John Mueller, President/Executive Director of FIYA, graduated from UCLA in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1991 with a Juris Doctorate degree. John has been involved in the administration of youth sports since 2000. From 2006-2011, he served as Associate Director of the Catholic Youth Organization in Los Angeles involving over 180 Catholic elementary schools. During his tenure, he greatly expanded CYO’s sports offerings and student participation, oversaw its grant writing development and organized the coaching certification program. John also serves as the Athletic Director at St. Jerome School in Westchester. In addition to being responsible for the school’s after school athletic program, John continues to organize interscholastic competitions involving many of the neighboring Catholic schools.
John Farren, Director of Operations of FIYA, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Boston College in 2000. Upon arriving in Los Angeles after graduation, he quickly became involved in youth sports as a coach at St Augustine School in Culver City. In 2004 John became the Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director at the school, the latter a role he held until 2013. From 2005-2011 John worked at the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles as its Program Manager, overseeing the day to day operations of a program which serves over 180 grammar schools throughout Los Angeles County. John helped expand the athletic opportunities at CYO by (1) creating and overseeing new events such as bowling, cross country, golf and soccer, and (2) implementing a new level of competition for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
Mallory Rawson, Publicity & Communications Coordinator of FIYA, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications in 2016. Following graduation, Mallory worked for Active Interest Media, a Boulder CO based active-outdoor lifestyle and adventure sports media company. As a Digital Marketing Intern for The Outdoor Group, she helped operate multimedia and social platforms for AIM’s outdoor rec, national park travel, and outdoor lifestyle magazine brands. Mallory subsequently moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles and started her own business assisting clients with their branding and communications. As sports has been her life long passion, Mallory has joined the FIYA staff in Fall 2018.
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