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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the club, providing support, strategy, and initiative for the club's coaching and operational staff, as well as presiding over club-wide policy adherence and changes. Our board consists of passionate and active individuals who volunteer their time, ideas, and energy to being involved in a leadership role to guide the club in the appropriate direction for our community. We are always looking for additions to our board as a way to keep our ideas fresh and our focus on target.

Under current Bylaws, the Board of Directors consists of 8 directors.  Each director serves a 3 year term with a limit of 2 terms. Elections for open positions take place each year at the AGM held each May. If you are interested in joining the Fire FC Board of Directors, please contact our Board President, Brandon Giddings at [email protected] We welcome your energy and initiative!

Current Fire FC Board of Directors - 2017-2018

Brandon Giddings

Brandon has been involved with Fire since 2007 when his oldest daughter started playing in the Recreational program.  He now has one daughter and one son in the competitive program: ’02 Premier Girls and ’07 Premier Boys.  His middle daughter also played in the Recreational program but is currently focusing on Gymnastics.  

Brandon has been on the Board of Directors since 2016 and was recently nominated and elected by his peers as President.  Brandon has owned and managed an oilfield service company since 2010.  In his free time when he is away from the soccer field he loves to hike, has a passion for cooking, enjoys recreation in the mountains, and loves spending time with his family.

Jennifer Stephens
Vice President

Jennifer Stephens has been involved with Fire FC for the last ten years as a parent, team mom, and now a board member. She has been married to her husband, Scott for 22 years and has two children, Tyler (20) is serving in the USAF and Keeli (14) who has played in the rec, PDP, WSSL, and competitive programs with Fire FC. Keeli is currently a freshman at GJHS.

Jennifer is excited to play a role in the future of the club and encourage all parents to find a place in the club where they can get involved. 

Nick Sechrist

Nick Sechrist was born and raised in Grand Junction, CO.  He started playing Rec soccer at age 6 here in the Grand Valley.  He played through High School and was among some of the first traveling competitive teams. He is married with three children, two of which play in the Club.  He has owned his own business, a lifestyle wellness facility, since 2003 as a chiropractor, bestselling author and speaker.  He is driven to help others succeed in their health and life, and with the knowing that our bodies are designed for motion, there's nothing better than getting kids active in a sport like soccer when they are young!  The health and social benefits are priceless and he looks forward to helping grow youth soccer in our community!

Brenda Chesney

Brenda is a native of Colorado. She was born in Grand Junction, raised in Moffat County, and came back to the valley to attend Colorado Mesa University.  She has a Bachelors of Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Business Management and a minor in Computer Information Business Systems. Brenda is the Marketing and Communitcation Manager at Juniper Ridge Community School, the Event Director for the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, and volunteers with many local non-profit organizations.

As a mom of four, she spends most of her free time shuttling her kids around and most of her evenings and weekends at the soccer fields. She also loves to read, hike, camp, travel, go to concerts, and work on her side project

Chad Dare

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Jess Lyman

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Karen Pramenko

As a passionate advocate for youth sports, I am honored to be a member of the board of directors for Fire FC. Soccer is not just about stinky shin guards or half-time oranges, but is truly an amazing team sport grounded in athletic discipline and dedicated teamwork. The coaches and staff at Fire FC consistently promote an enthusiastic, rewarding environment for all, from beginners to advanced players. Our community is clearly fortunate to have such a respectable organization. 
In my “spare time” I am happiest with my family, exploring the mountains, on a trail run, skiing, mountain biking, or heading out on a family vacation. 

Raul DeVillegas-Decker

Raul De Villegas-Decker and his family have lived in Grand Junction since 2010 after moving from the Washington, DC area. Raul is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of a consulting firm that specializes in executive coaching and behavioral health integration in various medical settings. Raul’s love for the game began at an early age. He has been coaching his daughter’s team for the last 6 years and has earned his US Soccer “D” License. He joined the Fire FC Board of Directors in 2015 and is looking forward to the 2017-2018 season. As a Board member, he is most interested in the continued development of young players and believes that the club can continue to become more competitive and represent our community throughout the state and region. He is the chair person for the competitive committee and would welcome any feedback from club members on how to continue making our club stronger.

Tom Lillpop

Referee Advisor

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