Meet the 2018 Board of Directors Candidates

Next week elections for the 2018 board of directors will be held. Before the election, take some time to get to know the candidates. Absentee voting will be available to those unable to attend the Annual General Meeting on December 5. The candidates will have a chance to make remarks before the election begins during the Annual General Meeting.

Learn more about elections on our Election Guide page.

Spencer Haines
Running for Vice President

I grew up in Fort Worth, TX and enlisted in the Marine Corps. right out of high school. During that time I got married and had my son. That lead me to leaving the Marine Corps and taking a job in building material sale. We moved around for the first few years of that until we landed in Tulsa and knew we were home.

I enjoy being part of something bigger than myself.

Tulsa has been a great place for me and my family and now I want to be a part of giving something back to it.

Chris Armistead
Running for Vice President

Geologist by day, Amazing Lover by night, and RoustaGrill Master/RoustaBass Beater/ by game time (Bussssscccccchhhhhhhhh). Served as At-Large BOD member last year and looking to take on a bigger role.

Jacob Will
Running for Treasurer

I have been the treasurer for 3 years now and we are still afloat. Plus I haven’t embezzled funds for years now and that time is behind me.

Steve Hitz
Running for At-Large Director

I love TRFC! I have been a council member for my sons boy scout troop years back. I would love to be more involved in this group and love to give back to the community. Beer showers for everyone!

Lori Scholl
Running for At-Large Director

I would like to serve as the 2018 Member at Large and help grow and strengthen our soccer community in Tulsa.

 

Tulsa Soccer Show #67: Disciples of Discipline (with Mason Robbins)

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Zach, Cody, and guest Mason Robbins are all back to discuss the Tulsa Roughnecks FC’s recent performance against RGVFC. Cody breaks out his Magic Spreadsheet™ to talk about how the statistics of the 2017 Roughnecks already show a stark contrast with last season. The guys breakdown some major disciplinary rulings and what some new rules regarding discipline mean for teams in the USL this year. The guys also talk with Mason Robbins about what he’s working on to grow the sport.

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Tulsa Soccer Show #65: SANCTIONED! (with guest Josh Beeman)

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Zach and Cody are back in the kitchen studio to discuss the major news that the USL office has determined that the Tulsa Roughnecks FC fielded an ineligible player against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and must forfeit the match previously played to a 4-1 win. The guys breakdown the Roughneck’s results from Saturday against RGVFC and what lessons can be taken away from the 1-0 win. Jesse Easdon interviews repeat-guest Josh Beeman of Indomitable City Soccer and The USL Show. The guys close it up with league news out of St. Louis where a tax to build an MLS stadium went up for a vote and look forward to this Saturday’s match against Sacramento Republic FC.

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Tulsa Soccer Show #64: Week One Reactions

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Zach, Cody and Jesse dissect the first week of the Tulsa Roughnecks FC season and celebrate having Jesse back after being away from the podcast for nearly a year. Coach Vaudreuil gives his reactions to the first match and the guys discuss the major news that USL is planning to launch a new 3rd Division league below where the Roughnecks currently play.

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Tulsa Soccer Show – Episode 63: Western Conference Predictions

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Zach, Roger and Cody have been studying the USL’s western conference this pre-season and are ready with their picks for how they think this season is headed. Last year’s predictions didn’t fare too well, but the guys have pegged Sacramento Republic FC as the favorite who now have former-Roughneck forward Sammy Ochoa to help their charge. The guys also discuss the Tulsa Roughneck’s preseason prowess and some rumors on the USL expansion front.

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Tulsa Soccer Show – Episode 62: Officially Affiliated (with guest Brian Carroll)

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Cody, Roger and Zach are back for another week of Roughnecks FC and USL news with the major announcement that the Tulsa Roughnecks FC have officially signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. The guys talk about the growing roster of players and riff on Tulsa’s upcoming season schedule.

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Tulsa Soccer Show – Episode 61: Mark Your Calendars (with guest Kosuke Kimura)

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Zach and Cody are back to talk about big announcements for Tulsa Roughnecks FC fans, including the 2017 USL schedule and new player-coach announcements. Kosuke Kimura, one of the two new signings joins the guys to talk about his first impressions of Tulsa and his experiences in MLS and playing for Rayo OKC last year. The guys also talk about MLS bids and what if any future Tulsa may have in that.

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From the President of the Tulsa Roustabouts

On behalf of the 2017 leaders I want to say welcome back! This year is crucial for the Roughnecks and we will be pushing them on in a way only we can. I am so grateful for the friends I’ve made and the moments we’ve had from this group.

First, join me in offering thanks to our inaugural and past president, Zach Easdon. When this all started several years ago he was the only one who stood up to lead from the front. The Roustabouts started with him and I know you’ll agree that we couldn’t be happier to have the group around! So please, the next time you see him, make it a point to thank Zach.

Moving forward we have a ton to be excited about! The team is being assembled and opening day will be here before we know it. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Coach David Vaudreuil, I think you’ll be happy with the hiring. I was extremely impressed with him and it won’t be shock if we see him jump into the crowd after a Roughnecks WIN! The Roustabouts board is also working on ways to enhance our membership including restructuring the pricing options and beefing up possible discounts at local establishments. Also, TAILGATES! I’m looking to enhance what is already a good experience to give the Roustabouts (and any passerby for that matter) the party they so richly desire. Additionally, soon you’ll begin to see events popping up; many informal and a few bigger events including volunteer opportunities geared toward enriching the city of Tulsa. It’s going to be an exciting year!

One last note: thank you for being a Roustabout. I sincerely hope you decide to join us again this year. This group is only as good as those who choose to be part of it…and that means YOU. Without your voice at top volume we aren’t as loud. Without your personality we aren’t as vibrant. Without your ideas we aren’t as creative. Without you…well…we aren’t us. Whether you’re returning from the past or joining for the first time, we need you!

I’m looking forward to seeing you soon in orange and blue.
COME ON YOU ROUGHNECKS!

Warm Regards,

Joshua Firor
President, Tulsa Roustabouts

Tulsa Soccer Show – Episode 60: Now A D2 Soccer-Specific Podcast

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Cody, Roger and Zach are back for the first episode of 2017 hot on the heels of the USSF’s major decision to sanction both USL and NASL as provision Division 2 leagues. The guys talk about the implications of D2 status for Tulsa Roughnecks FC and how it will shape the upcoming 2017 USL Season.

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