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 Program Operations & Grant Writer
Vice President of Program Operations & Grant Writer
Mike Hernandez is a proud San Diego local. He was born and raised in San Diego and grew up attending local schools and lived here until he left for college. After short stops in Boston and Los Angeles for his education, he returned home to continue his career as an educator. His passion for San Diego sports, especially the Padres, is unrivaled. More importantly, his passions for education, diversity, inclusion, social justice, helping marginalized populations, and the love of his hometown are the driving forces behind his desire to join the San Diego Social Leagues team. Mike's main goal in life is to have a positive impact on those he comes in contact with through love, kindness and by working with San Diego Social Leagues he can best reach his goals of being a positive impact on San Diego communities.
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.
Derek Meadows, co-founder of Drink Pure Wine, a wellness product that removes harmful histamines that are present in fermented beverages, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Derek's athletics background involves football and Olympic level Gymastics which turned into a passion for performance art and circus acrobatics.
Derek has an MBA in Sustainability and leads Drink Pure Wine's operations, which have produced and sold over 30 million units in the wine accessories marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.