2012 Candidate Biographies

For PRESIDENT


Trina Sharpe
As a long time member of the Carolina Region, veteran Youth and Juniors Rep, coach and official, I bring many qualities to this candidacy. I pride myself on the passion I bring to the Carolina Region. Rarely missing a meeting, a committee volunteer, an absolute team player, I strive to understand the policies of the region and set an example for all to follow. I also bring years of leadership as a business owner and President of several like kind organizations.
If elected, I commit to work with former Presidents as mentors to bring quality and innovative ideas to the region so that we can continue to grow with the strength and integrity the Carolina Region is know for. I will support staff and other board members, listen and make myself available to all and make sure that each member is presented fairly and equally.

Mike Spillman
How time flies? In putting my bio together it seems impossible to believe I have been involved with the Carolina Region for over 20 years now. I can still remember my first Junior Olympic tryout experience. The sports announcement in the paper read something similar to this: “Junior Olympic Tryouts ages 14-18 -Winston Salem, North Carolina”. Only to find out “no boys allowed”. Luckily they directed me to a junior boys program headed by our own Chuck McCracken. The year was 1991. Later that same year I found myself competing in my first JO National Tournament in Tampa, FL-interestingly enough chaperoned by another one of our esteemed board members Vaughn Hastings. JO Nationals in Albuquerque and Kansas City followed. Our teams represented NC very well. Since those days as an adult I have participated in hundreds if not thousands of tournaments on both a local and National level. I have coached and mentored, heckled and criticized, officiated, sponsored and directed tournaments all while supporting volleyball within the Carolina Region-most recently serving as your Men’s Player Rep. I have made life-long friends through the sport and feel that I bridge volleyball past and present here in our state. I am married to a wonderful woman who also shares my passion for the sport. Virginia actually played for her country’s Junior National Team. Although our best playing days are behind us we still surprise ourselves on occasion and truly enjoy the social dynamics volleyball offers. I am currently an Area Manager for Gateway Management Services and possess a dual license in the Insurance Industry.
 

For TREASURER

Dan Colleran
Dan resides in Mooresville, NC with a background in business and finance and is RVP for Graebel Companies, Inc. where he oversees the company’s east coast locations. Dan and his wife Heidi have 3 kids in the Junior Olympic volleyball system for the past several years and he has been involved with the Carolina Region for the past 18 months serving as Treasurer.

Sherry Fadool
In addition to providing sound financial governance and stewardship of the Carolina Region’s mission, Fadool hopes to help the region manage growth and assure a customer focus. She has over 20 years of experience leading and managing community organizations and not-for-profit businesses, including 10 years of experience on multiple Boards. Fadool, an innovative leader on volleyball operations, organizational development, and non-profit sustainability, most recently presented at the 2011 AVCA convention and is consulted regularly by clubs across the nation. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of a well-respected club, an organization known for its commitment to excellence in the sport of volleyball.

For SECRETARY
 

Hannah Reynolds
As a native to NC, I have been a part of Carolina Region for 10 years either as a player or club director. I graduated from Winston Salem State University with a BA in Communications where is also played. Also, I played one season in Holland. I am the club director for Carolina Crush Volleyball club and the head coach at Hickory High School. I want to promote volleyball in NC to the highest level and provide the highest level for all athletes to play at.
 

Charita Stubbs
Charita J. Stubbs is the founder and Executive Director of Club Red. She is also the Athletic Director for GRACE Christian School in Raleigh, where she teaches World History & Economics, Law & Politics & and is head coach for the varsity volleyball team. Rita has been coaching volleyball since 1996. Her involvement has ranged from the club (AZ/NC) level, college (The University of Arizona/NC State), professional (France), high performance(USA), and national (USA) teams. She also served at the Girls Junior Rep (Carolina Region) 2010-2011.