Welcome to Our Athlete Development Center

Untitled-1The Foundry is dedicated to building your game through our 43,000 square foot sports facility and sports experts. Age and ability is a non-factor under our roof.

The Foundry offers key components to aid our athletes in game success. No matter the sport, we offer training to improve speed, agility and skill. We have phenomenal coaches teaching clinics, camps or club leagues throughout the year. Fitness classes are also available for the individuals who are just training for life. The Foundry is also available for private functions such as parties, corporate events, expos and health fairs.

What is The Foundry?

The Foundry has six volleyball courts with the ability to play basketball, futsal, tennis, and pickle ball. Strength and conditioning courses, as well as fitness classes, are also available to the general public. We’ve employed the very latest with indoor floor technology to create a playing surface that best simulates the response of a suspended wood floor. The use of millions of tiny rubber pellets allied to the stone underlay provides an added shock absorption not seen at other indoor centers. This not only enhances the playing experience of our customers but also reduces risk of injury.

With accurate court markings and interchangeable court functions we are able to accommodate a variety of different sports. This versatility is one of our greatest strengths, and yet one more service component you can’t find elsewhere. Possibilities range from Volleyball to Basketball and Futsal, from Tennis to Pickleball – all without compromising the integrity of the game. With 30 feet of clear height and 17 automated curtains, The Foundry has the unique ability to be divided up into several areas if needed. For example, any combination of volleyball, basketball, futsal, tennis and pickleball can be played simultaneously under one roof.

What is the location and hours?

The Foundry is located on East Bayshore Road, Redwood City in California. We are in between Seaport Blvd (Woodside Road) and Marsh Road- parallel to 101 Highway. Our building is 2575 and painted white, formally a DHL warehouse.

The Foundry is open from 8:00am – 8:00pm Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends. However, extended or weekend hours for events may be arranged through prior notice.

If you are just dropping off a player between the hours of 3pm – 7pm, you may unload them by the front door (the door is locked any other hours). If you plan to stay awhile, The Foundry has a large parking lot located in the back of the building (where our main entrance is). Please abide by our 5 mph speed limit and the traffic light in the driveway, to ensure safety for all drivers.

Who is The Foundry for?

EVERYONE! The Foundry sets itself apart by our fundamental belief that age and/or skill set should never be a limitation for an athlete. We have developed programs to accommodate each unique individual :)

How do I sign up?

The Foundry offers a variety of classes, clinics and courses that cater to an individual’s interest. Our sports specific activities are a per basis sign up – the times and pricing can be found on the designated page for the sport. For the strength conditioning, vertical power, agility and endurance training, we have activities year round that can be signed up through our performance page.

Who to contact for specific reason

For general inquiries we can be reached by email at mail@foundrysport.com or by phone at 1-800-494-1319.

  • Matt Krebs is our Principal Director and can be contacted for Sponsorship, Corporate Alliances or Business inquiries. matt@foundrysport.com
  • Nadine Waeghe is our Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist and best approached for questions involving Wellness, Health and Sports Medicine. nadine@foundrysport.com
  • Jillian Bivert is our Program Director and can answer any questions regarding Futsal, Pickleball, Badminton, Tennis, Indoor Golf, Court Rentals, Open Gyms, Scheduling, and Tournaments. jillian@foundrysport.com
  • Heidi Alvarado is our Project Director and can handle any requests about Parties, Events, Marketing, Public Relations and Community Outreach. heidi@foundrysport.com
  • David Taufoou is the LEMO Foundation Director and all questions regarding LEMO tryouts, sponsorship, donations and media can be directed to adtaufoou@yahoo.com
  • Ali Magner is our Volleyball Director and can be contacted for your Club Volleyball Team inquiries. amagner.lemo@gmail.com

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Our Team

Matt Krebs

Matt Krebs


Matt's Biography

Matt’s corporate background includes 15 years in the telecommunications, health care and real estate markets. With over 18 years of coaching experience, Matt’s passion was to build a world-class sports facility that could cater to all athletes regardless of age or ability and provide much needed space for athletes to train and build their game.

  • Happiest in snow
  • Could live on Chipotle

Nadine Waeghe

Nadine Waeghe


Nadine's Biography

Nadine graduated from Hillsdale College with a BS in Pre-Med Biology and a BS in Health & Physical Education with emphasis in Athletic Training. She continued her education with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Nadine has worked in sports health care in some capacity since 1992 including work for University Athletic Departments, a large health care corporation in the sports medicine division, privately & corporately owned outpatient physical therapy clinics, and professional sports. Experience includes working with recreational athletes of all ages, Special Olympics, collegiate athletes, Olympic athletes & the USOC, and professional athletes, most recently 8 years working with the WTA.

  • Loves farmers markets
  • Always color matches

Jillian Bivert

Jillian Bivert

Programs Director

Jillian's Biography

A three-sport athlete, Jillian received a full-ride scholarship to Sacramento State to play softball. Jillian graduated from Sacramento State with her Bachelors degree in Telecommunications and Multimedia and a minor in Marketing. Following graduation she was hired as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Community Relations Director at Sacramento State in the Athletics Department. In 2004, she decided to enhance her knowledge and enroll in the University of San Francisco to pursue a Masters Degree in Sports Management. During, her master’s degree she was hired at the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) in 2005 and was with the organization for 6 years. Jillian graduated with her Masters Degree in 2007.

  • Quotes 'Despicable Me'
  • Co-coaches with fiancé

Heidi Alvarado

Heidi Alvarado

Marketing/Events Director

Heidi's Biography

After witnessing the unique methods The Foundry uses to improve our world, Heidi jumped on board. Having graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and an emphasis on Public Relations, Heidi brings experience on the crucial connections between establishment and clientele. With a background in the corporate world and a heart for the nonprofit causes The Foundry nurtures, Heidi plans to ensure a brighter future for The Foundry and all those involved.

  • Orange/Pink everything
  • Fluent in Spanish

Allison Magner

Allison Magner

Encore Volleyball Club Director

Allison's Biography

Allison Magner enters her third year at Encore/Monsoon volleyball club.
Magner brings over 13 years of both collegiate playing and coaching experience. In 2008 Magner joined the inaugural athletic staff at the Academy of Art University and became a part of NCAA history. The Academy of Art University started an entire Division II collegiate program completely from scratch and is the only art school in the country that is a member of the prestigious NCAA. Magner was a member of the Academy of Art volleyball program, which included stints as, assistant coach, associate head coach and ultimately head coach. Magner also served as an Assistant Athletic Director during her time at the Academy of Art University.
Coach Magner arrived at the Academy of Art University with a wealth of experience from both coaching and playing at the Division I level. She spent two seasons at Western Carolina University as assistant coach of the Catamounts. In 2004, Magner was offered the assistant coach’s position at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In addition to assisting with on-the-floor coaching, Magner worked primarily with the middle blockers. She was also involved in practice planning, recruiting, event management, equipment, team travel, summer camps and team marketing; all of which made her a viable option for the interim head coach position in 2005. Magner, who was the second-youngest head coach in Division I collegiate volleyball, led the UAB Blazers to a 14-13 record, snapping an eight-year slide of sub-.500 finishes and doing so with only nine players. The Magner-led 2005 UAB volleyball squad turned things around for the greatest single-season improvement in school history with 14 wins including eight consecutive victories to open the season.
A native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Magner spent two seasons as a student-athlete with the North Carolina State Wolfpack volleyball team. She transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was a two-year letter winner for the Blazers in 2001 and 2002. Magner graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business. She also completed her MBA at UAB in 2006.
Magner is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Sacred Heart Preparatory – Atherton. Additionally she is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of The LEMO Foundation.

  • Rides a beach cruiser
  • LEMO Foundation

Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Monsoon Volleyball Club Director

Heather's Biography

The 2014/2015 season is Heather‘s third year with Encore/Monsoon. Heather has coached for over 8 years at the high school and collegiate level and currently coaches the Junior Varsity team at Sacred Heart Prep. Heather was an assistant coach for two years with the Academy of Art University coaching staff after playing two seasons for the Urban Knights. Allen was a member of the ART U inaugural women’s volleyball team. Heather is from Lemoore, CA and graduated from the Academy of Art majoring in Illustration.

  • Very skilled artist
  • Nicest human being

Ali Tyson Taufoou

Ali Tyson Taufoou

Encore Assistant Club Director

Ali's Biography

Ali was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She attended Notre Dame Regional High School and played 4 years of varsity volleyball, 3 years of varsity basketball & soccer and 1 year of varsity swimming. She won all-state honors in each of her sports.

Ali then attended a local junior college where she received a full-scholarship as a libero/setter and received Most Valuable Player her sophomore year. From there she attended Menlo College and played her senior year while earning her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She then received a full-scholarship to fulfill her last year of eligibility at the Academy of Art University where she played both volleyball and basketball. She was team captain, received All-State Nominations and was voted Most Inspirational. Ali completed her MFA in Advertising while pursuing her passion of coaching and mentoring. She served as the graduate assistant volleyball coach for the Academy of Art University for one year and filled the Assistant Coach role the following three years.

Ali, her husband “T”, & twin Allison Magner now run a non-profit organization called the LEMO Foundation (out of the Foundry). LEMO focuses on mentoring high school students through life skills, athletics & academics. Their mission is to inspire youth to discover their greatness. And they strive to continue to get all their “Playmakers” into college. Ali, along with Ali Magner, coaches Varsity volleyball at Sacred Heart Prep.

Outside of LEMO and volleyball, Ali enjoys visiting her family in Missouri, spending time with her husband, playing sports, and swimming in any body of water; lake, ocean, pool!

  • Runs everyday
  • LEMO Foundation

Raquel Villalobos

Raquel Villalobos

Monsoon Assistant Club Director

Raquel's Biography

This is Rocky’s fourth year with Encore/Monsoon. A native of El Paso, Texas, Raquel “Rocky” Villalobos became a setter her junior year at Gadsden High School and a year later took her team to the State Championships for the first time in over 25 years! Rocky earned several accolades in high school including 1st-team All- District and All-State Honorable Mention. She went on to play at Eastern Arizona College on a full scholarship and graduated with an associate’s degree in general education. Rocky joined the Menlo Oaks from 2008-2010 where she helped them become the Cal Pac Champs in 2008. Rocky graduated Menlo College with a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with a concentration in psychology.

Prior to joining Encore, Rocky coached power and area at Paye’s Performance for three years, assisting her 13′s team with a 5th place finish at JO’s in 2009. Previous to her current position as the Freshmen & JV Head coach & assisting Varsity for Hillsdale High volleyball, Rocky was the head JV coach at Menlo School. Rocky is aspiring to become a residential realtor and take on a co-director position for the Monsoon volleyball club. In her spare time, Rocky enjoys rock climbing, playing in local volleyball leagues, and being outdoors.

  • Originally from Texas
  • Likes rock cimbing

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