Hello my name is Mark Nesteroff and I am running for Alliance Council. Some of you may know me from Twitter (@ProudestMonkey3) or here (bandofidiots) or just as FOTY. Last season I was named as the inaugural Match Pass fan of the year by the front office. I think this is a great program the club has come up with and I would like to see it grow. My fiance Alina and I attended several of the outside events to earn points as well as points from arriving early to matches and our general spending on a couple beers and occasional food. We also made sure to scan our card when making Pro Shop purchases. We earned quite a few points, not the most, but it is what we did with them that was cool. We had the opportunity to meet players after the Santos Laguna CCL match, watched the last 20 minutes of the PDX August match from the pitch and Alina got the opportunity to take a picture with the starting 11 before the RSL match in September. We were able to do all of this from participating in the Match Pass program, and I want to help grow that program. One avenue of doing that is working with the club as a member of the Alliance Council. I think that I have some good ideas on how to increase participation of you, the fan/supporter/STH to have the opportunity to enjoy cool perks with our beloved club. I also would like to work with the existing members of the Alliance Council on how we can garner more participation from our expansive fan base to help bolster our position as the best fans in the MLS and beyond. I ask for your vote as a passionate Sounders fan and supporter, who loves soccer and enjoys spreading the word about our great club.
A little bit about me: I was born and raised in Seattle/Bellevue, I graduated from Washington State University (GO COUGS!)(I know Likkit, I know), I am an avid beer and wine drinker, I love sailing (YNYA) and have been a STH since 2010 (2009 I lived in Florida).