Rebecca started her soccer career in an AYSO league in Missouri Valley, IA. She then played at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. In addition to playing soccer, Rebecca studied vocal music and business and went on to graduate school to keep studying both at University of Missouri-Kansas City. A mother of 3 boys who play competitive soccer and a wife to a soccer coach, Rebecca lives the ultimate soccer life.
Itzayanna lives in Des Moines and recently graduated from Drake University. Originally from Creston, Iowa, she's been playing soccer for the past eight years and hopes to pass on the team-building skills and lessons it taught her. Her favorite part of HappyFeet is watching the way the children improve and learn over the course of the season and years. They learn to work together and stay active in a way that's fun. She strives to get to know each child to make HappyFeet something they all enjoy.
Eliseo lives in Altoona, Iowa and has recently graduated college. He received his degree in education with an endorsement in Social Studies. Eliseo is originally from Fresno, California, but has enjoyed living in Iowa the last 10 years. He has played soccer his entire life and was fortunate enough to play at Grand View University as well. His favorite part of coaching is being able to connect with each athlete to the best of his ability, and using his knowledge about soccer to create Future Legends.
My name is Bridget Davidson and I am a sophomore at Drake University studying Athletic Training . I am from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and I have lived there my entire life. I have been playing soccer since I was five years old and continue to play in college on the Drake women's club team. I also grew up figure skating, playing hockey, and playing volleyball.
Marissa Savell is from Colorado and has recently graduated high school from Boone High School. While attending BHS, Marissa was on the soccer team and also played soccer as a kid. Marissa hopes to make soccer enjoyable and educational while coaching at HappyFeet.
I am Rachel Shepherd. I currently attend Iowa State University, studying Management and Finance, and a part of Alpha Delta Pi. My favorite hobbies are running, riding motorcycles, and competing in demo derby's. I love dogs and pizza."
Joe is an ISU student in Pre-physical therapy, Originally from Early, Iowa He played soccer for four years and is passionate about teaching 'Happy-feeters' the skills of soccer from beginner to advanced. His favorite part of HappyFeet is getting to know the kids and watching their skills increase throughout the season. His goals are to create a safe, postitive environment for kids of all ages to improve their soccer skills and a fun time doing it.
Hello! My name is Kayley Weiland and I'm currently a sophomore at Drake University! I'm a Health Sciences major with hopes to go to medical school to become a doctor. I have played soccer for the past 14 years and currently play for the Drake Women's Club Soccer Team. I am originally from Dubuque, Iowa, where I coach for the Dubuque Soccer Club during the summer. I'm excited to be coaching again and to be able to share my love of the game with others!
Hi, I'm Alicia! I'm 21 years old and am a senior at Drake University. I study Rhetoric and English and hope to become a professor. I love books, anime, and tacos.
Hello, my name is Kaitlin! I am a senior at Drake University. I am studying Information Systems and Data Analytics. When I graduate, I will be staying in Des Moines. I have yet to meet a craft that I don’t enjoy. Recently, I have also taken up baking. I am excited to coach and to get to know all the kids each season. I look forward to seeing them learn and improve!
Hi! My name is Chelsi and I am currently a junior at Drake University. At Drake I am a double major in Law, Politics, and Society & English with a minor in Spanish. My favorite thing to do in my free time is spend time with friends (the other coaches) and travel. I have been coaching with HappyFeet for over three seasons now and my favorite part is getting to know each HappyFeeter individually!
Julia is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently a junior at Drake double majoring in Biology and Spanish. She hopes to pass on the skills and confidence she developed as a synchronized swimmer for 10 years. She focuses on building a fun and supportive environment. She enjoys watching the children encourage each other so that others feel included because that’s what teamwork is all about! She attempts to focus on the individual learning style of each Happy Feeter so they are able to learn and grow to the best of their abilities. All in all, she hopes to make Happy Feet a place kids are excited about!