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Jimmy Mcalister

director of soccer

kevin long

executive director

alex chursky

technical director

kyle rodeheaver

boys director of coaching

richard reece

girls director of coaching

matt brewer

junior sounders academy

paul aur

regional program director

raphael cox

shoreline regional director

george singh

south regional director

carlos enriquez

community outreach

george vukic

programs director

brooke reece

ecnl manager

michele authier

office manager

sean russell

camps director

gary whitehouse

college coordinator

brooke reece

ecnl manager

jasmin zachwieja

certified athletic trainer

paige blomso


who we are...

Seattle United is a nonprofit player development club, chartered in 2009, by Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) as part of the Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) fabric to serve the youth soccer community of Seattle. We provide soccer training and competitive play options at the Elite, Premier, and Select levels, with Elite teams competing in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), Premier teams competing in WYS Regional Club League (RCL) and Select teams playing in the WYS North Puget Sound League (NPSL). Seattle United also provides assistance to SYSA with community outreach, recreational coach development, and player training options. Our teams participate in tournaments locally, and at the state, regional and national levels. We are one of the largest youth soccer clubs on the West Coast.

our mission...

Seattle United provides a competitive youth soccer program that inspires players to develop to their highest potential, and experience the rewards of pursuing excellence, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

our core values...

  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, and sportsmanship in all we do
  • Instill a life long love of the game
  • Build a strong sense of community among all our stakeholders
  • Take a "whole life," player centric perspective in all our decisions
  • Develop all players, regardless of skill level, to their full soccer potential

our vision...

  • Being the competitive soccer club of choice for youth players.
  • Maintaining the highest caliber of coaches and staff.
  • Demonstrating consistent success at the highest levels of youth soccer.
  • Reflecting the diversity of Seattle’s soccer community in our players, coaches, and leaders.
  • Possessing resources and facilities that fully support Club operations and meet program needs.


  • Michael Pickett, President
  • Nicole Morry Dierks, Vice President
  • Shelley Buckholtz, Vice President
  • Theresa Aroko-Okon, Treasurer
  • Suzanne Dale Estey, Secretary
  • Kelly Brackett, Director-at-Large
  • Marci Bylund, Director-at-Large
  • Gracien Charles-Antoine, Director-at-Large
  • Shauny Jaine, Director-at-Large
  • Paul Merz, Director-at-Large
  • Micah Pilgrim, Director-at-Large
  • Colin Raelson, MD, Director-at-Large
  • Michael Shockley, Director-at-Large
  • Veera Balasubramaniam, West Region Director

2023-2024 BOARD Nomination Statements