Meet Our Staff
jason erkes , president
If you are up against team "El Presidente" that's Jason's team! Don't let the title fool you and he won't be offended if you demand a recount of the score. He's been President of the Sport and Social Club for over 7 years and loves what he does. His personal passion is more about politics than sports but he is happy to discuss anything so please go up if you see him and give him your thoughts - good or bad. Check out Jason featured in Crain's Chicago Magazine, his monthly column in Today's Chicago Women Magazine about sports & recreation and other press features about the Sport and Social Club.
brian irving , Senior Operations Manager
Resident "Bracketologist" and man behind the scenes. If you have signed up for or played in one of our leagues you have come across his artistry hand work in registration and scheduling. A member of the social club family since '96 he has seen and heard it all, so make sure and sign up on time. If you want to talk Blue Demon hoops or get a lunch recommendation he is your man.
chris hastings , vice president
The Sport and Social Club VP has been with the Club since '97 when he was an intern working Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach. One summer of playing in the sand and getting paid for it was enough to hook Chris on the idea of working in Coed Sports Leagues for a career - YES IT'S A FULL-TIME JOB! If you have suggestions about programming you'd like us to offer or improvements you would like to see give Chris a call or an e-mail.
gailin topper , marketing and events manager
Gailin’s position on the CSSC team is Marketing Director. She handles our marketing and special events, promotions, and social networking. You’ll see Gailin at all of our social events making sure that everyone’s having a great time. She’s excited to get to know all of you, so don’t be shy, say “hi” next time you see her. Whether on the dance floor or out on the field, she’s the one in stilettos!
Curtis Griffin , League Operations Manager
Curtis is your league man! He is a league coordinator along with Marko Milanovic and can be seen in pinstripes refereeing hoops during the week. If he's not on the courts he's out on the fields umpiring your leagues or hanging out at the sponsor bars! You can also find Curtis at most of the social events running around with a camera.
Marko Milanovic , Director of Operations
As a member of the social club staff since 2002, Marko has been there and done that. If you haven’t seen him at your basketball, softball, dodgeball, kickball, or football league, then you certainly have seen him at one of our social events. As Director of Operations, Marko ensures that your league is being run properly, from equipment to Officials. If there are any equipment/officiating problems at your league, shoot Marko an e-mail and let him have it!
Trisha Daniels , League and Marketing Coordinator
People ask Trisha what she does at Chicago Sport and Social Club and the real answer is - what doesn't she do? You've probably seen her at any one of our sports; playing, officiating, or managing. She certainly isn't going to take it easy on you either, so stay out of the base path! If you need help with the website, finding a sponsor for your team, or want to talk about girls vs. guys rules she'll take you on. She's the resident obscure sport expert with a national championship in broomball & numerous inner-tube water polo champion t-shirts, so throw any new suggestions her way!
Nora Pacha , Graphic Designer
Nora Pacha is our Graphic Designer responsible for all of the awesome ads, flyers and publicity items associated with our leagues and events. Her creative process, along with in depth knowledge of industry software, allows her to deliver professional, high quality material geared towards our clientele and demographics. Whether it's dressing up for Comic Con or cutting a rug on the dance floor, Nora loves creativity. You can thank her for making you look like a professional athlete in our flyers and on our website.
Amanda Welsh , Senior Marketing and Events Coordinator
Amanda is your go-to-gal for CSSC marketing, events and social media. Whether she’s tweeting event photos or texting, her smartphone is never out of reach. Amanda loves technology and social media, so feel free to start up a conversation on any digital platform and you’ll surely get a bubbly response from her.
Gabby Webster , Marketing and Events Coordinator
Gabby is our events & marketing coordinator, she loves bringing fun into our special events. When it comes to deciding what color scheme would look best or what food should be served, she’s got it under control. Gabby has been seen at not only our events but on the field launching a kickball past your head. Hit her with an afternoon snack if you’ve got one, she’s not herself when she’s hungry!
Ed Daily , League Operations Manager
The man behind the scenes responsible for having all of your equipment ready to roll and vans packed for leagues. Ed is an integral part of our operations team and you’ve most likely seen him at fields managing or throwing down his expertise as a top notch official. He is a health and fitness guru and kickball, yes kickball, recently rekindled his competitive edge.