Two Rivers Team Members
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 the English Premier League. I am a UEFA ‘A’ License Coach, former English Premier League Player and Coach “Enjoy Learning… Love Playing!”
Senior Staff Coaches:
Hola! My name is Carlos and this is my 3rd 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 24th 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 26th 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!
Hello everyone! My name is Jose Vieira and I am from Brazil. I have spent many summers here at Two Rivers Soccer Camp and I love it here. Back home I am a Physical Education coach and teacher in the Brazil school system. I am also a father so I understand the importance of social and emotional growth. I love working with children and I love camp. I cant wait to work with all of the campers.
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.
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:
Hi all, my name is Dakota Whitsel. I am originally from Santa Cruz, California. I attend Oregon State University, and this is my first year coaching here at Two Rivers, but I was a player here about 10 years ago! I'm very excited to be back with you all!!!
Hi, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Matthew Greenebaum, I'm 25 years old, from Los Angeles and began playing organized soccer when I was 5 years old. I played club soccer for the LA Breakers from ages 11-17, 4 years in high school, and 2 years of club soccer at the University of Colorado Boulder where I later received my BA in Political Science with a minor in English Literature. I recently received my USSF D License and plan to begin working towards my C License as soon as I am eligible. I coach girls middle school soccer and boys high school soccer in LA at Windward School. I also assist with the Cross Country / Track & Field programs at the school. This is my 2nd summer coaching at Two Rivers and I'm thrilled to be back and looking forward to another amazing summer here!
Hi everyone, I'm Andre from Germany, Besigheim, near Stuttgart. My age is 32 and I am a soccer coach with UEFA B License. I have 17 years coaching experience in all age categories. I'm looking forward to having amazing training sessions with all the kids and I'm very excited to have an amazing time in the camp with all of you guys. Hopefully you will remember this time here in Two Rivers.
Hi everyone, my name is India Markus! I am a 20-year-old college student of UC Davis pursuing a degree in Human Development. I am originally from San Francisco and grew up playing both tennis and soccer. At UCD, I am a member of the Waterski Club and participate in intramural soccer. Also, Davis is just a two-hour drive from Lake Tahoe so I try to snow ski as much as possible. I had a blast as a Two Rivers camper and am really excited to experience this amazing camp once again. Although this is my first time as a sleep away counselor, I am beyond excited to dive head first into a new challenge and adventure.
Hello and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Ben Davage and I am so excited to work with you all this summer. I am 19 years old from a town in England called Leighton Buzzard, about 50 miles north of London. I finished my A-Levels last year and have taken a year off to travel. I have played soccer as long as I have been able to walk. Watching, playing and now coaching soccer is my life. Soccer has given me some amazing experiences that I will never forget including a week training camp at Real Madrid working with their youth team coaches as well as playing in the Spanish national teams training ground and reaching the national Finals with my school team. In my free time I watch my beloved west ham as well as my local non-league team. I hope I can help contribute to an amazing summer and create some lifelong memories for you!
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Hi, my name is Erin Merrills and I am from a town in England called Kent. Before arriving in the USA, I completed university where I studied football coaching and management. The thing I am most looking forward to this summer is to improve my coaching and help improve the campers' soccer skills whilst experiencing camp life.
Hello, Hello, Hello! My name is Ben Kane and I’m 30 years old. I will be the Activities Director for the summer of 2022. This is my eighth 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!
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 second year at Two Rivers, where I will be both a counselor and Activities Director.
Hello everyone, my name is Travis, and I am 21 years old. I grew up most of my life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but I now live in Riverside, California. I have just finished my second year studying Kinesiology at California Baptist University, with hopes of being a middle school PE teacher and coach. This is my second year at Two Rivers, and I am super excited for another amazing summer and making it a great experience for the campers!
Hello all, my name is Jonathon. I'm 19 years old and I was born and lived in Peru for 14 years, but I've also lived for 4 years in Ethiopia. This is the end of my first year living in the United States! Right now, I'm studying nursing at Azusa Pacific University and just completed a great first year. My top three hobbies would probably have to be hiking, camping, and especially having a huge campfire (the bigger the. better!). This will be my first summer working here as a counselor and photographer, and I can't tell you how excited I am! I hope to leave the campers at the end of their week(s) like I always did in past summer camps; wishing they didn't have to leave already.
Hi, my name is Kata Muranyi. I am 23 years old and I am from Hungary. This is my first year in Two Rivers and I can't wait to make the children's summer camp amazing and exciting! I am interested in arts and crafts, volleyball, hiking, and swimming. My goal is to help the campers' development, not only as an athlete, but also as a person.
Hello, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Theresa, I am 20 years old and I am from Germany. I have worked as a counselor at a German summer camp before. I enjoy being active and outdoors, to go running, hiking, or bicycling. Currently, I am studying journalism in the fourth semester and I aim to work as a television reporter. This will be first year at Two Rivers, however I look forward to making this the best summer for all the campers. I can't wait for this amazing experience!
Hello, welcome to Two Rivers Soccer Camp, I'm Javier Uzuriaga. I am 28 years old from Colombia. I have Tived in Popayán, Cauca my entire life, and this is located in the coast pacific south. I like sports in general, but my favorite is soccer. I'm prepared and certified in Physical Education - coaching styles and techniques, as well as a lifeguard. This will be my first year at Two Rivers, nevertheless, I have great expectations and I'm sure they'll be exceeded. I look forward to making this an amazing experience for the campers. I can't wait for this wonderful experience!
Hi, my name is Zsófi Varga and I am from Budapest, Hungary. I am 20 years old, and I study tourism and hospitality in a university in Budapest. This is my first summer at Two Rivers, and I felt that within the first moment that this was the perfect camp for me, because I have been playing soccer since I was 13 years old. I cannot wait to pass on that passion that I have for soccer to the kids and help them grow. I will accompany them in their experiences while at camp. I want to help them to grow and improve their personality by exchanging our experiences. There are so many opportunities at camp, and I want the campers to take full advantage and have as much fun as possible. Let's do it together!
Hello everyone! Nice to meet you all! My name is Eduardo, I'm 24 years old and I'm from Xalapa, 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, and I'm currently studying to obtain a masters degree on teaching languages. 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. This is my second summer at Two Rivers and I hope you all have fun and a good time here! I hope you enjoy practicing soccer this summer!
Hello! I am Juanita. Over my 19 years, I have found my personality as a happy and creative person. These things have helped me to be a more responsible and better learner in my studies in marketing. I can just say that I'm going to make a great summer by practicing empathy, trust, truth, and having a good attitude over all the activities that we are going to do. My objective is to put first the safety of the kids, in a creative way where they can improve on their teamwork skills and find their identity and confidence. I am sure that I will share with awesome and wonderful kids and we are going to learn a lot. Thank you!
Hello, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Eugenia, you can call me Euge. I am 19 years old and I am from Mexico. I have lived in Monterrey my entire life. I just finished high school, in August I will start studying at Business at Tec de Monterrey. This is my first year at Two Rivers, I'm very excited about all that I can learn from my new friends and from the campers. About my hobbies, I love to dance, in fact I've been a dance teacher for 2 years. I love outdoor activities, new experiences, making new friends, and kids. I can't wait to have the best summer ever at Two Rivers. Giving the best of me, to make the campers to also have their best experience.
Hello! My name is Laila Thompson and I'm 22 years old studying Marketing at university in Veracruz, México. I really enjoy playing sports and outside activities. I'm a very friendly and nice person to everyone and as a counselor my campers will enjoy all of the activities and have a great experience at camp.
Hello, my name is Zsofia. I'm 20 years old and I'm from Szofliget, Hungary. This is my first time in the USA and I'm so excited to be here. I really enjoy doing sports, especially team sports, like volleyball. This will be my first summer as a counselor in Quincy Vest at Two Rivers. My goals for the summer are making unforgettable memories, learning new things, and having my campers want to return. I hope that everybody is going to have an awesome summer here at Two Rivers Camp!
Hello, I'm Rodrigo Chapa! I'm from Monterrey, Nueva Leon, Mexico. I am studying business management. I love all the sports and activities that Two Rivers has. I'm looking forward to all the fun we will have together as a team. I am looking forward to introducing all the campers to archery and volleyball. My goal is to make sure everyone is happy and united, to make this summer camp one for the books!
Hi, my name is Marcos! I am 22 years old, from Monterrey, Mexico, I just finished my third year at University, where I am studying information technologies. This is my first year at Two Rivers, and I am excited to work with the campers to improve their soccer and tennis skills. I hope to make this summer fun and interesting!
Hello! My name is Oscar and I am 19 years old. I have lived and grown up in Monterrey, Mexico. I am currently in my second semester at Tec de Monterrey studying to be a Mechanical Engineer. In my free time I like to practice sports such as soccer and football, or do hiking, fishing or camping. I look forward to this remarkable experience for everyone involved, especially the campers. This will be my first year at Two Rivers and can't wait to see you!
Hi. My name is Letti. Im from Hungary and I just graduated from high school. This is my first year at Two Rivers and also in the States. I have been a counselor in a Kindergarten in Hungary for International kids. I want to became a film director some day or maybe a screenwriter, But Im also interested in dietetics and things like that. I played a lot of sports when I was a kid, I've been swimming for 6 years, I've been horse back riding for 6 years, Im doing canoeing for 6 now.
Hi, my name is Csenge. I am 18 years old and I'm from Hungary, attend a secondary school and I've just finished 12th grade. I want to study child psychology at university. My favorite hobby is playing sports, especially dancing. This is my first summer here and I am looking forward to work with wonderful campers and to make their weeks amazing. This is my first time in the United States and I am excited to meet all of you.
Hi everyone and welcome to Two Rivers Soccer Camp! My name is Isra and this is my second year here and I'm so happy to be here with you one more summer. I'm from Puebla, México, and I'm currently studying Veterinary Medicine. I like playing soccer, listening to music, and hiking. This year I'm going to be the head chef so I hope all of you enjoy the meals.
Hi everyone! Welcome to Two Rivers. My name is Alan Daniel and I'm very excited for the summer and the people that will be working in each area. I'm from Veracruz, Mexico and I studied chemical engineering at BUAP. I'm 24 years old and I'll be working as support staff in the kitchen. I have a food handling certificate and I love sports, mainly soccer and basketball. For both of these sports, I was selected to play on the teams of my city. I can't wait to meet everyone and give my best effort. I feel that this summer will be great!
Hello, welcome to Two Rivers camp! My name is Samuel, I am 22 years old and from Mexico. I have lived in Puebla my entire life. I am studying to be a Language Linguistics at Alva Edison University and I'm into my last semester. I have many hobbies, including driving, hiking, soccer, and any outdoor activity. This will be my first year at Two Rivers Camp, however I have great expectations and I am sure they'll be exceeded. I look forward to making this a wonderful experience for everyone. I can't wait for this new experience in my life.
Hi everyone, my name is Luis and I'm 21 years old. I'm from México and I will be a part of the kitchen staff this summer. Right now, I'm studying how to teach languages. This is my first time in a camp and I hope that you like my work this summer.
Hello everyone! Welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Edgar Michael. I'm 22 years old and I was born in Puebla, Mexico. I'm studying in college for a career as a psychologist. I will be working in the kitchen staff. Last year, I worked in Georgia at another camp, as a waiter. I also have a CPR first aid certificate and a Food Handler certificate provided in California. In addition, I have a mental health first aid training. This is my second time in the United States, and I can't wait to start working with you!
Hi, I'm Fernanda and I'm from Puebla, Mexico. I am 22 years old, and I will be working with the kitchen staff, I am in my 8th semester studying science in communication at BUAP. I play music in a marching band in Puebla. I like to play soccer and other sports. This is my first camp in the USA. Welcome to Two Rivers Soccer Camp.
Hello, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Hernan. I am 23 years old and from Colombia, the land of coffee. Currently, I am finishing my bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages Education. I have lots of hobbies, some of them related to music; I play the bass guitar and I have been practicing musical production by myself this year. I also enjoy playing videogames and working out almost every day. This is my second year at Two Rivers and I’m feeling really excited to be back at camp. I hope you all have the best summer ever!
Hi everyone, welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Christian. I am 22 years old and I am from Puebla, Mexico. This year I will be working as a staff member in this amazing place. Currently, I am studying Modern Languages and I am going into my last semester. I am good at music, sports and cheering people up. I really enjoy nature, kids and campfires. This is going to be my second year at Two rivers and I so excited to coming back. We are going to have such a great summer!
Hello, and welcome to Two Rivers! My name is Josué and I'm 23 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 Auto noma de Puebla, where I'm currently studying renewable energies engineering. I came to Two Rivers as a staff for a second summer. I'm so excited to work in a beautiful place like Two Rivers. Because as you, I love sports and live new and amazing adventures - I wish you the best summer that you could ever have.
Hello, my name is Rita. I am from Hungary and I am 20 years old. I have lived in a small city in the countryside, a peaceful place on the east side. Currently, I am studying to be a Community Coordinator at ELTE, so I am learning psychology and education. I travelled to the USA by Campleaders. I like to read in my free time, but I also like sports such as swimming or cycling. This will be my first year at Two Rivers. I look forward to developing new skills and trying new things such as sitting around a bonfire with people from all around the world.
Hello Everybody! My name is Sarolta, but feel free to call me Sari. I am 20 years old and from Hungary. I lived at Kaposvär for 19 years, but now I am living in Pécs and my major is English studies. I would like to be an interpreter or translator after finishing. In my free time, I like to be active, go for a run or hike, solve sudoku, and making programs with friends and my family. I've never been to the USA before and this will also be my first year at Two Rivers Soccer Camp. I cannot wait to be there. I am sure this summer will be especially extraordinary. New friends, new experiences, new journeys, and an unforgettable pile of memories.