Rio Rapids SC Board of Directors
|President||Greg 'Woody' Woodhouseemail@example.com|
|Vice President||John Welchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary & Marketing Director||Ken Levandoskiemail@example.com|
|Parent Player Liaison||Doug Ottsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Board Member||Aaron Forresteremail@example.com|
|Board Member||Cara Rolesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Legal Counsel||Bryan Davisemail@example.com|
|Greg 'Woody' Woodhousefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greg 'Woody' Woodhouseemail@example.com|
Jason Moran is the Executive Director of Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Jason runs the business side of the club, as well as coaching teams, and working on club development. Jason was born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, but spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jason has loved soccer since he was a young child, and feels fortunate to have been able to forge a career in it. He is passionate about working with youth, and watching how soccer helps kids develop life skills that stay with them long beyond their years on the field. He enjoys getting calls and emails from kids he’s coached through the years and hearing about their achievements.
Jason received his B.S. in Biology and his M.A. in Sports Administration both from UNM. Jason has an extensive coaching background from Club soccer to college soccer, and has worked at the State and Regional levels in US youth soccer organizations (NMYSA, South Texas YSA and ODP in Region III & IV). Some of Jason Soccer Licensure include USSF “A” and the NSCAA Premier coaching license. When Jason’s not on the field, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughters, fly fishing, or mountain biking. He also enjoys following the Miami Dolphins, Arsenal football club, and the US National teams.
Greg "Woody" Woodhouse
Greg “Woody” Woodhouse has been involved as a coach and administrator in youth soccer for 27 years.
Woody holds a USSF C license and has been a member of the Rio board since 2001. He has served as Secretary, Uniform coordinator and was named President in 2007. He has been part of the Rio family since 1995 when he brought his U10G team to join Rio Grande Soccer Club. He has coached all levels of teams U-7 / U-8 to U-18, both Girls and Boys teams. One of his career highlights was a touring England with his duaghter’s U17 team. The team played a semi-pro team from near London, Liverpool’s U-16G and Manchester City’s U-16G. The team also trained at the Liverpool training grounds with coaches from the Liverpool academy, and attended a game at Etihad Stadium.
All of the 4 Woodhouse kids are or have been members of the Rio Soccer family.
Outside of soccer, he and his wife Sonya own a company that designs and manufactures optical components for laser, imaging, semi-conductor and other applications. OptiSource, LLC serves R&D as well as production quantity needs for companies or research facilities in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US.
Having never played soccer in his youth, Woody and his family have come to love the sport and are avid fans of Arsenal FC.
John Welch has been involved in youth soccer for the last 21 years. John has held numerous roles; Team Parent, Team Referee, Assistant Coach, Head Coach, Club President, Club Vice President, Scholarship Coordinator and Club Secretary John holds a USSF D license and has been a member of the Rio board since 2010. John initially served as Secretary and has become the Vice President at the start of the summer. He has been part of the Rio family since 2010 when he worked with both Albuquerque United and Rio Soccer club to merge two U-16 boys teams that was named Rio Vista United. That team went on to win two state championships. One of John’s fondest memories in soccer was taking a team of boys to play in Costa Rica. The boys not only were exposed to a different brand of soccer but an entirely different culture.
John has been married to his wife Micaela for 27 years and they have two boys who have both played in the Rio Rapids Club. John is a Project Manager for CACI, John’s wife Micaela is a Doctor of Pharmacy that specializes in information systems that support electronic medical records. John’s Oldest son Christopher played collegiately at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and he is currently a medical student at the University of New Mexico. John’s youngest son Patrick currently plays on the UNM Club men’s soccer team and he is a Junior at the University of New Mexico.
Outside of Soccer John enjoys hiking, camping and playing with his two dogs Leyla and Leeloo.
Secretary / Marketing & Branding Director
Ken Levandoski is the Marketing and Branding Director for Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Ken oversees the digital marketing and communication tasks for the club, as well as helping with coaching teams, and working on club strategic development. Ken was born in Binghamton, New York, has traveled and lived in many places around the country and world. Ken has enjoyed soccer since he was a young child growing up in England for a few years. Ken holds his Soccer D-License, coached AYSO, and within the Rio Soccer Club with U10-U15 Boys teams. Ken is proud to have been able to influence the Rio SC Club to become the premiere soccer club in New Mexico. He is passionate about working with youth, and watching how soccer helps kids develop life skills that stay with them long beyond their years on the field.
Ken received his B.A. in Management from the University of Notre Dame where he played and was Captain of the Men’s Volleyball team. Ken consults with many companies and co-runs a branding, digital marketing, and web presence company with his wife Margie, LionSky Media www.lionsky.com. You can find Ken outdoors spending time with his wife and family, watching his son and daughter who play for Rio Rapids SC. Ken enjoys world travel, following Notre Dame sports, International Soccer, Chelsea football club, and the US National teams.
Cathy Thomas is the Registrar for Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Cathy works for a local industrial tools and compressor supplier as an accounting clerk. Cathy is a native New Mexican. Cathy has loved soccer since she was a young child playing the sport. Cathy has been involved with teams throughout the past several years for her three children’s club team as team manager or as the President of the Booster Clubs for both the boys and girls high school teams.
Cathy received her associates degree in secretarial studies and is currently working towards a liberal arts degree. Cathy enjoys watch games, either her own kids or professional games. If she’s not watching games, she enjoys spending time with her family or reading. Cathy enjoys following the US National teams.
Bryan Davis is a General Counsel for Rio Rapids Soccer Club. He advises the club concerning soccer operations, vendor contracting, and liability matters. Bryan grew up in Atlanta playing club soccer until injury and his interest in being a rock star with his band sidelined him. Bryan has lived in New Mexico for twenty years. He graduated from University of New Mexico with a B.A. in History and a J.D. from University of New Mexico School of Law. Bryan has practiced law in New Mexico since 2004 primarily in healthcare fraud and abuse cases.
Bryan and his wife Vicki have four children. They have two sons playing for Rio Rapids Soccer Club, and Bryan has been an assistant coach and general operations manager for their teams over the years. Bryan has fallen back in love with the beautiful game through affiliation with Rio Rapids Soccer Club and the life lessons which the game teaches youth. Bryan even jumps in the occasional pick up match when time permits and enjoys traveling to see pro soccer matches. He is an avid supporter of UNM Lobos Soccer, Colorado Rapids, Manchester United, and Barcelona FC.
At Large Member
Cara Roles has been involved with the Rio Rapids soccer club through her son Noah for the last six years. For a portion of this time she has been the general operations manager for two separate teams. Cara is a New Mexico native living most her life in Albuquerque. She spent five years in Seattle, WA attending college, gaining work experience, and enjoying the rich culture of the northwest. After moving back to Albuquerque in 2005 she worked her way up through the ranks as a business manager eventually starting her own company in 2011.
Cara and her husband Yancey Cluff own Lux Properties, an all-inclusive home needs company offering property management, real estate sales, and home improvement/repair services. Their son Noah keeps them constantly busy traveling with all the many soccer opportunities provided by the Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Cara’s favorite place to visit is Phoenix because of the beautiful weather. As a family they follow many of the different soccer leagues and their favorite team is Chelsea F.C. Their favorite at home activity is to take long walks in the open space behind their home and soon it will be swimming in their new pool.