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Leadership

2015 Board of Directors

Chris Smink
Board Member, Director of Communications

As Director of Communications, Chris oversees Texian Army’s website, newsletters, and social media as well as external communications between Texian Army and other entities. As a veteran Dynamo supporter, Chris has traveled to all four Dynamo MLS Cup appearances, represented Texian Army at the past four ISC Conferences, is serving his seventh consecutive year on the Texian Army Board of Directors, and is serving as the first president of the Texian Army 501(c)(7). Professionally, Chris is a new construction sales representative for Texas’ largest independently owned insulation company.

Dave Nesbitt
Board Member, Merchandising & Charity Director

Dave will direct the 2015 Texian Army merchandising efforts, including design, purchasing and inventory management, as well as manage our charity endeavors. As an original Dynamo season ticket holder since 2006 and a Texian Army member since 2012, Dave has been to all (4) Dynamo MLS Cup appearances and numerous other away games. This is his first year serving on the Texian Army Board. Dave owns an engineering consultancy and service business working around the world. He has previously served as President of the Board of both the 30,000 member Professional Disc Golf Association and the Houston Flying Disc Society.

James Hromadka
Board Member, Grillmaster, Treasurer, Travel Director

James Hromadka has been with Texian Army since before it had a name. He was one of the initial members in 2006, and is the longest-tenured board member of the supporters group. James is passionate about sports and the outdoors, about cooking at the TAilgates, and about his wife Melissa, who he met through Texian Army. When not cooking for 60-100 people before games, James works as a Financial Advisor and accountant. James will also over travel for Texian Army in 2015 and serve as Vice President and Treasurer of the 501(c)(7).

Leslie Mott
Board Member, Director of Membership & Recruiting

As Director of Membership and Recruiting, Leslie manages Texian Army’s membership database, the on-boarding process for new members, and organizes efforts geared towards building our membership numbers. Leslie also serves as the Secretary for Texian Army’s 501c7. A fan since 2010, Leslie first joined Texian Army in 2012 and is serving her first year on the Board of Directors. She has traveled to as far as Los Angeles, Frisco and Kansas City to support the Dynamo; as well as to Denver, Colorado to represent Texian Army at the 2015 Independent Supporters Council Conference. Professionally, Leslie is the Development Coordinator for one of Houston’s biggest home builders.

Seth Barker
Board Member, Director of Game Day Operations

As Director of Gameday Operations, Seth oversees the in-stadium experience of the group. He supervises the tifo displays and logistics of equipment setup and take-down. Seth first joined Texian Army in 2008 and is serving his third year on the group’s Board of Directors. He can be found at nearly every Dynamo home game, and has traveled from Los Angeles to New York to Cancun, Mexico in effort to show support to his beloved Dynamo. Professionally, Seth is a chemist for an industrial service company. His interests outside of soccer include reefkeeping, reading, and horology.

Past Directors

  • Michael Porter – 2013*, 2014
  • Dave Goozey – 2014
  • Wilson Calvert – 2014
  • Cory Gonzales – 2013
  • Teddy Bucher – 2013
  • Megan Flora – 2013*
  • Andrew Jackson – 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Erin Dutka – 2011, 2012
  • Sam Cook – 2010
  • Brandon Yannerella – 2010*
  • Sam Hardeman – 2009, 2010*
  • Anderson Brandao – 2009
  • Rey Gallegos – 2007, 2008*, 2009
  • Joseph Ashmore – 2008*
  • Katy Umaña – 2008*
  • Kevin Musgrave – 2007, 2008
  • Jason Day – 2007, 2008*
  • Stephen Edmundson – 2007

 * Partial Year