Steve was the Vice President of Strategic Planning at RealAge before making the move to VAVi. In November ’06, Steve “retired” from corporate life and was getting ready to board a jet to Costa Rica. “The Sour Patch Kid” has taken VAVi Sports to a different level of success. Nowadays, you can find Steve “auditing the customer experience” on a kickball field near you.
In February 2003 Latane became a partner of VAVi Sport & Social Club. He spent 4 years at The Active Network where he sold advertising and sponsorship as the Director of Integrated Partnerships. In 2010, he came back to VAVi where he mainly focuses on new business.
Felix Goodson has a passion for producing parties, large-scale events and organizing fun. At VAVi he is taking that passion for events and using it to maximize the customer experience for every sports program we offer. Of course he still has a hand in our social events as well.
Keith has a deep love for sports & all aspects of marketing. He’s had much experience spanning from living in NYC to work with HBO and being a Tour Manager for MTV. Keith was previously the Marketing Director at the leading promotion company in San Diego before taking over as the Marketing Director at VAVi.
ROC Race Vice President, Operations
Though you wouldn’t know it by his personality, Brent hails from the Factory of Sadness known as Cleveland, Ohio. When not in the office or on the road, Brent can be found spending time on the soccer pitch with his two daughters, rolling on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mats or auditing Buffalo Wild Wings or any other wing joint around.
ROC Race Vice President, Development
Former United States Marine Helicopter Pilot, turned furniture rental guru, he’s better known for his dirty side around San Diego: helping co-found the Del Mar Mud Run and ROC Race. His passion for fine wine is only matched by his lack of sports knowledge.
Sports Operations Manager
This former firefighter, Xerox salesman and Super Mario impersonator began a career with VAVi sports as a referee but has moved on to League Communications Manager and now Sports Operations Manager where he monitors your happiness.
Jamie now works as VAVi’s Sponsorship and Events Manager. You are most likely to find him either working hard or playing hard out on the kickball field or one of San Diego’s many bars. If you see him out, make sure you stop and say hi.
Jonathan 'J.R.' Race
ROC Race Events Director
Jonathan started at VAVi as a business analyst intern and was then brought on to help the marketing department. He is a die hard Miami Dolphins fan (Why? Ask him. It makes total sense…) and when he’s not telling you how they’re going to win the Super Bowl he can probably be found on the dance floor, kickball field or sand volleyball court.
Digital Marketing Manager
Michelle’s time at VAVi began after an extremely awkward run-in at the dodgeball league in OB – ask her about it. She takes care of digital marketing, including the sports and events marketing, the occasionally witty newsletter, social media and other website-y stuff.
ROC Race Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager for VAVi’s international brand ROC Race, Jenna’s in charge of selling out massive 5K events throughout North America and Australia, with more expansion to come. She’s been playing dodgeball and other VAVi leagues for over 10 years, so joining the marketing department was a natural fit and a dream come true.
League Communication & Sports Coordinator
The only things more interesting than his name are the teams he has alliances to. Growing up in San Diego, one would expect him to be a strong SD advocate; but he’s a die-hard SF Giants and Niners fan, not to mention Michigan blue. Ducote handles rosters, makes sure schedules are perfect and sends out everything you need to know about your upcoming VAVi league!
Sports League Coordinator
As the Sports League Coordinator, Dave is responsible for making sure our leagues run smoothly – you might see him driving around town in the VAVi van getting equipment and league prizes out to fields. He is known as one of the VAVi “splash brothers”, a name earned by (attempting) to make it rain in our basketball leagues. When he’s not playing sports he is cheering on one of his favorite pro teams (the LA Dodgers and KC Chiefs) or crushing California burritos.