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The Loudoun Soccer Board meets monthly. The meeting consists of two parts; 1) an open session, and 2) the executive session.

Upcoming Board meeting dates: 

  • Monday, January 15
  • Monday, February 26
  • Monday, March 11
  • Monday, April 8
  • Monday, May 20

Board meetings are open to Loudoun Soccer Club members. Please see this document for rules for club member input at meetings.

Board PositionName/Email
Rob Russell
Vice President/Director of FundraisingMichael Fay
TreasurerAllen Sayles
SecretaryKim Barnes
At-Large DirectorTim Hardy
At-Large DirectorJustin Martin
At-Large DirectorGaron Taylor-Tyree 
At-Large DirectorNeal Thurman

Rob Russell

Email: [email protected]

Rob has been associated with Loudoun Soccer since 2007, when he began coaching his oldest daughter’s Mini Soccer team. He coached Mini and Recreation teams for 10 seasons before his youngest daughter’s skills outgrew his coaching ability. He grew up playing the game, competing at the travel level on teams in Huntsville, Alabama and Prince William County, Virginia.

A member of the Loudoun Soccer Board since 2012, Rob currently serves as President, and sits on the Field and Facilities and Communications and Marketing committees. Professionally, he leads Federal Government Strategy and Marketing efforts for Thomson Reuters’ Legal business unit. He attended the College of William and Mary, where he earned a B.A. in History and an M.B.A. in Marketing. Rob, his wife Samantha, and their two daughters live in downtown Leesburg.


Michael Fay

Vice President/Director of Fundraising
Email: [email protected]

Allen Sayles

Email: [email protected]

Allen grew up playing Soccer and is still active with the Club today as a volunteer Rec Coach, Travel Team Manager and Assistant Coach. He has 3 kids who all play soccer as well.

Allen currently serves as the Treasurer for the Loudoun Soccer Board. He also works for a large Software, Consulting, and Server company as an Executive. He as a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. degree in Software/Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He and his family live in Hamilton, Virginia and have been in Loudoun County since 1997. Allen also has a USSF Coaching license.


Kim Barnes

Email: [email protected]

Kim has been a part of Loudoun Soccer since 2015 , serving as a volunteer Team Administrator. While she has never played or coached soccer, she is an athlete by background, having competed in cheerleading and gymnastics, and was a state-ranked track and cross-country runner (high school and college), and a collegiate cheerleading coach.  

A graduate of Strayer University and Bluefield State College, Kim is the  Corporate Marketing Director for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), handling marketing and advertising activities for Dulles International and Reagan National Airports. She has lived in Loudoun County for many years, currently residing in Leesburg. She’s married to Steve Barnes and they have 2 sons who play for Loudoun Soccer, Charlie and Asher.  


Tim Hardy

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Tim is a native of NOVA and grew up playing soccer for Loudoun Soccer rival Herndon Youth Soccer. He has been active with Loudoun Soccer since 2011 serving in a variety of roles, including Rec Coach, Travel Coach, Travel Team Treasurer and Rec All-Star Coach. Tim has a USSF Coaching license and has three kids that play for Loudoun so you can usually find him on a field or on the road to a field.

A graduate of James Madison University, Tim runs the day-to-day operations of Level Up, a federal services firm he co-founded in 2010.


Justin Martin

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Justin, a long-time employee of Loudoun County Public Schools, has been a member of Loudoun Soccer since 2012. He has coached his daughters' Mini and Rec teams, and in recent years has served as Team Liaison for his older daughter's ECNL team. His mission is to make soccer more accessible and affordable for every family in Loudoun County.

Garon Taylor-Tyree

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]
Garon was raised in Gettysburg, PA. An honors graduate of Amherst College and a former Marine, Garon has flown and sailed all over the world. Since leaving the Corps, he has spent time earning a PMP, pursuing an MBA, teaching, and coaching soccer. A soccer player from an early age, Garon has served as a 4th Grade coach in our Rec program, and is currently a substitute teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools.

Neal Thurman

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Neal grew up playing soccer outside of Philadelphia in the 70s and 80s.  After stops in Baltimore, DC, Atlanta and Alexandria that all included multiple competitive men’s and co-ed soccer teams he and his wife Liz moved to Leesburg in 2009 and then within Loudoun to Ashburn in 2014.  Neal stays active in the game by playing on a Loudoun Soccer adult league team, managing the Premier League section of (a division of NBC Sports), and teaching the game to his son.

Between playing, watching, and writing about soccer, Neal has been on the founding teams of two successful start-up federal services firms – Customer Value Partners and Black Turtle Services.  With Black Turtle Services, his current endeavor, he serves as CIO and VP of Corporate Development as well as sitting on the Board of Directors.  Neal holds a BA in Psychology and Political Economy from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.


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19798 Sycolin Rd 
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Fax: 703-777-1029
Phone: 703-777-9977
Email: [email protected]

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