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The Lake Zurich Flames Board

The Lake Zurich Flames board is comprised of parents, coaches and professionals across flag, tackle and cheerleading.

Board members have been nominated, interviewed and voted upon. This process occurs once per year and those interested in serving on the board, in any capacity, may submit their name for consideration.

Board Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, the Board meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., except for December when there is no meeting.  All visitors wishing to address the Board must be added to the agenda prior to the meeting by contacting the Board Secretary or the Board President.

Flames Mailing Address

Lake Zurich Flames 
P.O. Box 1196
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

Executive Committee

Jay Erkman

Jay Erkman

President

Jay is entering his 7th season with the Flames.  He has been a head coach for 3 years and an assistant for 3 years.  Jay is entering his fifth year on the board and his fourth year on the executive board.  This is Jay's second year as President of the Lake Zurich Flames.  Jay’s responsibilities will be to lead the future growth of the football and cheer program and ensure the programs's yearly goals are being met.  He will also work with community leaders from the village of Lake Zurich, Ela Township and district 95 to make sure all the Flames needs are being met.

Chuck Burkley

Chuck Burkley

Vice President of Football Operations - League Rep

Chuck will be entering his 9th year in the organization and his 8th as a coach. He has two sons that have gone through the program with one still to go. Chuck is entering his third year on the Lake Zurich Flames board and his second on the Executive Board. In November, Chuck was voted the Vice President of Football Operations. In addition to his current responsibilities as equipment coordinator and league liaison to the TCYFL, where the Flames are members of the Health & Safety, Ethics and Competition Committees, Chuck will chair the Coaching Committee for the Flames for the 2016 season, lead our fields crew, work with the Village of Lake Zurich, Ela Township, District 95 and Lake Zurich High School to secure our practice and game fields and other football related issues regarding the Lake Zurich Flames. 

Open Position

Director of Cheerleading

Lisa Quiroz

Lisa Quiroz

Director of Communication

Lisa Quiroz has been part of the Flames organization for 6 years.  Joining as a cheer parent, she quickly became involved wherever she could.  When her son started playing tackle football in first grade, she furthered her involvement by being a team mom.  After her second year with football, she saw an opportunity to make the Flames an even better organization by joining the board.  This year, Lisa has stepped into the Director of Communications role on the executive board and hopes to continue the work of providing a transparent communication style as well as further building relationships with the community for the benefit of the Flames organization.

Matt Zawilenski

Director of Safety & Player Development

Bio coming shortly.

Eric Loch

Eric Loch

Vice President of Business Operations - Treasurer

Eric has been with the Flames Organization for 5 years as a head coach and assistant coach.  Eric has 3 boys involved with the program (one moving on to high school).   Eric is entering his 4th year on the Board and 3rd as the Treasurer.  Eric is responsible for the day to day financial activity of the Flames organization as well as helping ensure its future viability.  Eric works closely with the board committee heads, fundraising, concessions and Spirit Wear as well. 

Board Members

Max Schemansky

Max Schemansky

Flag Football Commissioner

Chris Piggott

Chris Piggott

Flag Football Coordinator

Gerardo Guzman

Gerardo Guzman

Safety

Steve Schuetz

Steve Schuetz

Field Commissioner

Gretchen Donaldson

Gretchen Donaldson

Director of Cheer

Open Position

Spirit Wear / Cheer

Michael Drawhorn

Michael Drawhorn

Fundraising Coordinator

Tim Whiting

Tim Whiting

Fundraising

Chris  DiCicco

Chris DiCicco

Fundraising

Mary  Harrison

Mary Harrison

Concession Lead

Jeff Bartlett

Jeff Bartlett

Equipment Coordinator

Kyle Lappin

Kyle Lappin

Committee Volunteers

Susan Drake

Susan Drake

Cheer Committee

Open Position

Spirit Wear

The Lake Zurich Flames are always looking for extra helpers. If you are interested in helping out as a Committee Volunteer, please contact a Board Member for additional committee information, and to get started volunteering.

Thank You!

The Lake Zurich Flames Board