Joaquin developed as a player throughout the farm systems of various professional soccer teams in Spain. Since moving to the USA at the age of 20, Joaquin has, and continues to play fo fun. He coached the Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Teams at Alcott Elementary School in Chicago, as well as the boy’s soccer team at the Lab School of the University of Chicago. Joaquin is certified by the US Soccer Federation as an “D” Licensed coach and a Grassroots Referee. Prior to pursuing his life-long dream of becoming a soccer coach and mentor, Joaquin was a lead engineer for a large manufacturing company in Chicago. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).