Ray Goto, Executive Producer & Commissioner, has been involved with the film and video industry in Los Angeles for over 25 years. He has been a cameraman, technician, writer, editor, producer, director, internet marketing expert, and business executive. He is currently President of EditSource, a production and post production facility located in West LA www.theeditsource.com and South Bay Broadcast, Inc., a 22 year old media production company. Both companies have always been profitable and are very stable fiscally. Past and current companies they have worked with include CBS, NBC, MTV, VH1, NHK, Fuji TV, Sony Pictures Studios, Castlerock Entertainment, Paramount Studios, Miramax Entertainment, Univision, Real TV, Animal Planet, LOGO, and probably several hundred more.
Ray also loves volleyball. Although he admits he was never an all-star, he’s always enjoyed playing. In college, as a Setter/RS (6-2), his best finishes were State Champions, California Collegiate Volleyball Conference, and 4th place, NAIA National Championships. He also played for a number of years in USVBA (USAV) men’s and mixed tournaments, and his best finish was 4th place in the Open division, USVBA National Championships.
Tom Pestolesi began his volleyball career at Huntington Beach High School. He then went on to star at Long Beach State and the University of Hawaii. Tom has earned All-American honors in 1982 and 1983 and has been an eight-time USAV All-American. Tom completes annually in the United States National Tournament.
Tom has coached for 15 years at the high school level at Estancia and Newport Harbor high schools. Many of Tom's former players have gone on to have successful volleyball careers. Some of his former players include John Wallace, Adam Lockwood, Todd and Brandi Brooks, Matt Feurbringer, Melissa Schutz, Misty May and Jennifer Carey. Tom has also coached professionally on the four player pro beach tour and has had the good fortune to coach players such as Kim Oden, Stephanie Cox, Joy Makenzie, Antonette White, Janet Cobbs and Wendy Stammer.
Tom is the head men’s and women’s volleyball coach and Irvine Valley College www.ivc.edu and men's director for the United States Association of Volleyball (USAV) and is very involved with directing volleyball tournaments for juniors and men.
Pat Powers, who prepped at Santa Monica (Calif.) High, transferred to USC after helping Santa Monica College win the 1977 state J.C. title. He lettered three years at Troy (1978-80) as the Trojans won the 1980 NCAA title and were runners-up in 1979. He was a two-time All-American first teamer and NCAA All-Tournament team member (1979-80).
Among his other volleyball achievements are being an eight-time USVBA All-American (winning MVP honors in 1979 and 1986) He was named to Volleyball magazine's All-Century first team and its All-Time Indoor first team
He was a member of the U.S. National Team for nine years (1978-86), starting at opposite hitter on a squad that won America’s first-ever volleyball “Triple Crown”: the 1984 Olympics, the 1985 World Cup and the 1986 World Championships.
He spent 15 years (1982-96) playing on the Association of Volleyball Professionals beach tour, winning 13 tourneys and more than $500,000. He was voted the AVP’s Best Blocker and Best Spiker in 1988. He won the 1988 World Beach Championships, making him one of just three players to win an indoor and outdoor world championship. He also served on the AVP Board of Directors for five years (1992-96).
He was the head men's volleyball coach at USC for six years and brought the program back to national prominence. Prior to that he was an assistant coach and player on several European first division professional club teams, including Team Bistefani in Italy for two seasons (1987-88) and Mladost Zagreb in Yugoslavia for one year (1991).
He currently runs the successful Volleyball Clinics program in 19 cities across the nation: www.VBClinics.com.
Troy Tanner graduated from Los Altos High School in 1982, where he was a standout in football and volleyball and earned a scholarship to the college of his dreams, Pepperdine University. Tanner competed at the highest levels volleyball for the next 17 years. Along the way, he became one of the world’s elite indoor and outdoor volleyball players. His teams won NCAA Championships, European and Asian Championships, and an Olympic gold medal. A few of his individual honors include being named a three-time All-American, “Rookie of the Year” on the AVP professional beach volleyball tour, and the “Worlds Best Receiver” at the 1989 World Cup.
His coaching career began in Provo, Utah, at Brigham Young University. While earning a master’s degree in mass communications, Tanner helped coach the Cougars to two NCAA Championships. In the summer of 1999, Tanner coached Saddleback boys’ 16s to a best ever 2nd place at the Junior Olympics. For four years, Troy has worked with the US Men’s National Team and is looking forward to his recent assignment as assistant coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Jamie Goto, Producer/Photographer, is an Associate Producer for ChangeTVNetwork.com. In 2007, she played on University High's amazing team that went on to win the CIF SS Championships, but lost to powerhouse Redondo High in the first round of the State Championships. She went on to play two years at Irvine Valley College where they went on to win the California State Championships.
Jamie has a BFA from Long Beach State University, where she was a top student artist in a number of disciplines, including photography, video, and sculpture. She was the official photographer for our initial launch, having provided most of the photos for this website.
Darren Preston is currently the play-by-play announcer on CSTV radio for UCLA men’s and women’s volleyball. He graduated with a BA from UCSB with a major in Sociology and a minor in Sports Management. He is also Media Relations Coordinator for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (NCAA Division 1 Conference) www.mpsports.org and for the Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League www.SCCVL.com He has been Public Address Announcer for UCLA men’s soccer and play by play for Pepperdine University baseball and women’s basketball teams. As a two-year varsity tennis player at Santa Monica High School, he was named Most Valuable Player in 1994.