Gregg Elliott

Gregg Elliott

VNEA Executive Director

Graduated from college in 1980 from Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.

Gregg took the position of Executive Director with the Valley National 8-Ball League Association in 1988 after working as a Certified Public Accountant for nine (9) years.

Gregg lives and works in Bay City, Michigan with his wife, Beth, and their son.

  • Highlighted VNEA successes over the past 35 years...
  • Doubled the Charter Holder Base from 200 to 400 operators.
  • Player Base increase from 50,000 to nearly 100,000 players.
  • Formulated the World's Largest Junior Tournament.
  • Put together a VNEA Marketing Kit to aid Charters in promoting their leagues.
  • Created the highly successful VNEA Charter Holder FUNShop Educational Conference.
  • Heads the largest World Pool Championships in Las Vegas annually.
  • Acquired a widely accepted Tournament & League-Friendly Software Program.
  • Created which is a highly informational and player-friendly website.
Mike Wiltse

Mike Wiltse

Office Manager

Graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.

Mike took the position with the Valley National 8-Ball League Association in 2023 after working and teaching in Law Enforcement and Public Safety.

Mike is an avid Bowler, successful College Coach, and has served on several local Charitable Committees.

Mike lives in Bay City, Michigan with his wife Ashley and their two sons.

Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott

Director of Marketing & Promotions

Graduated in 1990 from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Management Major and Fine Arts Minor.

Brian took the position with the Valley National 8-Ball League Association in 1992 after working as a licensed Financial Advisor and Securities Specialist for the Equitable Insurance Company for several years.

Brian lives in Midland, Michigan.

  • Highlighted VNEA successes over the past 30+ years...
  • Editor, Writer & Designer of the "8-Ball News & Views" Magazine.
  • Maintains VNEA Facebook Page, Website and YouTube Channel.
  • Designs the Annual Vegas & Junior Tournament posters and all other league material.
  • Professionally Emcees the Annual VNEA World Championships Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.
  • Oversees every aspect of the Annual VNEA Junior Championships.
  • Plays a critical part on World Championships Tournament Committee.
  • Speaks at Semi-Annual Charter Holder FUNShop Educational Conferences and visits many State/Provincial Championships.
Rhonda Wortley

Rhonda Wortley

Administrative Assistant

Graduated from Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, MN with an Associates Degree in Office Management.

Before moving to Michigan, Rhonda was employed with Mizpah Precision Manufacturing where she served as their Office Manager.

Rhonda’s kind and gentle voice is what you will encounter upon calling the VNEA Headquarters. She is more than willing to help everyone with their VNEA-related questions.