BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Troy has been immersed in the world of volleyball for much of his life, as a player, business owner, coach, and as Assistant Director of the AVA. In the late '80's, Troy was the starting setter over 5-seasons for the U of A Golden Bears, a 3-yr captain, 2-time MVP, and recipient of the U of A President's Trophy for Sports Leadership. Troy received his degree in Physiotherapy (Valedictorian) in 1990. He believes in the power of sport to transform lives, and his obsession lies in, "Inspiring young athletes to go beyond, on and off the court."
Troy lives in Vernon, and is married with 2 daughters who are now in university, Tanner and Reilly. He works for Performance Health, and is President of Beyond Sport Inc. which he founded in 1992. Troy sets for the Canadian Masters team, and has coached U14-17 teams over the past 6-seasons.
Jason de Boer
Director of Coaching
Fane played 3-years of college volleyball in Quebec, and 4 years at McGill University.
He has coached OUC College for 3 seasons, and the B.C Provincial team for 4 seasons. Fane has a long high school coaching career, including 17 years with the Kelowna Secondary School senior boys, and 4 years with the W.L. Seaton Senior boys. Fane has been coaching in the Sky Volleyball Club for the past 4 seasons, at various age levels.
As Sky Volleyball's Director of Coaching, Fane helps select, train and oversee our excellent team of coaches at all levels of the club.
After her daughter had an awesome first season with Sky Volleyball Club in 2018, Melissa jumped at the chance to contribute to the club and became Club Coordinator in August, 2018.
Along with her role at Sky Volleyball Club, Melissa works for the Canadian Cancer Society and has over 10 years administrative and bookkeeping experience. Outside of work, Melissa is wife to, Steve, and mom to, Emily (and three fur-babies).
In her spare time Melissa plays roller derby in Armstrong, and loves hiking and camping with her family.
Director of Policy
Brett is an associate lawyer at Davidson Pringle LLP. Brett was born and raised in Lumby, B.C. completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and obtained his Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University.
After returning to Brett’s home town he became a director of the Sky Volleyball Club and an assistant coach for the youth 16 boys Sky Volleyball team. Brett is happy to be able to contribute to the Sky Volleyball Club and hopes that his particular expertise will help to make everyone’s experience with the Sky Volleyball Club great.
Janelle has been a part of the Sky family for 5 years, coaching teams with ages ranging from 14U to 17U. She grew up in Armstrong, playing volleyball, basketball and fast-pitch throughout elementary and high school, before moving on and playing volleyball for the UBCO Lakers while she completed her B.Sc.
Janelle coaches as a way of giving back to the fantastic coaches she had, and believes all sports are an important part of growing up. Her coaching philosophy revolves around working with individual and team goals, and not forgetting to have fun while competing.
Janelle is an Accountant in Vernon, with a B.Sc. from UBCO, and is working on her CPA designation. She lives in Vernon with Zag's cousin, Cartel, who is also a cat.
Director of Events
Director of Equipment
Wylie has been involved with Sky Volleyball Club since 2012 when his oldest daughter starting playing volleyball.
Wylie received his coaching certification Level 1 in 2014 and has coached both U14 and U15 girls. He joined the board in 2015 and continues to follow his passion of coaching.
Wylie is married with 3 daughters, all of which are or have been part of the Sky Volleyball Club.
Alan has played volleyball all his adult life as well as club and high school volleyball as a youth. He is currently in his second year coaching in the Sky Volleyball Club and loving it.
Currently Alan is a journeyman electrician with 1&2 Electric, and lives in Cherryville on a small farm with his fiancée and step daughter.
Alan's calm nature is always a welcome personality to his athletes. He loves to watch his athletes and their passion for the sport grow over the season.