Jeff is an experienced youth sports industry leader, including most recently as the COO and General Manager of two fitness facilities in Charleston, SC. Jeff’s passion is community and his desire is to be, not only a valued member in the community, but to build programs that bring communities in the Shenandoah Valley together, creating lifelong memories, through activities and events at Horizons Edge.
Ellington joins the Horizons Edge team with many years in recreation management. He served as the Director of Campus Recreation at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. Prior to his position at Washington and Lee, Ellington studied sports management and was the graduate assistant for recreational sports at Ithaca College, graduating with a Master of Science degree in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Greensboro College. In addition to his role of Director of Operations with Horizons Edge, Ray serves as the head girls soccer coach at Harrisonburg High School.
Nora grew up in Long Island New York where she was a star athlete. Nora attended James Madison University as a two sport student athlete in soccer and lacrosse. There she received her BA in English and Communications and went on to become a four-time collegiate Lacrosse All-American, a five-time US Women’s Lacrosse team member, a member of the US Women’s Lacrosse U-23 Team, a two-time Collegiate Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year, and the 1992 Female Athlete of the Year at James Madison University. Most recently Nora served as the Regional Director of Coaching and Player Development at SOCA-Augusta. Prior to that Nora served as the Director of Coaching at Shenandoah Valley United. Nora holds a number of professional designations, including a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B coaching license.
A lifetime Shenandoah Valley resident, Susie was born and raised in Harrisonburg and surrounding Rockingham County. A graduate of Broadway High School, she played basketball and volleyball for the fighting Gobblers and holds a second-degree black belt in martial arts. After graduating high school, Susie obtained a BS in Graphic Design from James Madison University. She initially utilized her graphic degree in the printing industry, where she also began her career in customer service. Susie has over 20 years of experience in sales and customer care spanning a variety of industries including, printing, photography, trade shows, insurance and digital media.
Born in Mexico, Herminio has called Harrisonburg home since the age of 5. After attending Spotswood & Stone Spring Elementary, Thomas Harrison Middle School, and graduating from Harrisonburg High, Herminio attended Lynchburg College (currently University of Lynchburg) where he played Soccer under Coach Chris Yeager. Herminio graduated from LC with a double major in Psychology and Business Administration. With a business degree and a passion for the game of Soccer, he put his education to work by becoming the owner and manager of Upper 90. Directly inspiring the creation of Valley Football Club, a year-round soccer league opened to youth and adults in the Valley, available to all levels of play.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Miguel developed a passion for playing the game of soccer at a young age. He carried his love for the game with him when his family moved to Pennsylvania where he gained recognition as an All-State and All-American Athlete. In Miguel’s pursuit of higher education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania he continued his soccer career while graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management. Miguel went on to completing a Double Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of Valencia Spain.
With an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management degree from the University of Worcester, Nick has committed his career path to the Camp industry having began working as Group Leader at a camp in Perthshire, Scotland, and then on to Camp Horizons for four years as a Program Director, with a brief respite at the YMCA as their Youth and Family Director before Horizons Edge was fortunate enough to bring him back into the Horizons “family” as Horizons Edge’s Youth Programs and Camp Director. Furthering his career development, Nick is currently taking courses to obtain his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) designation.
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