Meet the Team
The DC Way team is dedicated to providing a fun and enriching soccer experience for children of all ages and levels. Each valuable member of the team contributes to the unique culture that is DC Way. The members of our team strive to accomplish our mission by exhibiting strong characteristic and holding our values. DC Way is based on a culture of honesty, fairness, expertise, and a passion for soccer and coaching.
Founder & Program Director
Denis comes from a long tradition of soccer. His father, a professional player, started teaching Denis soccer as soon as he could walk. He also comes from a tradition of education. His mother has taught school for over 25 years. Denis went through Volgar Gazprom FC youth academy system, played successfully on the collegiate level, was one of the first people playing futsal in his city Astrakhan, Russia. He holds a National Soccer Coaching License for ages 8-12 years old and Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and regularly attends seminars to improve his coaching skills.
Denis was voted the best sports coach of the 2016 and 2017 by Washington City Paper!
Chief Executive Officer
Roman fell in love with a game of soccer when he was a child and he believes it played a huge role in his life. Roman holds an MBA degree from George Mason University and brings with him extensive experience in finance and project management. His skills help DC Way be successful and have all day-to-day operations under control.
Director of Operations
Veronika has extensive knowledge in finances and a degree in Business Administration. She has occupied leading positions in the field of hospitality and banking. In her spare time, Veronika dedicates a lot of time to volunteer activities in the DMV area and participates in fundraisers for sport and recreation grants for local youth. She has exceptional communication and strong organizational skills that helps her to find common language with both kids & parents side as well as her teammates and effectively coordinate everyday coaching duties.
Caroline is a graduate of George Mason University holding a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Advertising and a Masters of Science in Management. She has an extensive background in marketing having previously worked as a Marketing intern at several companies. Caroline also enjoys volunteering being a member of Alpha Phi Omega and a past Marketing Chair for George Mason University's Relay for Life. Caroline is passionate about bringing the best out of DC Way through copywriting, video production, and her graphic design skills!