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Board Member Biographies


Larry Zajac President


Wei Ma, Vice President

Nate Elseser Director of Recreation U7 & Below


Chris Jackson, Director of Recreation U8 & Above


Chris Jackson, a Medina area resident since 2002, grew up in the Detroit Suburbs playing soccer since the age of 4.  He has participated at the recreation, travel, and high school levels of play, only to have his career cut short by a knee injury in high school.  After reconstructive surgery, Chris participated in various recreational tournaments and is quick to jump in on a pick-up game at a local park. 

With his first child turning 4 in 2006, Chris sought out the local soccer program in Medina and has been involved ever since.  He has coached both of his children, and continued on to coach “orphan” teams who needed a coach after his children lost interest in the sport.   In his spare time, Chris plays guitar, bass, and drums.

Tim Pelton, Director of Boys Travel (Rangers)

Jasen Cusick, Director of Girls Travel (Classics)

Jasen Cusick, a current resident of Medina, has played and/or coached soccer for most of his life.  He grew up in northern California where he attended undergraduate and graduate school.  With three kids and a love for sports, particularly baseball and soccer, Jasen started coaching youth sports in 2007.  His coaching philosophy has always been rooted in having fun, yet stressing the fundamentals of the sport, encouraging creativity, and looking for continued growth.

In 2011, Jasen and his family moved to Medina, Ohio to be closer to his employer’s headquarters.  He quickly became involved with Medina Soccer Association through volunteer coaching. Jasen was appointed to the MSA board as the Director of Girls Travel (Classics) in November 2014. 

When not at work, Jasen can be found running, playing in adult soccer leagues, and trying to keep up with his active family. 

Patrick O'Reilly, Secretary

Pat has lived in Medina for the last 12 years with his wife Christina and they are originally from Strongsville, Ohio. They have two boys that are active in a variety of athletics for Medina including baseball, basketball, football, and one that plays for Medina Rangers. Pat has been a volunteer coach for each team his boys have played on over the years, donating his time to teach boys and girls these specific sports since 2008. He is currently a Team Manager/Assistant Coach for his son’s Ranger team.

Pat has played several sports over the years at different levels such as soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball. Having come from Strongsville and being part of their soccer association as he grew up, he decided that he wanted to try and help Medina move in that same direction.  “Medina is a growing community and we have a fantastic Rec and Travel program in the city, but there is always room for improvement. I want to hopefully look back in several years and know that I was part of the group that helped the soccer program in Medina be one of the best around.”

Mindy Newman, Director of Registration

John Harvey, Director of Indoor Facility

Jon Handwerk, Director of Referees



Frank Horvath, Director of Fields