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Michelle Pinacate

Goals: To play an active role in our youth soccer community, by promoting both technical and mental development and offering opportunities to grow and mature, which involve decision making and the consideration of others and the environment. Providing our youth with these skill sets will encourage positive behaviors, and empowerment to be successful in any aspect of life they choose.  

Professional Background: Operations Manager at 24 Hour Fitness (8 years), Human Resources Professional (13 years) and the current Human Resources Senior Section Manager at Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (< 1 year). 

Soccer Background: In the last 18 years, transitioned from a Team Parent to a Team Administrator, then to a Club Administrator. As a Club Administrator, Michelle is well versed in HYSA and Oahu League player and team registrations and management, the Affinity application, National Championship rules and requirements for competition, and team travel to local and out-of-state tournaments. She also shares responsibility, as lead Administrator, in the coordination and success of a local college ID camp for the last seven years, which has yielded numerous scholarships for Oahu players, securing them the opportunity to play at the college level, but most importantly enabling them to continue higher education. Michelle has been an Official Oahu League Board member since 2015, serving on the Disciplinary Committee for two years, and most recently serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Nominations and Elections committee for the last two years. 

Additional Info: Michelle played volleyball and basketball at Roosevelt High School, and only played soccer for one season in an adult league. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and members of her affiliated soccer club, whom she considers extended family (both players and parents). 

Fun Fact: Not regarding herself as an avid swimmer, and perhaps reckless in hindsight, Michelle once swam out into the deep blue ocean to see dolphins. She is thankful she made it back to shore because the currents were not in her favor.