I was born in Mexico and grew up in Chicago and in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I was introduced to the wonderful sport of soccer at the age of three. Growing up with four older brothers, I spent a large part of my childhood playing soccer. Any chance we would get to play, we would take full advantage of it. I joined my first soccer team when I was five and was thrown straight in as the goalkeeper. I loved the thrill of facing players one-on-one, regardless of whether I saved the shot or not. When I moved to Kenosha, my new team already had a keeper so I got experience playing every position on the field (literally). As long as I was playing soccer, I didn’t care what position I was assigned to. I enjoyed playing every position and the different challenges that each position faces.
After High School I obtained my BSc of Exercise Science at UW-Parkside and then I decided to go to Liverpool, England to obtain my Masters degree of Strength and Conditioning. There, I was fortunate enough to get experience working with Everton Women FC’s first team and development team. Although this experience was as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, it was a great opportunity to be involved first-hand in the game at an elite level.
This is my first year at Chicago City and from the little time I’ve spent here I feel right at home. The staff is composed of very professional and knowledgeable people who are also passionate about the game and teaching the youth what they know. My philosophy for coaching is one focused on a player-centered approach where I look to guide the players in making good-decisions on the field. Currently, I’m working on completing my USSF D License and I’m looking forward to learning new ways to have an impact on my teams. LET’S GO CITY!!!