July 20, 2015

Coaches Board



Tim Clark – Lead Coach

Phi Kappa Theta Treasurer

Tim Clark (University of Iowa, ’93) is the current Treasurer of the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation, National Protocol Officer, and Chair of the Human Development Committee. Tim holds a BA in Economics and a Certificate of International Business from the University of Iowa and a certificate of Morality of Every Day Life from Yale, and is employed as Director of Product and Market Development at Fiserv, a global concern in the financial sector. Tim is a member of the WI Club, and serves as board chair for the Drug Treatment Court/Veterans Treatment Initiative for Milwaukee County, Fund Development Officer for SALS, Inc., and Fund Development Chairman for the Alano Foundation. Additionally, he serves members of Congress in finance and banking concerns. Tim resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoys such pastimes as polo, fencing, sailing, and travel.



Zak Koga – Leadership Coach

Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Karben4 Brewing

Zak Koga co-founded Karben4 Brewing in 2012 with his brother and his best friend. Zak first attended college at the University of Iowa where he was recruited to play baseball. He later transferred to UW-Madison and graduated in 2008 with a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Construction Engineering and Management. Zak accepted a job with J.H. Findorff & Son and managed large-scale commercial construction projects in Madison and Milwaukee for the next 6 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for Madison Magnet and acted as an adviser to other start-up businesses and hopeful entrepreneurs. Zak lives in Madison with his wife and daughter. He helps guide the leadership structure and ongoing leadership skills development for the fraternity.



Father Eric Nielsen – Spiritual Coach

Director Of St. Paul University Catholic Center

Fr. Eric Nielsen has been the Pastor of St. Paul’s since 2006 and a priest of the Diocese of Madison since 1995. The oldest of seven children, Fr. Nielsen grew up in Oshkosh, graduated in 1984 from the UW in Civil Engineering, and entered Mundelein Seminary in 1990. As a young man he enjoyed a lot of outdoor activity and travel but now spends most of his time at St. Paul’s encouraging students to focus on study and prayer as a path to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.



Brian McMichen – Intellectual Coach

System Engineer at Epic



Joseph G. Pometto FIC CFFM – Social Chair

Regional Director

Joe Pometto is the Regional Director form Modern Woodmen of America out of the Madison area. Modern Woodmen is a full service fraternal financial services company based out of Rock Island, IL. Joe lives in Sun Prairie with his wife Ruth Ann and they have 4 children. Joe has focused his efforts with the fraternity on helping us create both fun and service oriented opportunities to work together as brothers and create a positive fraternal community for us to continue to grow and develop as a newly chartered chapter.



Mark Rose – Fraternal Coach

Ministry Associate at Evangelical Catholic