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ABOUT THE QUEEN'S FIRM

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Starting at a small meeting outside of Hooligans in January 2017, The Queen's Firm was formed. The Queen's Firm is here to grow an active, inclusive, and respected supporter's community so join us! We are actively looking for new members to The Queens Firm. All are welcome! 
LEADERSHIP
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President,

Lincolnton, NC

RAPHAEL
TEHANDON

Since the announcement of Charlotte FC, Raphael has been dedicated to attending as many events as possible and volunteer at many events. Raphael has a strong passion for teamwork, community service and soccer. His hobbies include anything Charlotte FC, cooking, and riding his Harley-Davidson.

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Vice-President

Charlotte, NC

SCOTT
WERNER

Scott joined The Queen's Firm not knowing much, if anything about Soccer. He found a warm and welcoming community. He has several years of experience working with several Charlotte area groups in many roles. Scott looks forward to bringing those skills to help grow The Queen's Firm!

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Founding Member, Treasury

Charlotte, NC

ALICIA
LALONE

Alicia is a Northern Virginia native, a Winthrop graduate, which brought her to the Carolina's. Alicia's background is in both finance as well as going back to UNCC for hospitality and event management, she has a passion for all the vitality & growth in the Queen City. She served as Vice President (and so much more) for The Queen's Firm.

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Founding Member, Secretary

Charlotte, NC

NANCY
BETLER

Nancy has lived in Charlotte most of her life. She is an educator and active in community. She has worked on the tifo, tailgate and other aspects of leadership this year.She and her family are ready to support the Charlotte FC as they enter their second season. involvement. Nancy is the Queen's Firm Instagram contact.

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Founding Member, Outreach,

Charlotte, NC

JONATHAN
LEE

Jonathan Lee is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and has been a Queen City resident for over five years. Armed with 20+ years in various forms of media, Jonathan is excited to see Charlotte FC rise from the ground floor and become one of the most diverse sides in MLS.

COMMITTEES
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Founding Member, Events

Charlotte, NC

SHAWN
SMITH

Shawn has been a member of The Queen's Firm for 5 years and has been a first hand witness to seeing the explosive growth of MLS in the Queen City since the city was awarded a franchise back in December 2019. Shawn's passion for having a fun environment will make our events something you don't want to miss!

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Partners

Gastonia, NC

ERIK
BIGGERSTAFF

Lifelong resident of Gaston County just across the river from Charlotte. Have been a coach for 15 years and currently coach and serve on the board of Strikers of Gaston County Soccer Association. We are truly a soccer family. Looking forward to serve with this group and help our community while supporting our own Charlotte FC.

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Founding Member, Technology

Shelby, NC

DAVE
DOWELL

Born in Charlotte, growing up in a military family, and then serving himself; Charlotte has always been home and where his sports passion has laid.

Dave handles our IT aspect of The Queen's Firm.

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