COLORADO RAPIDS Youth Soccer Club

Staff


Jon Goldin-Dubois
Executive Director
303.399.5858 ext 104
jon@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Jon knows our club well; not just as its Executive Director, but as a father of a U11 player. Jon has over 20 years experience leading community-based, statewide and national organizations to strengthen democracy, to protect the environment and to build sustainable communities. His experience includes program planning and management, campaign strategy, leadership development, staff management, policy development, fundraising, media relations and financial stewardship. Jon’s career highlights include co-founding Confluence Strategies, a strategic consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations, serving as Chief Operating Officer of Common Cause, and leading environmental programs as an advocate with a Colorado environmental organization where he led campaigns to improve air quality in the Denver Metropolitan area; and wrote, evaluated and lobbied on environmental policy at the state and national levels.

Jon started playing soccer at age 6 and is thrilled to use his professional experience to grow the game. Jon is an avid skier, selecting downhill, telemark skis or snowboard based on the snow conditions. He lives in Stapleton with his wife, two kids, their loyal dog, Messi, and six chickens. (Seriously.)


Brenda House

Operations Manager
303.399.5858 ext 108
brenda@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Brenda has been involved with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club since its inception in 2006 as Colorado Fusion. As the Operations Manager, Brenda is involved in the day-to-day operations of the Club including, but not limited to, accounting, scheduling, tournaments and fields.

Brenda became involved with soccer when her daughter, now a college freshman, began playing at the age of 4. Brenda knows how to run our office as both an administrator and a parent. She volunteered with Aurora Sting Soccer as a team manager and as a board member for several years.  In addition to her daughter, she also has one son who plays soccer and another son who is a soccer referee. Her husband isn’t half bad either.  Brenda grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Aurora at the age of twenty.  She loves all that Colorado has to offer, but especially the Colorado Avalanche.









Kathy Maas
Registrar
303.399.5858 ext 101
kathy@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Kathy Maas, a Colorado native, has 3 adult children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, a bird and a husband.  Kathy has worked with our club for over 10 years, starting as a team manager for one of her children’s teams.  The volunteer position morphed into a full-time administrative role for the old Denver Soccer Club, which then merged with Colorado Fusion Soccer Club and is now the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. Kathy can answer any question on registration, whether it be cost, player cards, rosters or rules. As Kathy puts it, the best part of this job is seeing all the families and players learn the sport of soccer, something she watched her own family experience. When not at work Kathy enjoys fishing and spending time with her family (kids, dogs, cats and husband included).

 









Jamie Alvarez

Marketing and Community Relations Manager
303.399.5858 ext 103
jamie@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Born and raised in Florida, Jamie moved to Denver to become the co-program manager of Soccer for Success before being promoted to Marketing and Community Relations Manager. She joins the team following 5 years of working in the public sector.

As an aide to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, she outlined legislation to commemorate the nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine through public education initiatives, public works projects, and progressive local policy. She then became the Program Director implementing the festivities locally and throughout the State of Florida from both a marketing and programmatic perspective. Prior to moving to Denver, Jamie was serving as the State and Federal Policy Aide to the City of Jacksonville. She received her degree from Flagler College in Communication; Public Relations and serves proudly on its Alumni Board of Directors.

Jamie’s interests include Colorado sports, ballet and theatre, anything and everything in the mountains, bikram yoga and of course, Florida Gator football.






Cindy Klein
Volunteer Coordinator
303.399.5858 ext 111
cindy@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Recognize Cindy? She’s the first smiling face you see when you come into our office. Cindy is originally from Des Moines, Iowa, but has lived in Denver for over 20 years. She started with our Club when it was still Denver Soccer Club, as both a volunteer coordinator and parent. She was the Team Manager of her son Mikey’s U11-U18 team, which included Denver’s own homegrown Rapids player, Davy Armstrong. Prior to joining the team, Cindy worked in real estate for nearly 13 years. She is a graduate of Iowa State and the University of Texas, where she met her husband. Cindy has a knack for recruiting coaches, so if you come in looking for information, be warned that you may leave as a part-time volunteer.












Devin Cummins
Academy Manager

303.727.3753
devin@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

A Colorado native, Devin and her three siblings grew up playing recreation soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and anything else to keep busy, in her hometown of Fort Lupton.  The constant sport all four kids played was always soccer, which is where Devin developed her love for the World’s Game. After four years on the varsity squad in high school, she went to the University of Denver where she studied International Business and worked for the Athletic Department for both her undergraduate degree and IMBA.  During college, she helped run the Division 1 Pioneer soccer games and volunteer coached for Denver SCORES.

Devin joins the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as the new Academy Manager after a brief stint in the private sector and several years working with the Fields Department at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  She has also worked with the Colorado Rapids Street Team to promote the club and the sport around the state.  Currently, Devin is a USSF Grade 8 Referee and Assignor, and spends most of her free time on the pitch refing and mentoring young refs (so give them a break!).  It is fair to say soccer is her passion.

When she has spare time, Devin enjoys the challenge of hiking, biking, and keeping up with her young niece and nephew (who also love playing soccer!).


Hannah Krieger
Director of Programs, U4-U10
303.399.5858 ext 109
hannah@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Hannah Krieger, a Michigan native, has been coaching competitive and recreational soccer for over fifteen years and holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) B license and a U.S. National Youth License. Hannah was a four-year starter and two-year captain at Smith College and was a Fulbright scholar in Germany. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Sport Leadership from VCU.

Prior to moving to Colorado, Hannah spent several years as a professional West Coast Swing dancer, teaching and competing around the country. She also worked in development and event planning at a national non-profit organization in Washington D.C. During her time as a coach in DC, Hannah led Wilson High School to a city championship, worked with players from around the world, and traveled to Ethiopia to train coaches and promote youth soccer.

Hannah currently resides in Arvada with her husband, John, and her dog, Bigney, where she spends her time gardening, hiking, and cheering on her favorite - mostly terrible - sports teams (go Lions!). She lives in a house divided as a Wolverine fan married to a Buckeye, but all sports-related debates are easily solved with a rousing game of Red Light, Green Light in the backyard.



Kincaid Schmidt
U4-U10 Assistant Director

303.399.5858 ext 115
kincaid@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

As the newest member of the U4-U10 programming staff, Kincaid brings four years of experience coaching both boys and girls at recreational and competitive levels.  She holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "C" License and her USSF National Youth License.  Kincaid was a four-year starter at Flagler College where she majored in Spanish and Political Science and proudly served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years, her last as its Chair.  She spent her youth playing for the prestigious IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL.

Kincaid, a Florida native, will soon miss the ocean but already loves rock-climbing, hiking and camping in the desert (in the wintertime).








Harald Heinrich
Director of Programs, Boys U11-U14
303.399.5858 ext 105
harald@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Harald has coached soccer in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. A graduate of Westmont College and the University of Washington, a three-time All American and former professional player in Europe, Harald holds the USSF “A” Coaching License, USSF National Youth License and German “B” License. A native of Siegen, Germany, Harald resides in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO, is married to Heather and has two teenage children, Hadley and Hayden, who have both been playing in the club since U5. Black Lab “Jinga” rounds out the family and is easily the toughest defender of them all.

One of the things Harald enjoys most is working with players “who are not quite there yet and want to get to the next level” whatever that may be. His favorite soccer trip was a tour of Japan as the assistant coach of the University of San Francisco women’s team in 1994. Another soccer highlight was attending the 2006 World Cup in Germany with his son Hayden. When Harald isn’t on the fields, he likes to explore the Rockies while hiking and biking. 

 




Ash Hopkins
Director of Programs, Girls U11-U14

303.399.5858 ext 100
ash@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Ash is originally from Leicester, England. He attended the University of Indianapolis and was a collegiate soccer player for four years. Ash continued playing for the Indiana Blast in the PDL.

This will be Ash’s second year with the Rapids. Prior to this season, Ash had been a fulltime staff member with Carmel United Soccer Club in Indiana, a nationally ranked girls program. During his stay he coached U11-18 girls teams and served as the Junior Girls Director. Within his roles Ash played an important role with Junior ECNL and developing players for collegiate soccer.  Ash also coached as a grad assistant for the University of Indianapolis and is an “USSF” licensed coach.

Ash graduated with a B.A. in History and Sports Administration. He lives with his wife Jess in the Denver area.



Andrew Kewley
Director of Program, U15-U18

303.399.5858 ext 106
andrew@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Andrew is originally from Wichita, KS and attended Division I Drake University to play collegiate soccer and was a team captain for the nationally ranked Bulldogs.  Andrew also played in the PDL for the Wichita Jets and the Des Moines Menace, where he helped lead the team to an unbeaten regular season and the Central Division Championship. As a youth player, Andrew was a member of the USYSA Region II Regional team and Kansas state ODP teams.

As a coach, Andrew extended his stay at Drake University where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons, helping lead the team to a national ranking and a post-season berth.  While in Iowa, Andrew jumped into the youth soccer game and was the Interim Director of Coaching and Boys Director of Coaching for the Iowa Rush and served on the Iowa ODP staff.  He has spent the last 4 years serving as the Director of Coaching for the North Area Rush SC.  While at the Rush, Andrew served as a W-League assistant for 2 seasons, worked with the prestigious Rush Select program, and served on the Colorado Youth Soccer ODP staff.  Andrew received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and his Master's of Public Administration at Drake University and holds a USSF ‘A’ License.

Andrew lives in Centennial with his wife Andrea and their son Declan.


Marvin Quijano

Camps & Individual Training Program Director
marvin@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Marvin played club soccer from 1990-1999, where he was a 4 year Varsity starter at Reseda High School in California and a starter at Rio Hondo Community College, scoring 24 goals in 30 games and winning every award possible. Those awards included All American selections 1999, Far West Player of the year 1999, Rio Hondo Player of the year Award 1999 as well as Rio Hondo Athlete of the year 1999. In 1999, Marvin became the MLS youngest player to sign for a professional team, and played for LA Galaxy from 1999-2002, reaching 2 MLS Finals, 2 Cup Finals and winning the CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP as well as the US OPEN CUP in 2001. Marvin was also part of the US PRO 40 squad from 1999-2001, and finished his MLS run with the Colorado Rapids in 2002.

As a coach, Marvin has his USSF National D License, and was the Girls JV Soccer Coach at Louisville High School, the Denver North High School Varsity Soccer Coach for the boys and girls teams, the Denver Soccer Club Competitive Coach U10-U13, and the Colorado Fusion Soccer Coach U10-U-13 top teams. He was our 2009 Colorado Fusion Soccer Coach of the year, and continues to work in summer camps, clinics and individual trainings.







Terrance Gunnells
Player Development Specialist
terrance@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Terrance has been coaching youth soccer for 17 years and has been with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club for four years. He played college soccer at Southern Methodist University and Oklahoma Christian University, as well as semi-professional soccer in the USISL for the Oklahoma City Slickers and professional indoor soccer with the Columbus Comets in the EISL. Following his playing career, Terrance was an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian and at Colorado College. Terrance has a USSF, “A” license.

When Terrance isn’t on the pitch providing support and leadership to teams and coaches, you can definitely find him fly-fishing.



Devon Walker

Program Consultant, U15-U18
303.399.5858 ext 110
devon@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Devon was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the U.S. in 1969. While growing up in the Bronx, he rediscovered his love of Futbol “the beautiful game.” In 1974, Devon was voted Team Captain and selected as MVP for Manhattan Tech High School, the first season of soccer at the school. He attended Long Island University (go Blackbirds!) and played for various club teams in New York City.

Devon relocated to Aurora, Colorado for a position with United Airlines, with whom he worked for 35 years. After his wife ‘volunteered’ him to coach his son’s U8 Aurora Soccer Club team, he became hooked on mentoring and coaching. Devon went on to earn his USSF C license, to coach numerous competitive youth teams, boys and girls, as well as adults. He previously served as Vice President of the Aurora Soccer Club, and was responsible for operating the advanced program, Aurora Sting, from 1999 to 2001. He has been with the Club since 2006, and is now the proud grandfather of 3, one of which is a grandson working on his left foot, and soon to be enrolled in Fab 4. No pressure, kid!


Sara Shanley

Program Director, Soccer for Success
303.399.5858 ext 112
sara@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Sara joined the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as one of the Soccer for Success Program Managers, and has since become the Program Director. In her new role, she oversees nearly 80 coaches and coordinates organized after-school soccer for nearly 1200 children living in the Children’s Corridor. Prior to relocating, she served as a Programs Fellow with the U.S. Soccer Foundation where she was involved in updating the Soccer for Success curriculum, monitoring and evaluating the program and organizing the 2012 Urban Soccer Symposium.

Sara received her M.A. in International Studies from American University where she studied the effect of sport on girls’ self-efficacy in Kenya. In her free time, Sara plays rugby and spends time with Bentley, her 5 year old lab-chow mix.










Hailey Bird
Program Assistant, Soccer for Success

303.399.5858 ext 113
hailey@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Hailey graduated from Smith College with a degree in Economics and International Relations. She has spent the past few years working in the nonprofit sector and has been lucky enough to stay involved the game she has always loved. 

Immediately following graduation, Hailey spent time working for Soccer Without Borders in rural Guatemala where she coached Mayan children and implemented a character development program for girls. She then moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with the Fugees Family, an organization dedicated to helping refugee children rebuild their lives through education, first as an AmeriCorps member and then as a Fundraising and Development Associate.  

Thrilled to be back in the west, Hailey couldn't be more excited to start hiking, biking, skiing and playing in the mountains again.


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