CEO, Andrea Gauntlett founded the Rough Diamonds in 2016 (formerly GLNPSL), after a departure from GLUFC, which she managed in 2015 and 2016. She has extensive experience in community service and the business world. She spent 10 years as an auto accident investigator with Allstate Insurance in both New York and New Jersey.

A Jamaican native, Gauntlett migrated to New York in the 1980’s and while living in New York, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a business minor, from St. John’s University. In New Jersey she earned her Fraud Claim Law Specialist (FCLS) designation from the American Educational Institute in Basking Ridge.

While her children were in school, Gauntlett completed additional degrees in Hospitality Management and Travel Services Management. Gauntlett holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge College School of Management.

Gauntlett has always striven for greatness and she enjoys people to people interactions. She likes to impact lives in positive ways. She started with her family and has expanded that outreach to surrounding communities. Gauntlett believes that hosting NPSL games is an opportunity to bring diverse people together and also showcase the talent within our different communities. 

Gauntlett and her husband, Carl, have resided in Tyngsboro since 2000. They are the proud parents of four: Carla is a US Army Veteran, currently working in Human Resource Management; Sheryl is a television and video producer; Leslie recently became a Doctor of Optometry; Karl currently attends college in New Jersey, and played in the NPSL during the 2014, 2015, & 2017 seasons.