The first thing you notice is that Skate isn’t used to being on this side of the camera. As the head of Atlanta United’s marketing and fan engagement, she’s used to telling stories – just not her own. She’s not one for the spotlight; in club photos she always seems to find a way to slip just outside of frame. But she starts to warm up when she thinks back to when she first fell in love with the beautiful game.
“I had a blue uniform on, I was at the YMCA,” she says. “I remember seeing the grass, the ball and not worrying about anything else in the world.