Our State Committee is pleased to announce its 2019-20 State Tournament Reps. You'll find our Reps in the gym attending State Qualifier tournaments to award golden ticket State invites to the top finishing teams. You can't miss them wearing their bright orange #SeeYouAtState tshirts. Please say "hello"!
Ike has an incredible resume with over thirty years in the officiating world at the following levels: NBA/CBA, International Basketball League (IBL National Assignment Coordinator), American Basketball Association (West Regional Assignment Coordinator), NCAA (D1, DII, DIII), NAIA, Junior College and High School. He is past President of the California Basketball Officials Association/Los Angeles (CBOA-LA Unit) which has had 500+ members. The CBOA provides officiating services for the LA Unified School District.
Raised in Los Angeles, Ike has lived in the Pacific Northwest since May of 2004. Ike currently resides in Kent, Washington and away from the court he is the owner of Broussard's Creole Foods and works in several local community youth programs.
When Tameka's not coaching basketball, she is playing; and when she's not playing, she's refereeing the game. It's safe to say, basketball is a huge part of her life. Tameka's initial introduction to State Basketball Championship was as a coach of a team that was fortunate enough to earn the right to participate two years in a row. Now, she is a valuable member of the National Middle School Basketball Association’s Executive Board, helping to coordinate and schedule officials covering hundreds of games during the State Championship weekend. When she's not coaching, playing or refereeing, she spends her days as a Human Resources and Payroll Manager for the University of Washington, and in the small bit of spare time that's left, she is an independent HR consultant for small business owners - focusing on providing consultation on employment law, and employee relations issues and experiences unique to small business owners. In the few hours left in the day/week, she enjoys spending time at her favorite spot, Seahurst Park, and plays with her young Boxer, Vixen.
A former WNBA employee, Steph has a passion for youth basketball and sees sports programming as a powerful tool in building communities. Steph is working on a Master’s in Communication Leadership, with a focus on diverse and inclusive initiatives in sports. Aside from being a State Rep for the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship, Steph works as a videographer for the Seattle Sounders and serves as a Graduate Program Equity Intern for the Seattle Department of Transportation.
Allison has a sports-focused upbringing in Tucson, Arizona. She played soccer at Eastern Washington University, graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. Outside of her State Rep duties, she works as a medical assistant in the dermatology field and is working on getting certified as a Physician’s Assistant. A lifelong sports fanatic, Allison spends her free time as a youth soccer coach, and as a volunteer for the Washington State Special Olympics.
Jas received a B.A. in Communications from Northwestern University, where she worked as a student manager for the Northwestern Women’s Basketball team. The child of a hockey family, she has as deep-seeded love for sports and hopes to work for the Olympics someday. Jas began her State Rep activities while living in the Portland area in 2014 but took a two-year hiatus to move to New Zealand for work. Currently, Jas is a Major Event Specialist for Medical Teams International, where she oversees a large-scale annual fundraising event hosted at T-Mobile Park. She also volunteers as an ambassador for Sofar Sounds and serves on the Board of Northwestern Alumni Club of Seattle.
Jovone started playing sports at a young age, and never stopped. He was a standout athlete in basketball and track through high school, and for the past decade, coached youth basketball, soccer, and flag football teams. He has deep family roots in the Tricities area and there is a local school named after his grandmother called Virgie Robinson Elementary School. Outside of his State Rep duties, Jovone’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, camping, and cooking.
Ivan was born in Spokane and raised in Portland. He played competitive basketball from Kindergarten through 12th grade and officiated in competitive leagues for several years. He received a B.S. in Political Science at Oregon State University, and currently works in the hotel industry. In his spare time, he stays active as a runner, and enjoys attending sporting events and watching college and professional basketball.