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High Country Soccer

Summit County, Colorado

 

Board of Directors Biographies

 

Sandy Briggs joined the board in 2003 upon the invitation of Amy Machin-Ward, High Country Soccer's founder and its first Executive Director. A longtime player in the adult coed league, he has served the association as a referee and coach. His background includes founding and managing the Soccer Industry Council of America while a senior executive with the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, an international trade group comprised of major athletic apparel, footwear and equipment brands. Sandy is also a PSIA certified ski instructor with the Arapahoe Basin Snowsports School.

Guillermo “Memo” Dorantes has lived in Summit county since 1998. He attended Summit High School and played on both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. He has participated in High Country Soccer’s recreational leagues over the past five years, and now captains/manages a team every season. As his daughter is getting older, she has begun to play soccer as well. This spring she participated for the first time with the in High Country Soccer’s Tot Soccer Program at the Breckenridge Rec Center, and also played last summer in Denver. Memo loves Summit County and is very excited to get more involved in giving back to his community.

David Lee (President) is married to Gentry Lee and has two sons, Jamison and Jonah. He currently works for Copper Mountain in retail/guest services. He has been involved with soccer since elementary school in Oklahoma as a player throughout his school age years and into high school. After high school David played in Germany for two seasons. He was then accepted as a player for Kansas Newman College. Growing up hes enjoyed playing both indoor and outdoor soccer in Oklahoma and Kansas. As an adult he previously played for an indoor recreation league in Colorado Springs, Colorado prior to moving to Summit County. Now he volunteers as a coach for his son Jamison's team and looks forward to continuing as a coach through his years, as well as coaching for Jonah when he is ready to play. He is happy to field any questions regarding High Country Soccer through email. His hobbies include mountain biking, road biking, hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, going to the beach and soccer all with his family. 

Hilary Little has lived in Summit County since 2000. She grew up in Massachusetts and started playing soccer at the age of 5. Hilary continued playing competitively through high school which allowed her a starting position at the nationally ranked William Smith College in NY. She coached her first team of Little Kickers back in 2001 and continues to enjoy coaching. Hilary now enjoys spending time with her husband Dave, daughter Marin and Golden Retriever Nelson. She enjoys riding her bike, running on the trails and spending as much time outside as possible. She loves being part of the Summit County community and giving back to youth programs. Her childhood was shaped by soccer and she looks forward to sharing those experiences and volunteering her time mentoring young girls and empowering them through athletics. 

 Kamila Taylor (Secretary) grew up in Czech republic playing soccer with all the boys in the neighborhood. Soccer was a boys only sport so she could not play on any team. Once she moved to Summit County almost 20 years ago, she was excited to join women's soccer team and played for several years. She has played throughout the years on the co-ed teams, indoor and outdoor. Once her son started to be interested in soccer, she has been coaching his school team. In her professional life she has a bookkeeping business and is a real estate investor managing rental properties. She believes it is awesome how soccer has grown in the community and how many kids are at the fields on Saturdays. HCSA has done great job promoting the sport and pushing the new indoor facilities that were really needed.

John Walsh was born and raised in Manchester, NH. He began playing soccer at the age of five. He then played four (4) years of high school soccer at Cushing Academy. John moved to Summit County in 1993, and started a small business in Silverthorne. John has two girls involved in High Country Soccer, and they both love the sport. He enjoys coaching and sponsoring, and views his contributions as a great way to give back to the soccer community that was such an important part of his childhood. 


Board Members

Andrea Rosenthal, Executive Director
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David LeePresident
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Kamila TaylorSecretary
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Sandy Briggs, Board Member
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Guillermo Dorantes,
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Dave Skowron, Board Member
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John Walsh, Board Member
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Hilary Little, Board Member
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Sarah Adkins
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Michael Proulx
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Contact Us

High Country Soccer

PO Box 1996 
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Phone: 970-423-6283
Email: [email protected]

High Country Soccer

PO Box 1996 
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Phone: 970-423-6283
Email: [email protected]
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