The BSA is pleased to be welcoming new members to our team!
BSA Soccer Director, Jamie Martino, has been generously supporting the BSA as both Soccer Director and Board President since December 2020. With Spring Soccer season now underway, Jamie is working with our new Soccer Director Roeland Heitz who will be taking over the role in the coming months.
Roeland was born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has a double BA degree from the University of Amsterdam and Dortmund (Germany) and an MBA from University of Bradford (UK). He has worked in various commercial roles at different American Fast Moving Consumer Goods firms like Coca-Cola, Wrigley’s, Mars. The last 10 years he has spent across Europe as an expat for (French) Danone, which brought him, his wife and 3 sons to Munich, Vienna, Paris and, since 2020, Brussels.
Soccer (although he prefers to say football) forms a big part of his life. He has played soccer since childhood and now loves coaching and enjoys thinking about how to improve soccer skills and make training more fun for youth players. Roeland is very excited to be involved in the BSA soccer program and continue BSA’s journey to continuously improve our soccer program for the young players in the international community in Brussels.
After 6 years in Brussels, BSA Baseball Director Scott Albrecht will be returning this summer to the United States with his family. The entire BSA community will miss Scott and his family. Over the coming months Scott will be working with incoming Baseball Director Sandy Grant and supporting her in continuing the legacy he leaves for the BSA's baseball program.
Sandy originally arrived in Belgium as a student from University of Ottawa to learn French and finish her degree. One year turned into two … and now 25 years later with her husband and two daughters she is living the local expat life in Lasne while working full-time in the IT world. In her free time, Sandy gives Pilates and Yoga classes out of her home studio, volunteers as a Brownie leader with Girl Guiding UK, plays fast-pitch softball with the Brussels Kangaroos, and umpires a game here and there.
Sandy says, “I love to laugh; I love to try new things; I don’t mind failing - it’s just another word for learning. I want to be a good role model for my kids and husband and most of all, I want to inspire kids to do this for their kids one day.” We are so happy to have her joining the BSA team!
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Are you interested in joining the BSA team? We would love to have you! Being a part of the BSA is an incredibly rewarding, fun and community-centered experience. We are currently looking for the following positions to start immediately in preparation for the upcoming school year - Basketball Director and Lacrosse Director. Our Board of Directors will also be looking to fill the Finance Director role beginning in August. Read more about our team here and email BSA Managing Director, Jodi Harris, if you're interested in learning more about these or other volunteer opportunities.