MSSH Board

Tom Spindler

Founder/President: 2006-present

Thomas is the founder and current president of Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Inc., his volunteerism focuses on organizational fundraising and providing grant assistance opportunities for youth-based health, wellness, and leadership skill activities, primarily in the Mat-Su Valley.

Thomas is the volunteer liaison and agenda coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks and Sea Hawkers Alaska Community Outreach activities that take place each summer throughout urban and rural communities in the state of Alaska. He helps coordinate and implement volunteer Seahawk player and Sea Gal cheerleader visits for among but not limited to Children’s Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House Alaska, as well as arranges Seahawks interactions for youth-based events in conjunction with local Alaska charity organizations, such as but not limited to Special Olympics Alaska, and United Way of Mat-Su.

Thomas is an Eagle Scout; attended the University of Montana, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Thomas is a career-long Security Professional & Emergency Medical Technician 3, and is employed by Purcell Security since 1988. Thomas was voted Sea Hawker Booster of the Year at the national level in 2009.

Rick Allen

Vice President

Anchorage District Attorney Richard K. Allen Bio.

·         Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska

·         Spent Senior year of high school in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Rotary Exchange Student

·         Received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio

·         Interned for U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski in Washington, D.C.

·         Received a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law

·         Interned for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

·         Served as a Public Defender for the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho

·         Private legal practice 2000-2004 in Houston, Texas

·         Assistant District Attorney 2004-2011 in Palmer, Alaska

·         Director of the Alaska Office of Public Advocacy 2011-2017 in Anchorage Alaska

·         Anchorage District Attorney 2017-Present

·         Married to Stephanie Allen, Director of the United Way of Mat-Su

·         Father of two boys- Houston 8 and Rhys 14

·         Top 40 Under 40 Award recipient

·         Member of Anchorage East Rotary Club

·         Serves on the board of directors for several charitable organizations in Alaska

·         Coach and play hockey year round

·         Hunt, Fish, Ski and Snowmachine

Dan Kennedy CPA/MBA

Tresurer: 2007-present

Mr. Kennedy’s accounting firm, Kennedy & Co., LLC, merged with Swalling & Associates in 2006. He brings over 30 years of management, finance, and accounting expertise to the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers.  He is also an adjunct business law instructor at UAA’s Mat-Su College.  He maintains the important non-profit entity status for the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers club.

Mr. Kennedy holds a master's degree from Alaska Pacific University, as well as a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Montana. His public service credentials include serving on the ethics boards for both the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Alaska Society of Public Accountants. He is also an active community volunteer and leadership in many organizations such as: youth related entities/projects, chamber of commerce and Rotary.

The Kennedy family are all Seahawk Fans.   Dan’s favorite off the field Club experience has been hosting players, Sea Gals and coaches at his home in Wasilla, and also meeting Dr. Dan Doornink (retired Seahawk running back) at the Kennedy daughter’s induction ceremony into medical school.

Kris Perry

Secretary

Kris Perry, is the former Marketing Manager at MTA. Prior to MTA, Kris served as Director of the Governor’s Office for the State of Alaska as well as Development Director for Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska.  She has volunteered for many non-profit organizations over the years, most recently serving as President of the Wasilla Soccer Booster Club for three years and Vice President prior to that.  Kris is a born and raised Alaskan and Seahawks’ fan.  One of her most prized possessions is a personalized Jack Patera autograph given to her by her Dad.  Most importantly, Kris is the wife to Clark – an equally zealous Seahawks’ fan – and the mother of two awesome young men who thankfully are also Seahawks’ fans.  A steadfast supporter in developing our youth, Kris is honored to serve on the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers' Board of Directors.

Sundi Hondl

At-Large Board Member

Sundi was born and raised in Bethel, and is proud of her Yupik roots and connections.
She was honored as the first native Alaskan to become a licensed physical therapist in Alaska in 1988.  Sundi has served on the Alaska Physical Therapy board as past president, president elect, and minority affairs chairperson.  She was appointed to the state PT/OT licensing board serving 2 terms.  Sundi and her husband Kerry opened and ran Excel Physical Therapy in the Mat Su for 20 years while raising 2 kids who participated in local sports and activities. Over those years she enjoyed and supported many local athletes and community related endeavors. Her volunteerism includes Family Promise, assisting homeless, Special Olympics athlete assessments, and church activities. She's been a Seahawks fan for years, and a booster club member, enjoying the events and meeting the players and Sea Gals who have come up here!

Mike Spindler

At Large Board Member

Michael moved to Alaska from Montana is 1992 where he was a Seahawks fan “way back then”. Michael resides in Anchorage and worked as a private security professional from 1992-2001. He then joined the  Transportation Security Administration in 2001 and currently provides oversight of all passenger and baggage screening operations at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as a Senior Security Manager.

His hobbies include hunting, ATV riding, fishing, camping and supporting the Alaska Aces hockey team and players.

Michael joined the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers Booster Club in 2006 as a member when it was initially organized and participated in many fundraiser activities to include Relay for Life. In 2012 he was nominated as an At Large Board Member.

Although hosting Seahawks staff, players and cheerleaders during summer event visits is a highlight Michael looks forward to each year, it is the engaged involvement with the kids during Play60 and the financial support provided to the youth of our community to assist them in accomplishing their dreams or goals that motivates Michael. Go Seahawks!

Al Haynes

At Large Board Member

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Social Media and Marketing Committee 

JonPaul Campbell

I currently work for E-Terra as a Lidar image editor, and for MatSu Business Alliance as a customer service rep and IT consultant. I have completed a 12-week coding boot camp where I learned the fundamentals of Windows Operating Systems, Networking, Web App Development, Data Base Development using SQL server, Software Development (C#), and Agile Engineering (SCRUM). I have obtained Microsoft certifications for web app development using HTML CSS and JavaScript, software development using C#, Database Administration using SQL, and Network Administration. 

jpc@matsuseahawkers.org

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