Meet our Team!

Get to know the Volo Kids Leadership Team! We asked, “What does play mean to you?”

Nayla Bautista

President
Favorite Sport: All the sports!
“Play provides a fun and engaging way for people of all ages to learn, grow, and connect. In addition to experiencing the physical and mental benefits of being active, we learn how to support others, compete respectfully, and be on a team- the benefits of which continue long after the play session has ended.”

Floyd Jones

Director of Development and Community Outreach
Favorite Sport: Basketball
“Play is the key that we need for our community. When you think about it, so many people are separated and saddened by that separation. Play turns that around and brings people together in a way where EVERYONE can participate. It levels the playing field and gives space for all voices to be heard. Play is powerful because it GIVES and DISTRIBUTES power to all who are involved.”

Jen Rifkin

Youth Program Manager
Favortie Sport: Football!
“Play is so powerful for children because it gives them the opportunity to practice invaluable skills in a structured environment that they will carry with them through the rest of their lives, both on and off the sports field.”

Dave Lukas

Youth Program Coordinator
Favorite Sport: Running
“The fields and courts on which kids play may be measured by boundaries, but the space sports provide kids to express themselves, reflect, learn, discover, and grow stretches far beyond those lines. The power of play is infinite.”

Nick Votta

Youth Program Fellow
Favorite Sport: Basketball
“Play is so powerful because it allows kids to practice life skills that they will carry on as they grow older. Play gives you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and build relationships that could last forever.”