OUR LEADERSHIP

The Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA) is the collaboration of many respected individuals within the volleyball community. We have several full-time staff members, a host of significant part-time administrators, and a handful of parent volunteers, not to mention our army of excellent independently contracted head and assistant coaches.

We are proud of all the people we have with us at LAVA, people who care about volleyball and care about doing things the right way — men and women of differing backgrounds and fields who’ve come together to make the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy what it is as a whole. We welcome you to read more about the fine people of LAVA.

NABIL & TREVOR

OUR CO-FOUNDERS

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NABIL MARDINI
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

Nabil Mardini is considered one of the finest minds in volleyball and a two-time AVCA Coach of the Year Award winner. Nabil is a Co-Founder and Principal of LAVA, as well as the Director of Operations for LAVA as a whole.

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TREVOR JULIAN
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

Long-time and highly respected club volleyball figure Trevor Julian wears many hats for LAVA; he is a Co-Founder and Principal, Director of Global Development, Club Director of LAVA West in Thousand Oaks, and an immensely successful Head Coach.

THE LAVA TEAM

OUR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

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NABIL MARDINI
OPERATIONS

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TREVOR JULIAN
DEVELOPMENT

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SHELDON SHEEHY
FAMILY ACCOUNTS

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CANDICE TUNIS
ADMINISTRATION

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NIKKI RIEDEL
TRAVEL

LAVA GIRLS

GIRLS LOCATION DIRECTORS

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KRISTIN DOLAN
LAVA NORTH
DIRECTOR

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TREVOR JULIAN
LAVA WEST
DIRECTOR

Josh Augur

JOSH AUGUR
LAVA SOUTH
DIRECTOR

Michelle Gansert Full

JOSH AUGUR
LAVA EAST
DIRECTOR

LAVA Coaches 2012

BRAD LYANS
LAVA VENTURA
DIRECTOR

Catarina Marbach

CATARINA MARBACH
LAVA SHACK
DIRECTOR

SMBC BOYS

BOYS LOCATION DIRECTORS

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ADAM BURGER
SMBC NORTH
DIRECTOR

Matt Diaz

MATT DIAZ
SMBC WEST
DIRECTOR

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RYAN VAN LOO
SMBC SOUTH
DIRECTOR

LAVA Coaches 2012

BRAD LYANS
SMBC VENTURA
DIRECTOR

Catarina Marbach

CATARINA MARBACH
SMBC SHACK
DIRECTOR