Coaching Staff

Kristian

Kristian Powell

Director of Coaching & Head Coach

Coaching Experience

- Director of Coaching, 2013 to Present

- Northwest United Premier Coach, 2008 to present
- Northwest United Technical Director, 2009-2012

- British World Cup Camp Director

- WA Youth Elite Player Development Head Coach, 2015-2017
- PSPL Surf PDP Academy Coach, 2013-2015
- UK International Soccer Coach and Assistant Regional Director, 2005-2006
- PSSA Trainer, 2006-2008

Coaching Qualifications
- USSF National "A" License- USSF National "A" License
- NSCAA Premier Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma
- Liverpool John Moores University BSC; Science and Soccer Degree

Playing Experience
- Norwich City Academy (England)
- Cambridge Utd Academy (England)
- Wroxham FC Semi Pro (England)
- PSSA Rapids Semi-Pro Indoor/Outdoor (US)
- San Mateo FC (Spain)
- Santa Brigida Spanish 3rd Division (Spain)
- Liverpool John Moores University Mens 1st team (England)

Jo

JOANA MICHAELSON

Girl's Dirctor of Coaching & Head Coach

Coaching Experience

- Head Coach, 2014 to present

- Micro Program Director, 2016 to 2018
- College Prep Coordinator, 2016 to 2017
- Youth Soccer Coach, 7+ years
- Volunteer Assistant Coach for W. Washington University Women's Team

Coaching Qualifications
- USSF National "D" License
- MS in Kinesiology
- CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) 

Playing Experience
- Western Washington University, 2008-2012
- Philippine Women's National Team, 2013-2015
- Seattle Reign Reserves, 2013-2015
- Issaquah Gunners WPSL, 2012-2015
- Women's Seattle Sounders, 2014

Conner

CONNER MOE

Boy's Director of Coaching & Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 2015 to present

- College Prep and Micro Program Manager – 2017-
- USSF "D" License
- Western Washington University Men's Assistant Coach, 2015-2017
- Montana State University Men's Assistant Coach

Playing Experience
- Bellingham United Men's Indoor League, 2015 to Present
- WA Crossfire PDL
- Seattle Sporting NPSL
- Thunder Bay Chill PDL
- Montana State University Billings
- Bellevue College Men's Team

Marco

Marcos Vega

Club Admin & Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- Head Coach, 2010 to present
- USSF National "D" License

- BEHS Men's Varsity Assistant Coach, 2019 to 2020

- Skagit Valley College Women's Assistant Coach 2017 to 2019

- NWU Elite Trainer, 2017 to 2019
- NWU Technical Trainer, 2015-2017
- WA Youth EPD Assistant Coach, 2017
- BEHS Women's JV Coach, 2013
- Assistant Coach at Rangers, 2008-2009

Playing Experience
- VMSL, 2008-2011
- PSSA Rapids, Indoor, 2010-2011
- Whatcom Community College, 2008-2009
- Burlington Edison High School Men's Varsity, 2003-2007
- Whatcom Rangers, 2006-2007
- Northwest Nationals, 2005-2006
- Skagit Storm, 2001-2005

Ben

Ben MacKay

Board Member & Head Coach

Coaching Experience
-NWU Head Coach, 2011 to present

-Burlington Edison High School Boys Varsity Head Coach - 2019 to present

-Burlington Edison High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach - 2015 to present

-Burlington Edison High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach - 2018

Coaching Qualifications

-USSF National B License

-3 Dimensional Coaching Certificate

-NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Playing Experience
-Guilford High School Varsity

-Intramural Soccer (BYU)

-Rockford Youth Soccer Club

Tristan

Juan "JC" Ortiz

Head Coach, Technical Trainer & Liga Tlaxtli Liaison

Coaching Experience
- Northwest United Head Coach, 2012 to present
- USSF National "E" License
- Liga Tlaxtli Liaison, 2019 to present
- NWU Technical Trainer, 2017 to present
- NWU Junior Academy Trainer, 2013 - 2015
- LaConner Middle School Head Coach, 2013

Playing Experience
- Skagit Valley College, 2004
- Burlington-Edison High School Varsity, 2001 - 2004

Alex Vazquez

Alex Vasquez

Head Coach

Coaching Experience
-NWU Head Coach, 2019 to present

-NWU Assistant Coach - 2015 - 2018

 

Coaching Qualifications

-USSF E License (2018)

 

Playing Experience
-Leon FC U15-U20 (2004-2007)

-Leon FC First Team (2007-2008)

nick

Nick Cashmere

Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 2018 to present

- Whatcom Community College – Assistant Coach, 2015 to present

- San Francisco Glens Evolution – Head Coach, March 2012-July 2015

- Archbishop Riordan High School – Asst. Coach, 2012-2013

- St Mary’s College of California – Communication Studies

- Bellingham Elite Soccer Training, 2015 to present

Playing Experience
- San Francisco Seals (PDL) – 2010

- FC Cape Town, May 2012 – October 2012

- San Jose Earthquakes (USL PDL), 2012-2014

- AD Gaunecasteca (Costa Rica), 2014-2015

- Bellingham United FC, 2015 to present

- Tacoma Starts (2016-2017)

Ben-2

George Kissas

Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 1994 to present
- UEFA "C" International License
- Skagit Valley College Soccer Coach, Men's & Women's, 2008 to present
- Anacortes High School Men's Soccer Coach, 2008 to present
- Mount Vernon High School Men's Soccer Coach, 1992-1998

Playing Experience
- AEK Athens and Portland Timbers

Alan

Alan Garcia

Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- La Liga Tlaxtli, 2014 to present

- Burlington – Edison High School Varsity Assistant Coach, 2018 to present

Playing Experience
- Northwest United, 2014-2017

- Burlington Edison High School Varsity

- Skagit Valley College, 2017 - present

LJ

Lauren Jansen

Head Coach

Coaching Experience

- NWU Head Coach, 2020 to present

- NWU Assistant Coach 2012, 2019/20

- MVHS Girls Assistant Coach 2019/20 to present

- MVHS Boys Assistant Coach 2020

- Burlington-Edison Yth Soccer, 2012

Playing Experience
- PSSA Rapids Women's Team, 2007-2009

- University of Alabama Club Team, 2009-2011

- Skagit Storm (Northwest United), 2000-2009

- Mount Vernon High School Varsity, 2005-2008