Tiffany Weimer grew up in Connecticut where she earned herself the opportunity to play soccer for Penn State University. She holds the Big Ten all-time goals record (91) and was a 2x runner up for the Hermann Trophy. From Penn State, Tiffany played for many teams all over the world, had a handful of call-ups to the US U21 and senior women’s national teams and at 29 years of age, continues to enjoy scoring goals for her team. In 2010, with co-founder Khaled El-Ahmad, Tiffany created Our Game Magazine and has been at the helm ever since. Aside from the magazine and playing, Tiffany is also involved in coaching for girlsCAN Football and blogging on her personal site.
Ryan Wood is the assistant editor of Our Game Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has written for several major publications. The Boston-based journalist has covered the men’s FA Cup for The Sunday Sun in Northeast England and women’s soccer for The Watford Observer, World Soccer Reader, and GateHouse Media New England, where he currently serves as a sports editor. Ryan is the Communications Director for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). This is his third year with the team. He is also a minority owner of the Spanish men’s football club Real Oviedo.
Ciara grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and went to college at Yale University, and played a fifth year of eligibility and went to grad school at UCONN. From there she went on to play pro in Denmark for Fortuna Hjorring, where in 2003, she was the first North American to medal in the Champions League (along with her American teammate Stacey Peterson), with a silver. She went on to represent Ireland at the international level, played three years in the Norwegian Toppserien and spent time training in Australia and South America. She has three master’s degrees focusing her academic interests on women’s soccer, runs girlsCAN Football (camps and clinics run by pro female players), and started a college showcase in her hometown. She recently began winding down her playing career and is a volunteer assistant coach at Yale University.
Ruth Moore serves Our Game Magazine as a College Editor and the magazine’s Design Editor. She holds a degree in Professional Writing from Kutztown University and is a season ticket holder for the Washington Spirit in NWSL. Beyond OGM, Ruth is a member of the snarky Cross-Conference podcast and blog team, freelances in communication design and loves coffee.
JJ Duke will be graduating from Rider University in New Jersey in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Digital Media Studies. While his playing days may have ended back in high school, he still prides himself of being a decent shot-stopper and an all-around fanatic of the beautiful game (fervent supporter of Manchester United and the founder of a Rider supporters group, the 206 Ultras). He is the Student General Manager at 107.7 The Bronc at Rider and has contributed to various local newspaper and Web sites in the Trenton, NJ area of high school and collegiate sports including The Rider News and Fish4Scores.com. He became involved with Our Game Magazine early in 2012 when upon following OGM on Twitter, he was contacted within minutes (which caught him by surprise) by Tiffany about working with the team. After spending the summer covering the USL W-League and the WPSL-Elite league as an intern, he is looking forward to continue working with the OGM team, especially on games in the US.
Brandi Ortega holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UCLA. She is owner of a digital agency specializing in digital design and development (Web, mobile and publishing), UI design, social media, public relations, reputation management and publishing. Brandi does not drink coffee, much to the surprise of her Our Game Magazine colleagues.