Lee Billiard - email@example.com
Tel: 617-945-1704 ext 201
Lee Billiard joined the Boston Breakers front office staff as General Manager in 2012, coming from Mass Premier Soccer where he served as Academy Director.
After serving as Sales Director for the Boston Breakers during the 2011 season, Lee took over the Managerial reins from former General Manager, Andrew Crossley.
A Graduate of Buckinghamshire University, England, Lee holds a BA Hons degree in Sports Management and Soccer Studies. He joins the Breakers organization after 9 years of working with Mass Premier Soccer, during that time Lee worked with over 50 youth soccer groups across the state to provide coach/player education and summer camps.
Along with his knowledge and experience of youth soccer in MA, Lee also coaches at a variety of levels. He holds female coaching positions at Mass Premier Soccer and Acton Boxboro Regional High School. He also served as a Director of Coaching for Natick Soccer Club.
Before arriving in the states Lee coached and ran community programs for Wycombe Wanderers Football Club (professional) in England gaining valuable knowledge in all aspects of the game.
Elise McLear - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 617.945.1704 ext 202
Elise is entering her second year as the Sales Director for the Boston Breakers after transitioning from the New England Revolution where she worked as an account executive, specifically working with Youth Soccer organizations throughout New England.
Prior to working with the Revs, Elise had been in England working on her Master’s Degree at Durham University while also playing soccer there for the British University league where she won two national championships as well as participating in the FA Cup. In addition to playing overseas, she also played four years of college soccer and basketball at Mount Ida College where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. Elise has interned with Mass Premier Soccer and has coached soccer for various teams including UMass Dartmouth, Roger Williams University, and a variety of youth club teams.
Laura Doran - email@example.com
Tel: 617.945.1704 ext 200
Laura Doran enters her second year as Operations Director after interning with the program back in 2010.
Laura is going into her 6th season as a Ticket Operations Representative with the Boston Red Sox. She has been an integral part of helping the Red Sox maintain their ticket sell-out streak since 2003. Previously, Laura worked in the Media Relations Department with the Boston Celtics and was an intern for WEEI Sports Radio’s Dale and Holley Show back in 2008.
An alum of North Andover High School, Laura graduated from Simmons College in 2009 with a BA degree in Communications. She was a member of her respective schools’ soccer and basketball programs.
Pro Team Coordinator:
Kaitlyn Litten - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn Litten joined the Breakers front office staff in September 2013. Shes a 2010 graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Litten interned with the Breakers during the 2013 National Womens Soccer League season, working with the operations director and is now the first team coordinator.
Development Program Director:
Jack Abelson joins the Boston Breakers front office staff as Development Program Director and as an academy coach.
A Graduate of University of Birmingham, England, Jack holds a BSc Hons degree in Sports and Exercise Science. He joins the Breakers organization after 2 years of working with Mass Premier Soccer (2008-2010) working as Clinic Director/Assistant Academy Director, during that time Jack worked with over 50 youth soccer groups across the state to provide coach/player education and summer camps.
Jack is experienced in coaching girls youth soccer during his time with Mass Premier Soccer Jack worked with the top girls teams aged U12 through to U17.
During his time at University (2010-2013) Jack also coached in community programs for English Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club in England enhancing his knowledge of the game.
Edele Branigan - email@example.com
Tel: 617.945.1704 ext 204
Edele is entering her first year with the Breakers and will be taking on the role of Account Executive within our Sales Department. Prior to this, she spent four years with Global Premier Soccer, working in both their Registration and Finance Departments. She graduated in 2010 from Dundalk IT, Ireland, with a MA in Sports Leadership and has lived stateside ever since.
Edele began coaching in 2005 with the Irish FA and has experience working with all different ages and abilities. She played varsity soccer and basketball in high school and was elected basketball captain in her junior year. A severe injury early on in college saw her involvement on the field come to an end but she has always kept a keen interest in both player and coach development.
Ryan Wood - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan has served as the Breakers communications manager since 2011. In addition to his duties with the Breakers, Ryan was an award-winning sports editor for MPG Newspapers and later, GateHouse Media New England, from 1999-2014. An established freelance writer, Ryan has contributed to The Sun (London), Sunday Sun (Northeast England), Our Game Magazine, New England Soccer Journal, and Major League Soccer. He co-authored the book "Beyond Plymouth Rock Volume II." Born in Plymouth, Mass., Ryan holds a bachelor of arts degree in English/Writing and Communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Angela has played soccer her entire life and continues to do so with Division 1 Opas in the EMWSL and men's futsal with AC Boston. She played professionally in Brescia, Italy for the Seri A Femminile.
She has an extensive background in journalism, communications, and hospitality management. She owns an entertainment business, Sports in the City, which focuses on soccer and passion for all sports. Her company, Cornacchio Communications, specializes in building websites, promotions, and business consulting. Angela has a weekly column, Socially Scene, in the Boston Post Gazette that covers events in and around the city of Boston including fashion shows, stage productions and more. She is also CEO of The Women of Boston, a female-owned and operated networking organization.