CUSA Staff Profiles

Pearl Doupe

Position: Executive Director
With CUSA Since: March 2001
Phone: 403.648.0861

Pearl has been involved in sport management for nearly 40 years. A graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education and is an alumni of the RDC Queens Basketball Program. Prior to joining Calgary United Soccer Association in March of 2001 she had worked at a number of different locations including Maskwacis, Inuvik and Wetaskiwin. Throughout her career she has been responsible for capital facility projects, program development /delivery, community specific initiatives and multisport games. She has also been an active member of Sport Calgary; Central Alberta Rec Association; and ASRPWF Zone 4 Grant Committee.

Through her tenue with CUSA she has seen the league grow from 120 to now over 300 teams per season; survived the office fire at Broadview, two collapses of the Bubble; and the introduction of artificial turf surfaces. Calgary West Soccer Centre, Genesis Centre, Airdrie, Spray Lakes and the Annex have all been constructed and now provide increase capacity for the league play. In 2016 Pearl was the first female to be the recipient of the Alberta Soccer Association's President's Award. Outside of work she enjoys travel, gardening, photography and taking advantage of living in an active outdoor community. Pearl has previously instructed NCCP courses and coached high school basketball and community fastball.

Patti Newfield

Position: Office Manager
With CUSA Since: July 2002
Phone: 403.648.0862

A visionary leader focused on building community, growing sport and organizational capacity. Patti graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Physical Education and followed it up with Management Diploma from Langara College. Following graduation, she went on to pursue a 5-year work experience in the NWT having fun delivering all things communities want to make their leisure time more interesting, enjoyable, and personally satisfying.

An experienced civic-minded senior manager and native Albertan led her to accept a position with CUSA and she has managed its daily operations for over 20 years. She is committed to lifelong learning and has completed numerous courses and training opportunities in Financial and Human Resources Management. Her goal is to deliver exceptional member service while striving for a rewarding and productive work atmosphere.

Outside of work, Patti held various roles as a volunteer having a positive impact on the sport community in Alberta, BC and the NWT as a participant, community leader, coach and administrator. She is past director with Sport Calgary and president & founder of the Calgary Female Sport Development Association. Life is about balance. She enjoys golf, playing women's and coed hockey, exploring Calgary's pathways, travel, and venturing out with her 4-leggeds Dexter & Dakota.


Adelle Young

Position: Manager - League Operations
With CUSA Since: March 2010


Adelle graduated from Mount Royal University 2010 with a Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship in Sport and Recreation. A born and raised Calgarian, Adelle grew up playing Ringette and Fastpitch Softball and continues to be involved in those sports as a participant and Board Member. Adelle has a passion for adult participation in sport and has held various positions on board of directors for both Ringette and Softball, currently the Past President of Calgary Minor Softball Association and the Vice President for Calgary Open Ringette Association.


Ric Blackwell

Position: Program Coordinator - Discipline
With CUSA Since: April 2016
Phone: 403.648.0860

Ric has been involved in playing, coaching and working within organized soccer for over 30 years. He played at a high amateur level in England and graduated from Solent University, having studied Football Studies as part of their Business School. Since arriving in Calgary in 2012, CUSA has provided an ideal platform for him to gain a diverse group of friends and acquaintances within the soccer community and he is still a well-respected player and coach within the leagues. He was delighted to be given the opportunity to bring his passion and experience to the position of Program Coordinator - Discipline in early 2016.


Trina Buitenwerf

Position: Program Assistant  Trina Buitenwerf
With CUSA Since: July 2018
Phone: 403-270-0363

Supporter, soccer wife, soccer mom, soccer for life. While Trina has many interests, and hobbies, soccer has been a common thread. CUSA was a big part of Trina's life in university years as the ultimate summer job. Years later, the role presented itself again - history repeats in a good way.

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