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Meet The Officers

President - David Gusler

David Gusler

Twitter Handle : @Gusbust3r

 I was born in Kernersville, NC, but my family moved to Charlotte when I was very young, so my roots are firmly planted right here in the Queen City. I grew up playing club & travel soccer here in the Carolinas, for clubs such as Cabarrus Football Club & FCCA. Through those experiences, I made many amazing connections with friends and mentors who influenced who I am today. I learned what makes the beautiful game such an enjoyable pastime for players and for fans. And I cannot wait to stand and be heard, with my fellow Charlotte FC supporters, in Bank of America stadium on that very first magnificent gameday.

 

Vice President - Matt Chantry

Matt Chantry

Twitter Handle : @mattchantry

Being from England soccer/ football is in my blood. I’ve lived in Charlotte for 6 years now and my wife is a native Charlottean so I was excited for the opportunity to support CLTFC and get involved with MCC.

I grew up a Fulham fan in England so I’m hoping I can finally get behind a team that wins occasionally! I’ve followed Fulham through the divisions in England seeing them play in around 50-60 stadiums from 1992 onwards and a few European stadiums too.
Outside of soccer I am a proud dad of 3 kids (Elizabeth, Will and Sam), husband to a woman much smarter than I am (Erin) and 2 dogs. My day job is Marketing Director here in Charlotte for EchoPark Automotive. And I live in the Belmont neighborhood close to uptown.
I love the discussions and good times I have with MCC members and my goal is to help us create a group that is passionate about soccer, Charlotte, and welcoming to all regardless of background or level of soccer knowledge.

 

Communications Director - Matt Swift

Matt Swift

Twitter Handle : @160_Swiftly

Born in Kannapolis, NC, but grew up in Stanly County. I started playing soccer in 1994, right before the World Cup, and truly caught soccer fever. Charlotte landing an MLS team has indeed been a dream come true, something I never imagined would happen. I even went out a few days after the Team name announcement at got “CLTFC” tattooed on my forearm. Before joining Mint City Collective, I had no real sincere interest in joining a supporter's group. However, I  started to see what MCC was all about and was impressed with how well organized it was. More importantly, I saw the potential of what it could be, not just to Charlotte FC but to the whole community.  Not only have I decided to become a member, I became the Communication Director. I wanted to use my Marketing and PR skills to enhance and amplify to others what we are all about, what we stand for. I want people to see just what a great group we have here and I hope that people from all backgrounds and soccer IQ will want to come along on this journey with us.

 

Treasurer - Jeff Eklund

 Jeff Eklund

Twitter Handle : @MintStHooligan

I am originally from the Chicagoland area and started playing soccer when I was only 3 years old. I grew up going to Chicago Fire matches and loved the drums, chanting, and emotion throughout the Supporters Section at every match that makes Soccer such a unique sport. This grew my love to the beautiful game even more, and created many friendships because of it. In 2016, I relocated to Charlotte due to work. I looked up the highest division soccer team at the time (Charlotte Independence) and grew a connection with this team since moving here. I knew the long term goal was to hopefully get this team promoted to MLS or a MLS team expansion in the near future. I went to the original MLS2CLT push in 2017 with hopes that Marcus Smith could land Charlotte a team. (Un)fortunately, that bid failed and was hopeful a different option would appear. Later in July 2019, I joined Mint City Collective after attending a MLS All-Star watch party at Courtyard Hooligans with renewed hope that MLS will arrive in Charlotte soon. That dream finally came true in December 2019. I now finally have a sports team to call my own here in Charlotte and be able to grow from the ground up with! I was elected as the first ever treasurer for Mint City Collective and hope to set a great foundation for the best Supporters group in the MLS!   

 

Tailgating Lead - Chris Harmon

 Chris Harmon

Twitter Handle : @KeepPounding84

I was born and raised in Charlotte, but have been living in Mooresville for the last 12 years. I grew up playing baseball and honestly didn't get into soccer until a little over 4 years ago when my son started playing, I became instantly hooked. I'm a big fan of all Charlotte and North Carolina pro-sports, evidenced by the 3 Charlotte pro-teams as a permanent part of my right arm. In addition to Mint City Collective, I'm a long time Roaring Riot (Carolina Panthers supporters group) member and leader of the Lake Norman Chapter. Looking forward to helping create an awesome tailgating experience. 

 

Game Day Lead - Trey Eskridge

Trey Eskridge 

Twitter Handle : @TreyEskridge

I am a native Charlottean who has loved soccer since I was 5.  A proud graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in History and Minor in Sports Coaching.  I used to be a soccer coach and referee, but now I work for the Boy Scouts of America in the Mecklenburg County Council.  I am the former President of the Charlotte Chapter of the Manchester United Supporters Group.  Got to say that my favorite soccer memory is when Van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka’s penalty in the ‘08 Champions League.  As the Field Team Leader I cannot wait to bring the noise and excitement to our supporters section!