Dynamo Front Office

The Dynamo organization includes many tireless individuals who do not affect the on-field action on gamedays but take great pride in bringing fans great game-day experiences all season long. Read below to learn a little about the members of the Dynamo front office staff. 

Administration Communications Customer Service
Dynamo Charities Marketing Operations
Premium Services Sponsorship / Partnership Activation Ticketing
Youth Development Youth Programs  



  • Zac Emmons
    Sr. Director of Communications
  • Valerie Holland
    Sr. Manager of Community Relations & Corporate Communications
  • Hector Castelltort
    Communications Coordinator
  • Edgar Veliz
    Dash Communications Coordinator
  • Maricela Ramos
    Community Relations Specialist






  • Jon Schuller
    Sr. Director of Brand Engagement
  • Lexie Sidney
    Director of Strategic Marketing
  • Alicia Vanghel
    Manager of Brand Engagement
  • Kris Rigby
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Juan Loya
    Design Manager
  • Kim Rogers
    Graphic Designer
  • Bryan Salas
    Graphic Designer
  • Travis Piercefield
    Sr. Manager of Digital Strategy
  • Ben Crook
    Sr. Digital Content Manager
  • Cristina Flores
    Digital Operations Coordinator
  • Barbara Maningat
    Sr. Creative Content Manager - Video
  • Jesus Zamorano
    Video Coordinator
  • Amador Lerma
    Video Coordinator
  • Kevin Jackson
    Business Intelligence Manager

Dynamo Diesel - Team Mascot

Dynamo debut: 2007
Hometown: H-Town
College: It’s true that foxes are very smart, but I’m only 6 years old. It’s a little early to ask me about college.
Coolest Desk Item: That would have to be my special keyboard with over-sized buttons. It’s not easy to type with giant paws, ya know.
Favorite Movie: I think the Fox and Hound is a great movie. It doesn’t hurt that Todd the Fox is my cousin either.
Favorite TV Show: If I’m not watching a Dynamo away game, Dynamo Weekly, Dynamo Insider, or Dynamo Rewind on Channel 11.2, then you’ll find me outside playing.
Favorite Band: "Who? Houston Dynamo! Who? Houston Dynamo!" I love to hear Mike Jones rapping about "Fans love to see that Fox Steppin Out!"
Favorite Dynamo Moment: It would have to be the goal that tied New England in the 2007 MLS Cup. When New England scored first it was intense. When the Dynamo answered right back to tie, I knew we were going to be champions again!
About Me: I love going to the Houston Zoo to hang out with my friends. Who knows, maybe those foxes want to become Dynamo season ticket holders?


  • Frank Arnold
    Sr. Director of Special Projects and Administration





  • Yvette Casares Willis
    Sr. Account Executives of Corporate Partnerships
  • Lauren Wilson
    Sr. Account Executive, Corporate Development
  • Laith Yasiri
    Sr. Account Executive, Corporate and Premium Sales
  • Bill Zachry
    Director of Partnership Marketing
  • Amy Statler
    Manager of Partnership Marketing
  • Ben Gomez
    Manager of Partnership Marketing
  • Danielle Lemaire
    Manager of Partnership Marketing
  • Edwin Sanchez
    Coordinator of Partnership Marketing



  • James Clarkson
    Director of Youth Development
  • Liliana Cardenas
    Executive Assistant, Youth Development


  • Adrian Moses
    Director of Soccer Programs
  • Justin Neese
    Soccer Programs Manager