Front Office


Board of Governor/Owner: Chris Trapp

Board of Governor/Owner: Joe Dusek

General Manager: Dave Boitz

Dave Boitz has been an integral part of the Wilderness Hockey Organization for the last five seasons, serving at the Wilderness General Manager. During this time, The Wilderness claimed the Robertson Cup in 2015 and Dave Boitz was recognized as the 2017 GM Of The Year.

Prior to working with The Wilderness, Boitz was the Head Coach and General Manager of the Alaska Avalanche, from 2008 – 2011. During his time with the Avalanche, the team rose from the bottom of the league into a team that was able to contend for a playoff spot each year, winning over 30 games in their last two seasons.

Previous to the Alaska Avalanche, Boitz was part of the inaugural season for the North Iowa Outlaws, where he was Head Coach and GM for three seasons. During Boitz’s time in Iowa, the Outlaws elevated to one of the top teams in the NAHL, winning the Central Division Title in 2008. During the same year, the North Iowa Outlaws were also recognized as Organization of the Year in the NAHL.

Boitz’s first season coaching in the NAHL came during the inaugural season of the then Alexandria (Brookings) blizzard in 2003. After getting a late start in their first season, they came back as a serious contender in their second season, competing in the Robertson Cup playoffs.

Before coaching in the NAHL, Boitz spent over 8 years coaching in the Alexandria hockey association, both as a bantam and high school boys hockey coach. Boitz’s teams in Alexandria would consistently compete in State championships and brought home several Conference Championship titles.


Marketing Director: Caitlin Lilly 

Caitlin Lilly started with the Wilderness in the 2018 season as the Marketing and Game Operations Director. Caitlin oversees each Wilderness Home Game in Northwoods Credit Union Arena and manages the Wilderness marketing initiatives, social media, website, and volunteer coordination. 

Before working with the Wilderness, Caitlin spent over a year working for a web development and digital marketing firm on the Minnesota Iron Range.

In 2016, Caitlin obtained an English Literature and Language Degree from Winona State University, where she played NCAA Division II soccer for the WSU Warriors.