Birgit is the owner of Sorella Ranch, an equestrian center in Sebastopol. She was the President of the North Bay Wave FC, a Women's Premier Soccer League team based out of Marin from 2009 - 2017. Birgit has taken on multiple volunteer positions in our community: President Brookside Parent Club, Chair Brookside Octoberfest, Board Member Brookside Parent Club, YES volunteer and San Anselmo Montessori School fundraising coordinator. For many years Birgit was the volunteer coordinator for Homeward Bound of Marin which provides shelter and services for the Marin homeless community. Birgit has been with the Breakers since its inception and manages all team and player registrations, scheduling, club communications and many other administrative tasks.
Director of Coaching
In addition to being the Breakers DOC, Luis is currently the Director of Coaching of West Marin Youth Soccer League. Luis holds a USSF "B" license, NSCAA National Diploma and is a CYSA licensed Staff Coaching Instructor.
Formerly, head coach of the North Bay Wave of the Women's Premier Soccer League, head coach of North Bay Magic 2003 GSSL U19 Premier Champions, head coach of North Bay Magic U-18, U-14, U-10 Girls Premier Soccer Teams, 1997 MCAL Coach of the year, head coach U14-16 ODP teams CYSA District V, and former varsity coach Drake and San Rafael High Schools. Director of camps and clinics with master coaches of Tahuichi's Legendary Soccer Academy of Bolivia.
Luis developed the Central Marin Magic and Mill Valley Red Rockers programs in 1994 to give soccer players in Marin the opportunity to compete at the highest level. From that original program players went on to play for the Mexico National Team, University of Portland, University of North Carolina, UCLA, Cal, University of San Diego, Tufts University, Tulane University and Dominican College. He has continued to help and guide many athletes to achieve the same positive results. Luis has been coaching/training in Marin County since 1987. He has helped shape the soccer landscape in Marin and the North Bay.
In addition, Luis founded the USA/Mexico soccer camps in 1994 offering players from around the world exposure to international soccer. He subsequently developed the Spring, Winter and Summer Soccer Academies in Marin County to help elevate individual skills and to help prepare players for their high school and club seasons.
Melissa has been a member of the club for over 7 years as a mom to 3 players, team manager, and currently in Manager Resources. She played soccer at Novato High School (and basketball too) and went on to play soccer at Claremont McKenna College (was a 4 year starter, all league, and team captain) and currently plays in the Marin Women's soccer league. Melissa is a middle school math and PE teacher and enjoys working with kids, particularly in an athletic environment. Her current role with the Breakers allows her to support new and veteran managers as well as cheer on her three soccer boys (Pace as a defender, Nash as a goofy U6 player, and Jordy as the "keeper").
Svilen grew up and learned the game in Rousse, Bulgaria playing soccer sometimes for 5-6 hours a day. At 11 he joined the youth academy of Locomotiv Rousse, and by 17 reached the men's team in Second Bulgarian Professional Division. Svilen has CYSA "D" license. He started coaching in 2003 as a Junior Varsity Boys coach at Campolindo HS, Moraga California. From 2004 he joined Lamorinda FC, where for the next 5 years he coached U13-U16 Boys teams. Svilen is a software engineer, lives in San Anselmo and has 2 daughters.
Equipment & Apparel
Peter has been on the Breakers board since its inception. Peter's family was one of the founders of youth soccer in West Marin. In addition to coaching for the past 30 years, Peter is the owner of All Season Soccer in Novato and San Rafael.
Colin is the founder of FractalPR and has spent the past 15 years helping CEOs and founders of technology, marketing, and consumer companies deliver high quality, impactful messages across all types of mediums.
Fundraising/Scholarships - TBD