Executive Director and Founder
Kelly is a proud Colorado Native and grew up playing soccer for NASA (North Area Soccer Association) in Thornton, CO. She then went on to play at Metro State and LCCC in Cheyenne, WY while completing schooling for Dental Hygiene.
Kelly continued her soccer career by handing down her love for the game to the next generation by coaching. She also worked for another CO club as director of growth and development.
“Soccer has given so much to me and truly saved my life as a kid. I felt safe and loved with my teams growing up. I also loved the challenge that the game constantly gave me. I still can always find something to learn and take away. Bad days on the field teach us just as much as the good days, just as they do in life.”
Kelly and her husband live in Erie with their 2 daughters. Both girls play 2 club sports each and can be found on the soccer field, volleyball court and basketball court. “Supporting athletes across all sports is something I am very passionate about. Player’s shouldn’t have to chose a specialty in elementary school. By playing multiple sports we create stronger, more dynamic athletes.”
Ashley brings a diverse wealth of soccer knowledge from grassroots to professional. She has over 10 years of coaching and director experience in youth soccer. She has not only coached in Colorado, but in Arizona and Washington as well. Ashley is also involved with the Colorado Select program as the head coach for the 2009 girls age group.
Ashley has a Bachelors degree in Sports Management and a minor in Communications from Gonzaga University. Ashley played and started all four year at Gonzaga for the women’s soccer team. She is one of the all time leading goal scorers for Gonzaga. She also played 3 seasons with the women’s Sounders semi-professional team in Seattle, WA.
Ashley currently holds her U.S Youth A license and has a USC Advanced National Diploma. We are proud to be one of the only clubs in the state who will have a female in this leadership role.
“I am excited to be joining the Colorado Ignite Family!”
Ashley lives here in Colorado with her wife and twins (boy and girl). You can still find her on the soccer field playing games and on the slopes skiing with her family and friends.
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Brian is a Colorado native and played his youth soccer here. It provided him great opportunities and was recruited to play collegiately at Old Dominion University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The Monarch earned NSCAA Division I All-American honors and went on to play soccer professionally.
As a soccer leader, he adds to the profound soccer knowledge and immense experiences of the Ignite staff. He enjoys working with all players, at all levels from grassroots to the professional ranks. He is thankful for the opportunity to coach, give back and continue to help grow soccer in Colorado. He is currently involved with Colorado Soccer Association and is the Head Coach of the Colorado Select 2012 Boys.
Brian holds a USSF A License and is currently working to complete his USSF Coach Educator License this June.
“I am proud to be part of an organization that empowers women in soccer. I am confident in the leadership, direction, and future of this organization. I look forward to working with all the great families and people involved with the club.”
Brian and his family reside in Longmont. He absolutely lives soccer and loves spending time with his family, especially his two-year-old boy. If an opportunity presents itself off the soccer field, you might find him in a golf cart or on a chair lift.
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