Sports Break

Sports Break

We hit pause on the normal day-to-day and dive into all things sports! Our guests come from a variety of professional backgrounds but one thing unites them all: they love sports. Whether it's reminiscing on their glory days of playing, going through their typical gameday experience as a fan, or connecting what they learned on the field to how they excel in their current career, we hope you enjoy this break in the action to chat all things sports.

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April 8, 2021 24 min

This episode we talk with Colin Burns, the General Manager at Winged Foot Golf Club! 

Winged Foot is a private golf club in New York, home to two of the top 100 golf courses, host of 5 US Opens for the PGA Tour on its West Course, as well as two US Women's Opens and the first US Senior Open on its East Course. In fact, Colin led his team through the pandemic to host the 2020 Men's US Open. Hear all about that and Colin's...

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This episode we are chatting with Bree Nguyen - USWNT fan, founder, investor and builder of  Mariah Carey's first website!!!

She is currently the Director of Artist Revenue at Sessions, Co-Owner of BearClaw Gaming, CSU Dominguez Hills Board member, and a US Soccer council member. Bree is also the former Head of Public Figure Partnerships with  Facebook. We loved getting to chat with her about the World Cup, her soccer playing d...

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March 4, 2021 26 min

This episode we are chatting all things Oakland and Minnesota and women's sports with Meredith Minkow! Meredith is on the social media team at Bleacher Report, as well as a women's sports advocate and forever Minnesota Lynx fan. She is also a very talented photographer! We loved our chat with her and hope you enjoy as well!

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    February 25, 2021 32 min

    This episode we are excited to chat with Kate Delhagen! Kate is a strategic advisor, former senior director of global digital business development at Nike and the Founder of Oregon Sports Angels. We loved getting to speak with her about her career and what she loves about sports! Please see more information about OSA below and be sure to give them a follow on LinkedIn!

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    February 18, 2021 18 min

    We are joined this episode by Brenda Andress, President and Founder of SheIs! The organization seeks to embrace the known benefits that sport brings to both individuals and communities, with a specific focus on raising awareness of, engagement with, and participation in girls and women's leagues.

    Brenda previously served as the first Commissioner for the Canadian Women's Hockey League for over 12 seasons. She was also a form...

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    February 11, 2021 38 min

    Today we are joined by Shana Sumers, big time USWNT fan and co-host of the podcast "Bad Queers." While in the episode we announce that she is Senior Community Manager at Next Music, she just recently became the Principal Marketing Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Community Programs at HubSpot (congrats!!).

    Shana has had the opportunity to speak on multiple panels (as panelist and moderator), podcasts, private ev...

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    February 4, 2021 28 min

    On this episode, we are joined by Ben C. Sutton, Jr. - a Wake Forest Demon Deacon and innovator in the sports community! He is an entrepreneur, culture builder, and philanthropist who currently serves as founder and chairman of Teall Capital Partners. Ben sold his first company, ISP Sports, to IMG College in 2010, where he continued to build those core businesses into four national market-leading companies (media, licensing, ticket...

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    January 28, 2021 28 min

    This episode we are joined by Hailey Marsh! She is one of three brilliant co-founders for one of our favorite social media accounts and podcasts: the Future Million Heirs. Hailey also played college soccer at the University of Utah and is the director of brand strategy for Toyota and Saatchi LA. If anyone wants to help her bring the NWSL to Denver... let us know! 

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    January 21, 2021 28 min

    Join our conversation with Kelsey Trainor as we chat all things sports and her college athletic career!  Kelsey is a lawyer, producer, and writer who resides in New York City. She currently serves as in-house counsel for a national media company. Formerly, Kelsey worked for the hit CBS series Blue Bloods. She also graciously walks us through each new break in the USWNT court case on Twitter, so be sure to give her a follow!

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    January 14, 2021 22 min

    We are so excited to bring you our conversation with Stephanie Harvey aka missharvey as she is known in the gaming world. She is the director of esports franchise development & outreach at Counter Logic Gaming (CLG). missharvey is also a former video game developer and most notably a 5x gaming World Champion, best known for playing Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  Enjoy our chat!

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    December 31, 2020 20 min

    Tracy Deforge has a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, has held positions at the NHL and MLB Advanced Media, is a former Division 1 track and field athlete, a 6-time marathon finisher, and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is also founder and CEO of an investment and funding platform for professional athletes called The Players' Impact where she is focused on the growth of early stage companies, venture investment and p...

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    December 17, 2020 23 min

    We got to chat with Donna Orender! Donna is (to name a few things) a former professional basketball player, the former president of the WNBA, a former PGA TOUR Senior Executive, and current CEO of Orender Unlimited. She is a nationally-recognized business leader, innovative thinker, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author. Donna founded Generation W as a venue to bring women together and build thought leadership, confidence and en...

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    December 10, 2020 31 min

    This week we are joined by PWBA professional bowler Gazmine "GG" Mason! She's a 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, trailblazer in the sport of bowling, as well as a business owner and non-profit director.

    Follow GG on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Be sure to check out her YouTube channel too.

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    December 3, 2020 14 min

    John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. With over 2500 episodes, 1 million + listens a month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. Visit EOFire.com to set YOUR Entrepreneurial journey ON FIRE!

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    November 26, 2020 26 min

    We are joined by Bethany Bradsher, a freelance author and sportswriter who has 11 books to her name! She has written for magazines, newspapers and online content providers, etc. and loves to tell stories in a way that makes them timeless. We were so glad she joined us to chat about her love for sports and how they have shaped her career and her life.

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    November 19, 2020 25 min

    Today we are joined by Stacie Stern, Government Affairs Director at FanDuel and current chair of the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association! She's also known as "the First Lady of fantasy sports!" We loved getting to chat about her non-professional athletic career and her love for all things sports and Arizona sports in particular!

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    November 12, 2020 40 min

    Today we are joined by Rob Thompson, founder of GamePlanU and veteran of the sports industry. He piloted the youth flag football program for the NFL and now inspires and connects people looking to start their careers in the sports industry. Hear all about his football career and how playing/working in sports has shaped him into the professional he is today!

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    November 5, 2020 28 min

    Join us for our chat with Kate T. Parker, a New York Times best-selling author and extraordinary photographer who has such an inspiring message to share. We loved talking about fellow Wake Forest University days and her time spent playing soccer there. She talks about her love for sports and how they continue to shape her life and her family's life today. Enjoy this episode and be sure to order your copy of Play Like a Girl: Li...

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    October 29, 2020 32 min

    Join our chat with Kay Rawlins, a Founder and owner of Orlando City Soccer Club as well as the Senior VP of Community Relations and President of the Orlando City Foundation. 

    She is also a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation, 4 Rivers Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness, leading the Youth Homelessness Committee.

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    October 22, 2020 21 min

    We loved getting to chat with Representative Anna Eskamani for this week's Sports Break! The beloved representative from Orlando, FL chats all things sports including her Iranian heritage, local love for the UCF Knights and Orlando Pride, as well as her sensational non-professional career!

    Be sure to find and follow Anna on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Anna and her campaign, please check out her website.

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