Board of Directors Bios

Whitney Bergendahl

Whitney is a management consultant with the federal government. He is a lifelong soccer player whose experience includes DII NCAA at Notre Dame College. He has served on the MYS Travel Committee. Whitney is a volunteer coach for MYS Recreation and currently has two children in the MYS program.

Michael Dalakis

Michael is an attorney with strong governance and entrepreneurial business experience. He's a lifelong soccer player who has coached and managed teams from the recreation level to the elite level. He strives to continuously stay educated on the constantly changing soccer landscape at all levels from the local to the international. Michael currently has two children in the MYS travel program.

Bryan Judd

Bryan is the Chief Financial Officer of Altamira Technologies Corporation, a government contractor headquartered in McLean. Bryan is responsible for all accounting, treasury, legal, security and facilities operations and has led numerous mergers and acquisitions. Bryan also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for Altamira's parent company, Lightyear Acquisition Company, LLC. Bryan sits on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council Executive Circle. Bryan lives in McLean with his wife Ellie and has three boys who play for MYS.

Michael Kunz

Michael Kunz is a Managing Partner of Orizon Consulting LLC, a development assistance firm enabling new markets and empowering leaders to transform local economies through the application of breakthrough technologies promoting increased access to energy, low carbon emissions, and economic growth. Mr. Kunz has served in senior capacities representing international organizations among national and sub-national governments, corporations, foundations, and other stakeholders to structure and manage complex economic growth and youth development programs. He has worked in the developing and emerging economies of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. In McLean, Mr. Kunz has supported youth sports for many years as a volunteer for the McLean Youth Soccer Scholarship Committee and as a McLean Youth Basketball coach for boys and girls. He lives with his wife and two children in McLean.

Brian Luwis

Brian is a local architect and commercial real estate developer. He co-founded one of the largest international adoption agencies and he previously served on the MYS Governance Committee. Brian currently has two children in the MYS program.

Laura Mattis

Laura has 20 years of experience working in the Telecommunications and Information Technology arenas and has a vast amount of experience in sales & business development, employee & organizational development, project & program management, consulting, and social media. She currently works as a government contractor in IT and is passionate about leveraging technology and enhancing business performance. Laura has been involved with MYS since 2012, as a Recreation and All-Star coach for her daughters' teams and as a member of the MYS Recreation Committee. Laura has three children who currently play in the Recreation and Travel programs with MYS. Laura's personal interests include running, spending time with family, and volunteering. Laura is a graduate of McLean High School (a local!) and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).

Susan Mrachek

Susan currently serves as the Director of Volunteer Engagement with AARP, a national non-profit organization with 60,000 volunteers who help AARP carry out its mission. Susan has played the sport of soccer from her youth to Division 3 college to present-day where she plays in the Fairfax Women's Soccer Association League. She has over 10 years' experience with MYS as volunteer coach and parent of three children in the MYS Recreational Program since 2006. Susan brings the following skills to the Board: Communications, Strategic Planning, Digital Marketing, Business Development, and Relationship Building.

Michele Reing

Michele currently serves as the Corporate Controller with Carlyle Group and oversees worldwide accounting operations for the firm (about 90 people) with teams in the US, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Brazil. Michele has two children who have played in MYS Recreation, Juniors, and Travel (CCL & ECNL) programs over the past ten years. Michele brings the following skills to the Board: Finance and Accounting, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Active Listening and Problem Solving, and Governance.

Kirk Robertson

Kirk Robertson is the President of Terra Vista Capital, Inc. During the Clinton and Bush Administrations he was the Executive Vice President and Interim President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Kirk has held various management and policy-related appointments in the US Senate and worked at an international law firm. He has served on corporate, non-profit and government Boards. He received his BA from Grinnell College and his MBA from the George Washington University. Kirk has been involved in MYS as a Recreation team coach, referee, parent of two MYS footballers, and member of the 2014 MYS Board Nominating Committee. He was a varsity soccer defender in college and has played in adult leagues.

James Socas

James is a general partner at Updata Partners, a growth equity firm in Washington DC. He has served as an MYS Recreational coach, an All-Star team coach, and as Chair of the MYS Board of Directors. James also serves on the Board of Managers of the Alumni Association of the University of Virginia, as a trustee and Treasurer of the Potomac School, and was previously appointed to serve two terms on Virginia's Board of Corrections. He has two sons who plays MYS travel soccer.