Liza & Eric Wittenberg founded and direct the Berkshire Soccer Academy, working year-round to create a safe, inclusive environment for each girl to develop as a player, make friends and have fun.
Eric Wittenberg grew up at Elmwood Day Camp in White Plains, NY where he was a camper, senior staff member and Athletic Director. He also worked as the full-time program director at Woodmont Day Camp in New City, NY. His masters work included studying the Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Valencia (Spain). He received his B.S. from Keene State College where he played baseball and rugby. Eric founded and managed CrossFit Potrero Hill, a unique training and fitness facility in San Francisco, which he sold in order to devote his full-time efforts to BSA. Eric oversees BSA’s program and operations, and serves as the camp’s “Master of Ceremonies” at meals, campfires and other events.
Liza Wittenberg started playing soccer at age 3 and was hooked ever since! She played at the highest level of competitive youth soccer in Minnesota, traveling to tournaments throughout the US and abroad. Liza was a Region II ODP player, and captain of her high school team during both her junior and senior years. She was recruited to play at UNC Greensboro, and after 2 seasons transferred to Georgetown University where she captained the Hoya’s Division I Women’s Soccer Team. After graduating from the Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Liza taught elementary school in the Bronx through Teach for America, and then directed a global citizenship program in ten major US cities for the United Nations Association-USA. Liza has held various athletic director and coaching positions at both traditional and soccer camps. Liza also served as the head coach and assistant coach to girls youth soccer teams at various clubs in the Northeast. She has both CrossFit Level I and CrossFit Kids certification. Liza oversees the soccer and residential life programs at the Academy.
Liza and Eric live in San Diego with their two kids, Everett (4) and Harper (2).
Paul Titley found his passion for the camp industry as an international staff member fulfilling a number of leadership roles at Iroquois Springs in Rock Hill, NY where he spent 7 summers. More recently he worked as the full-time Summer Camp Director at YMCA Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor, WA. He received both his B.S. and his Masters at Loughborough University in England. Paul has a strong background in aquatics, both at camp and in his personal life, having swum and played water polo at a national level.
Paul met his wife Mandie at camp; and in November 2016 they welcomed their son James to the family. They currently live in San Diego, along with their cat Lila.