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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 except for December when there is no meeting.  Please check our calendar for start times as they vary depending on the time of the season.  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 8th season with the Flames.  He has been a head coach for 4 years and an assistant for 3 years.  Jay is entering his seventh year on the board and his sixth year on the executive board.  This is Jay's third 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 program'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.  Jay has two boys who play for the Flames, Tyler will be in 8th grade and Bryce will be in 5th grade this coming fall.

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. 

Eric Loch

Eric Loch

Vice President of Business Operations - Treasurer

Eric has been with the Flames Organization for 7 years acting over the years as a head coach and assistant coach.  Eric has had 3 boys involved with the program (two moving on to high school).   Eric is entering his 6th year on the Board and 5th 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 and concessions. 

Gretchen  Donaldson

Gretchen Donaldson

Director of Cheerleading

Bio coming shortly

Regina Hope

Regina Hope

Director of Communication

Bio coming soon.

Matt Zawilenski

Matt Zawilenski

Director of Safety & Player Development

Bio coming shortly.

Chris DiCicco

Director of Competition

Bio coming soon

Board Members

Chris Piggott

Chris Piggott

General board member

Steve Schuetz

Steve Schuetz

Field Commissioner

Dawn Day

General board member

Matt Larsen

General board member

Jen Boenzi

Spirit Wear

Jeff Bartlett

Jeff Bartlett

High School Liaison

Open Board Positions

Open Position

Flag football coordinator

Open Position

Concession Lead

Open Position

Marketing / Growth Lead

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