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BOARD

Kyle Sears - Chairman

Kyle Sears has been a Board Member since 2005 and is a successful, versatile lawyer with over 25 years of experience in providing wise counsel and sound legal and practical advice to clients involved in business, disputes and transactions. Kyle has assisted clients in avoiding and resolving disputes through documentation, negotiation, mediation, litigation and arbitration. Assisted clients in negotiating and consummating business transactions. Kyle has served on the City Council for the City of Spring Valley, TX.; on the Soccer Board of Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association and has chaired and served on numerous committees at Houston’s Second Baptist Church/school. Kyle graduated from Texas A & M University in 1980 with a BBA in Finance, and in 1983, received a College of Law Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. He has been married to Debra for 28 years and has 2 daughters.

David Markley - Vice Chairman

David Markley has been a Board Member since 2006, and supported Sports Quest by coordinating soccer camps in Austin from 2002 through 2007. He is a former VP of Operations for FlowBelow Aero Inc. and has a ten year history with teams in the United Soccer Leagues, most recently as Soccer Operations Manager for San Antonio FC. David was the owner and chairman of the Austin Aztex from 2012 to 2014, was previously part owner of Orlando City SC, served on the Premier Development League’s Executive Committee and was selected as the Executive of the Year in 2009. He played club soccer at Auburn University, where he earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering. David currently serves as Director of Operations at Grace Covenant Church in Austin, TX.

Christopher Honeycutt - Treasurer

Chris Honeycutt joined the Board in May 2015. Chris is currently CFO of Identity Automation and oversees the company’s financial and accounting operations. For the past 15 years, Chris has held financial leadership roles with multiple technology companies in the Houston area. Chris has been married to his wife, Lynn, for over 18 years and together they have a daughter, Brianna. Chris currently coaches a U14 girl’s team trained by Sports Quest. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in finance from Houston Baptist University.

Michael Harwell - Secretary

Mike Harwell joined the board in Spring 2015. Mike is a graduate from the University of Mississippi ( commonly known as Ole Miss) with a BBA in Business Management and a minor in International Business. He is founder and principle of The Hillwood Group based in Houston, TX which serves food industry customers in the area of international product sourcing and representation. Mike has been married to his wife Darlene for 26 years and have two sons (Connor & Ryan). Mike previously served as Vice President for Westside Soccer Club located at Bear Creek Park and was instrumental in expanding Sports Quest’s training role with the club. Mike remains active in the youth soccer community by serving as the Director for the Houston Labor Day Cup soccer tournament and by serving as a volunteer during Sports Quest’s outreach camps. Mike also works for the Houston Dynamo of the MLS as part of their game day operations staff.

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