Born in Ontario, the game of hockey took Nathan to the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he played 4 years of NCAA hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH), winning the Division II National Championship in 1998 while captaining the team. Prior to graduating with a degree in Finance and later his MBA from UAH in 2002, Bowen was the recipient of the President’s Award, given to the top athlete at UAH based on academic, community and athletic performance, as well as the Dr. Jeanne Fisher Award, the Civic Service award and the Iwin/McGraw-Hill Finance service award. Following his time as a student at UAH, Bowen has accumulated over 30 years of coaching, instruction and hockey leadership experience including four years serving as the UAH Hockey Assistant Coach. Currently, Bowen resides in Killen, AL with his wife Heather, daughter Bailey and son Mac.
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Prior to becoming TPH’s CEO, Alan was a strategic advisor with the company while also helping for over a decade dozens of small and medium-sized businesses scale. He has earned two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, where he was the goaltender for the university’s historic ice hockey team, becoming the only men’s player in the club’s history to have earned an Extraordinary Full Blue, the highest honor in sports at Oxford. Alan also served as an infantry officer in the armed forces reserves and ran in a federal election.
A native of Listowel, Ontario, Keeso played minor hockey in his hometown before advancing to AAA, Jr hockey, and NCAA Division III at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he graduated with honors.
TPH Academy partners with MEGA Goaltending to offer additional support to all TPH Academy goalies
TPH Academy is proud to announce a new partnership with MEGA Goaltending. This program will provide TPH Academy goaltenders with access to a full school year of training content and guidance, including weekly skill progressions and goalie-specific mental skills training through MEGA’s digital goaltending platform.
MEGA programs have been designed to develop and refine a goaltender’s skills in a challenging and purposeful environment. MEGA’s dynamic coaching staff includes multiple collegiate goalie coaches who ensure that every student receives a quality training experience.
“MEGA Goaltending is a world leader in educating and training goalies at all levels,” said Alan Keeso, CEO of Total Package Hockey. “Their team is incredibly passionate about supporting the unique physical and mental demands of the position. We’re thrilled to be bringing their expertise across TPH through their cutting-edge digital platform and to see the positive impact it will have on TPH goalies. We believe TPH goaltenders will experience next-level engagement in their goaltending craft through MEGA’s innovative digital platform.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with TPH Academy and their goaltenders this year. We share in their core principles of helping to shape the next generation of impact players and were impressed with their holistic approach. With the Connected Coaching program, we aim to enrich the goaltender’s experience this season, and cannot wait to get started!” MEGA Goaltending Founder Justin Johnson.
The TPH leadership team collaborated with the MEGA Goaltending staff to handcraft two training packages, ensuring that each TPH Academy goaltender could access a program that fit their needs. The new partnership packages include:
Connected Coaching Program: ($600)
The Connected Coaching program is provided to all TPH Academy goalies at no additional cost and is customized for each Academy location in order to match the on-ice curriculum.
Connected Coaching Elite: ($2,499)
The Connected Coaching Elite program allows athletes to share clips of their games, practices, or skill sessions with MEGA’s certified staff, who can then analyze and provide direct feedback to the student-athlete.
The benefits of each package include, but are not limited to:
- Live Q&A Support
- Weekly Drill Progression
- Customized Plan
- Pro Mental Skills Program
- Pro Examples
- Technique Seminars
When participating in MEGA programs, you can expect to learn important methods of goaltending and to receive the time and repetitions to discover which methods work best for you. In addition, MEGA coaches are passionate about developing the type of mental skills that will not only serve you well in the crease but later in life as well.
Click here to learn more about MEGA Goaltending at TPH Academy!
Jacqueline Keeso is the Chief Experience Officer for TPH and is responsible for the creation, execution, and integration of the overall customer experience. As CXO, she works to define and enhance TPH’s customer journey, finding new ways to delight TPH families and ensure a consistent, empowering experience for all student-athletes.
Jacqueline has a BBA of International Business from Boise State University and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Oxford, UK. She also holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate as well as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).
Powers has coached youth and ACHA hockey over a twenty-year period. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for the Southern Amateur Hockey Association for twelve years and on the Board of Directors for USA Hockey for six years. Powers graduated with a BA in History from Kenyon College and JD from DePaul University. Powers also have been admitted to the Bar in the states of Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and California.
Aaron (“Kitch”) Kitchell joined the TPH team after 16 years running accounting and finance departments in businesses ranging from small private companies to large fortune 500 companies. After beginning his career a Big 4 accounting firm, he was the Division Group Controller for a Fortune 300 company where he oversaw seven manufacturing facilities across the United States and one in France. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Finance for the 5th largest Kombucha manufacturer globally. In addition to his professional experience, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Oregon.
Simms came to the TPH Team after spending 26 years in public education at Thurston High School.
There he taught in the classroom from 1993 to 2009 before being promoted to Principal at Thurston. His extensive experience in implementing online learning models within traditional brick and mortar settings, experience vital to the growth of the academic model within the TPH Center of Excellence. On top of his professional experience, academically Simms earned a Bachelors of Administration and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Taso Sofikitis is an Investing Partner at TPH and the CEO and President of Maynards Group of Companies. Taso is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Taso was a defenseman for the UAH hockey team that won the Division II Hockey National Championship in 1996. During that season, Taso racked up 41 points (11G-30A) in 29 games.