Coaches and Staff

Board of Directors

Taylor London, President 

Taylor has a Business Degree from Washington State University with a major in Accounting.  She spends her day working as an accountant, specializing in managerial accounting, contracts and risk management.  Taylor jumped at the opportunity to run a volleyball club that allows all athletes, from all walks of life, an opportunity to play!  This is Taylor's second year on the Board of Directors at AVC.  Her mission is to provide as many opportunities to athletes and families as she possibly can and to introduce the sport of volleyball to as many kids as she can, and promises to run AVC in such a way to make this mission possible.   

Kindell Gilge, Board Member / Director of Operations

Kindell graduated college in 2016 from Washington State University with a Degree in Business and a focus in Accounting. She has expanded her business experience over the years with various roles including management, business finances, and serves as a community advocate. Kindell has been heavily involved in the volleyball community for over ten years. This will be her 5th year with AVC, and 2nd year on the board as the Director of Operations.

Sarah Dunn, Board Member/Director of Business Development

Sarah Dunn has a BA Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of CA as well as an AS Degree in Accounting.  She is a Director of Finance for Grupo Bimbo, one of the top 50 largest consumer goods companies in the world.  Her career is focused on business transformation, strategic planning, and FP&A.  Sarah’s primary competitive sports growing up were softball, karate, and equestrian.  She has grown a love for volleyball through watching her teenage daughter play competitively.  Sarah’s goal is to help make Axiom Volleyball Club the best that it can be; a place where players can reach their Aspirations, and a place they are proud to call their Home Away From Home.  

Roberta Belisle, Covid and Communications Coordinator

Roberta has her Bachelors in Business from Warner Pacific, but currently chases her kids around. Married with three kids, Roberta spends her time reading and being active with her family. She is excited to put her organizational skills to use and be an asset to the club!   

Corina Maser, Registrar Assistant

Corina has been involved with volleyball administration for a few years and enjoys making an impact and lending a helping hand whenever needed.  Corina manages an office during the day and her office management background is a great asset to Axiom Volleyball Club.

Mysti Paullin, Fundraising Coordinator

Mysti is excited to join management this year working with fundraising, She brings her background in business and communications with her to help. She has a lot of knowledge and resources to help Axiom and its participants to raise money and help keep costs down. She is here to help anywhere needed and looks forward to working with the team this year.

Coaches

Taylor London

Coach Tay started playing volleyball at age 9.  She fell in love immediately and played all through school.  Taylor played as a DS and OH/OP for a prominent club in SE Portland and for Centennial High School.  She helped her school make it to the state championships in her Junior year.  Taylor had offers to play at the collegiate level but decided to focus on school and continued playing competitive adult volleyball and began coaching club volleyball at age 19.  Taylor has coached at other clubs in the area Vancouver area but started coaching at AVC during the 2018-2019 season with the 16-A Elite team, where she coached her team to many successes.  Taylor coached the 16-1 Travel team last season (2019-2020) and also saw a great deal of wins. Taylor is highly competitive and coaches to win; focusing on mental toughness and discipline.  Coach Tay has previous high school coaching experience as well and works with younger age groups at Vancouver Rec whenever she can.  Coach Tay wants to bring her love of the game to all the athletes she meets and is focused on the club’s mission to help each participant reach their highest potential in volleyball and gain the confidence to achieve their goals.    

Kindell Gilge

Kindell is a WSU grad who has played volleyball for over 18 years specializing as a setter/defensive specialist. She previously played for Camas High School, various CEVA teams, and the University of Idaho Collegiate Club Team. Kindell has been involved with running youth camps and college tournaments to stay involved over the years. With a passion for coaching she spent a year coaching for the Special Olympics. She has over 7 years of coaching experience, including both club and high school, and looks forward to developing the skills needed for her players to advance. This will be her fifth year with AVC, and she is still actively involved in adult leagues throughout the area. She knows that through hard work, dedication, and a good attitude we will be able to have another awesome season.   

Rachel Irvin

Coach Rachel has played volleyball for more than 9 years, playing throughout middle school and high school in Clark County at both the school and club levels. As an adult she has played for rec teams in Portland as well as for the club team at Portland State University. She has played as a setter, right side, and libero primarily during her school career, but also has experience in playing all other positions on the court.  Coach Rachel is a current college student going into her 4th club season coaching with AVC. With over 8 seasons of coaching experience and more than 9 years of playing the sport, she is excited to help young athletes learn more about the sport, encourage competitiveness, and teach all-around skills to make our players more diverse and knowledgeable of the sport.

Joel London

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Mysti Paullin 

Coach Mysti has an array of sports experience. She has played Volleyball for 20+ years. She currently plays for a women's league in Portland and one in Vancouver. Coach Mysti played all throughout middle and high school. She attended OSU on a Volleyball scholarship, where she played for 2 years. Coach Mysti has coached other sports beyond volleyball as well and enjoys helping athletes reach their potential.  Coach Mysti’s heart is, and will always be, strongest in the sport of Volleyball. This will be her 2nd year with
Axiom. Last year she was the assistant coach for 12-1 and for 14-1. Coach Mysti loves teaching and seeing each and every athlete progress and enjoys helping shape their athletic strength.

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Wayne "Doc" Kurtz 

Wayne has been involved with competitive volleyball for over 30 years. This is Doc’s (which is what we call him) second year with Axiom. He assisted coached last year with Joe Boken, the 18u team. He also, was an assistant coach for La Center High School last season. Doc  brings a wealth of practical Volleyball knowledge and a love of the game to Axiom. He played on two All US Navy teams in his early playing days and keeps up with the latest volleyball trends. We look forward to having Doc continue with Axiom over many years of team play.

Bridget Raach

Bridget grew up playing volleyball in southern California. After playing collegiately in California, Bridget moved to Colorado for grad school and coached Boy’s 16’s volleyball. As a professional coach and coach educator, Bridget is also a member of the faculty at Clark College. Thankful for an outstanding opportunity, Bridget spent three years with an International Coaching program of the International Olympic Committee. Bridget’s coaching philosophy is to build kids' confidence through sport. She does this through building personal relationships and providing an inclusive and enjoyable experience which rewards effort over outcome. 

Kaylee Pullar

Kaylee started playing volleyball at the age of 12 and fell in love with the game. At age 14 she started playing for a local club as the libero on the 14-3 team. She has been playing club and school volleyball ever since, as well as playing beach volleyball in the summer. Her biggest dream is to be a D1 volleyball player for the UCLA team. When she graduates school and goes to college she will be studying to become a pediatric doctor. Once she is unable to play volleyball anymore she would love to be a volleyball coach for young athletes. Working with children and playing volleyball are what Kaylee is most passionate about. Having a job that combines both would be her biggest aspiration. This will be Kaylee's first year coaching for Axiom and what she is most looking forward to is building a connection with the girls and bettering their understanding and skills of volleyball. 

Lexi Burney 

Lexi is a former D1 volleyball player at THEE Jackson State University.  She has been playing volleyball for 15 years and it's becoming a part of her DNA.  She received a degree in biology and is currently pursuing a career in nursing and personal training.  This will be her first year coaching for Axiom. She looks forward to working with all the athletes and families this year.

Harleah Peck

Harleah is currently an OSU psychology student, working her way towards a psychology degree as well as pursuing nursing school. She has played volleyball for a little over 14 years, primarily as a libero. Volleyball for her started early, at her local YMCA, followed by Centennial Middle School, Centennial High School, MHAC during club season, and finally Mount Hood Community College. Coaching/assisting started during 9th grade when the middle school cut the volleyball program, but Harleah along with other members of the Centennial High School volleyball team created an after school program. Harleah has previously been Coach Kindell’s assistant, and this will be her first year assistant coaching for Axiom. Her favorite part of coaching is being able to show all the players their individual growth, along with the teams growth from start of season until the very end. Volleyball has been and always will be a strong passion for Harleah and she can’t wait to see what is in store for this season

Sam Martinez 

I played indoor volleyball for 8 years both as a setter and libero as well as competing in beach for 6 years. I have been coaching indoor and helping out different clubs for the past three seasons, and coaching beach for the past 4 years. I’m most looking forward to building connections with the families and girls as a new coach to the club! I want to set a good example for my team and be someone  they can trust but still respect. I am very excited to be apart of the traveling team as it was always my favorite part about club teams! I would consider my coaching style as pinpointing and perfecting the small details of a skill. Every piece is equally important leading up to the final movement.  When I’m not at the court, I am either working or spending time with family and friends. I graduated this summer from a Baking and Pastry Arts program , so I get to bake all day for my job! 

Callie Jackson

Callie is a senior at Camas High School and has been playing volleyball since she was in fifth grade and volleyball has been her passion ever since. This is Callie’s first time coaching but she hopes to make a positive impact on the athletes and teach them useful things on and off the court. 

Abbie Niskanen

Abbie is a Junior at Union HS. She started playing volleyball in 6th grade and fell in love with the sport. This is her 5th year playing club with experience as both a libero and as a setter. This is Abbie’s first year assisting Axiom and she is very excited to help the athletes grow both on and off of the court.

Kyla Muller

Kyla is a Junior at Hockinson HS, where she plays on the varsity volleyball team as a setter.  Kyla has been playing club as a setter for 4 years.  This will be Kyla's first year assisting with Axiom.  She is very excited to work with the younger athletes and make a positive impact on their life.

Sydney Muller

Sydney is a Junior at Hockinson HS, where she plays on the varsity volleyball team.  She started playing volleyball in 5th grade.  This will be Sydney's 3rd year playing club and 1st year assisting. Sydney specializes in defense as a libero.  She also has experience playing the setting and hitting positions.  Sydney helped coach a summer camp her Freshman year in high school and really enjoyed that opportunity.  Sydney is excited to be an assistant coach this year for Axiom.

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