Our People

    Tracy Kruzicki

    General Manager/ President

    Tracy has been with KEVA since the beginning and knows many members by name. She began her career at KEVA by developing the My First Sports and Athletic Kids youth programs in her first ten years with the company.  Some of her first students are now coming back from college to say “hi.” She secretly hopes one of her students signs a professional athletic contract and appears on her doorstep with the 10% finders fee.

    Currently Tracy is in charge of Overall Facility Operations as President of the company.  Tracy hails from Burlington, Wisconsin (as most famous people do-Tony Romo) and has a degree in Child Psychology from UW-Madison. When she’s not hanging with your kids or families at KEVA, she’s cooking, camping and chilling with her family and friends.

    Sara Boutelle

    Youth Sports Director

    Sara hasn’t met a Harry Potter quote or running trail she hasn’t liked. When she’s not playing at the park with her husband and two toddlers, she can be found attempting (mostly failing) to grow plants in her yard, adding to her Spotify playlist (old-school Blink-182 please), or watching ER episodes while curling up on the couch with her labradoodle, Olive. Sara is rarely seen outside without a Green Bay Packer or Badger hat on. After five years of teaching middle/high school English and coaching her track and field and cross country athletes for six years, Sara is excited to be a part of the KEVA family as the Youth Program Director. It doesn’t matter if it’s running through the woods or diving for a ball on a sand court…sports are her happy place.

    Annie Kraemer

    Customer Relations and HR Manager

    Four score and seven years ago, Annie Kraemer hadn’t been born yet, but everyone felt her presence coming. Annie tends to blast her way into most situations and activities, earning her the nickname Mack Truck. This intense and spirited personality has helped her turn her front desk staff into the lean, mean*, customer service machine that it is. *(front desk staff not actually mean and is, in fact, extremely nice) Annie also takes care of any HR issues and some would go as far as to say she is the HR Czar. Along with wrangling the front desk staff and any HR issues, Annie spends her time playing as many sports as she can fit into her schedule and taking care of her two cats and two dogs.  One day, she hopes to rule KEVA with an iron fist, but until then she will bide her time thinking of new ways to enhance the KEVA experience for everyone.

    Jennifer Kratochwill

    Business Development and Membership Manager

    Born and raised in Madison, she is a big Badger fan! She is married and the mother of 3, which you find out quickly in talking to her that they are her pride and joy.  She played soccer growing up and through college and started coaching when her boys became interested in the sport in Kindergarten. She played at KEVA in our Mom’s league until a few years ago. Now she spends her time hanging out with her kids, 2 puppies ( Fenway & Jett), traveling, playing tennis, working out, cheering on the Red Sox, wine time with her girlfriends and just enjoying time with family. Life is short. She is all about making the most of every moment.

    Ellen Jones

    League Manager

    Ellen is a new resident of the state of Wisconsin- born and raised in the Twin Cities. She attended the University of Minnesota, (go Gophers) for four years and graduated with a B.S in Sport Management. When she is not at work, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, drinking wine, going up north to her cabin, and hitting the gym. Ellen has been active her whole life- being involved with gymnastics and cheerleading for the past 19 years. She loves upbeat energy and watching kids grow a passion for sports.

    Kasey Kuchar

    Assistant Youth Sports Manager

    Kaesy was born and raised in DeForest and started working with kids at Wishing Well Preschool his junior year of high school which lead him down the path of becoming the local-legend known as THE Mr. Kasey.  Kasey is an ultimate frisbee enthusiast and has spent the last four years coaching the DeForest High School Ultimate Frisbee team along with a summer adult recreational team.

    Working at a sports center it is no surprise that Kasey loves the NBA  and NFL and is a huge fan of the Packers, Colts, and Bucks.  He dreams of the day when the Packers meet the Colts in the Superbowl.
    A couple fun facts about Kasey: He knows every song from ‘Frozen’ (on purpose!) and is working to conquer the fast part from the Maui song in Moana down.

    Aaron Confer

    Assistant Youth Sports Director

    Raised in northern Illinois – but all about Wisconsin sports! – Aaron was a three sport athlete in high school (and National Honor Society). With a degree in Sports and Recreation Studies from North Dakota State University (#3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft) and a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Liberty University, Aaron has experience working with kids – especially in before/after school & camp programs. Away from work Aaron enjoys watching collegiate and NFL football, bike riding, and DIYing.  Aaron is excited to start his career at KEVA!