Nathan Bowen

Born in Ontario, the game of hockey took Nathan to the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he played 4 years of NCAA hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH), winning the Division II National Championship in 1998 while captaining the team. Prior to graduating with a degree in Finance and later his MBA from UAH in 2002, Bowen was the recipient of the President’s Award, given to the top athlete at UAH based on academic, community and athletic performance, as well as the Dr. Jeanne Fisher Award, the Civic Service award and the Iwin/McGraw-Hill Finance service award. Following his time as a student at UAH, Bowen has accumulated over 30 years of coaching, instruction and hockey leadership experience including four years serving as the UAH Hockey Assistant Coach. Currently, Bowen resides in Killen, AL with his wife Heather, daughter Bailey and son Mac.

Alan Keeso

Prior to becoming TPH’s CEO, Alan was a strategic advisor with the company while also helping for over a decade dozens of small and medium-sized businesses scale. He has earned two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, where he was the goaltender for the university’s historic ice hockey team, becoming the only men’s player in the club’s history to have earned an Extraordinary Full Blue, the highest honor in sports at Oxford. Alan also served as an infantry officer in the armed forces reserves and ran in a federal election.
A native of Listowel, Ontario, Keeso played minor hockey in his hometown before advancing to AAA, Jr hockey, and NCAA Division III at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he graduated with honors.

Francis Anzalone

Francis Anzalone joined TPH in the summer of 2017, transitioning from full-time hockey coaching to applying his skills at the executive level with TPH. A 2010 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Anzalone brings ten years of hockey coaching, scouting and player development experience at the youth, NAHL and USHL levels to TPH. While serving as COO, Anzalone remains active in coaching, serving on the staff of the Latvian Under 20 National Team. In his four years coaching overseas, Anzalone has helped guide Latvia to three silver medals in the World Junior Championships.
In addition to his work on the business side with TPH, Anzalone also leads “Coach FA’s Mentorship Program,” a 12 lesson program created by Coach FA to assist TPH student-athletes on their journeys to becoming the best players, athletes, students and people they can be.

Jacqueline Keeso

Jacqueline Keeso is the Chief Experience Officer for TPH and is responsible for the creation, execution, and integration of the overall customer experience. As CXO, she works to define and enhance TPH’s customer journey, finding new ways to delight TPH families and ensure a consistent, empowering experience for all student-athletes.

Jacqueline has a BBA of International Business from Boise State University and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Oxford, UK. She also holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate as well as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).

Chris Powers

Powers has coached youth and ACHA hockey over a twenty-year period. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for the Southern Amateur Hockey Association for twelve years and on the Board of Directors for USA Hockey for six years. Powers graduated with a BA in History from Kenyon College and JD from DePaul University. Powers also have been admitted to the Bar in the states of Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and California.

Aaron Kitchell

Aaron (“Kitch”) Kitchell joined the TPH team after 16 years running accounting and finance departments in businesses ranging from small private companies to large fortune 500 companies.  After beginning his career a Big 4 accounting firm, he was the Division Group Controller for a Fortune 300 company where he oversaw seven manufacturing facilities across the United States and one in France.  Most recently, he was the Vice President of Finance for the 5th largest Kombucha manufacturer globally. In addition to his professional experience, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Oregon.

Bill Simms

Simms came to the TPH Team after spending 26 years in public education at Thurston High School.
There he taught in the classroom from 1993 to 2009 before being promoted to Principal at Thurston. His extensive experience in implementing online learning models within traditional brick and mortar settings, experience vital to the growth of the academic model within the TPH Center of Excellence. On top of his professional experience, academically Simms earned a Bachelors of Administration and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Taso Sofikitis

Taso Sofikitis is an Investing Partner at TPH and the CEO and President of Maynards Group of Companies. Taso is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Taso was a defenseman for the UAH hockey team that won the Division II Hockey National Championship in 1996. During that season, Taso racked up 41 points (11G-30A) in 29 games.

Audrey Forman

Attending the University of Alabama-Huntsville on a softball scholarship, Forman now lives in Danville, AL with her husband and two daughters.

Tom Badenski

Tom Badenski, a Michigan native, is the Manager of Operations at the TPH Center of Excellence in Detroit. Badenski has several years of coaching experience including time with St. Ignace Saints and Bullson Bulldogs.