About Our BoardMeet our Board Members
Baseball has always been my #1 love in sports with it’s combination of individualism within a team environment. It’s a game where mental preparation and toughness can overcome physical superiority which can really teach kids valuable lessons well after their baseball playing days are over. I was lucky enough personally to play with a lot of great players through high school, American Legion, all kinds of summer and fall leagues, some more extensive travel ball, and of course it all started with our town’s Little League Baseball Association. I’ve enjoyed coaching for Bigfork baseball for the past four years and I’m hoping to help out even more as a Board member.
I grew up listening to Vin Scully calling the Dodgers games on the radio, started playing organized ball at the age of 12 in Glendive, MT, and played all the way through college. Some of my greatest accomplishments and best memories are from my baseball playing days. The friendships, life lessons from coaches, and time with family are what I remember more than the games. After college my wife and I chose Bigfork as the place we wanted to live and raise a family. We have two kids, Lucy (6) and Jack (2). Most recently I coached Lucy’s T-ball team and have been an assistant coach for the Babe Ruth team the last two years. I work with kids in the Bigfork school system as a career, but I am passionate about providing opportunities for the youth of Bigfork outside of school too. I joined the Board with the hope of being able to help out more and work towards securing facilities that are guaranteed for our kids in perpetuity.
Hello. My name is Alex Olson and I am a Montana native that grew up on the Hi-Line in Shelby. I have played and excelled in many sports growing up including football and baseball.
I am a Yankee fan so try not to hold that against me. In 2017, I took over the Bigfork Babe Ruth program as the Head Coach and had a very fun and successful season.
We plan on many more great seasons to come. With a great love for sports and our community, I am very excited about the future of Bigfork Baseball.
As a third generation Bigforkian, Jenni loves her town and community and values the opportunity Bigfork
Baseball brings to our kids. Growing up here, she knows first hand the lack of extracurricular activities
here in Bigfork and the importance of positive activities and organizations for our kids. Jenni didn’t play
baseball “officially” growing up but grew up watching her brothers play on Aero, Potoczny and Bear
Creek fields. Her memories of hanging around the baseball fields are some of her favorite. She has grown
to love the game even more over the past 6 years as her kids have been involved in BYBA. The unique
sense of team AND individuality that baseball fosters is an amazing thing. Jenni loves cheering on every
kid and seeing their personal growth, both on and off the field, throughout the season. She is honored to
be a part of an organization dedicated to teaching our youth not only skill, but a love of the game, team
work and personal responsibility.
Richard J. Niederegger
It has been a long time since I last played organized baseball in grade school, but remember it well. I volunteered for Bigfork Youth Baseball to assist as needed and hope that the camaraderie and fun that I remember from years ago can continue for our local youth.
As a lifelong baseball enthusiast, Scott played all levels of youth baseball (T-Ball through American Legion).
He then played his high school ball in the largest conferences in Rhode Island and Southern Arizona.
Now a father of three, he enjoys and looks forward to the opportunity to usher in a new generation of baseball enthusiasts through coaching, and now as a BYBA Board Member.
Coach Nate Willette raised in North Adams, Massachusetts came to Montana in 2007 with a huge passion for the outdoor adventure and sports. Missoula was the first stop, spent time after college with friends rock climbing, rafting, hunting & fishing and enjoying Montana’s awe inspiring backcountry & wilderness. Growing up he played t-ball, little league, little league all stars, Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth all stars, and high school baseball before trying rugby in college at Roger Williams University for a few years. Nate also used to umpire little league games in his home town of North Adam during time off of college. A skilled outfielder, fast and alert base runner helped him find his place in many big games along the way. With a hard work ethic and a big heart Nate was also the co-captain of his high school football team Drury “blue devils”.
Graduating from Roger Williams University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and making the move to Montana he has also started a family with two boys, two dogs and a beautiful wife and lives locally in Bigfork, MT where he works, plays, and enjoys coaching kids the great game of baseball. He currently coaches T-ball where they focus on having fun and introducing the game of baseball through mini games, fun activities, base running along with regular season games.