Board Members

Benicia Arsenal FC

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.

Derek Weldon

Vice President

Emma Petrouski


Emma is the mom of three Benicia kids. Both of her daughters play for Arsenal and her son is an enthusiastic cheering section for his sisters. Although new to the board in 2022, Emma has experience serving as Treasurer for the Joe Henderson Parent Teacher Group.

Emma's husband John is a coach for the Rec League. You can usually spot Emma and John on the sidelines wearing matching sneakers.

The Petrouski family enjoys volunteering too much, taking long walks around Benicia, and rooting for the Giants, Niners, and Warriors. During normal business hours, Emma is a research scientist with a Bay Area biotech company.

Annie Mertz

Recreational Program Registrar

Annie's first season coaching with Arsenal taught her that coaching soccer is an artform fueled by passion and commitment. In lending her leadership and administrative skills to the league, she hopes to support our talented volunteer coaches so they can continue doing what they do best - making soccer fun for everyone!

Annie brings over a decade of experience managing volunteers in nonprofit settings. She works full time as the lead minister of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and in March 2022, she earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University. Her next learning adventure is to develop a regular meditation practice and explore how mindfulness can help athletes on and off the field.


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.

David Osada

Competitive Coordinator

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