SPORT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS PASSIONATE ABOUT GIVING BACK TO THE NEXT GENERATION

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Living Sport’s Mentor Program is a unique platform that enables sport industry professionals to take the knowledge and experience they’ve learned, and pay it forward to the next generation of young professionals. Mentors attend our International Sport Business Programs meaning they travel with us while we experience the world through sport.

Program Mentors lead presentations during the skills workshop sessions, provide key learning experiences for program participants, and take time to build relationships with those on the trip. All while expanding their personal and professional networks across the globe.

Qualifications of our Mentors:

  • 5+ years of professional sport business experience

  • Currently working in the sport industry

  • Passionate about mentoring students/young professionals

  • Strong sport business network to share with participants

  • Experienced with giving group presentations

MEET OUR Mentor team:

Pete Powell  | Director, Human Resources at N3rd Street Gamers

Pete Powell | Director, Human Resources at N3rd Street Gamers

Lindsey Knupp  | Vice President, Marketing & Entertainment at Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Lindsey Knupp | Vice President, Marketing & Entertainment at Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Anthony Marquez |  Partnership Marketing Manager at Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Marquez | Partnership Marketing Manager at Indianapolis Colts

Chasity Brown  | Health Science Lecturer & Internship Coordinator at Lincoln University

Chasity Brown | Health Science Lecturer & Internship Coordinator at Lincoln University

Tim Seidler  | Director of Business Operations at Bethlehem Steel FC

Tim Seidler | Director of Business Operations at Bethlehem Steel FC

Arka Majumdar  | Sports Performance Analysis Sales & Management at Nacsport

Arka Majumdar | Sports Performance Analysis Sales & Management at Nacsport

Lauren Shelly  | Director of Training and Development at American Junior Golf Association

Lauren Shelly | Director of Training and Development at American Junior Golf Association

Patrick Plank  | Regional Director, Northeast at American Junior Golf Association

Patrick Plank | Regional Director, Northeast at American Junior Golf Association

Blair Thompson  | Director Of Recruiting at American Junior Golf Association

Blair Thompson | Director Of Recruiting at American Junior Golf Association

Ethan Lievense  | Olympic Games Event Management Coordinator at NBC Sports Group

Ethan Lievense | Olympic Games Event Management Coordinator at NBC Sports Group

Ashley Yencho  | Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing at University of Richmond

Ashley Yencho | Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing at University of Richmond

Steven Pump  | Director Of Operations at Camelback Ranch Baseball (Dodgers & White Sox Spring Training)

Steven Pump | Director Of Operations at Camelback Ranch Baseball (Dodgers & White Sox Spring Training)

Alex Yoh  | Senior Director, Marketing & Communications at Delaware Blue Coats

Alex Yoh | Senior Director, Marketing & Communications at Delaware Blue Coats

Ben Muell  | Sports Marketing Consultant

Ben Muell | Sports Marketing Consultant

Jacki Bares  | Marketing Manager at New York Road Runners

Jacki Bares | Marketing Manager at New York Road Runners

Patrick Walker  | Sales Coordinator at The PGA of America

Patrick Walker | Sales Coordinator at The PGA of America

A MENTOR’S EXPERIENCE:

“The Living Sport Mentor Program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sport industry professionals — travel the world while giving back to the next generation of aspiring sports business professionals.

As a Living Sport Mentor, I traveled to Dublin, Ireland with 25 students and recent graduates who were accepted into the program. Through sharing stories of when we were in their shoes, to providing insights on learnings thus far in our careers, myself and two other program mentors spent 10 days coaching and guiding the participants in their next steps to becoming sport industry professionals. We were able to hear the participants’ own stories - from successes to struggles - and provide advice and guidance; something that felt very impactful to me. Not to mention, you are doing all of this while traveling abroad.

While in Ireland the group worked a Tough Mudder event and experienced the Irish sport culture through stadium tours. We even received a private lesson to learn about and play Ireland’s oldest sport - hurling!

This mentoring program is sincerely a special opportunity for being able to give back to our future colleagues and co-workers. I have a mentor who continues to help me through my career, and having the ability to do that myself for these young sport professionals is a great feeling. Thanks, Living Sport!”

- PATRICK WALKER, DUBLIN ‘18 MENTOR