Board of Directors

Our main goal for starting the OYBA is to provide every student at Okoboji the opportunity to play basketball as an Okoboji Pioneer and provide some structure for our travel teams.  We also have a great group of volunteer coaches who will be working with our high school coaches to provide cohesiveness from the high school level all the way down to 3rd grade.

The OYBA board of directors is here to establish formal guidelines and structure for the OYBA.  We are here to help and offer support to all of our coaches and parent volunteers.  Please feel free to contact any one of us, should you have questions or concerns.

Ben Christoffels

Travis Johnson

Travis and his wife Juli live in Milford with their three children, Addison, Colton and Camden. Travis operates Midwest Land Management and Real Estate, Inc., a professional farm management and agricultural real estate firm. He’s an an alumni of Okoboji and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business.  Travis has always enjoyed sports and enjoys coaching his children and watching them learn and become passionate about sports as well.

Annie Wasson

John Adams

John Adams and his wife Michelle own and operate The Lakes News Shopper in Milford, IA. The Adams have two children Shaelyn and Tyler. John is the head girls basketball coach at Okoboji High School as well as an Okoboji Alumni. John earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Management, from Iowa State University. John has 10 years of Division I basketball coaching experience at Iowa State, UT-Martin and the University of Wyoming.

Alex Spielman

Michelle Adams

“Basketball is a huge part of our family and has been for over 20 years.  I am thankful for all the wonderful experiences it has brought us as well as the life lessons it has taught us and our kids!”  When we helped start the OYBA in 2009 we wanted to provide the opportunities for other families to have similar experiences and we have been thrilled with the growth of the OYBA and the impact it has made in the community.  Michelle and her husband John reside in Arnolds Park with their children, Shaelyn and Tyler.  They own and operate The Lakes News Shopper in Milford.

Susan Mau