Jana has been volunteering with THUSC for over seven years and most recently has served as Registrar for the club’s ECNL program for three years. Jana has been a long-time team manager, supporting both the 2005 ECNL team manager and her son’s 2002 competitive team – THUSC Titanium. Jana has supported the organization’s apparel distribution and numerous fundraisers. Jana will support NW Elite FC as Assistant Registrar, with primary focus on the ECNL and ECNL Regional League programs.
Soccer has been an important part of the Drotzmann family since their oldest started playing in kindergarten. “My kids started off very shy,” Jana claims. “The confidence they gained from soccer will benefit them throughout their entire lives.”
Jana was an elementary school teacher (kindergarten and second grade) for ten years in the Vancouver School District before deciding to stay home full time after the arrival of her second child. She spent the kids’ elementary and middle school years volunteering in the classroom and could often be found heading up the PTO, auction committee or anything else that needed organizing. “Even though I left my own classroom, I was able to satisfy my passion for teaching and supporting my community’s youth through volunteering,” Jana states.
Jana enjoys reading, walking her dog, and traveling with her family (husband, Chris and kids, Connor and Natalie). Jana grew up in Yakima, Washington and has a Bachelor’s in Education for Washington State University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Portland.