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
Sponsorship / Partnership Activation Ticketing Youth Development
Youth Programs    

Chris Canetti - President of Business Operations

Dynamo debut: 2006
Hometown: Guilford, CT
College: Quinnipiac University
Coolest Desk Item: Pictures of my daughters
Favorite Movie: Jerry Maguire
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Band: Billy Joel
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2007 Western Conference final vs. Kansas City
About Me: I enjoy my job with the Dynamo and being part of Major League Soccer, and I spend almost all of my free time with my family, enjoying each and every moment.
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Steven Powell - Executive Vice President

Dynamo debut : 2006
Hometown: London England
Favorite TV Show: Dragons Den - BBC America
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Every game that was a sell-out
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David Tagliarino - Senior Vice President

Dynamo debut: February 2012
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: Picture of my family
Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
Favorite Book: Heaven is Real 
Favorite Band: U2 and Coldplay
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Coming soon
About Me: When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
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ADMINISTRATION

Stephanie Gonzalez - Executive Assistant

Dynamo debut : 2008
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Houston Baptist University
Coolest Desk Item: The two randomly abandoned soccer balls
Favorite Movie: Home Alone 1&2, Love Actually and Anchorman
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family, Friends, The Office
Favorite Band: The Beatles
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2010 MLS All-Star game in Houston - 72,000 people in attendance! Also, seeing all of the fans travel to Los Angeles for the 2011 MLS Cup final to cheer on the Dynamo.
About Me: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Nicole Levins - Office Manager

Dynamo debut : 2011 as an MA; 2013 Full Time
Hometown: Milton, Fl
College: The Florida State University '07, '10
Coolest Desk Item: A drawing of a bird and notes from coworkers
Favorite Movie: The Wood and Pride and Prejudice
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Scandal
Favorite Band: I like old school R&B and Hip Hop, Usher, Corinne Bailey Rae, Maroon 5, Whitney Houston
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Home playoff games at BBVA Compass Stadium and being able to attend the MLS Cup in Los Angeles in 2012
About Me: I have very eclectic taste in music, I love trying new restaurants so if you have suggestions let me know, I love anything lemon flavored, and I LOVE JESUS and FLORIDA STATE!!!

COMMUNICATIONS

Lester Gretsch - Senior Director, Communications and Broadcasting

Dynamo debut : 2006
Hometown: Turrialba, Costa Rica
College: Grand Canyon University (Phoenix AZ)
Coolest Desk Item: My two MLS Cup championship medals and some White House memorabilia
Favorite Movie: Star Wars trilogies
Favorite TV Show: Anything on National Geographic or the Discovery Channel
Favorite Band: Most Spanish pop is good. I also enjoy classical music
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Both MLS Cup championships
About Me: I can be intense at times, but I am normally pretty chill. I like to have fun and lots of laughs with my friends and colleagues 

Matt Pedersen - Communications Manager / Radio Broadcaster

Dynamo debut : 2012
Hometown: Dublin, CA
College: San Francisco State University
Coolest Desk Item: Throwback folding headphones
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Favorite TV Show: The Office (original BBC version), Parks & Recreation, Seinfeld
Favorite Band: Bob Dylan at the moment 
Favorite Dynamo Moment: I expect May 12 to be an amazing experience 
About Me: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the final Earthquakes game in San Jose in 2005. I spent the last several years in Minor League Baseball, with stops in Salem-Keizer (Oregon), San Bernardino and Savannah. I am a fan of the Dynamo, San Francisco Giants, 49ers and Sharks.  

Ben Crook - Digital Communications Coordinator

Dynamo debut : 2012 (intern), 2013 (full time)
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Texas A&M University
Coolest Desk Item: Orange ski mask
Favorite Movie: Space Jam
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Rec, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones
Favorite Band: Kendrick Lamar, Jurassic 5, John Lee Hooker
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Brian Ching Testimonial Match
About Me: I'm still holding out hope to be a professional athlete one day. I did improv comedy in college. It wasn't anything like the episode of your favorite TV show when the characters take an improv class.

Joey Graham - Digital Media Video Producer

Dynamo debut : February 2013
Hometown: Homestead, FL
College: University of Texas
Coolest Desk Item: An unopened package of cupcakes
Favorite Movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Favorite TV Show: Cheers
Favorite Band: LCD Soundsystem
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Brian Ching on keyboard
About Me: I've made a lot of major life decisions based on my love of the color orange. I think it's healthy.

Anthony Vasser - Multimedia Coordinator / Team Photographer

Dynamo debut: 2011
Hometown: Plano, TX
College: Texas A&M
Coolest Desk Item: A special Aggie-Maroon Dynamo hat
Favorite Movie: Jurasic Park, Memento
Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock and Modern Family
Favorite Band: Bowling for Soup
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Every day. Can there be anything better than a job taking photos and creating video of this incredible team, the Dynamo Girls and the fans all day, every day.
About Me: I really enjoy traveling. I am most intrigued when the standard menu varies from the typical American fare. Like a burger combo that comes with spaghetti instead of fries, banana-based ketchup, or corn with ice cream.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Travis Watkins - Senior Director, Ticket & Premium Services

Dynamo debut : 2006
Hometown: Hazelton, ID
College: University of Idaho
Coolest Desk Item: Framed picture of the 2010 MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United (more than 70,000 fans at Reliant Stadium)
Favorite Movie: Top Gun and Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Rescue Me / Modern Family / The League
Favorite Band: Aerosmith / U2
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup championships and the inaugural match at BBVA Compass Stadium
About Me: I began my MLS career in 2003 selling tickets for the San Jose Earthquakes a few years later to be known as the Houston Dynamo. I spent 3 years in San Jose before moving to NY/NJ to work for the Metrostars before relocating to Houston in the summer of 2006 to re-join the club I had originally started with. I have been very fortunate to be a part of 3 Championship teams and open up a new stadium. I was not a soccer fan originally, but over the years I have developed a true passion for the sport.

Abbie Kaucher - Manager, Premium Services

Dynamo debut : February 2012
Hometown: Villanova, PA
College: University of Connecticut (Home of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball champions!)
Coolest Desk Item: UConn Huskies road sign
Favorite Movie: Glory Road
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family
Favorite Band: The Script
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Being hired onto the Houston Dynamo staff to help with the opening of the new stadium. It's a very exciting time for the organization and the city of Houston, and I'm proud to be a part of it!
About Me: I have been involved with athletics throughout my entire life, and have been fortunate enough to turn my greatest pastime into my professional career working for the Houston Dynamo. As an avid runner, I have completed six marathons with the 2011 New York City Marathon as my most recent accomplishment.

Tiffani Whittington - Customer Service Manager

Dynamo debut : 2008
Hometown: Ruston, LA
College: Louisiana State University
Coolest Desk Item: My coveted candy bowl
Favorite Movie: Coming to America
Favorite TV Show: Friends, Saved by the Bell, Revenge and Scandal
Favorite Band: JT, but I love most music
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Winning the Eastern Conference Championship in ’11 and ‘12 and making the trip to MLS Cup
About Me: I'm a country girl with a passion for food, sports, music, dance, and all things funny!

Kimberly Sutton - Service Specialist

Dynamo debut : March 2012
Hometown: Burleson, TX
College: Rice University (Sid Rich College)
Coolest Desk Item: A pair of mini ceramic clogs from Holland
Favorite Movie: The Rock, She's the Man, and Nacho Libre
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation, Suits and Criminal Minds
Favorite Band: Daddy Yankee
Favorite Dynamo Moment: The Brian Ching Testimonial Match; it was a great moment to be a part of and celebrate a Dynamo legend. 
About Me: I grew up playing soccer and I love working for a great MLS team. I like to hang out with my friends and joke around with my sister. I am an upbeat person who loves to have fun and I'm always smiling!

Angela Solis - Service Specialist

Dynamo debut : 2012
Hometown: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
College: Saint Leo University
Coolest Desk Item: Dynamo soccer stress ball
Favorite TV Show: The Voice
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2012 BBVA Compass Stadium opening
About Me: I grew up in Honduras and moved to the United States for college. I am a soccer fanatic with a passion for food. Coffee is a must in the morning! Se habla español :)

David Redd - Service Specialist

Dynamo debut: 2011
Hometown: Seabrook, TX
College: Texas Tech University
Coolest Desk Item: GRB FC team poster
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Band: Outkast
Favorite Dynamo Moment: It took forever to get into the stadium that day, but cheering in the stands with my dad and brother at the inaugural game in 2006 at Robertson Stadium as we watched Brian Ching score four times in a 5-2 victory over Colorado.
About Me: Born on the beautiful island of Galveston and raised in the Houston suburb of Seabrook. Grew up playing all sports, but it was soccer that put the most miles on my parents’ minivan. Have a passion to share the beauty of the “Beautiful Game” to people here in the States and I like to spend my free time with friends and family.

Jennifer Kammerer - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut : 2013
Hometown: Plano, TX
College: Texas Tech University
Coolest Desk Item: Picture from US Men's National team game in Jacksonville, FL.
Favorite Movie: Miracle, Green Street Hooligans Favorite TV Show: Friends, Top Chef
Favorite Band: Mumford & Sons, Dave Matthews, Coldplay
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Home opener 2013 vs. DC United - First Dynamo game!
About Me: I've played soccer since I can remember, including 4 great years at Texas Tech. I spent some time in Colorado in the mountains and in Florida at the beach, before coming back to Texas to start my working career in soccer. I love the game and want to make everyone a fan!

Jared Hall - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Moorpark, CA (Los Angeles area)
College: Western Kentucky University (B.S.) & Sam Houston State University (M.A)
Coolest Desk Item: Picture of my fiancé and me, my gym bag
Favorite Movie: Any movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, he’s my Idol
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory
Favorite Band: I love any music I can work out to
Favorite Dynamo Moment: The 2013 Playoffs and making the trip up to Kansas City for the 2013 Eastern Conference Final with the Customer Service Team and braving the freezing cold.
About Me: I have spent almost 10 years coaching cheerleading at a variety of different levels across the country. I enjoy being able to give kids many great opportunities as I was awarded. Needless to say, I am incredibly spirited and passionate about everything I do. I thoroughly enjoy working in professional sports and if not with my family, I can frequently be found in the gym.

Deepika Desai - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut : 2013
Hometown: Fremont, CA
College: The University of Michigan
Coolest Desk Item: My UMich mini helmet
Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde, The Dark Knight, and Harry Potter 7
Favorite TV Show: Psych, Arrow, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock
Favorite Band: Jay Z, Kanye West, Paramore, Drake
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Brian Ching Testimonial Match
About Me: I grew up a sports fanatic and I’m very fortunate to be working for such an amazing team. I’m a true Californian at heart and I love the beach, the slopes, family, friends, and my cat Thor.

DYNAMO CHARITIES

Maria Duran - Senior Manager, Dynamo Charities

Dynamo debut: 2006
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador; Pasadena, TX
College: University of Houston – Go Coogs!!!
Coolest Desk Item: Picture with President George H.W. Bush holding the MLS Cups
Favorite Movie: Jungle Book - Disney movie
Favorite TV Show: anything Kardashians
Favorite Band: Mana
Favorite Dynamo Moment: MLS Cup 2006 – I had never been so nervous, excited and anxious at once, but as soon as Onstad caught that ball and we won, the feeling was amazing. Being able to run on the field and celebrate with your co-workers and team was great and so unbelievable! Even the sky was orange that day.
About Me: Graduated from UH, went on to work with many different companies, including MTV and Univision before landing this gig. Love this town, love soccer and love the company, glad to be working with the Houston Dynamo.

MARKETING

Jon Schuller - Senior Director, Marketing

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Holdrege, NE
College: University of Nebraska
Coolest Desk Item: Autographed Ichiro baseball
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: Dynamo Weekly
Favorite Band: U2
Favorite Dynamo Moment: TBD
About Me: TBD

John Dabkowski - Senior Marketing Manager

Dynamo debut: 2011
Hometown: Southlake, Texas (Born in Sittingbourne, England)
College: Indiana University
Coolest Desk Item: Dynamo Stadium License Plate Frame
Favorite Movie: Old School
Favorite TV Show: Mad Men and Friday Night Lights
Favorite Band: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Alex Dixon’s injury time winner vs. Real Salt Lake was a great start. But, ask me again in May 2012.
About Me: I was born in England, moved to Texas when I was 10 years old. My dad is from Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 I became a U.S. citizen, so now I’m a citizen of England, Australia and the USA.

Juan Loya - Graphic Designer

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Houston - Clear Lake
Coolest Desk Item: At the moment I have a seriously cool stack of post-it notes, but this is subject to change.
Favorite Movie: This is Spinal Tap, Bottle Rocket, The Big Lebowski or anything by the Coen Brothers
Favorite TV Show: Community, Doctor Who, The IT Crowd
Favorite Band: The Roots, Spoon, Radiohead
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA, my first game
About Me: Huge nerd about graphic design, sci-fi, and game shows. Really excited to be a part of this great team and organization!

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?

OPERATIONS

Frank Arnold - Director, Operations

Dynamo debut: 2007
Hometown: San Pedro, CA
College: Rice University
Coolest Desk Item: Plush ita Trinita Mascot
Favorite Movie: Enemy at the Gates
Favorite TV Show: Eureka, BSG, Warehouse 13
Favorite Band: Ratatat, Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Bad Religion
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2007 Western Conference final and 2011 Eastern Conference Final

SPONSORSHIP / PARTNERSHIP ACTIVATION

Kristen Gambetta - Director, Partnership Activation

Dynamo debut: 2006
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
College: Rice University
Coolest Desk Item: A framed picture of our Partnership Activation Team
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: Homeland
Favorite Band: I can't pick just one! Some of my favorites: Justin Timberlake, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Amos Lee, Taylor Swift
Favorite Dynamo Moment: The first goal that Brad Davis scored on Opening Day of BBVA Compass Stadium. I was standing right near the supporter's section and saw Brad run towards them to celebrate the goal. It will be tough to beat that moment!
About Me: I played soccer and ran track at Rice University, which is what originally brought me to Houston. I am a foodie that enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants in Houston, going to concerts, photography, and going to the lake or the beach with friends.

Lauren Wilson - Sr. Account Executive, Corporate Development

Dynamo debut: July 2012
Hometown: Houston born & raised!
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: Plastic fried eggs & ice cubes & a red high heel shoe signed by country artist Kellie Pickler that came with me from my previous desk in radio
Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's; A Bronx Tale; The Godfather II; Giant
Favorite TV Show: Mad Men; The Mindy Project; Nashville
Favorite Band: Totally varies from The Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Nirvana to the Beastie Boys to Jay-Z...depends on the day!
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Standing on the field before the Sporting KC play-off match, which was the first play-off game played at BBVA Compass Stadium, & hearing the fans in the packed Stadium as the Coast Guard flew over
About Me: Born and raised in Houston, I feel very fortunate to be working for a sports team in my hometown. It was always a dream of mine to work in radio and then in sports, and I have been incredibly fortunate to do both here in Houston. My free time consists of spending time with my great friends and family, going to concerts, mastering cooking and hanging with my favorite guy, my dog Lucas.

Aditya "Diddy" Saini - Partnership Activation Manager

Dynamo debut: 2007
Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: World Globe
Favorite Movie: Cool Runnings
Favorite TV Show: Top Gear 
Favorite Band: Jay-Z/ The Beatles
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Grand Opening of BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12, 2012. Standing on the sideline during the national anthem while two U.S. Coast Guard orange helicopters fly over on point to kick-off the game. Awesome feeling.
About Me: Chasing Greatness...

Bill Zachry - Partnership Activation Manager

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Washington Crossing, PA
College: College of William and Mary
Coolest Desk Item: The Brian Ching and Jim Warsaw bobbleheads that flank my computer
Favorite Movie: Anything with Jason Statham (seriously)
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Band: The Killers
Favorite Dynamo Moment: My first time walking through BBVA Compass Stadium. It's an amazing building that captures the essence of the team and its fans.
About Me: I originally moved to Houston in 2005, and after a couple of stops in Eugene, OR, and Philadelphia, PA, I'm excited to return to this fantastic city. If I'm not working, you are likely to find me playing pick-up soccer, reading a good book, or taste-testing burritos all around town. I also took a woodworking class last year and built a (fairly sturdy) bookshelf, so I'd like to think that I am a novice carpenter, but that is probably too generous a description!

Marc Vasquez - Partnership Activation Coordinator

Dynamo debut: February 2012
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Saint Louis University, home of the Billikens
Coolest Desk Item: Autographed photo of Ernie Hudson
Favorite Movie: The Prestige
Favorite TV Show: Workaholics
Favorite Band: Radiohead
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Basically any playoff match I’ve been a part of since 2011. I’m very lucky to have been involved with so many different ones.
About Me: Born and raised in Houston. Ever since my junior year of college I knew I wanted to work in sports. My biggest passion is cycling so you will probably see me on the road at some point!

Amy Statler - Partnership Activation Coordinator

Dynamo debut: June 2011
Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
College: Texas A&M University
Coolest Desk Item: Bad Cat Calendar
Favorite Movie:Dumb and Dumber, Forrest Gump, The Lion King
Favorite TV Show:Friends
Favorite Band: Coldplay, Escala, the Lumineers, the Script
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Standing next to the supporters section at the inaugural Dynamo match at BBVA Compass Stadium when Brad Davis scored his goal
About Me: I grew up playing soccer, so being able to work for a team like the Dynamo is so rewarding. I would like to be fluent in Spanish, learn how to play the violin and visit Australia. I also have dual citizenship with Canada and the U.S. Pretty neat eh?

TICKETING

Jessica Stanley - Manager, Ticket Operations

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Oakland, CA
College: San Diego State University
Coolest Desk Item: My handmade lei from the Brian Ching Testimonial
Favorite Movie: Coming to America
Favorite TV Show: Scandal
Favorite Band: Beyoncé
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Beating the New York Red Bulls in New York during the 2013 Playoffs
About Me: I am a California girl with southern roots who LOVES sports. When I am not at Dynamo HQ I can be found spending time with my family and close friends or exploring my passions for sports, reading, food and fine arts.

Mike Mondello - Assistant Director, Ticket Sales, (713) 276-7591 

Dynamo debut: 2012
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
College: St. John's University
Coolest Desk Item: Picture of my kids
Favorite Movie: Roadhouse and Tommy
Favorite TV Show: Blue Bloods and Big Bang Theory
Favorite Band: The Who and Pearl Jam
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Going to my first Dynamo game and sitting with my wife in field seats. The Dynamo beat Philadelphia in a playoff game to advance to the Eastern Conference final.
About Me: I am married to the best wife on the planet and have been blessed with three wonderful children. I enjoy all sports, especially hockey and soccer. I am a huge NJ Devils, NY Mets and NY Giants fan. After spending 10 great years with the MetroStars/Red Bulls I decided it was time for a change. I’m truly excited to start my new life in Houston and to help the Dynamo become the preeminent franchise in MLS.

Vanessa Meeks - Assistant Manager, Ticket Sales, (713) 276-7515

Dynamo debut: 2006
Hometown: Mexico
College: Monterrey Tech
Coolest Desk Item: Pictures of the closest people in my life
Favorite Movie: Grease 1 and 2, The Proposal and every movie with Sandra Bullock or Jennifer Lopez
Favorite TV Show: King of Queens, House Hunters International 
Favorite Band: U2
Favorite Dynamo Moment: When I was recognized in the MLS Best XI in sales in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Also, the two championships we won and being part of the groundbreaking for the new stadium.
About Me: I consider myself very competitive, a very hard-working person, and I love my job very much. My family is my life, especially my Mom. She is my idol and would do anything for them. I am very giving, loving, and appreciate a sincere and good friend.

Josh Givens - Senior Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7530

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
College: University of West Florida
Coolest Desk Item: Orange Cowboy Hat
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite TV Show: MacGyver
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Going to Kansas City and watching the Dynamo win the 2011 Eastern Conference Championship!
About Me: Yeah....If coach would of put me in the fourth quarter, we would've been state champions.  No doubt. No doubt in my mind.

Aran Haven-O'Donnell - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7512

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
College: East Carolina University
Coolest Desk Item: My AEG hard hat in anticipation for the new stadium
Favorite Movie: Rocky IV
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Band: U2
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Taking out that team from Boston in back-to-back MLS Cups and painting Washington D.C. orange
About Me: My life is surrounded by soccer and I wouldn't want it to be any other way. Nothing makes me happier than to see full MLS stadiums. So give me a call so you can join in on the world's greatest sport.

Laith Yasiri - Service Specialist (713) 276-7583

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
College: University of Minnesota
Coolest Desk Item: Pictures of youth teams I have coached in the past
Favorite Movie: Office Space
Favorite TV Show: Premier League Review Show and An Idiot Abroad
Favorite Band: I enjoy all types of music
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Traveling to Kansas City to watch us win the 2011 Eastern Conference championship
About Me: I am a soccer fan and coach that has been lucky enough to find a career in the sport I enjoy. There is nothing like seeing a professional soccer game in person. I would be excited to set up your corporate or personal experience with the world’s game. I’ll see you next matchday!

Geoff Adkinson - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7531

Dynamo debut: 2011
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Texas - San Antonio
Coolest Desk Item: My stapler
Favorite Movie: Coming to America, Harlem Nights, Office Space
Favorite TV Show: Entourage, Family Guy, SportsCenter, Boondocks, The Sopranos
Favorite Band: Lil Wayne, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Alex Dixon's last-second goal against Real Salt Lake
About Me: A member of KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity Inc. I’m very laid back, love sports and LOVE football!

Keil Austin - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7542

Dynamo debut: October 2011
Hometown: Kingwood, TX
College: Texas Tech and University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: Mini American flag
Favorite Movie: Jaws, The Godfather and Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld, The Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin and The Beatles
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Traveling to LA for the 2011 MLS Cup
About Me: I’m a laid back guy that tries to enjoy life every day.  I’m a sports junkie and love and support all my Houston teams.  I love movies, attending concerts and sporting events and try to get on the golf course as much as possible.

Jonathan Likakis - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7585

Dynamo debut: May 2013
Hometown: Towson, MD
College: Towson University
Coolest Desk Item: MLS National Sales Center graduation scarf
Favorite Movie: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, White House Down, Waiting
Favorite TV Show: Anything sports, mostly soccer!
Favorite Band: Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin
Favorite Dynamo Moment: When we win MLS Cup!
About Me: Big soccer ambassador – lets grow this thing North America! My #1 passion is soccer, and then anything sports. My #2 passion is playing the drums and anything related to music. Blessed to be living the American dream.

Brandon Williams - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7546

Dynamo debut: September 2013
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
College: University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Coolest Desk Item: My first sale order
Favorite Movie: City of God
Favorite TV Show: Spartacus
Favorite Band: Soldiers of Jah Army (Reggae Band)
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2013 home playoff game versus the New York Red Bulls when Omar Cummings scored in stoppage time to tie the game but it felt like a WIN!
About Me: I am a very passionate ambassador of the world’s game. Uniting people of all walks of life with the beautiful game of soccer!  

Brian McManus - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7543

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Mentor, OH
College: University of Mount Union
Coolest Desk Item: Dottie award for “Best Celebrity Look-Alike”
Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Band: Foo Fighters
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Getting to see the Dynamo play and beat Clint Dempsey in his second game back in MLS.
About Me: Originally from northeast Ohio with a passion for sports. Trying to learn more everyday about the business and constantly trying to get better.

Sean Foster - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7527

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
College: Columbia University
Coolest Desk Item: Abe Lincoln Quote
Favorite Movie: Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite TV Show: Gold Rush
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Knocking the New York Red Bulls out of the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs
About Me: Get busy living or get busy dying … I choose living

Andrew Jimenez - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7521

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
College: Temple University
Favorite Movie: Superbad, Wolf of Wall Street, Swingers
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad and Entourage
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Going to the Dynamo watch party and seeing the Dynamo beat the NYRB in the playoffs
About Me: I grew up in Harrisburg, PA playing sports which led me to receiving my Sport Management degree at Temple. Besides the Dynamo I like to root for all Philly sports teams.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

James Clarkson - Director, Youth Development

Dynamo debut: 2006
Hometown: Wisbech, England
College: NORCAT
Coolest Desk Item: Fan 
Favorite Movie: Snatch
Favorite TV Show: Premier League Review Show   
Favorite Band: The Jam 
Favorite Dynamo Moment: When Francisco Navas Cobo made his debut with the Dynamo first team. 
About Me: Click here for a full bio

Eddie Robinson - Assistant Director, Youth Development

Dynamo debut: Player: 2006; Front Office: 2012
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
College: UNC - Chapel Hill
Coolest Desk Item: Porcelin hand
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights
Favorite Band: George Strait
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Either MLS Cup
About Me: If you want to stay on my good side, don't mess with my family or my food. I'm addicted to golf and I'm a video game geek. I am a greeter at my church and am desperately seeking a cure for hair loss

Michael Fasching - Youth Development Coordinator

Dynamo debut: 2009
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Coolest Desk Item: Brian Ching and Stuart Holden bobbleheads
Favorite Movie: Dazed and Confused
Favorite TV Show: Pull (Fuel TV)
Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2006 MLS Cup championship
About Me: I love soccer, and I’ve played my whole life. I now enjoy working with Houston’s elite youth soccer players in a professional organization. I also love my life, family, friends, music, sun, surfing, and wakeskating.

Youth Programs

Adrian Moses - Soccer Programs Manager

Dynamo debut: 2010
Hometown: Reigate, UK
College: St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK
Coolest Desk Item: Bose speakers (Thanks GR)
Favorite Movie: Quadrophenia
Favorite TV Show: Workaholics
Favorite Band: The Jam
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Brad Davis' last minute winner vs Santos Laguna, 3/5/13
About Me: Working within soccer has always been an ambition of mine. It is my goal to continue my own soccer education and pass on my enthusiasm and knowledge of the game to others. With each player that the Houston Dynamo comes in contact with, we have an opportunity to set challenging goals, make immediate impacts and set a foundation for success in the future.

Justin Neese - Center of Excellence Manager

Dynamo debut: 2012
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
College: University of Dallas
Favorite Movie: Dark Knight Rises
Favorite TV Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm and Top Chef
Favorite Band: Wilco
Favorite Dynamo Moment: The first time that I was able to coach in a Dynamo kit. I am really proud to have the opportunity to work in youth development in the MLS and am excited to see how we can make an impact on the future of our game in this country.

Natalie Webb - Administration Manager, Houston Sports Park

Dynamo debut: 2012
Hometown: Richmond, TX
College: The University of Texas at Austin
Coolest Desk Item: Cheetah mask
Favorite Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair, Anchorman, and Forest Gump
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family, New Girl, Dexter, and Revenge
Favorite Band: I like everything! To name a few..The Rolling Stones, Cory Morrow, and Bruno Mars
Favorite Dynamo Moment: My first Dynamo game at the stadium last May and finally getting to move into the offices at HSP.
About me: I love sports and am so excited that I am able to work in this industry, especially with the Dynamo! I love being at the beach, fishing, hanging out with family, painting, and a good dance party.