Board of Directors
Co-Founder and President
Greta Langhenry is a two-time honors graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School and the MiLB Advanced Course. In 2019, Greta became the first female umpire in history to work in the Coastal Plain League and the Florida Collegiate Summer League. She met Nici Kersey through their shared experience of attending Wendelstedt, and the two co-founded Level Ump.
Greta also currently serves as an instructor with the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy.
Chief Administrative Officer
Heidi Weaver is an attorney who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, first as a Dietitian and then as a Judge Advocate specializing in federal government contracting and fiscal law. A fan of all things sports - especially more opportunities for women in sports - she is excited to be a part of this amazing organization.
Co-Founder and Vice President
Nici Kersey is an immigration attorney, entrepreneur, and fan of baseball (the game and the umpires). Hit with the realization that women were conspicuously absent among the ranks of MLB umpires, she decided to attend professional umpire school, despite having never played or called a game. The experience led her to establish a scholarship to encourage other women to attend, and it introduced her to a new community of supportive humans, including Greta Langhenry. Together, the two founded Level Ump to support women and other underrepresented groups as they pursue paths to careers as professional umpires.
Associate Board Director
Hailey Wendelstedt is currently an undergraduate student studying at Louisiana State University. Growing up, Hailey was surrounded by baseball and umpires, which allowed her to develop a deep appreciation for the job despite never working on the field herself. Having spent the majority of her winters at the Wendelstedt Umpire School, she has noticed a severe lack of women in umpiring. She hopes that she can change that by being a part of an organization founded by women to support women.
Lead Rules Instructor
Emma attended the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Umpire Academy in 2017 and began her professional career the same year. She worked in the Gulf Coast League (Rookie), Florida Instructional League, Florida Spring Training, Arizona Extended Spring Training, Northwest League (Short-Season A), Arizona Spring Training, and Midwest League (Low-A, High-A). During her MiLB career, Emma also taught with MLB Umpire Camps and was an Academy instructor for three years. Emma retired from MiLB in 2022. She continues to serve on the Board of the Association of Minor League Umpires union.