Meet Our Directors

Location Directors

IGLA is committed to providing each location with a dedicated director whose sole responsibility is to ensure a safe, fun, and well-run environment for each and every girl who plays. Please take a moment to read about IGLA staff and your location director below.

Marie Lona

MONTROSE DIRECTOR


Marie’s bio is coming soon!

Kevin Campbell

SAUGANASH DIRECTOR


Kevin Campbell grew up on the NW side of Chicago, ran Track and Cross Country at Notre Dame High School in Niles, and started playing club Lacrosse at the University of Illinois in 1988. He went on to become the Head Lacrosse Coach at Red Arrow Camp in Woodruff, WI in 1990. Kevin has been coaching IGLA for the past 12 seasons. He and his wife Wendy have 3 daughters, all of whom play lacrosse: Ashley (14 @ Lane Tech), Ellen (12) and Brenna (9). In addition to being an IGLA certified Level I coach, Kevin is also an L2 rated official.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Kenilworth location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

KENILWORTH DIRECTOR


Helen currently lives in Winnetka with her husband and two daughters ages 8 and 6. She is a CPA and a graduate of Loyola University. Helen played on the Basketball team in high school, and is also passionate about dance and tennis. She is actively involved in school PTO as a room parent, girl scouts and co-chairs the Winnetka Village Club family social committee. Helen is very excited about her daughter’s new-found love of Lacrosse, and eager to learn and serve as part of the great IGLA community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Wilmette location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

WILMETTE DIRECTOR


We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Deerfield Highland Park location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

DEERFIELD / HIGHLAND PARK DIRECTOR


Deerfield / Highland Park Director: We are currently looking for an enthusiastic director for our Deerfield/Highland Park location. This is a paid position and no lacrosse experience is necessary! Please contact jennifer@iglax.org if interested. Thank you!

Craig Walter

NORTHBROOK / GLENVIEW DIRECTOR


Craig grew up in Eureka, IL. He studied Communications at the University of Illinois after serving in the US Army. He currently works in the healthcare industry and lives in Glenview. Craig played a variety of sports growing up and baseball in college, but his first exposure to lacrosse was when his daughter began playing in IGLA. He began as a Parent/Coach Volunteer and that paved the way for his taking over as the Director in 2016. He is looking forward to an exciting 2017 season!

Sue Medina

LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF DIRECTOR


Lake Forest/Lake Bluff: We are currently looking for an enthusiastic director for our Lake Forest/Lake Bluff location. This is a paid position and no lacrosse experience is necessary! Please contact jennifer@iglax.org if interested. Thank you!

Karen Shenderovsky

GURNEE DIRECTOR


Karen grew up in Palatine and now lives in Gurnee with her 5 children. She has 2 boys and 3 girls, all of whom currently play or have played lacrosse. Karen was first introduced to lacrosse after her son, Jake, started playing 6 years ago. Jake is currently playing his freshman year at Carmel High School where his older brother and sister have graduated and played lacrosse. Jake’s 2 younger sisters currently play for IGLA. Karen graduated from NIU with a B.S. degree and has coached youth soccer for multiple years and loves working with children. Sports are a huge part of Karen’s family and working with IGLA to bring girls lacrosse to Gurnee is amazing!

Nancy Mau

PALATINE/ INVERNESS / ARLINGTON HEIGHTS / ROLLING MEADOWS DIRECTOR


Nicole’s bio is coming soon!

Steve Werntz

VERNON HILLS / LIBERTYVILLE DIRECTOR


Steve Werntz has helped hundreds of lacrosse players by instilling strong fundamental skills and nurturing a love for the game. He grew up in Severna Park, Maryland and played at Severn, Severna Park High School, Hero’s Lacrosse and McDaniel College. Many of Steve’s coaches were All-Americans and he brings their knowledge, plus personal experience, to help your daughter be her best.

His daughter Molly began playing with IGLA as a second grader. She progressed to IGLA Purple level and is beginning her second year on the Lakeshore Lacrosse Team.
Along with her brother, Molly continues a four-generation tradition of playing lacrosse.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Barrington location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

BARRINGTON DIRECTOR


Steve Werntz has helped hundreds of lacrosse players by instilling strong fundamental skills and nurturing a love for the game. He grew up in Severna Park, Maryland and played at Severn, Severna Park High School, Hero’s Lacrosse and McDaniel College. Many of Steve’s coaches were All-Americans and he brings their knowledge, plus personal experience, to help your daughter be her best.

His daughter Molly began playing with IGLA as a second grader. She progressed to IGLA Purple level and is beginning her second year on the Lakeshore Lacrosse Team.
Along with her brother, Molly continues a four-generation tradition of playing lacrosse.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Elmhurst location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

ELMHURST DIRECTOR


Heather became involved with the IGLA after husband Lance began volunteering as a parent coach on daughter Megan’s IGLA team. Heather loves the game of lacrosse and started as the Director in Elmhurst in the Fall of 2015, continuing to learn something new about the game every time she’s on the field. Heather graduated from Florida State University with a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Heather and her family have lived in Elmhurst since July, 1999, where she works as a substitute teacher for a school that educates children with autism.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Glen Ellyn location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

GLEN ELLYN / LOMBARD DIRECTOR


Glen Ellyn Director: We are currently looking for an enthusiastic director for our Glen Ellyn location. This is a paid position and no lacrosse experience is necessary! Please contact jennifer@iglax.org if interested. Thank you!

Jeff Korb

NAPERVILLE DIRECTOR


Jeff has been active in coaching youth girls lacrosse teams of all age groups for the past 12 years in NY, OK, and IL. He currently serves as an assistant to the Naperville North HS girls lacrosse team. He thinks lacrosse is a great game for both individual and team skills and should always be fun!

Ryan Magnuson

OAK PARK / RIVER FOREST / ELMWOOD PARK / FOREST PARK / RIVERSIDE DIRECTOR


Ryan’s bio is coming soon!

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Western Springs location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

WESTERN SPRINGS / PLEASANT DALE DIRECTOR


Janelle’s bio is coming soon!

Lori Kucklick

HINSDALE / CLARENDON HILLS / WILLOWBROOK DIRECTOR


We are currently looking for an enthusiastic director for our Hinsdale location. This is a paid position and no lacrosse experience is necessary! Please contact jennifer@iglax.org if interested. Thank you!

Beth Grogan

DOWNERS GROVE / LISLE DIRECTOR


Beth lives in Downers Grove with her husband and three children. She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. Beth previously worked in radio and advertising. More recently, she spends her time volunteering at her children’s school, running several PTA committees. Beth has been a parent volunteer for IGLA and loves the welcoming nature of the organization. Her focus is to promote this great sport so other children can enjoy it as much as her children have.

We are looking for an enthusiastic director for our IGLA Frankfort location. Please contact Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org if interested!

FRANKFORT / FRANKFORT SQUARE / MOKENA / LOCKPORT / ROMEOVILLE DIRECTOR


Brooke’s bio is coming soon!

Michelle Dillon

EVERGREEN PARK / OAK LAWN DIRECTOR


Cherise’s bio is coming soon!

John Barker

OAK FOREST / ALSIP DIRECTOR


John’s Bio coming soon…

Administration

IGLA is a women-run organization providing lacrosse opportunities for girls in Illinois. Each member of our staff has extensive experience in their field of expertise, and a passion for the growth and development of players in each community.

Bridget Olp

Co-Founder


Along with running IGLA, Bridget is a nationally ranked official and officiates NCAA lacrosse. She also founded and operates Lakeshore Lacrosse.

Jennifer Devens

Executive Director


Jennifer comes to IGLA with a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois. Her career has centered around marketing, advertising, and media, practicing her trade in Chicago, London and Boston, where she also worked in Public Relations. Jennifer is the “world’s greatest sports spectator,” and is thrilled to be involved in such an energetic organization that empowers and encourages girls to reach their full potential in lacrosse and in life. Jennifer is a native of Chicago and continues to call Chicago home, where she enjoys living along the lake with her husband and two children.

Michelle Sebastian

Founder and Advisory Board Member


After playing Division 1 lacrosse at Vanderbilt University, Michelle coached Hinsdale Central High School—leading them to 3rd, 1st, 3rd and 3rd in State, respectively. She moved on to coach at Montini Catholic. Within 4 years, she and former Lakeshore Coach, Virginia Kosenkova, took the team to a State Championship, winning 2nd place in 2013. Michelle is a founding member of the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association, a Partner of Lakeshore Lacrosse, and the mom of three beautiful girls. Her oldest, Isabella is a member of the Lakeshore Lacrosse National Premier 2025 team.

Amanda Kammes

Advisory Board Member


Carolyn Barnes

Controller, Director of Community Relations


Carolyn grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Finance. She brings prior experience from a variety of financial management and analyst roles to the IGLA team. She moved to the Chicago area in 2007 with her husband and two sons. Carolyn has been active in her local PTA and enjoys watching her sons compete in soccer, track and golf.

Tara Wheeler

Director of Equipment and Field Operations


Jacqui Lurie

Director of Affiliates, Scheduling, and Sponsorships


Jacqui graduated from University of Illinois with a BS in engineering. Her career includes process optimization consulting, IT, engineering, strategy, and sales. She has also pursued her passion working with non-profits focused on developing girls’ potential. Jacqui joined IGLA in 2009, first as her daughter’s coach, then starting and directing multiple locations with IGLA and Lakeshore Lacrosse, before her current position in strategic operations with affiliate, game, officiant and tournament scheduling.

Helder Weil

Director of Officials


After growing up in Colorado, Helder played varsity goalie with the top ranked Colorado State University women’s club team. Here in Chicago, she has taught middle and high school Spanish and has coached Neuqua Valley HS and Lakeshore Lacrosse Regional and National Travel. Helder also plays with the Lakeshore Women’s Lacrosse Club and is the proud/humbled mom of a high-octane toddler.

IGLA Contributors

Connie Loftis

Official Photographer


Connie began her career as a professional photographer in 1985. Throughout her photography career she has photographed events for Coca Cola, Stedman Graham Athlete’s Against Drugs, French American Chamber of Commerce and many other events including 13 years of weddings, bat mitzvah’s and private parties. After years of watching her two daughters play high school and college lacrosse she started shooting action photos of them. Connie started her sports action photography business (www.LoftisPhotographic.com) in 2004 and came on board with Lakeshore Lacrosse and IGLA as our official photographer in 2005. Connie is passionate about lacrosse and it’s potential to build self-esteem in young women and to empower them to become strong and competent individuals on and off the field.

Kerry Kobe

Web Design


Kerry grew up playing lacrosse in Northern Virginia. She captained her high school lacrosse team in Arlington, VA and went on to play at the University of Notre Dame on the inagural Division I team. Since arriving to Chicago in ’98 she has always been involved in lacrosse to some extent or another – founding coach of the Hinsdale Central girls’ program, president of the US Lacrosse Chapter, a women’s umpire, and a adult league player. In addition to her fulltime job as VP of Information Technology at an investment firm downtown, she freelances doing website and graphic design around the city. Kerry has her MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. She’s thrilled to be involved in IGLA’s website as well as the Lakeshore Lacrosse site.

IGLA Board


Kristen Murray, Tom Olp and Bill Santulli