WWK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AND LEADERSHIP TEAM

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KELLY GROVE

Chair & Executive Director

Kelly has been throwing knives since 2014 and started WWK in December of 2015.  She has competed in many in-person knife and tomahawk competitions, has organized several competitions including Michigan Throwstorm and Battle of the Blade Maidens and is a member of the Michigan Blade Throwers.  She thoroughly enjoys bringing new throwers into the knife throwing community and has taught over 100 new throwers how to throw.

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DAWN SOLOMON

Vice Chair & League Operations Director

WWK Women's Knife Throwing wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for Dawn's passion for introducing more women to the sport.  Dawn joined WWK in 2019, enjoys participating in competitions, is a member of Michigan Blade Throwers and also runs the largest outdoor throwing range in Michigan, MBT Range.

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MELISSA MYERS

Director

Melissa's passion for empowering women is showcased through her work as a Financial Advisor focusing on women and her many years of supporting WWK through her company sponsorship.  Melissa also enjoys entertaining and spending time on the shooting range.

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KANDY JONES

Director of Events

The best WWK events happen when Kandy is on the planning team!  In addition to knife throwing, Kandy has a passion for cooking, baking and event planning and brings an incredible skill set to the team to ensure that each and every WWK event is truly memorable!

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LORI SHARKEY-MULCAHY

Scoring Director

Lori joined WWK in 2021 as a new division president and quickly learned that she wanted to become more involved with WWK!  Lori uses her exceptional organizational skills and patience she has learned through years of teaching high risk teenagers to make WWK run more efficiently.

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ANNE CRUM

Mentorship Director

Anne brings a unique style of throwing to the group.  In 2021, Anne mentored one of the largest WWK Teams in history and her dedication, skills and patience made her one of the most successful and loved mentors.  Anne regularly participates in the Aim Games and enjoys throwing at competitions.

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KIM PAYNE-NAIK

Fundraising Director

Kim joined WWK in 2022 as a new thrower and her dedication to the sport thrust her into the spotlight as one of the highest scoring new throwers of the season.  As a former roller derby skater, Kim raised funds to help support their team and is excited to pour her fundraising skills into her new hobby.

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BIANCA BIHN

Executive Assistant

When things need to get done, you call Bianca!  Bianca joined WWK in 2022 after finding her passion for knife throwing and quickly stepped up to join the Battle of the Blade Maidens Planning Committee where she shined as a go-getter with top notch organizational and leadership skills.  Eager to do more for an organization she loves, Bianca happily joined the leadership team to assist in making WWK one of the greatest women's organizations around.

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SANDY BENSON

Mentorship Director

Sandy has been throwing since 2019 and has quickly rose up the ranks as one of the most accurate throwers in WWK.  As a retired high-school teacher, Sandy's skills of patience and organization coupled with her passion for throwing, puts her in an ideal position to help other throwers improve their skills.