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Former University Coach Gustavo Ruthes Talks About An Athlete’s ‘Perfect Mind’

Amber Somerville | 1 year ago
Gustavo Ruthes, Owner & Mental Performance Consultant at Perfect Mind Consulting - Training & Coaching, provides athletes and sports organizations with the tools that they need to stay in the right frame of mind so that they can increase their chances of success in sport, education, and/or career. In sport,...
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University Prep’s Assistant Athletic Director Da’Mon Perry Embraces The Pace In Seattle

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Da'Mon Perry is the Assistant Director of Athletics at University Prep. University Prep is a private, co-educational middle and high school in Wedgwood, Seattle, Washington, United States. In this position, Da'Mon is constantly faced with a variety of tasks that range from scheduling to equipment management, to mediation. He embodies...
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Clock Management Fuels William Mussack, RSL Fan Experience & Game Production Manager

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
William Mussack is the Fan Experience Manager & Game Production Manager for the Real Salt Lake (RSL) & Utah Royals FC. RSL is a professional soccer franchise competing in the Major League Soccer (MLS). As a soccer fan, I was introduced to William’s work with RSL seeing all the great...
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Brooklyn Nets Equipment Manager Joe Cuomo: Equipment Management Is Way More Than Doing Laundry

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Joe Cuomo is an Equipment Manager for the Brooklyn Nets. This means that Joe leads the charge on a myriad of logistical aspects of the Nets organization from equipment and apparel inventory to transport. I first learned of Joe Cuomo during the 2019 NBA Summer League when he was on...
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Daniella Orsi Specializes In Game Presentation & Talent Management For Toronto Raptors

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Daniella Orsi is a Game Presentation and Talent Management Specialist with the Toronto Raptors. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Daniella about what her role involves, how she got started working in game day operations and how she approaches the challenges faced and relishes successes experienced in her...
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From Sales to Ottawa Senators Social Media Coordinator: Brianne Pankoff’s Ambition Led To Her Current Role

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Brianne Pankoff is the Social Media Coordinator at Senators Sports & Entertainment. This means Brianne manages social content for the Ottawa Senators, one of 7 Canadian teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). Brianne literally represents the Ottawa Senators in one of the most visible ways possible; through social media....
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Community Partnerships & Events Manager Samantha Brewer Is Shaping Hamilton Pro Sport

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
We had the pleasure of chatting with a leader in professional sport for forming community partnerships, Samantha Brewer. Brewer is currently the Community Partnerships and Events Manager for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC. And just in case you didn’t know, Hamilton is a fairly decent sized city on the...
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Director of Operations at Niagara River Lions Michelle Biskup Started in Tourism Now She’s Here! Thriving in Sport

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Michelle Biskup is the Director of Operations for the Canadian Elite Basketball League's (CEBL) Niagara River Lions. This means that she gets to oversee every aspect that goes into running a professional basketball team. She studied Tourism Management in university and worked for three years right after at Fallsview Casino,...
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3 x 3 Basketball Gem & Saskatchewan Rattler Michael Linklater is an Indigenous Role Model

Amber Somerville | 2 years ago
Simply put, Michael Linklater has been one of Canada’s best basketball players for a couple decades now. Sure, his name doesn’t have the allure of Steve Nash and Andrew Wiggins. And no, Michael Linklater never played basketball in the NBA. Linklater’s biggest success on the court comes from playing 3...
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