The Player Advisory Council is designed to provide WFA players working hard to develop their game, with mentorship from experienced players, as well as, giving WFA players a voice in the direction of their league.
Alexis Snyder (aka Snickers)
Alexis is entering into her 8th season of football and currently playing with Cali War in LA. Alexis was honored to make the USA National Team as a Runningback both in 2013 and 2017 and contributed in the team winning the gold in both IFAF World championships
Alexis also joined the New York Sharks in England in 2018 and helped them to bring home gold in the Pro-Cloud Transatlantic Trophy Tournament.
She’s the oldest of five kids and has two nieces and a nephew. Everyday she strives to show them that with hard work and dedication, you can achieve your dreams.
“I’m extremely excited to be on the PAC because it is my goal to help pave the way for future generations of women who want to play football and this just another step in that direction”.
Jamie Fornal is an accomplished Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a seven-time All-American women’s professional football player & was recently inducted into the 1st Class of the Women’s Football Hall of Fame. She has spent the last few years living in various parts of the country, gaining insight into different aspects of health and wellness. During that time, she was also able to maintain her commitment to football having played for five different WFA teams, starting with the Central Cal War Angels in 2011 when she won the American League Rookie of the Year accolades. Jamie is currently in her first year with the Mile High Blaze, one year removed from winning the WFA Division 1 National Championship with the Dallas Elite in 2017. She also works as a Personal Training Manager with Colorado Athletic Club and a virtual online personal trainer.
Prior to her two-year stint in Dallas, Jamie was a Fitness Manager in Chicago at Equinox, one of the World’s most innovative and luxurious health clubs, where she earned leadership and coaching approvals from the National Personal Training Coordinator. She also spent two years playing for the Chicago Force, being voted team MVP her first year with the team in 2015.
Before moving back to Chicago, Jamie was a highly successful trainer at the world’s largest health club, PRO Sports Club, in Seattle where she specialized in weight loss for special populations. She also played one year with the Seattle Majestics.
Jamie also saw success working with more athletic populations as a personal trainer in Portland at ProClub Oregon, and as the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Nutrition for the infamous baseball academy, Northwest Diamond Sports. During this time, she worked with professional triathletes and crossfit athletes, high school multi-sport athletes, and D1 collegiate baseball and softball players.
Jamie completed her Master’s Degree at Fresno State where her thesis comparing the effects of two post-workout beverages on muscle damage and performance was awarded First Runner-up at the American College of Sports Medicine’s International Conference in 2012. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in an accelerated Pre-Physical Therapy program, one of the first in the country to be accredited by the ACSM. During her time at Youngstown State, she was also on a full-ride scholarship for softball.
Jamie is originally from Indiana where she was a multi-sport athlete in high school, winning a State Championship title in women’s basketball and making it to the State Finals in volleyball her senior year. She is passionate about movement and quality of life, as well as animals, travelling, learning, new experiences, and helping others.
Jodi “Moose” Rehlander. Jodi is a 21-year veteran of women’s football. She was a member of the 1999 WPFL “No Limits” inaugural season and has spent her entire career playing and working for the Minnesota Vixen. She hopes to continue coaching after her playing days are over. She’s excited to be a member of the PAC and hopes to be a mentor for other players and an ambassador for the sport of women’s football. She thinks the future of women’s football is very bright and is extremely proud to have had a small part in shaping the game into what it is today. Outside of football, she is a technology initiatives manager for a financial services company as well as a freelance graphic designer and an active participant in community theater. She lives in the Twin Cities suburbs with her husband Jon and two children, Andrew and Cassandra, without whom life might be less busy but definitely less joyful.
Mary is a tenured Cincinnati Sizzle player who is beginning her 16th season as an offensive and occasional defensive lineman. Professionally she is an educator, 32 years and counting. She has been a member of the KHSAA for 8 seasons and has served as an official for high school football.
Reminiscing on her years of experience, “I have had the pleasure of competing with some of the strongest and most talented women in football. As a football player, you have the ability to show leadership, sportsmanship and character. This past season the Cincinnati Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted three of my teammates as well as myself as the first women players ever inducted. This was truly a humbling experience.”
She would like to thank her husband Rob, “I appreciate ALL the sacrifices he has made over the past 15 football seasons allowing me to tackle my dreams- he is my strength.”