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2022-2023 Board Members

Aaron DeGagne (he/him)

Aaron DeGagne (he/him)

President
 

Aaron started curling in 2009 when he joined his high school‘s curling team on a whim. Although his coaches didn’t know much about the sport, Aaron eventually figured out how to throw a rock, but draw weight remains a mystery! He is excited to work with the fantastic people on the board, help grow the sport of curling, and spend even more time thinking about curling. Aaron has been a member of Windy City since May 2019.

Aaron's Favorite Bonspiel Memory: The 2020 Waltham Mixed, with Barry Hutchings, Luiza Hutchings, Rebecca Tulloch

Barry Hutchings (he/him)

Barry Hutchings (he/him)

Vice President

Barry started curling three-and-a-half years ago, in a Learn to Curl with Anthony and Christina D’Arco a week before Christmas. After the class was done, they asked Barry if he wanted to join the league that started in two weeks. He said, "Yes!" 

With Greg Torkleson and Anthony D'Arco as Skip and Vice, Hutchings' team won the Club Championship! "WOW, this curling thing is easy, NOT!" he says with a laugh. "I just love the people, the new friendships, and the camaraderie of WCC."

Barry's Favorite Bonspiel: Wauwautosa Mens Spiel
"Gotta love the Boat Races... I JUST ABOUT WON!!"

Ray Stone (he/him)

Ray Stone (he/him)

Past President

Ray joined Windy City Curling in 2018 when he joined a rookie league with his brother and sister-in-law. Like many curlers, his first exposure to the sport was by watching it during the Olympics. In addition to curling, Ray is a Chicago Cubs season ticket holder and enjoys bowling and golfing in his spare time.

Ray's Favorite Bonspiel Memory: TCCA's The Big Spiel in January 2020, with Mike Lerner, Kerry Myers, and Jim Sikma.

Jon Henderson (he/him)

Jon Henderson (he/him)

Finance

Jon grew up watching curling on TV as a kid, but never played until 2015, when his wife bought him a Learn-To-Curl as a Christmas present. This rekindled his love for the sport, and he joined Windy City Curling’s next league. When he’s not curling, Jon is the Director of Finance at Circle K’s Heartland Divisional office in Lisle, IL. He loves spending time with his family. His wife, Tonya - also a member of WC3 - his daughter, Courtney, who he coached in softball for 8 years, and his son, Max, who you will see on the ice at times, as well.

Jon's Favorite Bonspiel Memory: The Cedar Rapids Curling Club Cedarspiel in 2017, with wife Tonya Henderson, Zac Wiles, and Anthony D’Arco.

Eric Reithel (he/him)

Eric Reithel (he/him)

Secretary

Eric Reithel has been a proud member of Windy City Curling since its second week of play, back when the club still curled at Rocket Ice Arena in 2014. Having previously been a blogger, instructor, league coordinator, and even a (short-lived) board member for WCC, he‘s happy to return to a leadership position in the club. 
 
One of Eric’s favorite curling memories was representing (and offering Streamline™ commentary for) WCC at Arena Nationals in 2019, the last year our club was eligible. 
 
Eric's Favorite Bonspiel: The LGBTQ bonspiel, "Do It on the Ice," in Toronto, Canada.
Eric Baudais (he/him)

Eric Baudais (he/him)

Director

Eric joined Windy City Curling in 2019 when the dedicated facility first opened. He was looking for a curling club because he recently moved to the Chicago area. That's where he found a wonderful club with great people and awesome curling!

Baudais started curling in Tulsa, Oklahoma during an Olympic Learn to Curl in 2018. He remembers being a first-time curler and taking five tries before having enough balance to throw a rock. He became addicted to curling and curled as much as he could.

Eric's other hobbies include rennacting, video games, and baking; just ask the Sunday morning crew! He has a newborn daughter, and tries to spend as much time with her.

Eric's Favorite Bonspiel: WCC's Food Truck Bonspiel!

Eric Clifford (he/him)

Eric Clifford (he/him)

Director

Previous Boards

  • President – Ray Stone
  • Vice President – Aaron DeGagne
  • Past President – Tom Arra
  • Secretary – Eric Reithel
  • Finance – Jon Henderson
  • Director – Barry Hutchings
  • Director – Anne Pettinger
  • President – Tom Arra
  • Vice President – Ray Stone
  • Past President – Brian Stoiber
  • Secretary – Kerry Myers
  • Treasurer – Jon Henderson
  • Director – Mike Lerner
  • Director – Vacant
  • President – Brian Stoiber
  • Vice President – Tom Arra
  • Past President – Simon Ganet
  • Secretary – Kerry Myers
  • Treasurer – Jon Henderson
  • Director – Mike Lerner
  • Director – Carrol Collins (partial term)

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