Andrew Brachle as our new Executive Director. Andrew has been a member of this community for the past 20 years with almost 15 years of experience in Telluride Youth sports through Telluride Gymnastics and Ninjas with his wife Teresa. Andrew grew up in nearby Glenwood Springs playing soccer for both his local high school as well as the Roaring Fork Valley select club team. Andrew will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the club, managing the staff and budget, developing strategic partnerships, and leading fundraising efforts. Andrew will be representing the Club and attending the League kick off meeting in Grand Junction on August 16th and will be working closely with Justin over the next 30 days from a transitional standpoint as the Fall season commences on August 28th.
Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a current TYSC board member and the cultural liaison at our club. She has been a member of the Telluride community for 17 years and lives in Ophir with her husband and 2 daughters. She is a National Board-Certified teacher who taught English Language Development at the Telluride School District for 15 years where she served as the ELD Department Head and oversaw the Pre-K-11th grade Winter P.E. program for TSD’s ELD students. She is a board member of SPARKy, a local nonprofit that supports young Latinas by sending them to college through the SPARKy Latina Scholarship Fund and she is founding board member of True North Youth Program. Ashley’s role as cultural liaison is key to connecting the club to the Telluride region’s Latino & Latina community. Ashley will be responsible for registration, communication, and other administrative tasks for the club.
Erica Comte, who’s role within the club will expand from coaching U10 girls to working alongside Andrew in designing and implementing the coaching curriculum, mentoring and evaluating the coaches, and ensuring overall player development as well as supporting Ashley in various administrative functions. Erica played division I soccer at Cal State Fullerton as a defender then went overseas to Germany after college to play professionally with FC Gutersloh in the women’s 2nd Bundesliga. Erica was drafted in the WPS with LA Sol and finished out her career in the WPSL with FRAM Ajax. Erica holds an E coaching license and has coached with various soccer clubs such as Chelsea SC and Strikers FC, in Southern California with ages ranging from U8 to U18.