Oluseyi Famodu, known by family and friends as Seyi (pronounced Shay-E) grew up in the Twin Cities and is the son of a 1st Generation immigrant father from Nigeria, and mother from the farmlands of southwest MN, Luverne. Seyi grew up playing soccer in the Twin Cities. He won multiple Club Championships with his select team in Bloomington, MN, before heading off to play college soccer for Mount St. Clare in Clinton IA. He also was awarded Male Athlete of the Year twice during his dual-sport (soccer, tennis) collegiate career and was later inducted into the MSC NAIA Hall of Fame.
Seyi retired from professional soccer to become a successful business consultant and has been happily married to his wife Kimberly of 15 years with 2 young daughters Zuri (9) and Amara (4).
Nike, the 3rd oldest of 7 children, also grew up in the Twin Cities and fell in love with the game of soccer at a very young age. At age 8, both she and another young girl joined an all-boys soccer team and soon became superstars. From there, the rest was history. After being recruited by great schools, she chose to keep her talents in her home state and become a Golden Gopher and play Division 1 soccer for the University of Minnesota. Nike met her husband Brandon in Honolulu, Hawaii and they have now been married for 7 years with 3 children, Nireti (2) Zaire (2), and Iyanu (10 months). Having twins and an infant in the house keeps Nike and her husband Brandon very busy, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her love of the game of soccer.
Dr. Oluremi (Remi) Famodu-Jackson is a registered dietitian with Twin Cities Orthopedics. She also serves as the sports dietitian for TCO’s performance facility, the Training HAUS, but spends most of her time working on a contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Outside of work, Remi enjoys spending time with her family which consists of her husband Kenny, 1 year old daughter Lola and their boxer Duchess. Remi is thrilled to work alongside her family helping to mentor future young soccer stars at Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals.
Kenny Jackson, originally from Youngstown Ohio, was a multi-sport athlete throughout his youth. In high school he played 5 different varsity sports before receiving and accepting an athletic scholarship at Ohio University to play football, where he graduated with a degree in Economics. In his free time, Kenny still enjoys sports of all kinds and experiencing the journey of life with his wife Remi and their young daughter. He is looking forward to using his degree and experience to help grow the future of Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals.
Meet Toye Mortland! Toye is fun-loving, full of energy and passionate about soccer - her dad claims she started kicking a ball around at 15 months old! Toye grew up playing soccer all around her community and then received a soccer scholarship to play Division I at Ohio University. She graduated with bachelor's degrees in Latin American Studies with minors in Spanish, Linguistics and Anthropology. Toye knew she wanted to work with kids after graduating and becoming a full-time, K-3 reading tutor in Bloomington. She then studied to become an English Language teacher and now works at Richfield Middle School. Toye has coached competitive, traveling soccer for the last 5 years and is currently coaching for Richfield High School.
Meet Neil Mortland! Neil is fun, energetic and loves working with kids. He grew up in Byron, MN playing every sport imaginable including basketball, baseball, football, golf, and track and field. Neil graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato with bachelor's degrees in Education and Special Education. He has taught in both Duluth and Bloomington, MN for the last 7 years. Neil also has extensive experience coaching high school boys' basketball and girls' track and field.
Neil loves to spend time on wood-working projects, hiking, camping, and spending time with close family and friends. He and Toye first met while working together as camp leaders at a youth summer camp. They are now married and live with their son Iniko and crazy grey cat named Grant.
Wendy Famodu is the proud mother and mentor of the owner's of Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals. She grew up in Southwest Minnesota (Luverne) and has over 40 years of "soccer mom" experience despite having never played the sport herself. Having 5 of 6 kids involved in soccer kept her very busy transporting them between games, supporting them through club soccer, and watching them succeed at the college level and above. Wendy has worked in sales for over 40 years and loves working with her clients and customers. Now that her kids are grown, Wendy has pursued her own passions in the fitness world. She has been part of a performing dance troop for 10 years and has now started to build her resume in yoga. Wendy has been in yoga training at a local studio for 7 years and has been teaching yoga for the last 3 years. Even during the Covid 19 crisis, Wendy continues to enjoy yoga as she instructs her children and grandchildren via Zoom and other socially responsible methods. With a growing family and a strong need in the community for healthy activities for families with children, Wendy is very excited about pursuing her new venture with Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals. She will act as the CFO for the company and will also instruct Yoga Classes in the SFDM studio a couple of times a week.