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Front Office Staff

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

Javi Bautista - Youth Program Coordinator

 

Javi Bautista joined the DCFC staff in 2018, coming back after playing for the team in 2015/2016. He is responsible for overseeing and coaching the DCFC/PAL Select youth program. He also runs the youth leagues at the Detroit City Fieldhouse. 

Javi graduated from Ashford University with a Physical Education degree in 2015. He also has a master’s degree in Sport Education from Gardner-Webb University. He likes to make videos for his YouTube channel and enjoys hanging out at the City Clubhouse! 

Kevin Brehmer - Operations Coordinator

 

Kevin Brehmer joined DCFC in April of 2017 as Operations Coordinator, overseeing both retail and stadium operations duties. 

Kevin graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Marketing and Logistics Management in 2012. He previously worked with the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon, OH, and Delaware North at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.

Joshua Champney - Sales Associate

 

Before joining the DCFC staff full time at the beginning of the 2019 season, Josh worked as an intern for the club during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He is responsible for working with current and prospective season ticket holders, orchestrating group outings, and running the box office on matchday. 

Josh graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019 with a communications degree. He enjoys playing keeper for the staff soccer team, tennis, and waking up early on the weekends to watch as much soccer as he can. 

Jon DeBoer - Team Photographer

 

Jon DeBoer has been the photographer for Detroit City FC since the team's first season in 2012. Jon is a photographer and graphic designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. He participated in classes on photography while enrolled at Lawrence Technological University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2010.

His background in graphic design and interest in architecture has strongly influenced his approach to photography. In 2009, Jon began exploring the city of Detroit and has been photographing the evolving urban landscape ever since. In addition to his cityscape and architectural work, Jon also works as a freelance commercial and event photographer.

Phil Lucas - Community Liaison

 

Phil Lucas joined the DCFC staff in 2017. He is responsible for growing the club's presence in the community through outreach and relationship building, including managing the adult recreational Detroit City Futbol League. Prior to joining Detroit City, he managed community engagement at the City of Southfield.

Phil graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a chemistry degree in 2012. He enjoys running, hiking, and camping throughout Michigan.

Sean Mann - Chief Executive Officer/Co-Owner

 

Sean Mann is a Kansan by birth, a Detroiter by choice, and a graduate of Kalamazoo College. While completing his postgraduate degree at the University of Bristol, he served as a researcher in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons for the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Sean is also an active resident of southwest Detroit, and member of the Clark Park Coalition; all of the above which help him execute his role for DCFC spearheading community and corporate relations for the team. 

Trevor Osburn - Director of Soccer Operations

 

Trevor Osburn joined DCFC in December of 2018 as Director of Soccer Operations, and was an intern for DCFC in the summer of 2014. He oversees the club's ticketing and will work closely with current and prospective corporate partners. 

Prior to joining DCFC, Trevor worked as a Fan Relations Specialist for the San Jose Earthquakes where he worked with the club's season ticket holders. Trevor graduated from the University of Michigan in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Sport Management. He played four years of club soccer at Michigan and is an avid fan of many leagues around the world. 

Lindsey Pehrson - Director of Media 

 

Lindsey Pehrson joined the DCFC staff in 2014. In her role as Media Director for Le Rouge, she is responsible for leading the team in marketing communications and maintaining Le Rouge's online presence at detcityfc.com and across social media.

Lindsey graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in sports journalism.

Friendly the Bear - Director of Mascoting 

 

As the old saying goes, "One person's polar bear costume thrown in a dumpster never to be worn again is another soccer team's mascot." Friendly the Bear joined the DCFC family as the unofficial mascot of Detroit's soccer team in 2014. From his humble beginnings at the base of a waste receptacle, he has become an international sensation, loved and adored by millions around the world. There's even a velvet portrait of Friendly at the Detroit City Clubhouse. Upon seeing the painting, a prominent art collector named Mean Sann estimated its worth as "priceless." Friendly's regular appearances at Detroit City FC friendly matches and community events provides smiles for fans of all ages. His crooked head, questionable stench and lack of pants has led him to be affectionately known as Detroit's Dumpster Bear(TM). Friendly is an integral part of the DCFC culture, and you can support Friendly's polar bear friends and their habitats – which are being impacted by climate change at an alarming rate – at https://polarbearsinternational.org/.