Jon moved to San Diego in 2005 following his grandparents who began to call San Diego home 15 years prior. Jon immediately began mentoring at-risk youth and working in the recreational sports arena. He became a sports official as a way to give back and support the adult and youth sports communities.
After years of refereeing and umpiring locally, Jon took a leap of faith and decided to start a sports community in San Diego modeling after the Sports and Social Industry with an emphasis on meaningful social work. Jon's vision was to utilize the high engagement of organized sports to create a vehicle; the main driver of which is to establish a surplus of social capital.
Beyond promoting health and wellness within the general public, SDSL programming aims to support and engage with vulnerable populations; to create lower financial barriers to participation with a high focus on helping develop equitable facilities throughout the county.
Jon works diligently to ensure that all aspects of San Diego Social Leagues operate to the highest standard. He also cultivates and maintains relationships with community partners building synergistic ecosystems for collaboration, with the aim of realizing a shared vision.
After a 40 year career with the Navy as Contracts Director at Pt. Loma, Bob has been very bad in retirement. That is because Bob is a philanthropist and civic leader whom can't stay away from contributing to projects that serve the humanities. Bob currently sits on the San Diego Downtown Development, East Village Residence Association, San Diego County ADU Coalition and Uplift San Diego Boards. Bob is committed to the success of all the projects he involves himself with and looks forward to building quality community programming in San Diego.
Vice President of Operations, Sponsorship & Fundraising
Vice President of Operations, Sponsorship & Fundraising
As a proud San Diego native, sports fanatic and philanthropist Niki loves helping San Diego Social Leagues build a stronger community by designing and organizing charitable events, administrating sports leagues and utilizing effective marketing and communications strategies to raise awareness of SDSL and its mission.
Niki has over 13 years of marketing, charitable sales and event planning experience, working for high end organizations such as the LA Kings & Rockstar Energy drinks. She is passionate about using her skills and experience to execute a positive impact here in San Diego.
Niki has been involved in team sports her entire life including soccer, cheerleading, triathlons, NPC Bikini Competitions and more. She loves organizing sports leagues to help bring people together, creating an outlet for support, friendships and improving overall mental and physical health.
Niki is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), and takes great pleasure in helping others transform their bodies and lives through fitness, nutrition and wellness practices.
Niki received a Bachelor's in Psychology and Drama from the University of California Irvine and brings a deeper understanding of the mental processes, brain function and behaviors that can contribute to vulnerable groups in San Diego making her ideal to aid in risk prevention for vulnerable populations throughout San Diego.
With over 10 years in high level budget and finance, currently holding a prestigious position with a top San Diego research driven health system, Becky brings invaluable skills and experience to our management team; ensuring operational sustainability and growth.
Chris's passion for sports and interest in improving health care efficiencies are something inspired him to be a part of our team. He is an experienced healthcare executive who has been for the past 10 years, improving healthcare delivery in the United States. Chris works with hospitals and health systems across the country maximizing care a profits with pharmacy service business units. Chris knows that in order for San Diego Social Leagues to reach mission success, our business systems need to run optimally to maximize every dollar used in our operational processes.
Taylor is dedicated to making positive changes and helping others. She studied Political Science and Juvenile Justice at San Jose University, discovering her true calling: supporting underserved communities and at-risk youth. With over 7 years of experience in before and after-school management, Taylor has witnessed the direct impact she can have in her community.
Throughout the years, she has emphasized the transformative power of education and sports in communities, recognizing how they can turn lives around and break down barriers. Taylor isn't just active in programs – she also has a passion for community outreach. She spends her spare time helping others register to vote during elections, volunteering at local libraries, and designing programs that can benefit the next generation.
Taylor is confident that her actions today can create a better future for everyone. By sharing her knowledge and demonstrating her care, Taylor aims to inspire positive changes that continue to spread. Together, let's support underserved communities and plant the seeds of inspiration that will flourish for years to come.
Derek Meadows is cofounder of PureWine Inc, producers of the top-selling Wine Wand. He holds a Bachelors degree in Geology from Wheaton College and a Masters in Sustainability Management from SUMAS in Geneva, Switzerland.
He also has considerable athletic and artistic performance experience. Prior to college, he was the Junior Olympic National Champion in artistic gymnastics. At the collegiate level, he participated in NCAA Football and Diving, where he was the 3-time regional conference champion. Post college, following his passion for the performing arts, he became a Cirque Artist and has performed in the Pasadena Rose Parade, San Diego Civic Theatre, the San Diego Circus Collective, the San Diego Fringe Fest, Sea World’s award-winning Cirque Electrique show, and was an artist is residence at the San Diego Airport. He also qualified for season 8 of American Ninja Warrior.
Joe is a native San Diegan who attended the US Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as an Officer in the US Army. He served five and half years on active duty, including a deployment in support of OIF and a Bronze Star. He played Division I golf at West Point which led him to competing around the world representing the USA and a short career playing professional golf following active duty service. He has a natural attraction and competitive edge with sports which brought him to San Diego Social Leagues.
His civilian work experience includes risk management in the commercial insurance industry, consulting in strategy and analytics supporting the federal government and DoD, and multiple volunteer efforts within nonprofits. He is very passionate about serving his community and using his past experience, skills, and relationships to help others, especially veterans. He is currently the Director of Operations for a government consulting firm, serves in the Army Reserve as Major in the Military Intelligence field, volunteers as a chapter lead for a national veteran organization, and sits on the board of an Autism nonprofit. See you on the course!
Nick is a marketing director and community builder with a charismatic aura. He is a believer in 'together we can' with an avant garde approach to solving high level problems in a collaborative effort. He started out in real estate and quickly rose to the top of his market in North Carolina, selling over 30 homes per year, before transitioning into a coaching and consulting role. As a nationally appointed instructor for eXp Realty, he taught thousands of real estate agents around the world how to leverage their time and efforts in marketing to achieve maximum results. He founded AttractZen, a CRM platform for lead generation and conversion, and through these efforts he worked with the likes of Brian Moses, Grant Cardone, Don Hobbs and Tony Robbins. After 6 years as a Realtor, executive coach and marketing consultant, Nick turned his attention towards the creative industry to better serve what he saw as an underdeveloped market. In 2023, he, along with a well renowned and award winning drone pilot and cinematographer, founded Syntori Collective and Boulevard Real Estate Media. Boulevard's mission is to become the first national real estate marketing agency, providing cutting edge photography, videography and world class editing to agents in all 50 states. The agency uses the most innovative AI tools to enhance their work and provide a product that stands out above the rest. Boulevard is currently operating in 12 states and over 30 major markets. Syntori Collective's aim is to establish a global network of creative talent with the intention of working with creators and brands who give a voice to those without one. The agency has worked with some of the biggest names in the hotel and hospitality world and several major influencer presences. Nick is an avid traveler, sportsman and outdoorsman with wanderlust and a free spirit. He enjoys few things in life more than connecting with amazing individuals and swears that he's never met a stranger.
Mike Zimmerman has been operating flag football all over the United States for over a decade. His contributions to San Diego flag football leagues are numerous. Xflagfootball also hosts national tournaments in San Diego, Riverside, Las Vegas and Boston.
The father, son combo of Pete and Mitch McNamara have been a staple in San Diego coed softball for over 20 years. With their experience and reputation as a not only top notch league organizer/manager but also the character that aligns with our mission at San Diego Social Leagues. We are honored to be aligned.
Erik is one of the co-founders of SD Roundnet - San Diego's very own Spikeball organization! We run fun weekly meet-ups, tournaments and leagues, as well as organizing social events and community service outings.
He grew up in a suburb about 30 minutes north of Boston,and I was always playing sports as a kid. In high school he competed on my the varsity football, baseball and track teams. As a family we would always take trips to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to go hiking and camping, and so, developed a love and appreciation of the outdoors and being active very early-on. After graduating high school, he attended Penn State University, and continued my involvement in athletics as a member of the coed cheerleading squad. Once completing his studies at PSU, he moved back to Boston and kept up the cheerleading for the Boston Celtics. Go C's!
Jason Bird is a co-founder of SD Roundnet, a father of two and a physical therapist living in Pacific Beach. He values his family and his community above all else. He loves to create experiences and connect with like-minded people. He has been playing Spikeball for 5 years and also enjoys rock climbing, golf, and pickleball.
My name is Brittany Weilersbacher, but most people call me Britt! I graduated from San Diego State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Art with an emphasis in Multimedia and Photography. I am a photographer who is always up for travel and adventure! I’m drawn to my Kindle, national parks, trying new foods, and being close to the water. I also love being creative and making content!
My name is John Abraham, I am from the Bay Area and received my bachelor’s in Marketing at San Diego State University in the spring of 2023. I am an active person with a love for sports and exercise. During my free time you’ll often find me either lifting weights or shooting hoops. As a creative person I love finding new mediums for my ideas. This has gotten me into editing as well as videography and photography. I love creating and these are just some of my favorite ways to express myself.
I'm Eli Monroe, a student at Palomar College, pursuing a major in Management Information Systems. My passion lies at the intersection of technology and creativity. I'm deeply involved in social media community marketing, where I leverage my skills to connect with audiences. Outside of my studies, I wear multiple hats as a part-time industry model, an R&B musician, and a clothing brand owner/designer. The music and fashion industries are where I find inspiration, and I'm committed to making an impact in both worlds. Follow along on my journey as I blend my love for technology, music, and fashion.
Hi my name is Lucas Sisneros and I’m from Los Angeles, California and graduated from University of the Pacific in 2024 with a bachelors degree in both communications and business marketing! I have always had a strong professional interest in Public Relations as well as Digital Marketing but on my days off I like to golf, work out and make short films!
Maia Albano has been involved with San Diego Social Leagues for the past five years. She started playing in the softball leagues and then got involved in the fundraising events. Maia brings a wealth of experience and skills to the SDSL board.
Maia is a successful Real Estate agent in San Diego with eight years in the business and over $40 Million in home sales. With her leadership skills and ability to bring diverse groups together, Maia will foster new and developing sports programs that will service underserved communities throughout San Diego. Her strategic planning and problem-solving abilities from her real estate experience will contribute to the board's decision-making processes and financial management.
In addition to her professional skills, Maia has a genuine commitment to social causes. Her involvement with the board of BIANCA Autism Foundation demonstrates her empathy towards individuals with disabilities. She also has a passion for animal welfare, actively fostering and volunteering with the Cantu Foundation and Del Mar Dog Rescue .
With her dedication, compassion, and business acumen, Maia will undoubtedly make a significant impact on the SDSL board. Her diverse experiences and skills will contribute to the organization's mission and goals, making a positive difference in the community.