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Backroom Directors & Officers

Dr. Scott Hanlon

Chicago KICS Foundation President & Co-Founder

Dr. Scott Hanlon is a family physician and former commissioner of the Chicago Park District. Dr. Hanlon also co-founded the Chicago KICS International Showcase in 2013 to bring the youth of the world to Chicago to share opportunity, competition, camaraderie and cultural exchange.

Matt Miller

Chicago KICS Academy Director & Co-Founder

Matt Miller is a former professional English player. Matt commits his time and dedication to youth players. Matt brings a wealth of soccer knowledge, experience and leadership to Chicago KICS. Matt looks forward to providing opportunity through soccer by advancing the sport in the U.S. and the world for youth players.

Soccer Qualifications

  • Former Professional (Cambridge United) and Collegiate Player (Loughborough University, England)
  • Football Association Level 3 (UEFA B) License (England)
  • Football Association Level 2 License (England)
  • Football Association Level 1 License (England)
  • IYSA-USSF Certified (USA)
  • Speed, Agility Quickness (SAQ) Certified
  • FA Treatment and Management of Injuries
  • FA Child Protection Certified
  • Football Association First Aid Certified
  • Nutritional Advisor Certified

Tina Feldstein

Chicago KICS Foundation Director

Tina Feldstein brings two decades of professional experience in innovative Management, Sales , Marketing, Business and Community Development, Event Planning, Real Estate and Public Relations. Tina has an unparalleled knowledge of Chicago and consistently demonstrates a true passion for driving opportunity.

Jim Sharp

Chicago KICS - Advisory Board of Director

President, Deks North America Inc., an international manufacturer of polymer products headquartered in Chicago with operations located in Vietnam, China, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand with distribution to more than 28 countries worldwide.

A Founding Board Member of Chicago KICS United FC while lending his hand as Logistics Director of the Chicago KICS International Showcase. Jim is also an active licensed US Soccer Federation Referee and helps with the referee education of many of our young Chicago KICS players.

An avid youth soccer enthusiast in the Chicago metropolitan area continually promoting the lifetime benefits of our youth participating and enjoying the soccer team experience. 

Blair Bedalow

Chicago KICS Executive Director

Blair Bedalow brings 10 years of experience in events and marketing and customer service to KICS.  She is a local Chicago resident who takes pride in her city and is excited to be a part of the KICS Community.  Blair has worked with Chicago KICS on the International Showcase since its inception, with specific attention given to the incoming International Teams.  As an avid traveler, she has traveled to nearly 30 countries and earned her Masters in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific. Always a believer in the importance of building community and understanding across cultures, she sees the importance of an organization like Chicago KICS and supports our initiative that "soccer is opportunity". Together with Chicago KICS she hopes to build our International Tour experiences and enhance and expand local programming.

Heather Breems

Chicago KICS Director of Operations

Lauren Seesel

Chicago KICS Program Director

Quinn Harris

Chicago KICS Certified Public Accountant

Quinn is a Certified Public Accountant and manages a diversified client base focusing primarily in the manufacturing and distribution, private equity, retail, transportation, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, and consulting industries.

Chris Dons

Chicago KICS Team Manager Coordinator

James Buckner

Chicago KICS Referee Assignor

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