Suburban FC Staff

Jessie Burgins   Director of Soccer Operations

Joining us from Ottawa, Ontario, Jessie has roots in Nova Scotia having played varsity soccer at St. Francis Xavier University, as well as meeting his wife here in Halifax. Jessie comes to Suburban Football Club with experience as an Executive Director as well as the former Director of Soccer Operations at Ottawa TFC, a Youth National Licensed Club through Canadian Soccer Association.

Melissa Gaudet   Youth and Senior Development Manager

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Melissa is a longtime coach within the Suburban Region. Melissa brings experience both as a former National Team player, as well as strong coach, employee and volunteer within our community. Melissa recently graduated with an MBA and is ready to bring her experience, skills and passion to all Youth and Senior players at Suburban FC.


Josh Slate   Grassroots Development Manager

Josh has been coaching for Suburban since 2014 and was the technical Director at Scotia Soccer Club and then Central FC He also coaches for the Provincial Program at Soccer Nova Scotia as well as the REX and Whitecaps Academy Centres in Halifax as a staff and goal keeper coach. Josh is a National B licensed coach, is a learning facilitator for community coaching courses and is currently undertaking the inaugural Children’s License course.