Lemuel Galvao
CEO / President

Lemuel has been a head coach since 1979. He has played water polo for CSUN. Began teaching in 1987 at Venice HS- where he was a head coach for the swimming and diving teams. In 1990 he started teaching at Highland HS as well as coaching soccer for the school. Since then he has taught and coached at HHS right up to the present. He has been the Head Coach for both the HS Boys and Girls soccer programs. In 2001 he stopped coaching at Highland to become the head coach at Antelope Valley College where he was the Head coach for the Women’s soccer program for 5 years. After taking a year off he returned to coaching the Boys at Highland where he won the 2007 Golden league championship as well as coach of year honors.

Throughout his HS Coaching career he has amassed 163 varsity wins. Along the way he has also coached AYSO (Palmdale) and club (Heat and AVFC) in age groups ranging from U-8 to U-19. In addition he completed his Masters degree in Education and curriculum. In 2001 Galvao founded the non-profit High Desert High School Soccer Coaches Association. As the president of the HDHSSCA he has worked to help all the High school coaches in the High Desert to improve their programs. Through this organization he has also developed and run the annual HDHSSCA Senior All-Star games since the inaugural game in 2002.


John Null
Director / Treasurer

He has 32 years in aerospace with the last 8 in management supervising programs in support of the Department of Defense. John has worked high profile programs for the government his entire career. He has 25 plus years of combined experience coaching and officiating high school soccer, AYSO, club soccer and little league baseball. He has served as both head referee and umpire. John has completed the counseling course for his church to serve God, His Son Jesus Christ and the community (as a non professional). One of his greatest experiences serving God was to travel to Mexico to build loft houses for those in need. 


Baltazar Mendez
Director / Community Relations Representative

President /CEO of West Coast Painting Inc. Soccer coach for 15 years in High School (Assistant coach at both Highland HS and Pete Knight HS Coach) and club (AV Heat Soccer Club, Thunder Soccer Club, and Antelope Valley Futbol Club).


Trevor Hibbert
Vice-President

Trevor worked for 13 years in Information Technologies for both a major motion picture studio and a post production/advertising company, serving as Lead Technician, IT manager, Director and ultimately Jr. Executive Vice President. Subsequent to his retirement some 10 years ago, his primary focus has been his children. However, during that time Trevor has served as a Regional Commissioner for AYSO and coached dozens of teams including the Varsity squads for two local High schools. He has also participated as a member of the City of Lancaster’s planning commission. 


Andrea Ralph
Secretary

Andrea Ralph is a Westside Union School District Employee.  Andrea moved to the Antelope Valley 9 years ago with her family. She began her volunteer work with Quartz Hill AYSO.  She has been a PTA President for 2 years and Secretary for 4.  She has been Valley View Elementary Schools Volunteer of the year twice.  Andrea is also on the Highland High School Boys Soccer booster club.


Nicolas Louis Clement
Webmaster

Nicolas is the Canadian of the crew. He founded Acēluna Studio in 2007 and act as president and lead designer of this multimedia graphic arts company. He has worked on numerous projects in Canada and the US varying from consulting to producing corporate identity for various emerging companies. His contribution on this website is completely humanitarian and voluntary in order to help the Antelope Valley community achieve their dreams.


Mathew Galvao
Event Manager

Mathew Galvao is a veteran of the US Navy, serving as a hospital corpsman for four years including one tour in Djibouti, Africa. While in the Navy he achieved the rank of Petty Officer, Third Class. While enlisted he was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda (Now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), working as a Pharmacy Technician. He worked in all areas of the pharmacy including inpatient, outpatient, supply, and compounding. He lead numerous projects improving patient safety and workflow efficiency, working well above his pay grade to improve the standard of healthcare active duty service members and retired veterans received. While on deployment he independently ran a pharmacy, dispensing over 10,000 medications without a single error in addition to providing additional medical care to include nursing, lab work, physical therapy, medication administration, medication and supply transfer, emergency medical response and treatment, preventive medicine and surgical preparation and recovery. In addition to his medical duties he was responsible for maintaining the stock of CBRNE response supplies and acting as a Customs Border Clearance Agent. In addition to military duties, he volunteered off base with the Caritas wound clinic providing wound care to refugee children, at the local orphanage and the English Learning Program. Petty Officer was awarded many medals and commendations to include the Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) and the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC).

Mathew Galvao also volunteered often with the National Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., HIPS, Amnesty International and other local DC charities. Upon medically retiring from active duty December 28, 2012 he has become the head coach for Highland High School School swimming team.


Cole McCandless
Event Manager

Cole McCandless grew up in Lake Los Angeles and has lived in the Antelope Valley his entire life. He has a Deaf twin brother and is Fluent in American Sign Language. He has earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University Northridge and has earned four Associates of Arts degrees from Antelope Valley College two of which are Deaf studies related. Cole has served his community in many ways including serving as recording secretary and then President of the Lake Los Angeles Rural Town Council. Currently Cole works as an interpreter for California State University Northridge and at Antelope Valley College.


Candy Reichard

 Event Manager

A graduate of Mojave High School, Candy Reichard is a fixture of the Antelope Valley’s non-profit and volunteer services community, having work within and/or maintained seats on the boards of organizations such as Youth Have Vision, Antelope Valley Special Olympics, Kern County Sherriff’s Search and Rescue, Soroptimist International, and other local community interests. Ms. Reichard has 18 years’ experience managing Human Resources, and is currently employed by The Pacifica Company where she operates as their Leasing Administrator. In her limited spare time Candy also maintains her own successful home business as a Partylite consultant.