Candidate Profiles Election 2024

Matt Smith:

My name is Matt Smith and I am submitting this candidate profile for the open Board Director position with Burke Athletic Club. 

A native of California, I attended the United States Coast Guard Academy after high school where I was a three-year starter on the varsity soccer team, and a captain of the varsity baseball team. My twenty year Coast Guard career has taken me to assignments in Boston, Louisiana, the Tidewater region, Seattle and now Washington D.C. where I am set to retire this summer. 

My wife Libby and I were married in 2011 and have three sons and a daughter. Our three boys all participate in BAC’s soccer programs and our daughter is gearing up for her first season this Fall. This is my eighth season as a volunteer with BAC during which time I’ve coached 21 soccer teams ranging from U5 through U12, and I also serve as Age Group Coordinator for BAC’s U7/8, U9/10 and U11/12 Boys Rec Soccer programs.  

I feel incredibly lucky to have landed with this club and its positive and inclusive atmosphere. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities my children have had with BAC, and they’ve certainly thrived here. I’m applying for the open Board Director position so I can help BAC continue to provide a top tier service to our community and, as someone whose family has benefitted first hand from our time with the club, help provide other families with a similar experience. I believe I’d be a tremendous asset to the Board in this regard, and I thank you in advance for your consideration.  


Marbin Pineda:

As a child I always wanted to play organized sports, but as the son of a single immigrant mom in Los Angeles, I didn’t have the opportunity. About 10 years ago when my son turned 4, BurkeAC presented me the opportunity to coach him rec soccer. For me, this was my chance to get involved in organized sports. It has been one of the best decisions of my life. I have learned so much, not only regarding soccer, but about allowing children to grow at their own pace.  I always thank my soccer families for the memories and experiences they have given me through the gift of coaching.


As a board member, I would like to represent the values the club has shown me as a positive organization within the community. To me, Burke Rec Soccer is at its best when the volunteer members not only contribute their time, but also their love of sport, community and family.  I hope to represent these values as a member of the board.

Luanne O'Loughlin

  • Luanne was the original commissioner of BAC Field Hockey which began in the Spring of 2010. Her daughters played soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey with our programs, dating back to the early 2000s! When she's not on our fields or watching college field hockey, she can be found running Olio2go, an Italian specialty foods ecommerce business. 

BAC Annual Meeting Announcement

Burke Athletic Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 6:45 pm at the Terra Centre Elementary School, 6000 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA in the cafeteria.

Election of Directors:

The election for 3 Directors will take place at the annual meeting.  A Board Director is a voluntary, elected, non-paid position that determines Burke AC policy, elects officers, approves expenditures over pre-determined amounts, and addresses business that comes before the Board.

Board meeting are generally held every other month, however, more frequent meetings can occur depending upon the level of Board business.  Board members are expected to serve either at the officer level of the organization or as a Chairperson of the Clubs standing committees.   

Nomination Procedures and Candidate Profiles:

An individual seeking to be nominated for a position as Director must submit a candidate profile to the BAC Board by Monday, March 11, 2024.

Candidate’s profiles will be posted online prior to the Annual Meeting.  Candidate profiles must be forwarded to BAC via electronic mail at by March 11.


The Election:

The election of the Directors will take place at the Annual Meeting.  Ballots will only be distributed at the Annual Meeting and must be completed by members and submitted to election officials during the meeting.  The vote of the majority of those present, in person and voting at the meeting shall decide which candidate becomes a Director. Voter check-in will begin at 7:00pm.  All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation to the assembled membership.

According to the BAC bylaws, 'A member is the immediate family of any participant who has registered with BAC and who has paid all current fees and membership dues. The membership family is the member of BAC, not the player or players individually nor each member of the players family individually.

Additional Information: If you require any additional information, please send inquiries via email to

About Burke AC

Burke AC is a non-profit, charitable corporation devoted to promoting sports in the Burke, VA area. The members of Burke AC are amateur players.

BAC has approximately 2,000 registered players participating in a variety of sports.  The Club is committed to bringing sports opportunities to the community both through our own offerings as well as working with other organizations to support programs that provide sports to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.