Name: Brian Pike
Position: Information officer
Background: Pike was born in Ohio and moved with his family to California when he was three. He grew up just west of downtown Los Angeles in Culver City and played baseball and water polo at Culver City High School. He even dabbled in hockey after getting hooked on the sport in his late teens and early 20s (he’s a big Chicago Blackhawks fan). Pike attended Cal State-Fullerton, where he formed the school’s surf club and team while earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. He started his design company, Pike Design, 20 years ago and lists web development, email marketing and brand identity among his specialties. Pike, who lives in Orange County, has two boys, ages 12 and 10, playing baseball in the Laguna Niguel Little League. Pike volunteered to take over the management of the league’s website when he became a board member five years ago.
What he does: Pike inherited what he described as, “an old, antiquted HTML-based site” that he initially moved onto a more modern content management system. He also built a custom score-reporting system. The league also had a separate registration system. He said he started looking for a more “all-in-one solution” for the organization last year, settling on Sport Ngin in November. “I wanted something that would be easy to just hand off down the road when my kids are done playing,” he said. He said the league has saved dozens of hours of manual labor by switching to Verify for its background screening. He said that, through registration, the league can determine the level of involvement for parents and volunteers. “Coach, manager, team mom, anyone who is going to be in contact with the kids,” he said. “Everyone is verified before they set foot on the field.”
Making his mark: Pike spent weeks organizing and migrating content onto the league’s new site, building out a robust Information section that includes pages devoted to everything from Rules to Divisions of Play to a Coach’s Corner.
Tag(s): Webmaster of the Week