Maya Mendoza-Exstrom is entering her fourth season as Sounders FC General Counsel in 2017, overseeing and advising on the legal aspects of all club operations and strategic planning. In addition, she serves as the Government Affairs director for the organization.
Prior to joining the club, Mendoza-Exstrom was in private practice for seven years at Mendoza Law Center, dealing in all manner of business transactions, serving as outside general counsel and providing assistance with corporate formation and governance, real estate transactions, intellectual property licensing, employment matters, contract negotiation and commercial litigation.
A born and raised Seattle Sounders fan, Maya grew up watching Sounders FC in all previous iterations in the NASL, A-League and USL. Mendoza-Exstrom received her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington. She serves as board member for the RAVE Foundation, the official charitable arm of Sounders FC, working to build small and innovative soccer fields dedicated for free play in communities in Seattle. Maya
also serves on the Board for the Seattle Parks Foundation and regularly works with the Seattle Sports Commission. She is also a long-tenured member of the Highline Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves as a youth mentor and advocates for equity in education and access to sports and the arts. She is a former All-American soccer player at the University of Puget Sound and holds a USSF “B” Coaching License. She currently lives in Burien with her husband, Travis, and their daughter.