Little League® International is excited to announce that Aaron Torres has officially been named the new West Region Assistant Director, joining West Region Director April Meehleder and Assistant Director Brian Pickering at the West Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif.
“We are proud to welcome Aaron to the Little League family and are excited at the new and unique ideas and opportunities that he will bring to the West Region,” said Dan Velte, Little League Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations. “Aaron’s skills, experience, and background give him the tools necessary to help us develop local leagues throughout the West Region and to help support the leagues and districts throughout each of the 11 states in the region.”
As part of his role at the West Region Headquarters, Mr. Torres will work with the Western Region staff to assist districts and local Little League programs throughout the region, enhance operations, and continue to develop and implement new training programs as a resource for those leagues. Mr. Torres will also assist in the operation of tournaments, including the annual West Region Little League Softball® Tournament and both the Northwest Region and West Region Little League Baseball® Tournaments.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Aaron to the West Region and to the Little League family as a whole,” said Ms. Meehleder. “We are excited to see what Aaron will bring to the team here in San Bernardino and are looking forward to the chance to provide continued support to all of our volunteers and continue to grow Little League Baseball and Softball all throughout the region.”
Mr. Torres joins the Little League staff after recently graduating from Midland University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism. During his time at Midland, Mr. Torres played baseball for the Warriors, helping to lead his team to the 2016-17 NAIA National Championship Tournament. Prior to attending Midland, Mr. Torres received an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Studies from Citrus College where he also played baseball for the Fighting Owls.
“As a former Little Leaguer myself, it is truly exciting to be named an official employee of Little League International,” said Mr. Torres. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of something that has been such a major part of my life for so long and I am ready to get started helping all of the leagues, districts, and volunteers all throughout the West Region.”
Since 2011, Mr. Torres has been actively volunteering in youth baseball, serving as a baseball camp counselor for San Dimas High School and a coach for the YMCA Little Squirts Baseball team in Fremont, Neb. In addition to his volunteer experience, Mr. Torres served as a Sports Complex Development Intern at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., where he participated in project planning and programming process for the development of a sports complex.
The Little League West Region Headquarters Complex includes Al Houghton Stadium, a Little League Division size field that is used for the regional tournaments, and serves districts and local leagues in 11 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).