Board of Directors

President: Francisco Vallejo  
Francisco Vallejo has been with Black Oaks since 2008. He first joined as an Assistant Coach for his son’s soccer team before Black Oaks Youth became a club. His passion for soccer helped advance Black Oaks Youth into its own club and with help of previous Board Members and Current Members helped establish it as a non-profit organization. His dream for the club is to help these kids become well rounded individuals and achieve greatness in their lifetime.  Email: or

Vice President: Gustavo Valencia

Gustavo Valencia joined Black Oaks when his son played for one of Francisco’s teams. He later joined him as an Assistant Coach and after a few years decided to become a Head Coach for his own team.


Director of Coaching: Gustavo Flores


Gustavo is the newest member of the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club family.
He played and graduated from California State University, Stanislaus.
A resident of Santa Rosa for 27 years. He has played, coached and contributed with various local soccer clubs in Sonoma County. He currently works with Sonoma State University and says, “I bring higher education experience to share with my Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club family and to provide college guidance for our coaches, players and families. Many of our players are their first in their families to pursue going to college and our goal is to provide guidance for them as to how to enroll in colleges and universities though out California and the U.S. I encourage families to find out more about our soccer club as an option for their children in this area.”


Treasurer : Maria Valencia

Maria Valencia first joined Black Oaks as a Team Manager while both her sons played for two of the Black Oak teams. Her skills from her job and as a Team Manager makes her the person all the coaches come to with questions and concerns.


Registrar & Game Scheduler: Hilda Gomez

Hilda Gomez is one of our best Team Managers. She has gone above and beyond the normal duties of a Team Manager. She teaches new Team Managers and answers any questions they have. She also is our main game scheduler, which is not an easy task to do as well as another registrar.


Field Scheduler:Erika Caballero

Erika started with Black Oaks a couple of years ago, she manages a U14 Boys team where her son is a goalie and her husband is a Coach. In the spring of 2017 she joined the board as a field scheduler. She has said how thankful she is for the experience and the challenge of being a board member.


Coach Coordinator: Cristino Alvarado

Cristino is a Coach for a 2007 team which his son plays on. He was born in El Salvador and has loved the game of soccer his whole life. He wants to pass the love of the game on to the young players of our community. He servers on the board as the coach coordinator.


 Secretary: Grace Leon

Grace has two boys that play for the club, she wants to see the club grow in the community and help young players find their place, like it has done for her boys. She is our secretary and also works hard on our website, social media pages and promoting the club.