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Young Professionals Board

The Sharks Foundation's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is made up of professionals (21-35 years old) who are passionate about being active and philanthropic members of their community. Participation in the YPB allows its members to gain hands-on experience working side by side with the Sharks Foundation. If you are looking for a way to give back while showing your love for the Sharks we invite you to read further!

Mission Statement:

The Sharks Foundation's Young Professionals Board is dedicated to supporting the Sharks Foundation's efforts to enhance the lives of youth and families in the community through engagement in Sharks Foundation activities, programs and events.


The Sharks Foundation is looking for fun, dedicated and passionate individuals. Members must attend 100% of board meetings which take place the first Thursday of every month (dependent on hockey schedule). Members are expected to execute the "Five-Hole Goal" tasks which include:

  1. Executing a fund-giving event during the Foundation's December Season of Giving campaign
  2. Attend the YPB holiday get together in December/January in lieu of a board meeting
  3. As a group, execute a capstone fundraising event in February/March with a fundraising goal of $10K-$20K
  4. Join us for the YPB end of season party which will take place sometime between April-July
  5. Assist with ALL Sharks Foundation signature fundraising events (2-4 per season)

Additionally each member is expected to commit a minimum of 5 hours of service per month by contributing to the following activities: working the Foundation Booth in-game auctions on game nights, selling Mystery Pucks on select game nights, assisting with our Street Rally beer booths, auction item solicitation for Foundation signature events, community appearances, assisting with fund-giving events such as Holiday Assist. As a member you will receive access to networking and volunteer opportunities, some SAP Center and Sharks ticket offers, and more! Most importantly, members are expected to take a proactive approach to being on the board and conduct themselves in a professional manner when representing the Sharks organization.

Commitment to Diversity:

The Sharks Foundation promotes full and equal participation for the YPB and is inclusive of professionals of varying gender, national origin, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, and with disabilities. We recognize that our strength and success is due in large part to the diversity that our leadership brings and we are committed to continuing to increase the diversity of our membership and to assure that the YPB reflects the community it serves.

Current Board Members:

Shantik Azima-Taylor 
Lindsay Beroza 
Shannon Berry 
Devon Bridges
Misa Crocker
Britnee Evans
Kristina Fernandez 
Gianni Fraone 
Nicole Johnson 
Lynda Mantle 
Ricardo Mejia
Athena Moguel 
Kayla Nakamoto 
Lisa Riordan 
Kyle Vallejo

How to Apply:

The application cycle runs July-August with YPB terms running September-the following August. Click here to apply for the 2018-19 season board!