AWBA Executive Board


Wayne Webber


My name is Wayne Webber.

I’m a C-7 / C-6 injury quad and an A Division bowler, starting in the B Division, carrying a 140 average  with a handle ball when I first started, my high game was 241 scratch. Then moved the a conventional grip ball, and then challenged myself to go finger tip raising my average 20 pins, high game 256 high series 656. In 1989 got into a pro-shop and was taught to drill balls. With-in nine months I kicked the guy that brought me in out of his shop and took over, very successfully too. I then moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1992, still drill my owe equipment in my garage.

I’ve been on the AWBA Board for over twenty years, Vice Chairman for one year, Chairman for nine years. I have helped in putting on a number of tournaments, and put on three National assisting in one of them. I am very passionate about this organization and its future. I ‘m happy to serve as your new Vice Chairman for this next year.

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Eddy Hutchens

Vice Chairman

Eddy has served on the Board of Directors in a Director capacity for the last 3 years.  He resides in Colorado where wheelchair sports is well known.  Eddy has been involved with the AWBA for many years and participates in many AWBA events throughout the year and is one of the top Scratch bowlers within the organization.  He is strongly committed to the sport of wheelchair bowling and the overall future of the AWBA. 


Mark Shepherd


Mark has served in many capacities over the years currently as Executive Director of the Mountain States PVA.  In past years he has serve on the United States Olympic committee and the Disabled/Paralympic Sports Services Department.  Mark has served on the AWBA board over the last few years as a Director.  In addition, he is also past National Scratch Champion along with winning a number of AWBA events throughout the country.  Mark brings to his new position a great deal of business experience which will greatly benefit the AWBA.

Gary Ryan


Gary Ryan has been a member of the AWBA since March, 2008.  In his short bowling career, Gary has won the Florida State Championships “A” Division twice, the Doty Championship in Virginia, and twice finished 2nd in the AWBA “A” Division National Tournament and hosted the 2010 AWBA Championship in Houston.  “Winning is great, bowling is great, but they both take a back row seat to the individuals I have come in contact with over my short bowling career” Gary says.  Contacting Polio at 20 months old, he has walked on braces and crutches until an injury in 1995 placed him in a wheelchair the majority of the time.  He has been an avid sportsman since childhood after being raised in South Texas where hunting and fishing is a way of life.  After attending Texas Tech University, Gary spent 29 years in the corporate environment as a Senior Insurance Broker for Marsh and McLennan, the world’s largest broker.  After early retiring from the corporate world, Gary opened a flight school in Houston in 2001 to teach individuals how to fly airplanes.  He closed the school in 2006 to become more involved with the community in which he and his wife Onie reside. He was blessed with 3 daughters, one stepson, and 8 grandchildren.  Gary has been involved with many non profit organizations over his adult life which as he puts it, “the service I provided brought to me many lessons in life, one of which is to serve as best you can expecting nothing in return”.  “I have had a full life blessed by many that I have come in contact with and look forward to serving the members of the AWBA and the organization itself in a professional business manner and provide the leadership that is required to the best of my ability”.