Our Team

Soccer F.C. currently serves 520 children at 20 local, Title 1, elementary schools through Greater Goals.

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Board of Directors

Jeremy Sorzano

Board Chair

​Jeremy is one of the founders of Soccer Shots Charlotte and Soccer Shots Franchising. Jeremy moved to Charlotte in 1996 to play with the Charlotte Eagles and soon after started running soccer clinics for children all over the city at childcare centers and preschools. He’s always had a passion to positively impact children and help them fall in love with the game of soccer. Soccer Shots has since grown and now is run all over the country by small business owners looking to impact children positively in the communities they live in as well. Jeremy lives in Charlotte with his wife Lisa and two children.

Nicole Spencer

Board Secretary

Nicole has over 12 years of experience as an Industrial Engineer and Supply Chain Leader for a Fortune 40 company based right here in North Carolina. Nicole is a proud alumnus of Clemson University and has earned her MBA from Kaplan University. As the wife of a soccer enthusiast and a recent transplant to the Queen City, Nicole has been able to combine her passions for community service, youth development, and her newfound love of soccer by serving a local organization dedicated to creating opportunities for underserved communities through sports and mentorship. Nicole and her family reside in the University area.

Dustin Swinehart

Dustin joined Charlotte FC as the director of community engagement after previously serving as executive director of Project 658, which advocates for refugee and low-income communities in East Charlotte. Swinehart, who grew up in Ohio, played Division I college soccer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His professional career spanned from 1996 to 2010, which included a move to Charlotte in 1998. Dustin lives in Charlotte with his wife Betty and four children Tyler, Bryce, Dylan, and Avary.

Jaime Cardenas

Jaime is the CEO and co-Founder of AC&M Group, a cultural marketing agency based in Charlotte. He moved from Mexico to North Carolina in 1998 to work for Hanesbrands. After earning his MBA from Wake Forest University, he started the agency in 2004 at the WFU Business Incubator. Over the last 16 years, Jaime has led AC&M Group to become one of the leading Multicultural and Sports agencies in the U.S. He has developed soccer marketing strategies for multiple sponsors, including Fortune 100 companies. He has also worked with athletic brands, soccer retailers, international soccer leagues and clubs, and youth soccer organizations. Jaime lives in Huntersville, NC with his wife and four sons.

Andrew Odze

Andrew is a sought-after advisor by Boards of Directors, CEO’s and c-suite executives and engages in c-suite succession, team acceleration, and business transformation initiatives for industry-leading clients. As a senior executive for two Fortune 25 corporations
As both a clinical and organizational psychologist, he is uniquely qualified in the management consulting industry to understand and shape the behavior of individual leaders, to maximize the effectiveness of leadership teams and to guide organizations in enacting transformational change.
eXecutive leadership partners, the management consulting firm he founded, to efforts that improve the well-being of children and families. Andrew lives in Charlotte with his wife and two soccer-loving sons.

Nancy Klembus

Nancy is an experienced attorney and is currently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Domtar Corporation, which has a strong presence in the Carolinas. Throughout her career, Nancy has been passionate about mentoring and the critical role it plays in helping individuals, regardless of their age and background, see beyond what they can currently envision for themselves. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. Nancy lives in Charlotte with her husband Andrew.