2020 BOARD MEMBERS
The Terminus Legion Board is composed of five members. Board Members are elected by TL membership and serve staggered two year terms. The role of the Board is to help oversee the direction and efforts of Terminus Legion for the benefit of its members and Atlanta soccer. The board can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRIS LOPEZ – CHAIR
Chris is an Army Brat who was born in San Francisco and now lives in Columbus, GA. The Chapter element of TL’s structure caught his attention, and he joined Terminus Legion at the inaugural match: From there he started the TL Columbus chapter, helped with tailgate setup/planning, leads the pregame marches, and was elected to the TL Board. If you want to find this guy, all you need to do is head to the front of any pre-game march and look for the green goalkeeper jersey.
AMY JURDEN – VICE CHAIR
Amy is a native Atlantan and lifelong soccer fan having started playing soccer at the age of 3 and continuing through to the present. Amy is a Founding Member of Atlanta United since 2015 and fell in love with Terminus Legion in 2017 because of it’s unique blending of commitment to Service, Support and Community. Founded as a Service Organization TL’s Mission to serve the broader soccer community and bring together all those regardless of background who love the beautiful game in support of important causes in the community resonated with her. She is the 2013 recipient of the Georgia State College of Law’s Public Service Award and Graduated law school with Highest Pro Bono Honors for having dedicated more than 150 hours towards pro bono and community service. Amy is excited for the opportunity to continue to serve in Terminus Legion leadership for the 2020 and 2021 seasons with an eye towards increasing TL’s community outreach efforts, service opportunities, and overall member appreciation. When not eating, breathing and living soccer Amy enjoys spending time with her wife Jessica and 9 year old son Colby! On game days you will most often find Amy serving at the face painting tent – so don’t be a stranger! Come by and say hello!
Rob was born and raised in Northeast Ohio loving and playing soccer. After spending 6 years Active Duty in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Rob moved to Georgia and discovered an MLS franchise would shortly follow his arrival. Rob and his family joined Atlanta United Nation, a Terminus Legion chapter, shortly thereafter. Rob can often be found at TL tailgates with his wife and/or his two kids. Rob has volunteered to help wherever he is needed within Terminus Legion, whether that is from our Website to setup at a tailgate. As a board member, Rob hopes to bring experience and knowledge to support, service and build a stronger soccer community.
Michael is from Cartersville GA, and moved to Atlanta for college in 2009 then basically never left. In 2014 Michael joined Terminus Legion and has seen the organization change from a few people tailgating in a parking lot to what the organization is today. For the past 3 years, he served as the Director of Music for TL. Outside of Atlanta United, Michael is a fan of all Atlanta sports teams and most Atlanta breweries.
Day to day operations are by led by the Terminus Legion Officers. These volunteers make sure that TL members have memorable experiences at every TL event, make sure that TL members get their merchandise, and make sure that TL members are up to date on everything happening with Terminus Legion and Atlanta United.
CHRISTINA HOPKINS – PRESIDENT
Christina has been in non-profit work since 2005. Currently running the social enterprise of a special needs center, she hosts the fundraisers and private events for the historic establishment. Even Julian Gressel and his bride Casey visited her at the iconic venue for their engagement shoot.
Christina and her son, Elijah, experienced the grander and beauty that is Atlanta United’s culture in 2017. Enchanted by Terminus Legion’s organization and structure, she assisted in getting the 2 Spikes’ tailgate up and running. Christina was also a key negotiator for the chapter union with AU Nation in Gwinnett, creating the most dynamic watch party environment in the metro area. Christina’s bid for leadership landed her in a position to help cultivate a captivating experience for those who are #AllAboard.
SHERYL SHECTMAN & LISA WILDER – VICE PRESIDENTS
MAX MCDONALD – SECRETARY
Max grew up in Athens, Georgia and have been a Georgia Bulldog fan his entire life. Growing up so close to UGA he learned about sports and tailgating culture at a young age. He still remember the exact moment he fell in love with soccer: the US Men’s first match of the 2010 World Cup versus England. Since then he’s been in love with the game and signed on as a founding member as soon as Atlanta United was announced. In 2015 he graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia in 2015 and moved to Atlanta the same year. Max has been married to his lovely wife Lauren since September of 2019 and has been a passionate member of Terminus Legion since 2018. He look’s forward to working with the other officers and the board to bring about another memorable year with Terminus Legion and another championship season with Atlanta United!
TRACY W. PAUL – TREASURER
Tracy moved to the Atlanta area in 2011 with his husband Steven McFee. In 2015 they became part of the Founding Members for Atlanta United, and in 2016 became members of Terminus Legion, attending the first away match to Charleston with their now infamous J-Shots. Both Tracy and Steven are active scarf and swag collectors as well. Tracy comes to the Terminus Legion Officers with over 15 years of Accounting experience in various positions he held over that time period. They have been a part of Terminus Legion tailgates monthly providing their J-Shots ( Jello Shots) and have become quite popular with new members seeking them out. Tracy is available to assist with all things financial, open to all ideas and suggestion. He can be reached at email@example.com
The Terminus Legion Leads manage the many facets of TL as we strive to fulfill our values of Support, Service and Community.
Match Day Support
The Match Day Support Lead oversees all aspects of match day support, including tailgates, March to the Match, tifo and supporters section.
The Members Lead oversees all aspects of memberships, including Terminus Legion merchandise, membership communication, finding, developing and maintaining sponsors, developing and maintaining TL chapters, and overseeing away ticket purchases, distribution and communication.
The Events Lead oversees all aspects of events, including watch parties, charitable activities, executing special events such as Terminalia and the Member Appreciation Party, and coordinating with volunteers at events.
The Communications Lead oversees all aspects of communications, including social media on Terminus Legion platforms, media requests, the TL website, TL graphic design needs, the weekly TL newsletter, and member and Golden Spike announcements for each home match.