THE WCSC STAFF

Derek Schriver, CPA

Derek Schriver, CPA

CFO

Derek received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Upon graduation from his Bachelor’s program, Derek went to work for a local CPA firm as an auditor performing financial statement audits for governmental agencies, local non-profits, and closely held private businesses. In 2006, after a year and half, Derek left his audit position to work for Valero Energy Corporation as a corporate internal auditor. During his 4 year tenure at Valero, Derek obtained his Master’s degree and CPA certification, and was quickly advancing within the department with 2 promotions in 4 years.

While working at Valero, Derek started a small tax practice working out of his home on nights and weekends. After 3 years, Derek’s business grew to a point where he was not able to manage working full-time at Valero and preparing tax returns for his growing business, so in late 2010, Derek left his position at Valero to concentrate on growing his tax practice and formed a partnership with Chris Carmona, CPA to start Schriver, Carmona & Company, PLLC (SCC). Over the past 5 years, SCC has seen explosive growth through the acquisition of two CPA firms which were both in existence for over 20 years. Currently, SCC employs 12 full time professionals and manages a client list of approximately 1,400 individuals and businesses/non-profit organizations.

Throughout the past five years, Derek has been involved in several other business ventures, from flipping homes to running a second-chance auto financing business, to more recently investing in a free standing emergency department.

Didier Moesch

Didier Moesch

WCSC European Coordinator

U 16 Coach, SC Cham, Cham, Switzerland 2015 – 2016

U 15 Coach, SC Cham, Cham Switzerland 2014 – 2015

U 14 Coach, SC Cham, Cham Switzerland 2012 – 2013

U 16 Coach, FC Stans, Cham, Switzerland 2010 – 2012

Coach 5 Liga, SC Cham, Cham, Switzerland 2008

Youth Coach, D/C/B/A, SC Cham, Cham, Switzerland 1984 – 1999
Vice Champion Jun C 1. League.Regional / Champion Jun A Interregional

European Coordinator, World Collegiate Soccer Championship, El Paso, TX 1989 – 1992

Victor Mireles

Victor Mireles

Creative Graphics

At ten years of age, Victor Mireles developed his passion for graphic design while working in his father’s business, Mireles Printing Company. Later, during his years at the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP), he worked as apprentice to Dr. Carl Hertzog, internationally renowned typographic and publications designer, and studied fine art under Dr. Robert Massey.

In 1976, Victor became Director of Creative Services for Helen of Troy Corporation, an El Paso-based healthcare/home environment, housewares, and personal care company. Fourteen years later, he moved to Conair/Cuisinart as Vice-president/Creative Director. Finally, he established his own company, Mireles Creative in 1993 where he remains at the helm.

Illustrative of Victor’s expertise is his work with Metro Corporation, a bathroom scale manufacturer, who contracted him to help boost sales. He initiated a repositioning plan and formulated a new strategy. Within a single quarter after the launch of the new packaging, sales grew from $9 million to $14 million.

Victor has received numerous national and regional awards for his commercial projects; however, he regards his designs for El Paso museums to be the greatest achievements of all. He designed the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center with a vision to help educate visitors on the lessons of the Holocaust.

David Vega

David Vega

Social Media Director

David Vega, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Tridence comes with 20+ years of leadership experience in digital marketing, social media and web programming applications. Vega has inspired entrepreneurs, businesses, and non-profits to create unique brands which captivate, engage and convert customers. Vega is often called upon for consultation to foster an online presence strategy and to create joint ventures in social media and digital marketing programs, that achieve successful revenue growth within the consumer and business-to-business sectors. Tridence is listed as Jacksonville’s, Florida Top Ten Web Agency by the Jacksonville Business Journal the past ten years. As an active member of the community, Vega has served on past boards, advisory roles and a philanthropist where help is needed.

In addition, Vega brings vast knowledge in the game of soccer with being one of the youngest FIFA certified referees in his day at ten-years-old. Vega’s playing and soccer experience from Chicago are well established for youth championships, high school Awards with multiple All-Conferences and All-Area, leading up to NAIA national champion runs with University of Illinois at Springfield (Formerly Sangamon State University). His extensive overseas soccer club days as an American player took him to Germany and in England.

Peter Draksin

Peter Draksin

Director of the WCSC-OPD/Open Pre-Collegiate Tournament

Petar arrived in the United States at the age of 15 from Yugoslavia (Serbia) with aspirations to pursue a professional soccer career. He spent 5 years playing for several indoor and outdoor professional teams before he embarked on his impressive coaching career. Petar brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our club, having been the head coach of Grand Canyon University Men’s Soccer Team for 22 years and their Women’s Soccer Team from 2002-2006. Since 1982, Petar has coached both boys and girls of various age groups in the AYSA. His teams have captured numerous state championships and three regional crowns.
In addition to what he adds as a coach, Petar brings a vast knowledge of the collegiate system and many connections that our parents and players can utilize as they transition from high school to college.
A small snapshot of his impressive coaching accomplishments includes
Seven NCAA National Tournaments
1996 NCAA Division II National Championship Win
1996 Far West Region Coach of the Year
1996 NSCAA/UMBRO NCAA Division II Coach of the Year
2010 Four-time Pacific West Championship Win
2012 Five-time PacWest Coach of the Year

Marco A. Barros

Marco A. Barros

Advisor to the CEO

Marco A. Barros is the CEO of the San Antonio Tourism Council. He has been a resident of San Antonio since the pre-opening of Rivercenter Mall in 1987. He developed the Grand Opening and marketing plans for this successful downtown center. He spent three years working for American Airlines as a sales consultant developing new marketing programs for several new routes. He created several tour packages for Gray Line Tours of San Antonio and successfully exceeded over $2 million in charter sales for the local transit company.

He has traveled extensively in Latin America from Chile to Mexico and Canada assisting various businesses to set up operations and conducting research on new ventures. He set up Mexico Express in Monterrey, Mexico for the San Antonio Express-News, a direct marketing program to deliver catalogues and marketing brochures to affluent homes in Mexico door to door.

Barros often speaks to area organizations on marketing programs, how to do business in Latin America and opportunities to reach the Mexican consumer base, plus the use of hotel taxes for various tourism related projects and programs. He has spoken to the Economic Development teams for Governors of Zacatecas and Nuevo Leon in Mexico, as well as invited by the Warsaw Tourism Alliance and the Hotel Association in Poland. He is also active in theSan Antonio Chamber and San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and various committees for the Advisory Commission of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA), and an active member of the San Antonio’s Airport Advisory Commission.

He spends his weekends promoting youth sports and helping develop better sports facilities in the community around Bexar County.

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Pre-Collegiate volunteers and hospitality

Parsons has coached competitive soccer for over 15 years. As a Los Angeles native, he played through college at the University of California at Los Angeles. His coaching career started while in college. Parsons’ positive, infectious approach made him a mainstay in the Arizona soccer community for 10 years. Parsons recently moved to Texas and comes with recommendations from some of the leading names in soccer. He holds a UEFA B, USSF B license, NSCAA National Youth License, and is a certified strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, Jim holds a NSCAA DOC Diploma and Club Development Diploma. Currently, Jim is a Region III and IV Olympic Development Program coach and he held the position of Boys Director Coaching for the Arizona Olympic Development Program as well coaching responsibilities at the college level. Personally, Jim is married to his awesome wife Erica with 4 children and two beautiful grandchildren. He also has one furry child, Tessa. Off the soccer field he enjoys dinners out, mountain biking and spending time with his family.

James Hope

James Hope

Game Day Venue Operations Director

James Hope has been involved in soccer in San Antonio for over 35 years. He was instrumental in the development of the US soccer semi-professional regional leagues after the fall of the old NASL. He worked as Director of Operations for the clubs of San Antonio International, Alamo FC, and the San Antonio Pumas. In 2005 James helped coordinate San Antonio’s first MLS event that saw a sell out crowd for NY/NJ Metrostars vs Colorado Rapid at Blossom Athletic Stadium. In 2008 he worked to bring the Texas Pro Soccer Festival to SA where DC United, Chivas USA, Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo participated in a week long training camp and tournament that had nearly 9,000 in attendance. James was a founding member and served as president of the Crocketteers Soccer Supporters group which worked diligently to bring professional soccer back to San Antonio from 2009-2012. He has organized several US Men’s and Women’s National team watch parties where as many 900 fans packed theaters to see our Men and Women play. He has coached 100’s of players at the youth level since 1980 and currently coaches with both FC Dallas Alamo and the Urban Soccer Leadership Academy (USLA). Recently James was elected as the Executive VP of Alamo Area Youth Soccer Association (AAYSA) and to the USLA board.

Professionally, James is a graduate of St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He taught several years in middle and high school teaching the courses of Biology and Chemistry. He now currently serves as a school administrator for Southwest Preparatory School District for the last 15 years.

James (Jimmy) Tirres

James (Jimmy) Tirres

Pre collegiate referee coordinator

USSF Grade 15 Emirates

USSF Assignor Coach/Mentor(Assessor)

ex Collegiate Official

Samara Weinstein

Samara Weinstein

TASCO Liaison

Samara has been part of the soccer community in Texas for nearly 40 years. She spent her youth playing for clubs in both the Dallas and Houston area. Samara culminated her high school playing career as a first team all-state player and multiple other distinctive playing awards; as well, a state tournament appearance. She continued her playing career collegiately at Centenary and Texas Tech, finishing at Tech with a degree in Exercise & Sports Science. She ultimately became a high school teacher and soccer coach. There have been head coaching stints at Sam Houston HS in San Antonio, Boerne Champion High School and moving to San Antonio MacArthur HS in the 2017-2018 school year. In her tenure at Champion, her teams made the playoffs all nine years that she was there. Those years included 3 state tournament appearance (’09, ’10,’17) and four regional tournament finals (’09,’10, ’11, ’17). During that time she was named San Antonio girls’ high school coach of the year in 2010 and runner up in 2011 and 2017. In 2009, Samara was elected to the board of Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASCO). Since, 2009, she has held multiple positions on the board. Those positions include Regional Director, Treasure, Vice-President and currently President. During this time she has been able to help grow high school soccer in the state of Texas through coaching education.

Arnie Ramirez

Arnie Ramirez

Mazzei Trophy and Coaches Hospitality

Born in Costa Rica, Arnie immigrated to the United States in 1955. He became head coach at Long Island University and after 19 years and accoumlated over 300 NCAA Div. I victories. He became the technical Director for the Perto Rico National Team during the 1994 World Cup Qualifiers and later became the liason for Bolivian and Meican Olympic Team. Arnie became the director of the Pele Soccer Camps and traversed the soccer world with Pele and Prof. Julio Mazzei.

Debbie Brooks

Debbie Brooks

Game Program Editor

Debbie Brooks started out as a typesetter and has worked in Print as a Pre-Press Specialist at large print shops and a color house for over 30 years. For 10 years, she worked in Marketing/Advertising as the Director of Project Management at a prominent Texas advertising agency. Debbie has extensive experience in coordinating and producing print materials.

Travis Koock

Travis Koock

Entertainment Coordinator

Travis was born into a family of entertainers and spent his whole life around the entertainment industry. A 6th generation Texan, Travis was raised on Country Western music, southern manners, and an informal view of dining and entertaining the Texas way as prescribed by his grandmother, the great Austin socialite and author Mary Faulk Koock. From backyard music jams or impromptu parties, turning barbeques to banquets was the family norm.

Throughout his life Travis has worked with numerous celebrities such as Willie Nelson, Ben Johnson, Sam Elliot, Bob Eubanks, Larry Wilcox, Larry Gatlin, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Martin Murphy, Mickey Gilley, and BJ Thomas. Highlights of his work include putting on and running the 5th Great World‘s Fair in Luckenbach, working with PBS on the live filming of The Lettermen’s concert, promoting and media relations for the Austin JC‘s 4th of July Beach Boys’ concert, and stage managing the first and only Christmas concert Ray Price ever performed.

Jeff Manthey

Jeff Manthey

WPCSC & WCCSC Scheduling

Growing up in a soccer family in Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff has always been around the sport. His mom was the Arizona Youth Soccer President for several years, which constantly put Jeff around great people in U.S. Youth Soccer. He has coached for over 15 years and has won the Nevada State Cup 10 times along with winning two Regional titles in 2013 and 2014 with the LVSA 97 boys’ team. He was also awarded Nevada Coach of the Year in 2015. Jeff helped build one of the largest and most successful soccer clubs in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Sports Academy (LVSA), growing it to over 70 teams. He was also the Vegas Cup Tournament Director over a five-year period where he grew the Vegas Cup from 175 teams to 750 teams, making it one of the top tournaments in the country. He also helped coordinate the marketing and scheduling for the Nevada Junior Cup and for the Thanksgiving Classic.

Matthew Boykin

Matthew Boykin

Opening Ceremonies

Matthew Boykin is the CEO of Aerial Optic LLC, an aerial security consulting company specializing in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Systems Development, Project Management, Business Consulting, Business Management, Procurement Readiness and much more. Mr. Boykin launched Aerial Optic LLC, in 2016 with his considerable security technology, management and information technology experiences. Mr. Boykin has experience developing products which help Veterans within the government in addition to Subject Matter Expert (SME) services helping both engineers and patent attorneys in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Mr. Boykin takes pride in everything he does and remains dedicated to conducting business with Local, State, Federal, and Military Departments.

Jim Aycock

Legal

James J. Aycock is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served as the Estate and Gift Tax Editor and Editor in Chief of the Reporter published by the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is a Past Chair of that Section. Mr. Aycock is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and is listed in both Woodward and White’s Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates from 1995 to the present, and Thomson Reuter’s Texas Super Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate from 2003 until 2011.

Mr. Aycock is Past President of the El Paso Estate Planning Council, the San Antonio Estate Planners Council, and the former San Antonio Estate Planning and Probate Law Association. Mr. Aycock is a member, director, and past officer of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers. Currently, he is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the San Antonio Estate Planners Council. He has been a frequent author and speaker on estate planning and probate topics and served as Course Director for the Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Aycock received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dan Misiaszek

Security

Daniel Misiaszek has 30 years of public safety experience, having started his career as a paramedic in upstate New York. Misiaszek worked for four years in the field, including time at the trauma unit of the Faxton-St. Luke Hospital in Utica. After he left the trauma unit, Misiaszek joined the United States Army and served as an orthopedic technician until he was injured in a parachuting accident.

Receiving a medical discharge from the Army, Dan then joined the San Marcos, Texas police department (SMPD), where he progressed rapidly. During his distinguished police career with the SMPD (1987 to 2006), Misiaszek served as a field training officer, hostage negotiator, detective, shift supervisor, criminal intelligence officer, firearms and tactics instructor, range master, and fatality collision investigator.

Misiaszek also created the San Marcos Area Recovery Team (SMART) diver program. Misiaszek commanded the SMART for 16 years while performing dive recovery operations throughout the state of Texas. SMART performed underwater searches and located evidence to help law enforcement agencies in accidents, missing persons and crimes involving underwater investigations. Dan once stayed underwater for more than 60 hours as part of a fundraising event for SMART. This underwater accomplishment was a new world record for the longest open water scuba.

Upon his retirement from law enforcement, Misiaszek deployed overseas as a contractor to provide high-threat protection and diplomatic security. In addition, he served as a range master and firearms instructor supporting high-threat protection missions in Baghdad, Iraq.

Misiaszek currently serves as a certified firearms instructor and range master. He supervises the day-to-day, live-fire qualification and training courses for high-threat protection personnel overseas. Misiaszek is responsible for the logistical services for the firing range which host multiple military and contracted units, as well as the many multinational embassies and coalition partners.

Lic. Luis Garcia De La Rosa Coordinador Hispano

Coordinador Hispano

Brooke Welton

Travel, Hotel and Events Booking

Jennifer Mahar

Travel, Hotel and Event Booking

Charlie Ortiz

Web

Sharon Lawerence

Special Projects/Embassy Relations

Robert Azar II

IT Consultant