Director/Founder – Ken Levandoski

 

Since 1988, Ken has worked in the private and government sectors in business development, project management, marketing, forecasting & proposal, organizational restructuring, and business control areas. He has the expertise to work with any level of an organization to: plan and implement marketing and business strategies, manage short and long-term development projects, succeed in dynamic multi-tasking environments, and instill the entrepreneurial spirit.  Ken grew up playing many youth sports and was the first 7th grade student in New York State to play at the Varsity Tennis level.  Ken continued his athletic career in college and Captained and played Varsity Volleyball at the University of Notre Dame.  Ken continued to dabble a bit in the Pro-Beach Volleyball Tour in California, participated in Indoor Volleyball at the New York State Games, and won Gold Medal at the New Mexico State Games playing sand volleyball.   Ken has coached Youth Soccer for 8 years and is currently finishing his National D-License.  He has coached in AYSO and  within the Rio Soccer Club in Albuquerque, NM for U10 and U11 Boys teams.  He continues to assist  with the Rio U13 Scorpion teams as well as U9 girls teams in the Rio Soccer Club.  In 2012, Ken was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Rio Soccer Club and lead the Marketing and Strategy effort for the club.  In August of 2013 Ken helped the Rio Soccer Club establish and complete an Alliance with the MLS Colorado Rapids.

Director/Co-Founder – Margorie Espe

 

Owner/LionSky Media– Webmaster, Digital Marketing Strategist/SEO Specialists. Worked for 11 For years in the Administration Office for the Sunset Mesa private school. Margie interfaced and assisted the parents in the admissions process to the school, the teachers in their curriculum workload, and the school in marketing; such as: design and maintain the school’s website, update Facebook Pages, and administer Constant Contact communications. She has tremendous experience in working with families and their children in aiding their quest to expand their education. Originally from Upstate New York, Margie also brings years of experience managing and working with EDS in finance and managing and invoicing with multi-million dollar budgets, working with technology companies, and writing proposals and grants. Margie has served on the board for the Albuquerque Academy Parents Association and co-chairs on committees.

Youth Director – Kenny Levandoski

 

As a Youth Director, Kenny Levandoski brings a fresh perspective of youth soccer and has direct experience on the environment that we support. Kenny helps with the organization of the donation cleaning/organizing events that involved many times, youth teams and coaches.  Kenny played AYSO soccer for 2 years, competitive club soccer for 9 years, and currently plays on a traveling club soccer team for the Rio Rapids SC.  Kenny has been selected on the NM Olympic Development Program multiple years, and currently plays on the NM High School State Champion Albuquerque Academy Chargers Team.  Kenny currently is in 10th grade attending the national academically recognized Albuquerque Academy.

Director – Chris Gordon

 

Chris has a diversified background in financial planning, manufacturing process and control, strategic business improvement & restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, international commerce, government contracting. As an executive member of management, he has held positions of CEO for a manufacturer of data center products with operations in the US and Europe, CFO for a wireless technology engineering company, CFO for a computer chip equipment manufacturer, Corporate Controller for a NASDAQ traded medical devices manufacturer, Corporate Controller for a technology based government contractor, and was a Senior Auditor for the Big Five public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Chris received his B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance (Dual Concentration) Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in 1991.

Ad-Hoc Director – Ron Patel

 

Ron Patel co-founded JustDineIn.com with his long time high school friend Jared Thrapp in 2006.  Just Dine In will pick up takeout food and catering orders from Albuquerque’s best restaurants and deliver to homes, offices and hotels. In June 2012, Ron purchased Synergy, a networking business in Albuquerque. He has authored a book called “That’s When It Hit Me!” that will be available on Amazon.com later this year.
Ron is the Past President of the Restaurant Marketing & Delivery Association, an international non-profit trade association dedicated to the growth of the rapidly growing restaurant delivery industry. He enjoys many activities including soccer, volleyball, kickball, golf and competing in sprint triathlons. Ron has also served on the board of Young Professionals of Albuquerque and leads a committee heading the Signature Chefs Auction event for the March of Dimes New Mexico Chapter.

In 2013, Ron founded Albuquerque’s first PDL (Premier Developmental League) semi-pro soccer team in the United Soccer League. The team will serve as a launching pad towards Albuquerque earning a professional soccer team in the near future. The long term goal is to eventually earn an MLS franchise for New Mexico.

Ron was born and raised in Liverpool, England and is a lifelong fan of Liverpool FC. He achieved his lifelong dream of attending an England World Cup game in 2006.

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