New Staff in the Vancouver United FC Office
Vancouver United FC is very pleased to announce the hiring of our two new employees.
Our new Events and Communication Coordinator is Cecilia Olmos, and our new Academy and Operations Support Coordinator is Marc Paquette.
Both Cecilia and Marc will be working closely with our registrar Lenka Moravcova supporting the registration process and other bookkeeping tasks. They will also work with our team officials, technical staff and many other VUFC volunteers to deliver our club programs and activities. Cecilia will be managing our internal/external communications, website and small to large events; and Marc will be managing operational issues related to equipment, facilities, uniforms, referees, etc. A brief bio on each follows.
Academy and Operations Support Coordinator
Marc is a local Vancouverite who attended the University of Manitoba on a sports scholarship as the quarterback on the football team. Marc completed his Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development.
While completing his degree, Marc worked as the Programs Coordinator at Football Manitoba, a non-profit provincial sport organization. Marc was the primary administrator responsible for organizing, operating and evaluating an 1100 athlete youth flag football league.
After graduation Marc moved back to British Columbia to reunite with friends and family and to continue developing his professional career. Marc is very passionate about the benefits that recreation and sport can provide to youth and is committed to delivering meaningful and fun experiences to as many people as he can.
Events and Communication Coordinator
Cecilia Olmos is a Sports Journalist from Mexico City who made Vancouver her new home eight winters ago. A sports fan and a Fútbol lover since a young age, Cecilia believes in the power of sport as an important tool to shape an individual’s character.
Cecilia started her professional career in Mexico City at a local newspaper covering community sporting events to later transition to national papers and radio stations. As a sports journalist and freelance writer for different media outlets in Mexico and Toronto, Cecilia has covered a wide range of international events including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the most recent 2016 Copa America Centenario.
Her professional experience in Canada includes working for CBCsports.ca in Toronto and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver. During her time spent with CBC, she developed and wrote stories related to the main professional teams in the city. As the Media & Events coordinator at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Cecilia implemented internal and external communication plans for the Hall’s operation. As well, she coordinated all aspects of the planning an execution of all internal and special events, including the Hall’s involvement with the 2014 Grey Cup, MLS matches, and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Cecilia was also part of the Mexican National Gymnastics Team where she competed as an elite athlete in the artistic and rhythmic programs.