Board Of Directors
  • Toby Suhm President

    A longtime Mercer Island Resident, Toby has two daughters who played both Rec and Select Soccer with the club. He is involved in a myriad of Mercer Island volunteer organizations and is currently in his third term as Club President. Toby has previously served as the Club's VP or Recreational Soccer and Treasurer.


  • Aaron Byers VP of Player & Coach Development

    A lifelong player and coach, Aaron's passion is transforming how players are coached and how coaches coach. He is a diehard proponent of the Dutch/FC Barcelona player development philosophy. He attended the FCB Escola (FC Barcelona) coaches' class and was an academy coach at FC Barcelona's Clinic in Florida. He believes implementing Dutch-based player and coach models in the US will greatly enhance the skill level of aspiring youth players.


  • Scott Barbara VP of Recreational Soccer

    Scott first volunteered with the Club 8 years ago to help his daughter's U9 coach. In the years since, he has been a select team manager, a select and recreational assistant coach, a recreational head coach, and is starting his third term as the VP of Recreational Soccer. Scott's goals have remained constant - keep as many youth soccer players playing for as long as they are interested while providing them with positive experiences and fundamental soccer skills that will foster a life-long passion for the sport.


  • Ketu Shah VP of Select Soccer

    Involved in soccer all his life, Ketu brings vast experience to the board. He played 4 years in college, has coached young kids, middle school kids and high school boys. As a kid he once played in the old Kingdome during halftime of a Sounder's game in the 1970's! Ketu has two daughters who play Rec and Select. He is passionate about soccer because it "is both an analytical and fluid game that allows for creativity and invention." He volunteers for the board because "it has our kids' best interests in mind and gives them the opportunity to play with their friends and community in a safe and skilled environment, teaching them how to persevere, compete and work as a team and have fun."


  • Jordan Friedman VP of Marketing & Communications

    The Friedman family settled on Mercer Island in 2004. Jordan has coached numerous soccer teams for the Mercer Island Soccer Club and the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club. He is a member of the East King County Referee Association, plays on a GSSL Men's team, and has two soccer-loving kids who play with MISC.


  • Greg Snyder Treasurer

    Greg has two boys playing soccer, and he played youth, high school, college and in a men's league. He has "retired" from playing but enjoys watching and coaching. He volunteers for the Club because he feels that soccer has given him so much, including lifelong friendships, and he wants to model that for his own boys. He believes it doesn't matter what level you play as long as you have fun. His favorite soccer saying: "Soccer is a gentleman's game played by hooligans."


  • Jenny Probert VP of Competition

    Jenny grew up playing soccer on the Olympic Peninsula and got the bug to coach in high school when she was asked to help with a young team. She has coached her son's BU14 Rec team since they started in Microsoccer 9 years ago. This year she also started coaching the girls U14 Flames Select team. She is a huge fan of the Sounders and Reign and enjoys introducing her players to the professional game in the hopes that they will become as passionate about soccer as she is.


  • Ken Robertson VP of Referees

    Ken has lived on Mercer Island for 10 years and has 3 kids who all started in Microsoccer. All of his children play year-round soccer; the eldest plays GU17 Select and for the MIHS team, the middle one for the EFC GU14 Red team, and the youngest for the EFC BU13 White team. He has been a referee since 2007, the EYSA VP of Referees since 2008, the EFC Referee Coordinator since 2009, and the Washington State Referee Committee Webmaster since 2012. Funny thing ... he never played soccer and didn't take an interest until his kids started playing!



 
Appointed Directors
  • Fred Beuthel Past President

    As a player growing up on Mercer Island in the 70's, Fred played on the first select team fielded here! He has player ever since in formal leagues and pickup games. Soccer is one of the joys of Fred's life because of the variability and creativity that surfaces during the game. He discovered his love of coaching when his oldest daughter started in Microsoccer. He would like others to recognize that soccer can be a lifelong sport. Fred's father was a great role model who began playing as an adult and continued playing until he was 68. Fred also enjoys being a referee. Both of Fred's daughters play and have demonstrated an interest in coaching youth soccer and have learned valuable life lessons from playing and coaching.


  • Mindy Rowe Registrar Rec Soccer, Field Coordinator, Uniforms

    In the last 5 years, Mindy has worked as the Club Registrar and has added a variety of responsibilities along the way. She and her husband Chad have lived on the Island for 11 years and have 4 kids ranging in age from 2-14. Three of her children have played soccer with the Club and she played Rec Soccer growing up. The best thing about working for the Mercer Island Soccer club for Mindy is "the opportunity to work with amazing people that are not only my neighbors but are also passionate about their community and soccer and are always looking to provide an excellent soccer experience for all ages and skills!"


  • Carl Platou Director of Field Set-Up

    The Platou family are 20 year residents of Mercer Island. His 3 boys have played in the Rec and Select programs of the Club. Carl has coached at the Micro, Rec and Select levels. Carl's "team" makes sure the fields and nets are set up for the many matches the Club hosts each week.



 
Staff
  • Mindy Rowe Registrar Rec Soccer, Field Coordinator, Uniforms

    In the last 5 years, Mindy has worked as the Club Registrar and has added a variety of responsibilities along the way. She and her husband Chad have lived on the Island for 11 years and have 4 kids ranging in age from 2-14. Three of her children have played soccer with the Club and she played Rec Soccer growing up. The best thing about working for the Mercer Island Soccer club for Mindy is "the opportunity to work with amazing people that are not only my neighbors but are also passionate about their community and soccer and are always looking to provide an excellent soccer experience for all ages and skills!"


  • Catheryne Nguyen Registrar

    Catheryne's family moved to Mercer Island in 2008. Her two young boys have thrived in the many soccer programs MISC offers, including Micro, Rec, Select and EFC Premier. She's happy to be involved in an organization that has taught her children so much, not just about soccer, but also about sportsmanship, team work and grit. Catheryne also serves on the board for MI Youth and Family Services and is an active parent volunteer at her children's school.


  • Dana Pruchno Marketing Coordinator

    All three of the Pruchno children have been involved in the Club. Her two older boys played Micro and Rec and then became referees. Her youngest daughter plays on a select team and loves everything soccer. Although Dana did not play soccer growing up, she did coach her kids' Microsoccer teams and has enjoyed becoming friends with other soccer families, as well as being the "official" team photographer for the select MIFC GU12 Thunder.