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Rio Rapids Northern - Staff

The Rio Rapids Northern's Staff is here to provide all our players, members, and coaches with the best possible service and to run the day-to-day administration of the club efficiently. 


Dianna Fernandez is our Administrative Assistant. Born in Mexico she is a graduate of Santa Fe High and Santa Fe Community College graduating as a dental assistant. She is currently studying music at the Community College - and plays the violin for Mariachi Buenaventura - an all-female mariachi group.    


Wyeth Carpenter is our Technical Assistant. Wyeth grew up in Santa Fe, NM and attended Santa Fe Preparatory School for high school. Wyeth also played club soccer for Northern Soccer Club. He played in both state finals in both club and high school soccer, winning the high school state championship as a senior. After High School, he attended Oberlin College in Ohio where Wyeth played soccer for 3 years. Oberlin College competed with top 25 teams in the nation and at times were in the top 25.

Our Executive Director is Marco Ortiz. Marco grew up playing with Northern Soccer Club and he continues to participate with the club as an adult.  After playing collegiate club soccer and adult club soccer, Marco returned to Santa Fe and Northern Soccer.   Marco manages the Development Program and coaches Select teams with Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club.  Marco is what community soccer is all about.  We are proud to have a former player return to the club as an adult, join the mission and bring his family into the club. Grassroots at its finest.  Marco is a certified referee and certified referee assignor.

To contact any of our staff:


Board of Directors

David Sidebottom 

Vice President
Sloan Swanson

Justin Najaka



At Large

Scott Hussion
Harvey Monroe
Jennifer Padgett

Charise Gonzalez

Adelyn Smith

Honorary Board Member
Brian Brigham