Staff & Board of Directors


KEEN St Louis is a volunteer-run, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization led by an executive director and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, volunteers, business people and community leaders. The board directs KEEN’s operations, charts its direction, spearheads fundraising events, and ensures that KEEN stays focused on its core mission. KEEN St. Louis is an LLC, and, together with its sister affiliates, falls under the umbrella of KEEN USA.



Jane Mower
Executive Director

Jane Mower joined KEEN St. Louis as Executive Director in October 2018.  She will oversee all operational aspects of the organization including programs, volunteer engagement, financial strength, community awareness and brand management.  With a background in sales and most recently servings as Director of Operations for the Today and Tomorrow... more...
Elizabeth Novak
Program Manager

Elizabeth, most importantly, is mom to Wyatt, a long time KEEN athlete who participates in KEEN's sports, swim and music programs. Wyatt's enthusiasm for KEEN has compelled her to become more involved with the organization and she hopes to bring a parent's perspective to future KEEN events and programs.

Elizabeth, her husband, AJ, and... more...
Kaitlyn Woodard
Program Coordinator

Kaitlyn Woodard, our former KEEN intern, has been promoted to KEEN Program Coordinator.  Kaitlyn will be helping facilitate programs and communications with athletes and volunteers. Prior to becoming a KEEN intern, Kaitlyn was an active... more...


Julie Soffner
Chief Executive, Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation

Julie Scott Soffner has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for KEEN St. Louis since 2019, following four years as Executive Director and passionate volunteer. Julie's background in corporate and non-profit management, with specializations in organizational development, talent management and sales/customer service excellence, will... more...
Clayton Clark
Co-Founder, Big Rush Marketing | President of the KEEN Young Professionals

Clayton is the co-founder of Big Rush Marketing located in Kirkwood. Before his career in marketing, Clayton spent 7 years as a television journalist. He was an anchor/reporter in Minot, ND for a year before moving to Fresno, CA to work on the Great Day morning show on KMPH-TV for 6 years. Clayton was named one of the top 40 business... more...
Chris Jacobs
Financial Advisor, Axius Financial | Vice President of Communications, KEEN Young Professional Board

As a financial advisor, Chris works hand in hand with clients to create a personalized financial plan. He understands that every person’s situation is different and requires a unique solution. Chris holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as life and health insurance licenses.

Prior to joining Axius Financial, Chris graduated from... more...
John Mosby
National Account Manager, Crown Packaging Corp.

John graduated from Chaminade College Prep in 1984 and Texas Christian University with a business degree in marketing in 1988. John was very involved at TCU playing on the men’s soccer team as well as serving as both pledge trainer and president of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. John also served on the Chaminade Alumni Board for two terms. John and... more...
Christine Wiehl
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Express Scripts Holding Company

As Deputy General Counsel, Christine is responsible for oversight of the legal aspects of Express Scripts’ PBM contracting, supply chain and healthcare regulatory functions.  Christine joined Express Scripts in 2010 and served as the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Express Scripts Holding Company until 2015.

Christine has... more...
Patrick Zarrick
Director of Facilities & Physical Education Faculty, Saint Louis University High School

Patrick Zarrick has been on the Board of KEEN for 7 years. As the Director of Rentals & Reservations at St. Louis U. High, he has worked closely with KEEN to provide facilities for KEEN's Recreation, Sings and Basketball Programs, along with donating venues for numerous fundraising events.

Patrick has worked at St. Louis U. High for... more...