Join our board of directors

Because NorCo Rush is a non profit organization, we could not do what we do without our volunteer Board of Directors.

Board of Directors


We are excited to announce open positions in our Non-Profit Board of Directors (BOD). 
Want to help create a positive environment that supports the development of players, in addition to overseeing the continued operation and funding of the club? Please email admin@norcorush.com for more information.

The Board consists of Officers and Directors who are responsible for the management of NorCo Rush.

Officers
1. President:  Andy Green
(The following positions are three year terms)

2. Chairman: Chad Shaw
3. Secretary: Danielle Johnson
4. Treasurer: Ian Nelson

Directors
1. Director of Operations – Lynda McManus
(The following positions are two year terms)
2. Director of Teams: Jason Gollhofer
3. Director of Business Development: Myer Ramey
4. Director of Facilities and Equipment: Marty Lordemann
5. Director of Tournaments: Alexia Evans
6. Bingo Administrator: Tiya Smyth

 

Our Current Board of Directors
Chairman, Chad Shaw

Email:  president@norcorush.com

After serving the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne as a parachute infantryman, Chairman Shaw attended the University of Northern Colorado earning a degree in History which led to a teaching position at Eaton High School. Shaw has remained at his role at Eaton for the past twenty years. While teaching, he became involved in athletics by coaching High School Baseball for the storied Eaton Reds between 2001-2009 helping lead the Reds to 5 3A State Baseball Championships, 4 of which were consecutive. In 2006, he took an additional coaching role as an assistant softball coach at Eaton High. Initially, a one year favor turned into continuing coaching fast pitch softball ever since, and he still coaches Eaton Softball. In the process, has guided the Red Softball program to 6 consecutive state playoff appearances with two appearances in the state championship. Meanwhile, educationally Shaw earned from the University of Northern Colorado Master of Arts in History in 2006 and Master of Arts in Sports Coaching in 2016. Shaw began his relationship of Northern Colorado Rush soccer as vice-president in 2017, then as president and chairman in 2018. Currently in his 2nd year as chairman, he has been instrumental in furthering Norco Rush’s connection to the community through partnerships with the City of Greeley, Team Tom Fitness, and Banner Health. Personally, he has twin 13-year olds, Alex and Eamon, which participate in Norco Rush programs playing on Jeff Hamilton’s 2006 boys’ team. Chad and his wife, Lisa, have another older son, Cameron (16), who attends Eaton High School participating in Football and Track. Shaw’s goal as chairman is to continue to offer soccer to as many Greeley youth participants while keeping the program as competitive as possible and cost-effective for members.

Secretary, Danielle Johnson

Email:  secretary@norcorush.com

Danielle is new to Northern Colorado but has been active in sports most of her life.  She went to a junior college in Illinois on a softball scholarship.  As an Athletic Training major at Illinois State University, she spent a lot of time with various soccer teams, propelling her love for the sport. She currently has a son that is playing for the Rush and finds it exciting to see him play on a more competitive level. 

Danielle has over 15 years’ experience in Business as an Executive Manager for a $115 million-dollar residential exterior contractor in Baton Rouge. She is experienced in reviewing financial statements, providing technical guidance, mentoring and coaching direct reports, and recommending system improvements to make a business more efficient and effective.  

Danielle and her sister created a non-profit organization to train midwives in Afghanistan back in 2009, after an event her sister encountered while serving in the Army. This gave her experience with running a 501c3 organization which was active until their professional careers required them to step away.   

Danielle is excited to bring her many years of Business and Accounting experience, as well as her love of sports, to the Board of Directors and looks forward to serving the Northern Colorado youth soccer community. 

Treasurer, Ian Nelson

Email:  treasurer@norcorush.com

Ian Nelson has been in and around soccer his entire life.  Growing up playing for the Boy and Girls club indoor leagues to outdoor competitive to adult amateurs.  In 2010, he started refereeing and has been blessed with the opportunity to referee the US Soccer U16 & U18 National Teams, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Spring Switchbacks and various collegiate teams.  He now referee’s part time in the College, High School and youth systems.  Ian has also coached soccer for over 15 years and currently holds his National D license.  

 

Over the last 15 years, Ian has been in the relationship management business with England Logistics as a Freight Broker and retired in 2021.  He found retirement to be too boring and has opened his own Financial Advisory to help others find healthy relationships with money.

 

Ian’s two daughters Alaina and Kira both grew up in Windsor Rec soccer and quickly moved into the Rush system where they grew so much and found success from the great coaching staff and community support that Rush provides.  You will usually find Ian at a soccer field one way or another trying to give back to the sport that gave him so much.  This is Ian’s second running on the board of directors for Rush and he’s excited to help keep the club’s values while progressing it forward.

President, Andy Green

Email:  doc@norcorush.com

Andy Green comes to NorCo Rush from the United Kingdom where he was the Dean of Students at Meadowhead School Academy Trust high school for seven years. He came to the United States in 2016 to continue his teaching career at Frontier Academy Elementary.

Andy brings a driving enthusiasm, positive leadership, and professionalism to NorCo Rush with an immense educational and experiential background in youth coaching, youth education, and administration.

  • Education:
  • USSF National C License
    • Elementary Teaching License
    • Child Protection Certified
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Studies in Sports, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United KIngdom
    • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education – Leisure & Recreation Sheffield College, Sheffield, United KIngdom
    • Certificate of Education, Hospitality Manage, University of Central Florida
  • Coaching Experience:
    • University of Northern Colorado Men’s Club Head Coach, 2021-2022
    • Northern Colorado Rush Soccer Club, 2017-Present
Director of Teams, Jason Gollhofer

Email:  directorteams@norcorush.com

Jason is a life-long lover of “The Beautiful Game”. He played through high school, but due to injuries, stepped away from playing at 18. He started coaching at age 22 and has been doing so ever since. He originally coached at the rec level, enjoying the fact that he got to coach his eldest daughter. However, it grew from there. Jason has seven children and has coached six of the seven over the last 28 years. In 2011 he started coaching for the Bootleggers organization (the predecessor of Northern Colorado Rush). In 2014, while still coaching, he became a member of the Board too. He would remain on the Board for over three years, the last two as President. It was during this time that Northern Colorado Soccer Club (NCSC) Bootleggers made the transition to Northern Colorado Rush. His goal in pursuing this transition was to allow the club to maintain local control while expanding both the resources and opportunities for players and coaches alike to “take it to the next level”. After leaving the Board in 2016, Jason continued to coach, and is currently the assistant coach for the 2004 Girl’s Blue team. Jason is a certified soccer referee along with four of his kids…it is a great way to give back to the game that has given so much to him. Jason is married to Summer and they have raised seven children together. He has now added “Grandpa” to his list of titles too with Oakley (18 months) and Oliver (1 week). Jason works as a retirement planner for public educators (for the last 17 years). He enjoys playing board games and hanging out with his family in his free time. He looks forward to serving the youth soccer community in Northern Colorado again as a member of the Board.

Director of Business Development, Myer Ramey

Email:  directorbus@norcorush.com

My first soccer experience came after high school when I was asked to play on an adult co-ed rec team in Loveland back in 1998(ish).  When the team asked who wanted to play goalie, everyone stepped backwards leaving me “holding the gloves” so to speak.  I have been playing ever since, mostly as a goal keeper.  Over the years, I have helped coach multiple Bootlegger/Rush/Rec teams.  My daughter Lexie started playing soccer in Windsor & Greeley Rec programs before moving to Bootleggers, where she has played for the past 6 years.  She attends University High School and plays for Frontier High School girls soccer team.  In addition to my full-time career in IT, I spent 8 years as a firefighter/EMT with Front Range Fire Rescue, serve as the current vice-president on board of directors for the Wranglers, Inc (a volunteer organization that supports the Greeley Stampede) and own a local ice cream business, M&M Creamery.  I joined the Northern Colorado Rush board as the Director of Teams in 2018 and am excited about the changes and progress we have been making as a club, bringing more value and opportunities to our youth.

Director of Fields & Equipment, Marty Lordemann

Email:  directorequip@norcorush.com

Marty Lordemann has been a longtime player, coach, and supporter of Bootleggers, turn Rush, Soccer Club. Having played in the club in the 70s and 80s, Marty’s love for the game is deeply rooted and his wealth of experience in insurmountable. After having been a part of the club as a player, Marty took his commitment to the next level by serving as a coach for the Club for nearly 30 years. During this stent, Marty took two teams to the Regional President’s Cup Championships. While coaching, Marty also served on the Club’s Board of Directors. Currently, Marty serves as the Head Coach of the Greeley West High School Boys’ soccer team and the Assistant Coach of the Greeley West Girls’ team.

For over 40 years, Marty has dedicated his life to the game of soccer, the players he’s both trained and mentored, and this Club. Marty is excited to join our Board of Directors for a second time in order to continue to give back to the game the same way he has done for the past 4 decades. Marty brings valuable knowledge the game and our organization, and constantly seeks to do what’s best for the club and our youth.

Director of Tournaments, Alexia Evans

Email:  directortourn@norcorush.com

I have been raised in Northern Colorado playing sports my entire life and now have four children that we can not wait to watch grow up in the same environment. We currently have two daughters playing for the Rush and it is so fun to hear about everything they have learned every week. I took this role in the hopes to be able to positively benefit the kids playing for NorCo Rush and show my own I am passionate about what they do. Can’t wait to help host on going tournaments that will give our kids something to look forward to each year! Let’s go Rush!!

Director of Operations, Lynda McManus

Email:  admin@norcorush.com 

Lynda McManus has been affiliated with what began as the Bootleggers Soccer Club to what is now NorCo Rush since 1997.  Lynda has a well-established and deeply rooted passion for youth, soccer, and, specifically, this club. For nearly 20 years, Lynda has worn many hats; she has been a competitive coach, team manager, club and high school referee, referee assignor, and has worked as the club’s Director of Operations since 2003.

As Director of Operations, Lynda manages everything that gets players on the field and ready to play. From registration, bookkeeping, marketing and more, Lynda’s primary goal is helping all of our members grow and thrive both as players and people.

When it comes to developing our youth, Lynda is passionate about teamwork, leadership, and doing what is best for kids. Lynda is a cornerstone of  NorCo Rush and, “Feels fortuante to be surrounded by people who share the same values and motivations that I do.”

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Business, Aims Community College
  • USSF ‘E’ License
  • Certified referee and referee assignor
  • Colorado Secretary of State Nonprofit Board Member Certification
Bingo Administrator, Tiya Smyth

Email:  directorfund@norcorush.com