Board of Directors
President and Interim Registrar - Ryan Burke
My love of soccer began when I was seven years old. My dad was career Army so I traveled a lot and learned to play soccer in many places but mostly in Germany and New England. While in Germany I was part of a team that won the Small Schools European Championship. In Massachusetts during my junior and senior year of High School I was part of a Division 2 program that ended up State runners-up both years and was named to the All-Conference team.
My soccer career continued at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Division III School where I received four Varsity letters. As a player at WPI I was named to All-Conference, All-New England, and All-American teams and in my senior year was named the Conference Player of the Year.
I have been a board member with the MWV Soccer Club since 2012. Prior to that I was involved with many of the programs and for many years have helped with the North Conway Fall Soccer Recreation programs.
Most recently I was the Kennett High School Freshmen Boys soccer coach. Currently I am looking to advance my coaching experience through certifications and will continue to be part of the North Conway programs.
My son Jackson who is 9 and my daughter Haylee who is 7 play soccer. My hope for them is that they find something to be passionate about and be successful at, and perhaps it will be SOCCER.
Vice President - Angus Badger
Treasurer - David Caputo
Executive Director - Kelly Gagnon
Kelly transitioned from the Club Treasurer to Executive Director in November 2015. She has been organizing and coaching our youth soccer programs on Saturdays and Sundays for three years.
She grew up playing for the Nordic Soccer Club in Burlington, Vermont. Her club experiences lead her to a successful high school career in which she scored the winning goal in the Division 1 State Championship and was named as a NSCAA All-England High School Player. She played four years of soccer for the University of New Hampshire's Women's Soccer Team.
After college she taught math and coached the Bow High School Varsity Girls team and Alpine Ski Team for seven years. The Falcons were in the finals five out of seven years during Kelly's tenure. Kelly coached the Gorham High School girls Varsity team for seven years in which 2011 season was undefeated during the regular season and a trip to the Final Four.
Kelly was named by Coach of the Year by NH High School Soccer Coaches in 1998,1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011 and was a member of the NHIAA soccer committee for six years. Kelly holds a NSCAA National Diploma, a Level 1 Goalkeeping license, and a B License with US Soccer.
In addition to coaching high school Varsity teams, Kelly coached the NH Olympic Development Teams, Seacoast United, Manchester United and Head Coach of the NH Lion's Cup Team (NH vs. VT senior all star team). In addition she has coached several soccer camps including: Keene State, University of New Hampshire, Seacoast United, Direct Kick, GP Soccer, Southern New Hampshire University and Region 1 ODP Player Evaluation Camp.
Kelly is a high school math teacher at Gorham Middle & High School. She lives in Gorham, NH with her husband, Peter and two children, Lexie (8) and Jaxsen (6). In the winter, they can be found on the ski slopes.
Kelly has worked with MWVSC Technical Director, Dave Hart to help create a northern division of the Olympic Development Program. We look forward to continuing this program.
Please contact Kelly Gagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Club Secretary - Rachel Freierman
Technical Director - David Hart
David Hart is the current Technical Director for the Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club. The Technical Director is responsible for developing the Club curriculum, educating coaches, and general oversight of training methodologies and player development. He has held other positions within the club, including Board Secretary and Interim and Assistant Executive Director. David Hart is in his 5th year as the Head Coach for the Kennett High School boys soccer program and has led the program to see its first playoff game and quarterfinal appearance in over 20 years.
Coach Hart has coached various age groups within the Club and has taken the U19 girls team to playoffs and finals appearances over the past few years. He was a staff member for Direct Kick Soccer Camp for 5 years for ages ranging from 7 years old thru high school.
David is also a staff coach with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the New Hampshire Soccer Association. The ODP program identifies and develops soccer players for consideration to State, Regional and US National teams. Along with Kelly Gagnon, David is part of the first pilot program to create a Center of Excellence (COE) for northern New Hampshire soccer players.
David has played soccer since he was 7 years old and attended Manchester High School in Manchester CT, which was known for its strong soccer program. David played soccer at Roger Williams University, a Division III school.
David holds an Advanced National Diploma from the largest coaching organization in the world,The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Level VI diploma, Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma, various Special Topics diplomas, US Soccer Youth License ages 10-12 module and is a former certified Unites States Soccer Federation (USSF) referee.
David’s area of interest in coaching include Kinetics, Cognitive learning/ training, athlete mindfulness, sports psychology, and overall player development. Coach Hart is a life-long learner of this beautiful game and continues to share his passion for the sport.
Outside of coaching, David is a licensed architect in several New England states and has owned his firm for 16 years. He resides in Fryeburg Maine with his wife of 24 years, Jessica and their three children.
Registrar - Open Position
Board Member - Gina Saladino
Board Member - Melanie and Kevin Lebel
Board Member - James St. Pierre
Board Member - Nancy Clark