venue for kids to develop many important life skills without even noticing it! The importance of finding confidence after "striking out" and how good it feels when you make contact the next time up, the closeness you feel to your teammates when they pat you on the back after a tough loss and the excitement of a come from behind win. In his experience, learning these lessons outside the baseball field were not nearly so fun! As the coaching coordinator, he hopes to promote awareness of these aspects of the game and in so doing help HMBLL be recognized for what it is: a great place to play ball, form friendships and build community.

 

Bob Baer
Registration / Information Officer
Email: [email protected]

This is Bob’s 5
th year on the Board.  He was responsible for Uniforms when we still had to manage over 600 HMBLL uniforms - collect them at the end of each season, inventory and repair them. Then he had to collect 750 signed pieces of player, parent & volunteer codes-of-conduct before handing out uniforms at the beginning of the next season.  He then volunteered a couple years ago to migrate the league to our new website and now owns registration, the website functionality and as information officer- information or data contained within the website. His other jobs include his 4th year on the Kings Mountain elementary PTO and 13 years as Committee Chair in his Homeowners Association.  He used to work for Hewlett-Packard and Genentech but can’t squeeze that kind of work into his schedule any more.  Bob played little league growing up outside of Chicago - Dad coached his teams and mom was always the Team Mom. “I have great memories of little league & baseball( with both my parents) growing up.  I’d like to instill some of those memories in our coastside kids.”  His mom was such a passionate fan – still weird for him to think she lived 86 years cheering for the Cubs and they never won a championship.  Baseball itself is an amazing & wonderful sport to learn, play watch and enjoy.  Yet, especially for kids, little league is so much more than just baseball - it offers life skills and learnings.  Things like leadership, teamwork, hard work, dependability, respect, sportsmanship, success, failure and more.  The game of baseball has taught me much and I believe teachable moments abound for 4 year-old whiffle ballers to 14 year old juniors. We are not here to develop every child into a high school star, a college star or an MLB star – that’s not what it’s about. Kids should understand the basics and the concepts of the game and pass it along to their kids, they should understand the history and the rules, show respect for the game, be able to play the basic game, improve their skills given the chance and desire and have fun doing it.  Bob has always shared with kids that there is so much to learn about life by playing baseball.  The skills & techniques of how you play a game – those are important – but it is a game you’ll play competitively for 5, 10 maybe 15 years and your done.  Whereas the life skills and lessons you learn while playing baseball will stay with you for a lifetime and benefit you potentially every day of your life.

 

Emily Murtha
Sponsorship
Email: [email protected]

This is Emily’s first year on the board. Emily is the mother of two boys (ages 4 and 6) and was raised on the Coastside. Her family became involved with HMBLL in 2018 when her oldest son started Tball and she has consistently volunteered in Team Parent roles for her children’s teams since.  She joined the board so that she can support HMBLL and actively participate in and cultivate her children’s experiences in youth sports. In addition to volunteering for HMBLL, she was a coach for HMB AYSO during the 2019 Fall Season.  Emily works in the commercial real estate field for a boutique real estate firm based in San Francisco and enjoys the challenging and dynamic nature of her work.

 

Darla Cunha
Snack Shack
Email: [email protected]

Darla joined the board in 2016 and has filled multiple roles within HMB Little League to help support fundraising, merchandise, Hit-A-Thon, Snack Bar, and other special events. Her background is in Finance, specifically consumer lending with a specialization in subprime mortgage underwriting.  You may often find Darla with paintbrush and hammer in hand: in her time volunteering she has painted all the dugouts, backstops and bathrooms, and also renovated the snack bar. In addition, last year she raised over 16K for new little league uniforms. 

 

John Costa

Equipment

Email: [email protected]

   Anton Belo


Safety /Marketing / Public Relations

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Brian Jackson

Player Agent Coordinator

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   Anthony Sprotti

Umpire-in-Chief (U.I.C.)
Email: [email protected]

Anthony is a lifelong Peninsula resident and a lifelong fan of baseball. His earliest memories include attending almost every Giants game in the Summer of 1992 (Go Billy Swift and John Burkett!) He moved to the coast 6 years ago with his wife and dog, and have added two children and an additional dog to the clan. This last season, he coached the tball ball teams, which included his 4-year-old son, Luca. Anthony hopes to help continue the stewardship he witnessed this season as his children continue to participate in the league. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University, East Bay.
  

Chris Giannini
Out-going President
Email: [email protected]

This is Chris’ fourth year on the board. He spent the first three years as President and now provides expertise as the out-going President. He enjoys the challenge of coordinating all the components of the league. He manages a ranch in San Gregorio with his wife. Where he raises livestock and farms. In his spare time, he and his family likes to go camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. He will have two boys in Majors division this year. And he really enjoys seeing them grow in baseball. He wants to be a part of helping the league grow and be a positive influence for kids on the coast. 

 
  

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Half Moon Bay Little League
P.O. Box 589 
Half Moon Bay, California 94019

Email: [email protected]

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