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  

Chris Canetti - President

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/Chief Revenue Officer

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/Chief Operating Officer

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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Amber Cox - Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Monett, Mo.
College: William Woods University
Coolest Desk Item: 2009 Phoenix Mercury team photo with President Obama at the White House
Favorite Movie: Hoosiers
Favorite Book: The Four Agreements
Favorite Band: Sheryl Crow / Wynonna Judd (tie)
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2015 home openers for Dynamo and Dash. Amazing fans, incredible atmospheres, and two wins!
About Me: After working over a decade in basketball, I’ve quickly become a soccer enthusiast. Best environment in sports! A perfect day is on a sunny patio with my two Italian Greyhounds and a great bottle of wine, listening to live music. Add a beach within 10 miles and I call that paradise. Missouri born and raised. Baseball love on the Eastern side of the state (Cardinals), American football on the West (Chiefs). My heart right in the middle with my William Woods Owls. #ForeverOrange #DashOn
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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!!!




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.

Stephanie Gonzalez - Digital Correspondent / PR & CR Coordinator

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




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.

Tiffani Whittington - Director, Customer Service

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 - Senior 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!

Laith Yasiri - Senior Service Specialist

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!

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.

Suzanne Hamon - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Pasadena, TX
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: Elephant Figurine Collection
Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid
Favorite TV Show: FRIENDS, How to Get Away with Murder
Favorite Band: Selena y Los Dinos
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Crushing LA 3-0!
About Me: I enjoy traveling and exploring other cultures. I love to try local food and expand my palate. When I traveled to Italy, there was pizza at every corner; I was in heaven!

Julio Yerena - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut: 2014 (intern), 2015 (full-time)
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Houston - Downtown
Coolest Desk Item: Completed Rubix Cube (everyone likes to scramble it)
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul
Favorite Band: Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind.
Favorite Dynamo Moment: TBD
About Me: Born and raised in Houston. I enjoy coaching soccer, and glad to be a part of the Houston Dynamo.

Matt Fineran - Customer Service Specialist

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Tampa, FL
College: University of South Florida
Coolest Desk Item: Giles Barnes bobblehead
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family, Family Guy, SportsCenter
Favorite Band: I enjoy all music
Favorite Dynamo Moment: TBD
About Me: I am a huge sports fan, especially college football. I started working in the sports in high school and decided there that this was the right path for me. Formerly have worked in Minor League Baseball, the NHL, the MLB, and now the MLS.




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: Sherlock
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.




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

Tamara Curl-Green - Senior Marketing Manager

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Duke University
Coolest Desk Item: Duke Blue Devils street sign
Favorite Movie: A tie between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the original Sparkle.
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family
Favorite Band: Beyoncé, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Migos
Favorite Dynamo Moment: TBD
About Me: I once read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Latin because I didn't know what else to do after studying a dead language for years.

Juan Loya - Design Manager

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!

Alicia Vanghel - Marketing Manager

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
College: Eastern Illinois University
Favorite Movie: Mighty Ducks
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Band: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Brian Ching's testimonial match
About Me: When I am not working I enjoy cooking, traveling back to Chicago to see family and spending time with my husband and dog, Schatzi

Ben Crook - Digital Content and Creative Development Manager

Dynamo debut: 2012 (intern), 2013 (full time)
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Texas A&M University
Coolest Desk Item: AP Stylebook
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.

Kris Rigby - Marketing Coordinator

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: La Porte, TX
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse basketball goal
Favorite Movie: Shaun of the Dead, Shooter, Saving Private Ryan
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory
Favorite Band: Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons
Favorite Dynamo Moment: July 4th match against New York Red Bull’s, first time in charge of production and the flyover was perfect!
About Me: I was born and raised in La Porte, TX. My favorite color and team just so happens to be orange. I have been a soccer fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world and play soccer as well as see world class play from many greats. My hobbies consist of playing soccer and softball, kayaking, camping and of course getting in a game or two of FIFA.

Albany Ng - Video Coordinator

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College: University of Houston
Coolest Desk Item: A 10 lb dumbbell
Favorite Movie: The Man from Nowhere
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead/Game of Thrones
Favorite Band: Boyz II Men
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Witnessing a fantastic first game win of the 2015 season. The crowd was amped, names were called, streamers were thrown, and Columbus’ hearts were broken.
About Me: I love visual feng shui. From an early age, I spent lots of time creating art in various mediums. I started my career in videography and photography because I loved the fact that I could piece details together to build aesthetic works. When I’m not in front of the computer screen, I like to throw up a weight or two.

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 - 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




Nicki Connor - Premium Services Coordinator

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Medford, OR
College: Oregon & Metro State University
Coolest Desk Item: Dual Dynamo & Dash scarf
Favorite Movie: Twilight Series
Favorite TV Show: Power, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order SVU
Favorite Band: Beyoncé...she's her own band
Favorite Dynamo Moment: July 25, 2015 - beating Steven Gerrard and the LA Galaxy 3-0!
About Me: Constant traveler. Sports lover. Workaholic. Shopaholic!




Bill Zachry - Director, Partnership Marketing

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!

Aditya "Diddy" Saini - Sr. Manager, Partnership Marketing

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...

Lauren Wilson - Manager, Corporate Partnerships

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.

Danielle LeMaire - Manager, Partnership Marketing

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Crowley, Louisiana
College: Texas A&M University
Coolest Desk Item: Darth Vader and Yoda bobbleheads
Favorite Movie: Star Wars, The Nightmare before Christmas, The Princess Bride
Favorite TV Show: Entourage, American Horror Story
Favorite Band: The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Outkast, & Local Natives…this list could go on and on.
Favorite Dynamo Moment: May 12, 2012 for the grand opening of BBVA Compass Stadium. I'll never forget the date because it’s also my birthday!
About Me: Cajun born and raised in southern Louisiana. Crawfish season is my favorite season. I love living in such a large and diverse city such as Houston...there is so much to do one can never get bored but I also enjoy road trips back home to see family and get back to my roots. A few of my favorite things are live music, sports, and art. When not working, I LOVE to travel! I really enjoy seeing different parts of the world and experiencing new cultures. I’m also a volunteer. Currently I am part of a Rodeo committee for HLSR, all of our efforts help raise money for scholarships. I have been very fortunate to work in radio and now sports. Let's go Dynamo!!! My motto: work hard, play hard, and laissez les bon temps rouler!

Ben Gomez - Manager, Partnership Marketing

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Virginia
Coolest Desk Item: TBD
Favorite Movie: Inception, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park
Favorite TV Show: Entourage, Seinfeld, The Wire, Pardon the Interruption
Favorite Band: Linkin Park, U2, Coldplay, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite Dynamo Moment: TBD
About Me: I was born and raised in Houston, TX, so to be able to work for my hometown team is a dream come true. I am huge sports fan and love everything from women's field hockey to the NFL.

Amy Statler - Sr. Partnership Marketing 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?

Yvette Casares Willis - Sr. Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships (713) 276-7537

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: San Juan, Texas
College: Kilgore College/University of Texas at Austin
Coolest Desk Item: Robert Earl Keen autographed drumhead
Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
Favorite TV Show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Band: Aerosmith
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Standing on the field at beautiful BBVA Compass Stadium and witnessing the winning goal against LA Galaxy (July 25, 2015)
About Me: I am a sports fanatic! Previous to working with the Dynamo, I worked with the Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics (NBA) and Boston Bruins (NHL). I am thrilled to now be working in Major League Soccer. When I’m not at Dynamo headquarters, I am usually doing something outdoors. I enjoy spending time with my family and chasing my 2 kids Zach (7) and Livi (4).

Josh Givens - Account Executive, Corporate Development (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.

Edwin Sanchez - Partnership Marketing Coordinator

Dynamo debut: August 2013
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: University of Texas at San Antonio
Coolest Desk Item: A replica of BBVA Compass Stadium
Favorite Movie: The Avengers
Favorite TV Show: South Park, Archer
Favorite Band: AC/DC
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2014 Military Appreciation Night. It was great to see Military members and their friends and families enjoy a game on a night they truly deserved.
About Me: I was born and raised in Houston. I love all Houston sports teams. I can read, write, and fluently speak Spanish.




Jessica Stanley - Director, 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.

Sean Foster - Sr. Manager, Group Sales (713) 276-7527

Dynamo debut: 2013
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
College: Columbia University
Coolest Desk Item: Quote from Abe Lincoln
Favorite Movie: Shawshank, Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite TV Show: Blue Bloods
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2-2 tie vs NYRB after being down 2-0 at the half. Dynamo went on to win the playoff series over the Supporters Shield winners.
About Me: My first job was as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. Following college and the military I followed my passion as a soccer coach while working in a high school in the guidance department. I learned that I loved the soccer portion of my job but could pass on the high school aspect. I have been very fortunate and have had the chance to help the growth of MLS since 2007. For each of the past 35 years, I have been convinced that The Eagles would win the Super Bowl, and The Phillies the World Series.

Simone DiSalvo - Manager, Youth Soccer Sales (713) 276-7512

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Columbus, OH
College: The College of Wooster
Coolest Desk Item: Quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas and Anchorman
Favorite TV Show: Goodfellas and Anchorman
Favorite Band: Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Ryan Adams
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2015 Opening match vs. my hometown MLS club: Crew SC. The crowd was rocking, Tyler Deric played out of his mind and Giles Barnes knocked in the winner – not a better way to be welcomed into the Dynamo family!
About Me: Completely obsessed with the beautiful game and have had the pleasure of living all across the country being an ambassador for the sport.

Shawn McIntosh - Manager, Inside Sales (713) 276-7575

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Gaeta, Italy
College: Wheeling Jesuit University
Coolest Desk Item: Photo of my wife and I from our wedding day.
Favorite Movie: Back to the Future, Friday, Office Space
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Band: Kanye West and Hillsong United
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 1-0 win in front of a sellout crowd on March 7, 2015 against the Columbus Crew for what was my first home opener with the team.
About Me: I grew up in Italy where I spent 13 years as a kid. I moved to the U.S. permanently in 2003. My immediate family resides in Virginia Beach now. My wife and I life in Humble with our two English bulldogs, Barkley and Pippen. Besides the Dynamo, I root for my hometown Serie A club, Lazio, as well as the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Stars.

Kevin Jackson - Ticket Operations Coordinator

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Greentown, IN
College: University of Louisville
Coolest Desk Item: A piece of the 2013 Final Four court when Louisville won the National Championship.
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: Mr. Robot, The Office
Favorite Band: Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, alt-J
Favorite Dynamo Moment: May 17, 2014 - My first Dynamo game and we beat the Galaxy 1-0 .
About Me: TBD.

Johnny Mendez - Senior Account Executive, Group Sales (713) 276-7548

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
College: Fresno State
Coolest Desk Item: My desktop photo of my entire family
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter & The Color Purple
Favorite TV Show: Greys Anatomy
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite Dynamo Moment: When I had the chance to have my parents fly in from California and watch Giles Barnes score the winning goal against the Columbus Crew and Tyler Deric having six saves in front of a sold out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium.
About Me: I’m the family guy, the life of the party, the guy that everyone wants to bring home to mom and dad. Always looking for an adventure!

Jonathan Likakis - Senior 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.

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, House of Cards, Ray Donovan
Favorite Band: Lil Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Alex Dixon's last-second goal against Real Salt Lake in 2011 & 2012 Eastern Conference Final home win against DC United
About Me: A member of KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity Inc. I’m very laid back, love sports and LOVE football!

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.

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.

Travis Raybun - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7596

Dynamo debut: 2014
Hometown: Austin, TX
College: Texas A&M University
Coolest Desk Item: A team autographed hardhat form the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium
Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Aiding in the sell-out crowd July 25th vs. LA Galaxy while witnessing the Dynamo win 3-0 against a star-struck team.
About Me: I was born and raised in Austin, Texas with 5 sisters and 1 brother. Throughout my childhood I was an avid soccer player that dragged me and my family around the state. After high school I decided to take a different path for towards Texas A&M University despite the influence of my longhorn brother and father. After graduating I still did not know what I wanted to do with my career, so I decided to apply for the Major League Soccer – National Sales Center in Blaine, MN. After some persistence I was accepted and learned the skills to sell tickets in sports to a number of teams around the league. After completion I was asked to come back to Texas to work for the Houston Dynamo.

Julian Casillas - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7515

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico / San Diego, CA
College: ITESM - Tecnologico de Monterrey
Coolest Desk Item: Thank you cards from past clients
Favorite Movie: God’s not dead, Green Street Hooligans, Billy Madison
Favorite TV Show: TaRaRa … TaRaRa (Sportscenter), House Hunters, The Walking Dead
Favorite Band: Hillsong & Mana
Favorite Dynamo Moment: 2015 season and home opener vs. Columbus … Sold out stadium + Dynamo W + Fireworks = Favorite Dynamo moment
About Me: Blessed ... There is nothing like having God on your side!

Jared Sanders - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7576

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO
College: University of Missouri
Coolest Desk Item: My calculator
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad, The Office
Favorite Band: Blink 182
Favorite Dynamo Moment: My first game, watching the Dynamo beat the Galaxy and Steven Gerrard 3-0 in front of a sold out crowd.
About Me: A sports and adrenaline junky. I love to travel and will try almost anything at least once.

Tiffany Deutsch - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7597

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Ellsworth, MN
College: Minnesota State University Moorhead (B.S.), United States Sports Academy (M.S.S)
Coolest Desk Item: Personalized, autographed Ozzie Smith picture from when I worked the 2011 MLB All-Star Game
Favorite Movie: Top Gun and Dumb and Dumber
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Band: Anything country, Chris Tomlin and Toby Mac
Favorite Dynamo Moment: Meeting Dynamo legend Brian Ching on my first day.
About Me: grew up on a farm in a town of less than 500 people in Southwest Minnesota. This is my seventh year in professional sports after having spent time with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Dolphins.

Matt Struckle - Account Executive, Ticket Sales (713) 276-7559

Dynamo debut: 2015
Hometown: Oneonta, NY
College: SUNY Brockport
Favorite Movie: Billy Madison
Favorite TV Show: Ballers, Big Bang Theory, TURN, Modern Family
Favorite Band: I enjoy all types of music.
Favorite Dynamo Moment: A 3-0 win in my first Dynamo home game in Steven Gerrard’s first trip to Houston with the LA Galaxy.
About Me: Originally from upstate New York with a passion playing and watching all sports. Striving to be the best that I can be every day!



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




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.