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About Us

What is the New, Shared Vision?

With the encouragement of coaches and the athletic department staff, in 2017 we implemented a new, Shared Vision.  This plan allows more fundraising autonomy for each team, while ensuring  reliable financing for specific expenses shared by each team.

Each team, or Titan Pride Contributor, will contribute $1,050 per year to Boosters. This fee along with minimum fundraising requirements will finance:

  • Team Booster Grant Requests
  • Booster Senior Scholarships
  • Hall of Fame Awards and Recognition Ceremony
  • MHSAA Conference Student Attendees
  • Sports Program Design and Layout
  • Miscellaneous Booster Expenses (tax preparation, accounting supplies, processing receipts and team transactions, team deposits, etc.)
  • Emergency Fund (unforeseen athletic expenses, i.e. ice machine breaks down)

Board of Directors 
Click Here to review the TC West Boosters bylaws.  If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact any of the Board members listed below.  Thank you.
Thank you to our outgoing Board members for your interest, time and service to TC West athletics!

Adam Warren
Ellen Gustafson
Mark Newhouse
Kristy Steimel
Athletic Director:  Jason Carmien
Jason Carmien began his teaching career at West Senior High and has been with the school since its start in 1997.   An English teacher for 18 years, he also coached Boys' Varsity Soccer, Girls' Varsity Soccer and JV Boys Basketball for the Titans. Jason, a Traverse City Native, graduated from Eastern Michigan University and has Masters degrees from Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University. He resides in Long Lake Township with his wife Melanie, daughter Abbie and son Matthias.  Please contact Jason directly at carmienja@tcwestathletics.com.  Go Titans!
President:  Dawn Wagoner

Dawn was elected to the Board in May 2017.  Dawn has been married to Steve Wagoner for almost 21 years.  They have two wonderful kids.  Both will be attending TC West high school next year.  Brian will be a senior, he plays basketball, and Erin will be a freshman, she plays basketball and runs track.


Dawn has been an employee of Grand Traverse County for over 23 years.   19 with the sheriff's office and currently she is with the 86th District Court.  Dawn volunteered as a track coach when her kids attended Long Lake and for the last two seasons she has been volunteering as a girls track coach at TC West middle school.  

While at Long Lake she was our LEAP athletic liaison from 2011 until 2014.  


She was also the chair of our local child abuse prevention council for a number of years and was instrumental in the creation of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center. 


From 1996 to 2000 she was the school police liaison for West Middle School and from 2002 to around 2005, Dawn was assigned to East middle school. 


As far as fundraising goes, most recently Dawn assisted with the TC West men's basketball 24 hour basketball game.  Prior to that she chaired the Long Lake craft show a few years and also our DARE golf outing fundraiser for many years.

Please contact Dawn directly at wagonerda@tcwestathletics.com
.  Go Titans!
Vice President:  Cathy Meyer-Looze

Cathy was elected to the Board in May 2017.  In the sports arena, Cathy has been involved in educational athletics all her life - as both a high school and collegiate player as well as a high school and middle school coach for softball and cheerleading respectfully.  Now, she is involved as a parent and spectator.


Professionally, Cathy has a part of K-12 education as a teacher, administrator, and coach for the past 25 years.  10 of those years she served as an administrator at all levels of the TCAPS organization.  Currently, she is a full time professor and Program Coordinator for the Educational Leadership Master's and Specialist's degree programs at Grand Valley State University.  


Within our community and in service, Cathy is currently the facilitator for Leadership Grand Traverse as well as chairperson for TCAPS' District Advisory Council (DAC).  She also serves on boards for two state affiliate national organizations:  Learning Forward Michigan and Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration.


Another experience which made her uniquely qualified for this Board is that she was facilitator and administrator in charge of a multi million dollar, national grant at Traverse City West Senior High School in efforts to create smaller learning communities within a large high school.  This work required her to implement the grant goals and objectives with staff input, manage the grant budget and report to the federal program who awarded us the grant.  Cathy is proud to know that many of the initiatives they put in place at West Senior High 10 years ago are still in existence today.


Please contact Cathy directly at (coming soon). Go Titans!

Treasurer:  Matt Bohrer

Matt was elected to the Board in May 2017.  Matt is a native of Traverse City and graduated from TC Central.  He then went to MSU where he received a degree in Finance, and subsequently an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. 

Matt has been active in sports programs in Traverse City since an early age.  This includes participating through TCAPS offerings, then the YMCA and other organizations.  Over the years, that participation has changed to being a parent of children involved in TBAYS, LEAP (elementary and middle school), and TCAPS offerings at TC West.  For the past 6 years he has been the LEAP liaison for Westwoods, Girls’ Basketball coach at Westwoods, and a member of the LEAP Advisory Committee.  It has been through his experiences in these roles that Matt has seen the need for continued support of the TC West Athletic programs, both internally and externally from TCAPS and the positive impacts that they have had on the kids that have participated.


Please contact Matt directly at bohrerma@tcwestathletics.com
.   Go Titans!
Secretary:  Todd Miner

Todd was elected to the Board in May 2017.  Todd is employed with the State of Michigan, Michigan Rehabilitation Services where he has been a manager for almost nine years now. His role as a manager is to provide clinical supervision for a staff of counselors as well as the numerous other administrative responsibilities that come along with management. Todd has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and has been a professional counselor for 14 years now.

Todd is married and has three children who are very active with basketball, soccer, and volleyball. He has coached all of them at some point along the way and his oldest is Grace who is currently a sophomore, his middle child is Ben who is in eighth grade, and his youngest is Claire who is currently in fifth grade. Todd is a native of Traverse City and is a graduate of TC Central.

Todd has previous board experience on a professional board for two terms, which was a total of four years. This board consisted of professional counselors from around the State of Michigan.  Please contact Todd directly at (coming soon).
Go Titans!