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The Washington Spirit are a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team based in Washington, D.C. The team was founded in 2012 and began play in 2013 as a NWSL founding club.

Bill Lynch was the original team owner. He sold a majority stake in the team to tech executive Steve Baldwin in late 2018.

The Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., has been the home of the Spirit’s technical and support staff since the club’s inception in 2012. Additionally, the . . .

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Additional Offices / Facilities
  • Segra Field
  • 42095 Loudoun United Dr
  • Leesburg, VA 20175

Ownership / Management

Board of Directors
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Majority Owner

Steve Baldwin

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Owner

Michele Kang

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Owner

Bill Lynch

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Key Decision Makers
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President, Business Operations

Lindsay Barenz

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President, Sporting Operations

Larry Best

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Chief Administrative Officer

Denise Caldwell

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Chief Growth Officer

Gretchen Hamm

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Chief Communications Officer

Nicole Hawkins

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Exec Producer, Spirit Media

Craig Hoffman

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Personnel

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ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

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Manager, Finance

Joel Mattingly

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Manager, Operations

Chris Mayer

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Advisor, People + Culture

Emily Goodson

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Advisor, Legal

Sean Nadel

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Director, Sales

Lauren Kenney

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Director, Design & Technology

Bernie Koelsch

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Sr Coordinator, Marketing/Sponsorship

Bryana Wise

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Coordinator, Communications & Community Relations

Jordan Small

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Coordinator, Community Relations & Acct Exec

Zoe Wulff

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Rep, Corporate Sales

Patrick Nightingale

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SPORTING OPERATIONS

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Director, Adult/Youth Programming

Ana Mayoral

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