USJDP Staff

Mike Gempeler

Founder & President

Mr. Gempeler is the Founder/Director of the CCM Showcase, Co-Founder of the 9280 Pond Hockey Tournament and current Commissioner of the Rocky Mountain Jr. Hockey league. He is responsible for all day-to-day business operations of the USJDP, Inc.

Zac Desjardins

Camp Director, Junior Prep Camp

Coach Desjardins is the Assistant Coach of the OK City Blazers Jr. A Hockey Club in the WSHL. Coach Zac is the on-site director for the Boys Junior Prep Camp and is responsible for all player housing and day-to-day camp activities at the University of Denver.

Danny Triesler

Finland Lions Cup Tour Director

Coach Triesler is the Assistant Coach & Director of Player Development for the Swedish Professional team Asele IK, as well as Owner of Challenge Athletics, a family advisory firm specializing in player development and placement for Swedish, Finnish & Russian players.

Mary Beth Gempeler

Vice-President, Marketing

Mrs. Gempeler is a 25-year marketing and advertising industry veteran responsible for all advertising and marketing collateral for the USJDP. Currently, she is the Founder/Principle of Pepper Productions, Inc., a full-service marketing, branding and web presence company based in Colorado.

Matt Guffey

European Tour Director

Coach Guffey is Head Coach of the San Jose Jr. Sharks U11 AAA in addition to being a full-time Powerskating professional with Cathy's Power Hour in San Jose. Coach Matt is responsible for the coordination and organization of the 2001-2003 birth year Finland Lions Cup team.

Nick Harper

European Tour Director

Coach Harper is the Head Coach of the Pikes Peak Miners in the Rocky Mountain Jr. Hockey League, scout for the Janesville Jets in the NAHL, and USJDP Tour Director, responsible for the coordination and organization of the 1998-2000 birth year Finland Lions Cup team.