Advisory Board - Bios

Gabriel Graham – PRESIDENT

For more than 17 years, Gabriel Graham has coached and trained athletes of all ages to success on and off the field. Gabe began his journey with soccer at the early age of 5 years old and it has remained a constant in his life ever since. His youth involvement in Club soccer paved the way for his high school and college careers in soccer. In his early career, Gabe co-owned a successful independent company and managed a team of employees which has paved the way for the ownership of Armada Futbol Club which combines his business knowledge with the success he has experienced with soccer on many levels.


Ned Horton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board and has been connected with Gabe and his teams for many years. He is an entrepreneur and marketing specialist. Ned believes a work environment should promote collaboration, noting that many parts of his life involve teamwork, from what he does with his businesses to volunteering as a coach for youth teams. Ned and a group of other Nashville-area parents started a non-profit youth soccer association, Nashville Soccer United, where he served as President for the initial years of launching the program. Ned served on the board for the Nashville Fairgrounds for twelve years and as chairman led the improvement projects that are continuing to unfold in 2022.


Angela Arrieta is a project coordinator at a prominent firm and provides daily support and coordination of projects from setup, writing contracts, maintaining files, organizing and taking meeting minutes, and QC’s proposals and manuals. Angela’s excellent project coordination skills will bring organization and productivity to the Club.

Niamh Rawlins – RISK MANAGER

Niamh Rawlins is a licensed mental health therapist and Armada soccer coach. She previously worked at a non-profit in Nashville serving some of the community’s most under-resourced residents. Niamh currently owns and operates a private practice in Nashville, where she works with individuals and families. Niamh also has an extensive soccer background having played college soccer at Lipscomb university where she was a team captain, and received multiple conference first team and all south region honors. Since joining Armada in 2021, Niamh has been the head coach for the 2011 boys red and 2007 girls. Risk management and the safety of her clients/players is an integral part of Niamh’s work as a therapist and a soccer coach. 

Keena C. Wright-Heyman – TREASURER

Keena C. Wright-Heyman has an MBA with an Accounting concentration from the University of Phoenix, in Franklin, TN, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and an Associate’s Degree from Nashville State Technical Institute. Born and raised in Fairview, TN, she is also a graduate of Fairview High School.

She has 24 years of accounting experience including 7 years working within medium sized accounting firms in the Nashville area.

Keena started The Wright Services in 2001 to service the accounting needs of indivuals and small businesses.

Jill Akens – Club Photographer

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