Board of Directors

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Andy Gardner

President

Andy is father to four boys (currently three in Thunder program). He is a Real Estate professional specializing in investment properties and home renovations. Andy played two years of college baseball for Ashland University. He’s lived in the Olentangy school district since 2007, and is committed to maintaining a competitive community-based travel program.  

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Scott Marple

Director of Baseball Operations

Scott coordinates field maintenance and organization-wide baseball instruction, helping ensure a consistent high-quality approach across the organization. He is the former varsity head baseball coach at Dublin Scioto H.S. He’s a member of the Ohio Dominican Athletic Hall of Fame, and played professional baseball for five seasons. Scott has one son playing for the Thunder.

 

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Steve Graham

Equipment and Fundraising Director

Steve manages program fundraising, equipment and uniforms for the program. He is a former collegiate athlete who now spends most of his free time coaching his two children and silver lab in various sports. Steve holds an MBA and is a marketing professional.

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Chris Garber

Secretary

Chris handles the “behind the scenes” work for the Thunder, including administrative, communications, and technical issues. He works as a corporate lawyer, and is also a published baseball author.  

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Andy Thorne

Director of Finance

Andy joined the Thunder Board in September 2019, and takes the lead on financial issues, along with providing other leadership and support. His son is currently a member of the 9U team. An Ohio State grad, Andy works in banking, and has experience coaching youth soccer and baseball.

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Alex Ochoa

Founder of Olentangy & Ohio Thunder