Board Members

Benicia Arsenal FC

Scott Swoboda


Scott became a member of Benicia Arsenal FC in 2009. He has coached all but one of those seasons. He also became a game scheduler and a referee. In 2014, Scott became part of the Board of Directors as the Recreational Coordinator. A position he held for four seasons.

In 2019, he became the President of the Board in hopes to help the club remain the top youth sports organization in Benicia. His main goal is to keep things fun and orderly for all the members.

Scott and his wife, Maria have two kids that play for Benicia Arsenal FC. One plays in the Competitive Program and the other plays in the Recreational Program. They also have a dental practice in town.

Derek Weldon

Vice President

Yann Jouvenot


Yann is a father of three boys, 2 of which play in different Arsenal teams.

Together with his husband David, they have been involved with Arsenal for many years, coaching in the rec league, helping out with field lining many other team related events.

He joined the board in 2018 as a Secretary, and is looking forward to helping strengthen the organization. When he's not taking his boys to practices or cheering at their games, Yann works in Marketing at Bio-Rad.

Mike Distler


Erica Bunch


Rodrigo Escalante

Recreational Coordinator

Coach Rod has been part of the Benicia Soccer Community since 2014. He has a passion for coaching and enjoys teaching how to play the beautiful game of Soccer. He is also a coach in other sports including baseball, basketball and flag football. Coach Rod and his wife Cookie have 2 boys. If there is any free time, they enjoy spending time together. They love watching movies, exploring for and trying different kinds of cuisine. Lastly, they love going to sporting events. Serving his community as a Servant Leader is Coach Rod’s main goal. He hopes to make a difference in our youth by giving them a loving and positive sporting experience they will always remember.

Melissa Voyvodich

Competitive Coordinator

I have lived in Benicia for over 40 years and my husband and I have 6 children. Our youngest has been playing Benicia Arsenal FC since 2015. We have been active with Benicia Arsenal FC throughout the time in several roles. My husband has been the assistant coach on my daughters Arsenal Comp team for 3 years and I have been the team manager, select committee member and team historian.

I joined the Board of Directors in 2020 as the Competitive Program Coordinator. My goal is to continue to grow the program with positivity and enthusiasm. When I'm not involved in soccer, our family loves to cook and watch movies, I work for Benicia Unified School District at Joe Henderson Elementary in the Special Education Department.

Reba Halverson

Referee Coordinator

Reba came into the Benicia soccer program in 2001, when her first daughter started playing. She has two daughters who played soccer for Benicia, including both the recreational division and the select division, for 14 years. She coached at the rec level and select level and she served on the Board as the House Coordinator, Vice President and Treasurer. Once her daughters graduated from high school and went to college, she had free time on her hands, so she came back to BYSL. She has been a referee for BYSL for the past four years, and coached multiple recreation teams again. She is currently sitting in the Board position of Referee Coordinator, and hopes to continue helping an organization that has been her passion for many years.

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