Sounders FC Front Office

Ownership & Senior Management


  • Kara van Oosten
    Human Resources Director
  • Sarita Carter
    Director of Human Resources
  • Taylor Graham
    Director of Business Operations
  • Eric Heuston
    Human Resources Manager
  • Robin Houlbjerg
    Human Resources Administrative Assistant
  • Alicia Nickell
    Executive Assistant to the President
  • Heidi Karim
    Executive Assistant
  • Chelsy West
    Executive Assistant
  • John
    Director of Facilities & Fields
  • Jill Quinn
  • Tricia del Mundo
    Office Assistant


  • Peter Fonfara
    Director of Finance
  • Jeff Dunn
    Director of Business Strategy & Analytics
  • Ping Chen
    Financial Reporting Manager
  • Jennifer DeArment
    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Heather Palmer
    Accounts Payable/Payroll Coordinator
  • Deepthi Krishnan
    Senior Financial Accountant
  • Alex Cariveau
    Senior Accountant
  • Skye Henderson
    Senior Accountant
  • Ben Draeger
    Payroll Accountant
  • Michelle
    Revenue Staff Accountant
  • Tina Godfrey
    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Faruk Punjani
    Accounting Manager
  • Heather Stamp
    Purchasing Coordinator/Accounts Payable
  • Duncan Patton
    Finance Data Analyst

Information Technology

  • Sterling Monroe
    Director of Information Technology
  • Joseph Nicoletti
    Applications Developer/DBA
  • Monte Happ
    Applications Developer
  • Allen Olson
    Sr. Systems Administrator
  • Steve Steensma
    Sr. Systems Administrator
  • Robert Ullman
    Database Administrator
  • Nick Johnson
    Information Technology Specialist

Communications & Broadcasting

  • Jeff Garza
    Director of Communications
  • Mike Ferris
    Communications Assistant
  • Julie Barber
    Media Services Manager
  • Suzanne Lavender
    Corporate Communications Director
  • Brian O'Connell
    Assistant Director of Broadcasting
  • Matt Johnson
    Executive Producer / Sounders Radio
  • Ross Fletcher
    Broadcast Announcer
  • Kasey Keller
    Broadcast Analyst

Digital Media

  • Kenton Olson
    Director of Digital & Emerging Media
  • Shane Evans
    Digital Media Manager
  • Tony Drovetto
    Digital Content Coordinator
  • Bryan Babcock
    Digital Media Video Producer
  • Matt Gaschk
    Digital Media Writer & Host

Suite Sales & Service

  • Amy Sprangers
    Managing Director of Suite Sales & Service
  • Eric Enberg
    Director of Suite Sales
  • Mike Naehr
    Director of Suite Sales
  • Melanie Kermin
    Suite Services Manager
  • Emily Schultz
    Suite Services Coordinator

Community Outreach & Fan Development

  • Sandy Gregory
    Director of Community Outreach
  • Connie Cate
    Community Outreach Assistant Director
  • Tiffany Green
    Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Keli Imus
    Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Paul Johns
    Fan Development Assistant Director
  • Armando Mejia
    Fan Development International Outreach Manager
  • Thomas Buren
    Fan Development Coordinator
  • Jessica Hancock
    Fan Development Coordinator

Corporate Partnerships

  • Brian Jones
    Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships
  • Luke Grothkopp
    Director of Sales
  • Gina Martinez Todd
    Director of Sales
  • John Pleas
    Director of Sales
  • Anna Rivera
    Director of Sales
  • Mike Hettick
    Manager of Sales
  • Lisa Young
    Manager, Corporate Partnership Services
  • Shaun Angell
    Account Manager
  • Brad Posten
    Account Manager
  • Bill Smith
    Account Manager
  • Allison Smyrl
    Account Manager
  • Katie Waldin
    Account Manager
  • Peter Bach
    Business Analyst
  • Tiffany Bessey
    Media Coordinator
  • Jodi Hutchinson
    Service Coordinator
  • Molly Brady
    Digital Media Coordinator
  • Glen Iwasaki
    Creative Manager
  • Courtney Haeg
    Administrative Assistant


  • Jeff Richards
    Director of Marketing
  • John Weaver
    Creative Director
  • Heidi Dettmer
    Marketing Manager
  • Megan West
    Loyalty Program Manager
  • Liz MacCool
    Email Marketing & Research Coordinator
  • Ashley Hjalseth
    Graphic Design Coordinator

Gameday Production

  • Mark Tamar
    Director of Event Presentation & Fan Engagement
  • Rick Crawford
    Director of Production Services & Game Presentation
  • Shellie Roberts
    Manager Game Presentation
  • David Glass
    Production Services Manager
  • Sean Tabler
    Lead Editor

Box Office, Ticket Sales & Service

  • Chris Lawrence
    Director of Ticket Operations
  • Casey Shaw
    Ticket Sales Manager
  • Ian Winklmann
    Ticket Sales Manager
  • Lindsay Walker
    Ticket Services & Fan Relations Manager
  • Erin Johnson
    Box Office Manager
  • Grace McCoy
    Box Office Coordinator
  • Paul Bonnie
    Customer Sales Representative
  • Steve Lund
    Customer Sales Representative
  • Patrick Rooney
    Customer Sales Representative
  • Chris Baretta
    Ticket Sales Representative
  • Gary Boyle
    Ticket Sales Representative
  • Emily Erickson
    Customer Relationship Representative
  • Kylie Padgett
    Customer Relationship Representative
  • Mikaela Purvis
    Customer Relationship Representative

Retail Operations

  • Doug Orwiler
    Director of Retail Operations
  • Ryan Olson
    Retail Operations Manager
  • Adam Compton
    Retail Promotions & Merchandising Manager
  • Tara Cote
    Pro Shop Manager - Pike Place
  • Mike Smyth
    Pro Shop Assistant Manager
  • Marcos Sepulveda
    Warehouse Lead

Food Services

  • Mac McNabb
    Executive Chef
  • Stuart McNabb
  • Ernesto DeLaTorre
  • Pedro Flores

Sounders FC Administration

  • Vince Johnson
    Team Services Director
  • Grant Clark
    Team Administration Director
  • Darren Sawatzky
    Director of Youth Development and Head Coach/General Manager of Sounders U-23
  • Cris Bacharach
    Youth Academy Administrator
  • Dennis Sanchez
    Team Operations Assistant
  • Nolan Myer
    Equipment Manager
  • Brett Johnson
    Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Scott Tranilla
    Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Dr. Michael Morris
    Medical Director
  • Randy Notebloom
    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Aung Aye
    Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Chris Cornish
    Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Lew Easterbrook
  • Jim Kurtz
  • Mike Morris
    Manager of Youth Programs
  • Brayton Knapp
    Youth Programs Operations Assistant

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