Board Member Bios

Do you have proven leadership skills?
Are you a good communicator?
Do you have previous non-profit board experience?
Do you have current/previous job experience in fundraising, human resources, customer service, law, finance, or long-range planning?
Do you have a passion for youth soccer?
Are you looking for a way to give back to the community?
Then we'd like you to consider joining the Board of DirectorsContact: for more information

Jeff Boller

Joined Kickers: 2006

Current Kickers Team: Girls 7-12

Current Board Position: Trustee

Real World Job: Technician at P & G

Originally From: Kalona, IA

Family: My wife and I are parents to four children, two boys and two girls. We have all been very active with soccer. The children have all played since they were in preschool or kindergarten.

Playing/Coaching/Membership Experience: I played high school varsity soccer. I have been coaching soccer for 17 years, 10 with kickers. Some years I have coached two teams. I have been reffing soccer for nine years, seven with Kickers.

Other Interests: Hawkeye football and basketball, the St. Louis Cardinals, movies and hanging out with my family. We do enjoy many other activities, usually what the children are doing. Drama's, music concerts, and a lot of sports.

Philosophy: When I coach at Kickers I want the players to have a better understanding of the game. I believe in fair play and teaching them both how to win and lose with character. I want my players to be able to play any position on the field, because if they want to play in high school and beyond they should understand the game. It's about having fun. Yes. It is fun to win, but in the end are you a better player, coach, parent, fan and person?

Joe Demarest

Joined Kickers: 2014

Current Kickers Team: tbd

Current Board Position: Board President

Real World Job: Director of Community and Civic Engagement, Coe College

Originally From: New Jersey

Family: Katie, Stella, & Joey

Playing/Coaching/Membership Experience: Player since 1981, Coaching experience at clubs/camps in New York and New Jersey, Iowa City High School, and Kickers (K-5/6).

Other Interests: camping, cooking, music

Philosophy: Have fun. Work hard. Show respect and kindness towards your opponents, referees, and teammates.

Allan Guymon

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Mal Stroik

Joined Kickers: 2018

Current Kickers Team: Girls 7-12

Current Board Position: President

Real World Job: Research Associate for the Lung Biology & Cystic Fibrosis Research Center at the University of Iowa

Originally From: Columbia Heights, MN

Family: Wiener Dog Dexter

Playing/Coaching/Membership Experience: I played up through high school varsity soccer. This was my first year coaching a team and I've reffed for several years.

Other Interests: Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers

Philosophy: Have fun while giving 100% effort.