Dana Bookman is the Founder and Executive Director of Toronto Girls Baseball. She has two kids who love to play ball and a passion for seeing girls gain confidence, new skills and a love of sport. She started TGB for her daughter who wanted to play baseball, but not with boys. Since the first season in 2016 TGB has grown from 42 players to 350.
Jennifer Lee is Toronto’s Girls Baseball’s Director of Operations. She has a passion for sport and participated in gymnastics, volleyball, and soccer growing up. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honour’s Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology with a Specialization in Sport Management. She went on to obtain her Master of Arts Degree from the University of Ottawa in Sport Management. She has been published in Sport, Business, Management: an International Journal. For the past 10 years Jennifer has participated in various children’s programs, and for the last three years has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters all – girls programming that promotes sport, physical activity, leadership, and confidence. She believes in the power of sport and its ability to empower all young women. She looks forward to be involved in the growth of Toronto Girls Baseball, and helping many girls find their love for the game.
Emma Carr is Toronto Girls Baseball's Director of Programming.
Emma has been playing baseball since the age of 4. She became a member of Team Ontario in 2011 at the age of 11. Emma is a 3 time national champion at U16 and women's level. She was a member of Team Canada in 2013 for a mini-series against Japan in Granby, Quebec and again in 2014 for the World Cup in Japan. Emma is a volunteer trainer with Team Ontario U16 girls team and a volunteer for the 2015 Jays Care Camp at the Rogers Centre as well as at many other Jays Care Camps around the GTA over the past 4 years.
Kylie is TGB's Select Program Coordinator. Kylie has been playing baseball since the age of three. She has played for Team Ontario and is past president of the Ontario Women's Baseball League. Kylie plays on a women's rep travel team and is currently completing her PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Toronto.
Taylor has been playing baseball since she was 3 years old. At age 15, she joined the British Columbia bantam girl's baseball team, winning back to back bronze medals at Canadian Bantam Nationals. Over the course of her 17 year baseball career, including four years with Team BC, Taylor has played all across Canada, the USA, and Cuba. She's coached younger girls in the Team BC organization and is excited to now help grow girl's baseball in Toronto.
Mena has played baseball since the age of 4. She has been playing with Team Ontario since the age of 14, and is a two time national champion both at the U16 and women's level. She now plays on the women's national team, and continues to volunteer with the U16 team as a trainer.
Caitlin has been playing baseball since the age of 5. She has been playing on Team Ontario since 2013 at the age of 12. Caitlin has won 3 national championships with the 16U team and the 21U team and she was a member of the 21U Canadian Prospect team in 2017 that played in the women's championship tournament.
Originally from South Africa, Inge has played an array of sports, including cricket. She was the captain of her girls cricket team and a coach to school teams. She has always had a heart for empowering girls to have the confidence and opportunities to play any sport they choose. Inge moved to Toronto in 2014 and with her cricket background proved a natural with baseball. She believes the game should always be fun and should leave players, and spectators alike, energized and positive.