I was born and raised in Bellevue Washington, and played my youth soccer for the Newport soccer club. After attending Newport HS, where we won a state championship, I went on to study and play soccer at the University of Washington.
I played seven professional seasons, winning championships on the 95 Seattle Sounders and 97 Seattle Seadogs.
While growing up I always had a ball at my feet, and was fortunate to grow up in a vibrant soccer neighbourhood that produced many college and professional players. They allowed me to tag along and play, even though I was younger, which created the foundation for a lifelong passion for the game.
My coaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that all the work we do on the soccer field must also help the individual players in other areas of their lives, and long into the future. My definition of team success is having a group of players who consistently give their best effort, have a growth mindset around learning and overcoming adversity, and take pride in contributing to the team’s accomplishments. The game should always be fun!
USSF Youth A License renewed in 2017
I have been fortunate to coach teams that have won state cups, regionals, and a national championship 2013. I have also had many very successful teams that did not win a big trophy!
My coaching career at Eastside FC began in 1997.
I like being in the outdoors to ski, hike, bike, and camp. Barcelona is my favourite team, and Messi is always a joy to watch. I am the second youngest of six kids from a close-knit family.