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Leadership Team

Jen Leo

Jen Leo

Club Director

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
1992 - Present

Club Director
Board (Executive & Advisory) President
Co-Director, Accounting & Finance

Co-Director, Player Development

Jen's Full Bio

A message from the Club Director

EVJ was founded by Richard and Deanna Anglin in 1990 and started with one girls team. Upon Deanna's retirement, my husband Rich and I officially took over EVJ in 2000. We were humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to build upon the foundation of the legacy and Tradition of Excellence the Anglin's created. For many years I enjoyed coaching for EVJ because of the Anglin's emphasis on integrity and their strong Christian values. Since taking over, our team strives to apply a servant leadership philosophy in effort to carry on the EVJ Tradition of Excellence. Since its founding, the success of EVJ's athletes has been and remains the #1 priority. I'm proud to say that as the longest standing club in the AZ Region, EVJ continues to strengthen it's foundation and we're creating a legacy of our own. 

We take serious the responsibility of carrying on the Tradition of Excellence and creating an environment that our families can call home. Please take a minute to meet our leadership and administrative team.

Warm Regards,
Jen Leo


Leadership & Administrative Team

Jen Leo, Club Director & Board President
Rich Leo, Director, Business Operations & Finance
Chanel Richter, Assistant Club Director
Casey Simon, National Teams Program Coordinator
Sonia Jones, EVJ Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator
Robert Esser, EVJ Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator
Jamie Rohme, Futures Program Coordinator
Jess Leo, Social Media Coordinator
Ed Rubacha, Board Member & Legal Counsel
Janie Melhorn, Board Member


Rich Leo

Rich Leo

Director, Business Operations & Finance

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2002-Present

Director, Business Operations
Co-Director, Accounting & Finance
Co-Director, Player Development

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Strategic Advisor

Chanel Richter

Chanel Richter

Assistant Club Director

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2015 - Present

Assistant Club Director
Player Development Program Coordinator

Chanel's Full Bio

Casey Simon

Casey Simon

National Teams Program Coordinator

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2015 - Present

National Team Program Coordinator
Collegiate Recruiting Coordinator

Casey's Full Bio


Sonia Jones

Sonia Jones

EVJ Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2013 - Present

EVJ-Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator
Sonia's Full Bio

Robert Esser

Robert Esser

EVJ Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2015 - Present

EVJ Gilbert Co-Program Coordinator
Head Coach 14 Navy-Gilbert

Robert's Full Bio

Jamie Rohme

Jamie Rohme

Futures Program Coordinator (10-12's)

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2000 - Present

Futures Program Coordinator (10-12s)
Head Coach 15 Elite

Jamie's Full Bio


Jess Leo

Jess Leo

Social Media Coordinator

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2017 - Present

Social Media Coordinator
Head Coach 14 Select

Jess' Full Bio

Ed Rubacha

Ed Rubacha

Legal Counsel & Board Member

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
1995 - Present

Legal Counsel
Executive Board Member

Ed's Full Bio

Janie Melhorn

Janie Melhorn

Executive Board Member

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc.
2002 - Present

Executive Board Member