Governance

Board of Directors

Kevin Battle, Chair

Director of Rugby Development for the Los Angeles Giltinis. Kevin has served in all facets of professional and developmental rugby, from coach, manager, educator, recruiter. He brings vast experience working alongside USA Rugby and Major League Rugby.

David Hastings, Vice Chair

PE Teacher at Emerson Middle School and long-time partner with the Play Rugby program, establishing the premiere in-school rugby training program, which includes training for all PE teachers on how to teach rugby.

Eric Anderson, Secretary

CEO, Cercle D’Or Consulting and President/CEO of the Los Angeles Rebellion, the only fully inclusive club (ie. LGBTQIA+ focused mission) in LA. Eric has 15 years experience as a senior nonprofit executive working in afterschool arts education, youth development, violence prevention and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Ed Patterson, Treasurer

Partner at Goehner Accountancy and Treasurer for the Pasadena Rugby Club. Ed has a long history as a collegiate and adult rugby player, and as a CPA, specializes in accounting and tax services for nonprofits of all sizes and income levels.

Kelly Burton

Attorney. Kelly is an attorney and executive leader. She serves as the Adopt A Country Program Outreach Coordinator for LA Sevens and served the former USA Sevens in Las Vegas. The Program includes significant international outreach efforts and grassroots efforts raising awareness of and participation in rugby.

Staff

Harrison Herndon

Harrison has worked in Youth Rugby Development for over 6 years with Play Rugby USA, AEG Rugby and USA Rugby. He has overseen programs that have seen over 10,000 youth introduced to the sport in the greater Los Angeles area, in well over 200 schools and community based organizations. He brings a vast experience of implementation of the sport from serving in his various roles as Program Manager, Rugby Development Officer, Youth Development Mentor, and Sales Coordinator.