Staff Profiles 2021

Come and check out our incredible staff members from this summer!

Director of Soccer:

Hi everybody. My name is Dave and I am a professional youth development football coach from Leeds in England. I am one of a very small number of coaches in the UK that holds the UEFA “A” Advanced Coaching Licence, the new FA Advanced Youth Award and a BA (Hon) Degree in Sports Management. On top of this I have had 20 years’ experience of developing young players within Professional Academies: Huddersfield Town (13 years), Bradford City (6 years), and last season Leeds United. Six players I have coached have made international appearances at youth level for their country (England, Wales, and Ireland).

This is my 21st season at Two Rivers Soccer Camp as a Senior Coach and Director of Coaching. This week: “Love challenges, Be intrigued by your mistakes, Enjoy effort and Keep on learning” - Let’s have a good one.

Senior Staff Coaches:

Hola! My name is Carlos and this is my 2nd year here at Two Rivers. I’m from Spain. I’ve been playing soccer until 30 years old, and then I started to be a coach. I have been coaching for 7 years now. I am currently a coach on Getafe U16, that is a team on la liga. I’m a teacher on a Madrid coach school. I’m  UEFA Pro Coach. This year I’ve written my first book about soccer. It’s titled “¿Hablamos de futbol?” I live by the quote, “Only if you share my passion, you can understand my crazy.”

Hello, I’m Coach David McCarthy and I am returning to Two Rivers for my 23rd summer season. I am currently living in Pensacola Beach, Florida and I am a former coach of the N.C.A.A men’s soccer program at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. As a product of the renowned Liverpool F.C. youth system, with a fifteen year professional playing career spanning over five hundred games. My coaching qualifications include the U.S.S.F “A” license, the U.S.S.F. National Youth License and the National coaching license with the English Football Association. I have accumulated twenty- five years of boys Varsity High School level experience, and I am currently Director of Player Development at Bayside Dynamo F.C in Florida.

Ahoj! My name is Jozef and this is my 21st year here at Two Rivers. I am from Slovakia which is part of former Czechoslovakia. Soccer is my life. I’ve been playing, teaching, and coaching soccer all of my life. Back home in Slovakia, I work as a high school teacher and coach for a professional club, Tatrau Presov. I’m married and have two kids and two granddaughters. Two Rivers has become a part of my life, and that is why I always come back with love!

I’ve lived in the United States for 15 years, the last 13 in CA. I’m a former professional player making 175 top flight appearances before being forced to retire in my mid 20’s through injury. I have been coaching for over 20 years and have worked with players who have gone to play at the World Cup, UEFA Champions’ League, and English Premier League Player. I am a UEFA ‘A’ License Coach, former English Premier League Player and Coach “Enjoy LEarning… Love Playing!”

Lauren Hansen, a Two Rivers coach and a two-time Mountain West Coach of the Year, she has guided the program to unprecedented success including two Mountain West Tournament titles (2015 and 2018) as well as a regular season title (2017), and two NCAA postseason appearances. I Her 40 regular season conference victories are the most by any head coach in Spartan women’s soccer history, and her 35 wins in the last five seasons are tied for the most in the 12-team league. The Spartans advanced to their fifth-straight Mountain West Championship Tournament in 2019, and are the only team in the league to play in the tournament in each of the last five seasons.

Art Welch, a senior Two Rivers coach, is a Jamaican former professional soccer player who played in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

He began his career in Jamaica with Cavaliers FC, alongside twin brother Asher.

In May 1977, the Las Vegas Quicksilvers traded Welch to the Washington Diplomats in exchange for Tom Galati.

Welch also represented the Jamaica national team in international play, appearing in qualifying matches for the 1966 and 1970 World Cup tournaments.

Junior Assistant Coaches/Counselors:

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Hi! I’m Aidan Jones, from Sunnyvale, CA and I am 19 years old. I was a camper for 5 years and this is my first year as a counselor/coach here at Two Rivers. I currently attend Mississippi State University, where I work with the women’s soccer team as well as coaching club soccer. I am so excited to meet all of you campers and I cannot wait to have the best summer ever!

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Hi, my name is Matthew Greenebaum and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Matthew Greenebaum, I’m 24 years old and from Los Angeles. I started playing organized soccer when I was 5 and played club from ages 11-17 for Galaxy Alliance SC (now LA Breakers FC). I played 4 years of Varsity soccer at Windward school where I also coached during summers. I then played two years of club soccer for the University of Colorado Boulder, where I later received my degree in Political Science with a minor in English. I am excited for this summer and look forward to meeting you all at camp!

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Hey! My name is Devon Ortman and I am 19 years old. I am from Oakland, California. In the Fall I will be a Sophomore at Colorado College majoring in Environmental Science and playing on the lacrosse team. Although I have never been a camper at Two Rivers I have heard wonderful things about it and I cannot wait to get started!

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Hey guys! My name is Jen and I am 22 years old. I am from Elk Grove, California. I play for the University of California, Merced women's soccer team. I've played all four years and will be taking advantage of an extra year of eligibility to play again in the fall! With an extra semester I am able to complete a double major in Management and Business Economics as well as Political Science for a Bachelor of Science degree. I plan on taking my education even further next year and apply to law school. This is my first summer working for Two Rivers but I was a former camper when I was a young player! I can't wait to meet all my campers and I know it will be a great summer.

Program Directors:

Hello, Hello, Hello! My name is Ben and I’m 30 years old. I will be the Organization Director for the summer of 2019. This is my fourth summer here at the camp and I am very excited to get your camper going on as many off-field activities as I possibly can. I am originally from Tustin, CA, but have been living and working in Chico, CA as a fifth-grade teacher. I hold a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Chico, a Master’s of Leadership Development from Chapman University, and am in the process of completing a single subject in Natural Sciences. I will be working to try and create the most enjoyable and inclusive environment to allow your child to develop and enjoy their time at Two Rivers on and off the field. The Staff and I are here to help and make sure that all campers have the best possible week(s) they can while under our care, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask! I am here to make sure everyone has an extraordinary summer, and if any camper is not a happy camper, then I am not a happy camper! Let us have an incredible summer!

Veteran Counselors:

Hello, and welcome everybody to Two Rivers, my name is Jorge (you can call me George) and I´m 22 years old. I’m from Mexico City. I will attend in the fall to Fanshawe College located in London, Ontario (Canada) and make and advanced diploma in Electrical Engineer.

This is my second time coming to Two Rivers, and I have a lot of goals and achievements I want to accomplish before the end of the summer. I love coming back to Two Rivers because is my favorite place on Earth, I love making new friends from all around the world and always growing as a person. I´m pretty sure that I will have so much fun like your kids would also be.

Let the 48th summer begin!

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Hello everyone and welcome to Two Rivers! My name’s Ana and I’m 20 years old. I come from Mexico City and I'm going into my second year at Universidad de la Comunicación, where I’m studying Film Production to become a Director of Photography. I first came to Two Rivers as a photographer and counselor in summer 2019, and now I’m back for my second year. I’m so excited for this upcoming summer and hope you are as well. Two Rivers is an amazing place with a breathtaking location and incredible people, let’s have the best summer!!!

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Hola! My name is Rodrigo and I ́m 20 years old. I ́m from Monterrey, Mexico. I have just ended my second year of college at Tecnologico of Monterrey, where I am studying International Business. This will be my first year as a counselor at Two Rivers and have heard amazing things about it. I'm excited to know that we all share a passion for soccer, and I can ́t wait for Two Rivers to start and have an unforgettable summer!

Counselors:

Hello, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Raúl, but everyone calls me Chapa. I am 23 years old and from Mexico. I have lived in Monterrey my entire life. Currently I am studying to be a Mechanical Engineer Administrator at Tec de Monterrey and going into my last semester. I have many hobbies, including camping, fishing, hiking and any outdoor activity. This will be my first year at Two Rivers, nevertheless I have great expectations and I am sure they'll be exceeded.   

Hello, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Angel. I'm 24 years old and I come fromn Mexico. I'll be working as a counselor. I'm a clinical psychologist with two years of experience. Last year, I worked at an Elementary school teaching students socioemotional skills. I also have experience conducting psychological workshops in schools, teaching baseball and Tae Kwon Do. I can't wait to meet everyone at the camp. Let's make this the Best Summer. 

Hi there, and welcome to Two Rivers!  My name is Grace and I’m 23 years old.  I’m from Piedmont, California.  I graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where I studied sociology and critical theory, and played varsity soccer for a year.  I was a camper at Two Rivers for two summers growing up, and absolutely loved my time. I grew as a player and person at camp and I am excited to return this summer as a counselor.  It’s going to be awesome!

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Hi, my name is Marco Arias, I am 22 years old. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico. I'm going into my last year at Tec de Monterrey, where I'm majoring in Chemical Engineering, with a minor in Administration. This is going to be my first year at Two Rivers and I'm excited to be part of this year's Coaching Staff. 

 

What’s up campers! My name is Gabe Rosado, but all my homies call me G-babe.  I am 19 years old, currently studying integrated physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sko Buffs! I played competitive soccer in the Bay Area, and was a camper at Two Rivers for 5 years. Off the soccer field, I spend my free time trail running, hanging out with friends, and playing with my Kendama. After 7 years of practice, I recently received a sponsorship for Kendama. I am an open book. I will be a voice of guidance for anyone who needs it. I cannot wait to make this summer the best one yet!

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Hello everyone! I’m Eduardo Castellanos. Nice to meet you all! My name is Eduardo, I’m 24 years old and I’m  from Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico, a small town in the mountains. I just graduated from Universidad Veracruzana with a B.A. in English Language. Besides Spanish, I also speak English and Portuguese. Personally, I like sports a lot. I've practiced soccer since I was 6 years old and this is one of my biggest passions ever. In addition, I’ve taken part in some other sports like swimming and basketball. Summer camps have been linked to me since a young age, as I attended several of them, I’m used to these kinds of experiences. I hope you all  enjoy practicing soccer this summer!

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Hello, I'm Catherine Cole. Welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Catherine and I’m from Cupertino, CA. This is my first summer at Two Rivers Soccer Camp and I’m excited to meet everyone. I look forward to being outdoors and creating a friendly and fun camp experience for the campers. Outside of camp, I’m a student at Cal Poly SLO majoring in biomedical engineering.

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Hey everybody! My name is David Aronson. I am from Sunnyvale, California. I am a 19 year old studying Industrial Technology and Packaging at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As a camper of 3 years at Two Rivers, I learned how magical this camp is and how campers can make memories that last a lifetime. I am extremely excited to provide all of the campers this year with the ultimate Two Rivers experience!

Hi campers and parents! I’m Logann Eldredge. Welcome to Two Rivers. I am 19 years old. This past year I studied business at Fresno State while playing on the women’s lacrosse team. This is my first year at Two Rivers and I could not be more excited. Let’s make this a great summer!

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Hi, my name is Travis Johnson, and I am 20 years old. I was born in San Diego, California, but I grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’m going into my second year at CBU, where I am majoring in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Physical Education. This is going to be my first year at Two Rivers, and I am excited to be a part of this year’s staff!

Hi everyone! My name is Sofia Duff and I am from Oakland, California. I am 19 years old and am studying at The University of Oregon, sko ducks! I have played soccer my entire life along with a few other sports. I also enjoy everything outdoors like hiking, camping, and exploring new places. I was a camper myself at Two Rivers and loved everything about it, so I am super stoked to be here to enjoy another summer! I am really looking forward to this summer and making many memories and sharing many laughs.

Nurse:

Hi! My name is Keisha Johnson. I'm from Chicago, Illinois. Also known as the Windy City” I am a traveling nurse and I received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University. I’m delighted to be a part of the Two River’s family, ensuring that the cammpers are safe, healthy and most importantly having FUN!

Kitchen Staff:

Hola Amigos! My name is Erick Mendoza, I am 27 years old. I have a degree in Tourist Management in Mexico, and my home town is Veracruz. This is my 3rd year at Two Rivers and still working from 2017. I am in the front of the kitchen. I hope you all enjoy your meals. 

Hi, and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Christian and I'm 21 years old. I'm from Puebla, Mexico- a beautiful state with a lot of churches and a variety of gastronomy. I'm going into my fourth semester of college where I study Modern Languages Applicated (English, German, French). I'm a talkative person, a smiling person and I like to hang out with my friends as much as possible, that's why I'd like to meet new people. This is my first time as a staff member here at Two Rivers and I'm very excited to be part of this great camp.

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Hello, my name is Brenda Escobar and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Brenda and I’m 24 years old. I am From Tlaxcala, México. I am in my last year of earning a bachelors in industrial engineering at Buap. My favorite hobbies are playing tennis, watching horror and science fiction movies, reading books, doing outdoor activities and trying some extreme sports. This is my first year and I love the idea of being part of the support staff in two Rivers. I am really excited because this is my second time in a summer camp and I hope you all enjoy this amazing summer, learn new things and have a lot of fun.

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Hello, and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Andrea and I’m 21 years old. I am from Puebla, Mexico. Puebla is a small city that has excellent food. I study industrial engineering, and in two years I am going to graduate. Now I study German, play volleyball, and go to gym. I really like to make different activities out of sports and I love dance. I consider myself a good person who wants to meet new friends, travel, and create new experiences. This is my second opportunity working at a summer camp, but my first time at Two Rivers. I feel really excited to be part of this team. I wish for this journey to start. I feel excited!! See you in summer 2021.

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Hi, and welcome to this new exciting adventure! My name is Hernan and I’m 21 years old. I’m from Popayan, a beautiful city located in Colombia, the land of coffee. Currently, I’m studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages Education in the University of Cauca. I’m also studying and improving my skills with the bass guitar, which is my favorite musical instrument. This is my first time in Two Rivers and I’m really happy to enroll in this new experience. I’m ready for this new adventure. I hope you have the best summer ever!

Cabin Cleaning/Laundry:

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Hello, and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Josue and I’m 22 years old. I’m from Cordoba, a small town in Veracruz, Mexico. I’m going to start my fifth and final year at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, where I’m currently studying Renewable Energies Engineering. I came to Two Rivers as a staff member for my first summer. I’m so excited to work in a beautiful place like two rivers. Just like you, I love sports and live new and amazing adventures—I wish you the best summer you’ve ever had.