Hey there! My name is Coach Katrina. Growing up I have always had the passion for the sport of soccer. Starting at age 8, I joined my city's soccer league, made the select team, and then at age 12, I got invited to proudly represent and play for Alta Loma Arsenal FC (go Gunners)! Having the opportunity to play with my premiere team allowed me to excel in my skill level and led me to a starting position on Rancho Cucamonga's High School varsity line up.
After playing at the varsity level all four years, being granted with the Captain title for two, and making it to the CIF Championship game my senior year, I was blessed to receive a soccer scholarship to California Baptist University, where I graduated in '05 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/ Management. Staying in tune with the soccer scene and continuing my love for the sport, I decided to interview for the Miss LA Galaxy title... and... I won! So, for an entire MLS season I not only got to market for the LA Galaxy and attend every home game, but I got to give one of the most respected players in the world a high five... yep, David Beckham. I know that might sound minimal, but hey, coming from an athlete who loves this sport, it was pretty cool :)
Now having the chance to learn a little about me and my soccer background, I definitely want you, the parent, to know that it has been a dream of mine to share my love and passion for this sport to young children. To be involved with HappyFeet has got to be the most rewarding experience I have been given. To own a moment such as this, I look forward to sharing enjoyment, confidence and success with your child!
Coach Sean, Coach Director
Hello Happy Feet Families,
My name is Sean Phillips. I am the new sports director and coach for HappyFeet. I have been working with children, families and early childhood education schools for over 15 years in many different capacities. I have been a sports director, childcare teacher, kindergarten teacher, before and after school care director and a P.E. Teacher just to name a few.
I have always had a passion for early childhood education. I love to watch and facilitate children's growth, learning and development. To witness and participate in their successes and they grow is such an honor and I am very much looking forward to doing just that for the families we serve with our wonderful program around Orange County!
Coach Kaela, Coach
Hello Happy Feet Families, my name is Coach Kaela!
Throughout my childhood, my passion for soccer began at the age of 12 when I was asked to participate in an AYSO soccer league. Ever since then soccer has given me an opportunity to develop leadership skills on and off the field. Throughout my high school career, I played on the varsity team all four years, being named captain for two. Ending that journey, it was my dream to continue my soccer career throughout college and was fortunate enough that my dream turned into a reality. I soon was accepted to Whittier College as a full-time student athlete, majoring in Child Development. I played all four years as a central midfielder, being named captain for my last two years while maintaining a strong passion academically, in the field of Child Development.
My passion and love for soccer is always something I want to share with young children. Happy Feet has given me the most memorable experience and being able to share that with our Happy Feet friends, it can’t get any better! I look forward to the future and what is to come and sharing all the greatness that Happy Feet provides, with all of you.
Coach Christina, Coach
I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist, so working with kids comes second nature to me. I joined HappyFeet in 2015 and have loved seeing the kids progress through the five-week course! I enjoy teaching the kids simple skills and having fun doing it. I have been playing soccer since I was eight years old and truly enjoy giving back to the kids. There’s nothing better than seeing the kids smile after conquering a new move.
Coach Mikko, Coach
Soccer has always been a huge part of my life! It has taught me values like respect, leadership and camaraderie which I believe molded me into the player and coach that I am today! Like a baton, our passions must be passed onto the next generations. This is why sharing my knowledge and love for the sport to younger children in a fun and learning environment will be a blessing! I am so excited to be a HappyFeet Coach!
Coach Jeff, Coach
As a soccer program developer at the Ottumwa YMCA, I coached pre-school all the way to 5th grade. I also helped coach at the U10-U12 Mahaska soccer and the Mahaska United in Osakaloosa, IA. I like to work on players first touch, explosiveness and acceleration! All of which I can make happen in a FUN and creative way for all my little HappyFeet friends!!
Hi! My name is Anna, and I am the Administrator of the Accounting Department for our HappyFeet team. With the 20 years experience I have in the accounting field, I am thrilled to assist all HappyFeet parents with any questions or concerns.
Soccer has been a part of my life for the past 19 years, when my two children started playing. I am excited to put my granddaughter in the HappyFeet program as soon as she turns 2. Teaching the fundamentals of soccer along with the positive input that HappyFeet provides young children, is what motivated me to join the HappyFeet team :)