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North Country Region Board of Directors Adds New Director and Officials' Chair

By North Country Region, 07/11/19, 9:30AM CDT


North Country Region Board of Directors Adds New Director and Officials' Chair


Edina, MN - July 11, 2019 - North Country Region USA Volleyball announced today the addition of Kelly (Skaro) Lindman and Travis Karlin to its Board of Directors.  

Lindman comes to the Board of Director with experience both playing and coaching junior volleyball in North Country Region.

Playing Experience

2000-2003     Student Athlete Wright State University
2000-1997     Student Athlete Lakeville (MN)High School
1999-2000     M1 Juniors
1994-1999     Mizuno Northern Lights Juniors
Coaching Experience
2018-2019     Vital 17-1
2012-2013     MN Select 17-1
2008-2009     Hopkins Juniors
2006-2008     M1 18-1
2007                  University of Minnesota Camps
                               MVI Camps

Currently,  Lindman works in Technical Product Management where she manages a user's experience on web, mobile, and native applications.  She will serve a three year term which begins July 2019 and be a representative from the Metro Area.

Travis Karlin will serve North Country Region as a non-voting adviser to the Board of Directors.  Karlin has been actively involved with USA Volleyball officials for over three decades.  The officials' chair will be a resource to the Region's officials, provide guidance for officials' education, and be instrumental in growing the pool of officials across the Region.

Karlin's Current Certifications
USAV National Official
USAV International Certified Scorer
PAVO National Official (retired)

BIO: Travis began his playing career at Rice University in Texas on their Men's Club team. As most players are, he was required to referee matches at tournaments. Turns out that it paid pretty well to watch a sport that he enjoyed and he found that the players liked to see another player on the stand for their matches.
Travis began refereeing both high school and college in 1990 while in college, including scoring for the South West Conference, and a few appointments as an International Line Judge in Houston, TX for USA men's volleyball tours. Travis served in the Navy and continued to referee during his travels, eventually ending up in Minneapolis in 2000. He received his National scorer in 2001, National referee in 2003, and his certified International Scorer (FIVB) in 2012. Travis received his PAVO National in 2004 and retired in 2016 after 26 years of officiating women's college volleyball. He has served as both a PAVO and USAV rater and Travis served as the Officials Chair for North Country Region from 2007-2011. He was honored at the USA Volleyball Banquet in 2009 for his service to the region and USA Volleyball.
Today Travis serves as an official's rater and trainer at both the local and national level, and continues to officiate USA Volleyball, men's collegiate, and boys high school matches as well as working international matches as the official scorer. 

As a non-voting adviser to the Board of Directors, this role does not have a term limit.