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Sales Team

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Matt Ross
National Sales Director

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The Man, The Myth, The Legend! Take it from Matt: “I have had some coaches personally thank me for what we do, and that is icing on the cake to an already great experience.” Living in the South Shore of Massachusetts with his family, Matt is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball, golfing, and traveling for work or play, as well!

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Eric Hiller
Territory Manager 
New England - West

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Taking the workload of fundraising off coaches’ plates is Eric’s driver. He is always up for the challenge. You won’t meet a more personable, and enthusiastic Manager than Eric. When he’s not in the fundraising groove you’ll find him at the golf course, somewhere in nature, or adventuring with friends and family (including his dog that he thinks should be the GA mascot).

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Brian Ludwig
Territory Manager
Mid-Atlantic

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As an avid Wednesday golfer and bowler, Brian enjoys basically anything sports. He loves working with coaches and athletes all year round, and seeing them achieve their goals on and off the field.

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Steve Ash
Territory Manager
New England - East

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With 25 years of fundraising experience, this guy has run thousands of successful fundraisers. When he’s not grinding out the fundraisers you can catch him working on his golf swing or relaxing with family and friends. “I am a veteran of 30 years of marriage to my better half and I am the proud dad of 3 awesome kids.”

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Rob Lunenfeld
Fundraising Coach, MD/DE

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Rob brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience to Gold Athletics, which translates to millions of dollars raised throughout his dedicated career. He applies his passion to our Maryland and Delaware territories.  As a father, you won't see him pass up the opportunity to watch his daughter play softball!

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Bob White
Fundraising Coach, VT

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Bob has more than 25 years of fundraising experience and leads our Vermont and New York territories. When he's not raising the gold bar, you can find him traveling, golfing or watching his son play hockey.

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Mark "Sharky" Chatalian
Fundraising Coach, Central MA

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Sharky is his name and raising money is his game! Sharky takes pride in helping teams raise money the ‘fun’ way. If you’re lucky enough to be in Boston West, Central Massachusetts or Rhode Island, you’ll be working with the best! His teams quickly become like family, and that is no coincidence; He has been raising money for Youth sports even before joining the industry. When he’s not Coaching a fundraiser, you’ll find him coaching high school and college baseball.

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Kelly Cunningham
Fundraising Coach, MD

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With 23 years of fundraising experience under his belt, Kelly loves building relationships with the coaches and teams he works with. When he isn’t running a fundraiser, you will find him at the nearest field watching his kids play sports. Kelly is a big fan of the Redskins (now known as the Commanders), Nationals, and Capitals.

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Tyler Morini
Fundraising Coach, MA-East

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The key to Tyler’s success? Showing coaches they don’t need to jump through hoops. His favorite part? Giving the gift of consistency to Coaches when it comes to having money for essentials. Hailing from Plymouth, MA, Tyler covers our South Shore and Cape territories. He graduated from Bridgewater State University where he played baseball. His passion comes alive each Summer as a Coach for travel baseball. 

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Matt Curtis
Fundraising Coach, CT

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Our CT guy who is still an active sports player, playing in the GHTBL baseball league! His main focus is to take the fundraising work off the coaches shoulders to help them have a successful season... while making them as much money as possible! It's that simple!

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Rob Muniak
Fundraising Coach, OH

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Rob hit the ground running once graduating BGSU and joined the Gold Athletics fundraising team. His uncanny ability to relate to athletes and coaches is apparent right off the bat, and his upbeat energy and attention to detail will impress you promptly upon meeting him. Rob’s passion for helping dedicated coaches shines in the form of show stopping fundraising results. When he’s not playing golf, corn hole or softball, you can find him with his four-legged companion on Catawba Island.

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Jeff Whitman
Fundraising Coach, NH/MA

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With over 27 years of experience, Jeff excels in helping coaches & young athletes achieve their goals. Passionate about building strong relationships, Jeff looks forward to connecting with the next generation.Throughout his career, Jeff has managed territories from the Northeast to FL, earning trust among schools, coaches, and administrators. As a top-performing fundraising coach, Jeff currently works in NH & MA. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Blaise Whitman
Fundraising Coach, NH/MA

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Based in New Hampshire and Northern MA, Blaise thrives in the dynamic world of sports fundraising. With a passion for fostering growth, Blaise’s favorite part of the job is engaging with dedicated coaches and athletes, all of whom share an unwavering commitment to improvement. Outside of work, Blaise enjoys hitting the golf course, spending sunny days at the beach, and spending time with his six-year-old black lab.

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Jonah Normandeau

Fundraising Coach, Maine

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Jonah is our powerhouse of passion and insider sports, based in Maine. With his roots in Division 1 baseball at the University of Maine, Jonah knows firsthand the grind & glory of community sports. He's here to ensure Maine's athletic and youth programs hit their fundraising home runs, allowing coaches to coach and players to play without the extra worry. Jonah is a die-hard New England sports fan with a heart set on using his love for the game to uplift local communities. Jonah's all about making a difference, one team at a time, with energy, expertise, and that winning spirit Maine's athletes and coaches love.

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Colin Chatto

Fundraising Coach, North NJ

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Colin brings his passion for sports and community to the forefront as our enthusiastic Fundraising Coach for North New Jersey. Hailing from Shrewsbury, NJ, Colin is all about building strong connections with coaches and players, ensuring fundraising efforts hit the mark every time. With a keen interest in recreational sports, golfing, and following pro football and baseball, he understands the dynamics and needs of teams. Colin’s energy and dedication to help teams is a gift, making every fundraising campaign a win-win for coaches, athletes and participants. 

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Trever Rose
Fundraising Coach, Central NY

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Trever is passionate about athletics, which is why he is thrilled to be part of Gold Athletics. When he’s not working, you can find him playing slow-pitch softball almost every weekday and competing in tournaments on most weekends. Trever’s fiancé and two furry friends complete his life outside of work.

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Tyler Turgeon
Fundraising Coach, VT

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Currently working in the Northern NY and VT territory, Tyler brings expertise and enthusiasm for sports to the community. In his free time, he enjoys a round of golf, hitting the ice for a game of hockey, or exploring what nature has to offer. With a history in sports as a three-sport athlete in high school, Tyler continued his athletic journey at St. Lawrence University, where he was a member of the Men's Golf team.Tyler is dedicated to supporting athletes in achieving their goals and thriving in their respective sports. 

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Dane Wozny
Sales Support & Recruiting Manager

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As a sales support and recruiting manager, she helps sales reps get acclimated to new software and technology, which in return helps drive their client’s sales. When she’s not at her desk, you can find Dane rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles and Clemson Tigers, or hitting the gym!

Operations Team

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Alexandra Ryan
Director of Operations

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Alexandra brings a wealth of knowledge and management experience from 15 years in the hospitality industry, in logistics, B2B / B2C relationships, and operational organization, Alex piloted the growth of Gold Athletics so her love for the GA team runs deep. You can tell in the work she does. The path GA paves for athletes' future success is her motivator!

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Liz Smith
Operations Assistant

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Liz is quick to find answers customers and merchants need. If you ever need support with technical issues or questions,  Liz gets the job done. She supports the Gold Athletics customer service team and resolves every issue faster than lightning!

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Brett Rudolph
Production Coordinator

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Our Product and Prize guy who’s from Massachusetts! The “go to” to handle everything production for our sales reps. Beach days, eating delicious food, and playing video games is what he likes to do most, when he’s not working of course!

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Evan Viveiros
Production Assistant

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Director of Finance

Outside of the usual production assistant duties, Evan writes & directs short films! As a new member of the team he hopes to bring that attention to detail to the behind the scenes operation.

Mike has had a 35+ year career in accounting and finance along with obtaining his CPA license. He is an expert advisor and negotiator in areas such as capital structure, credit facilities, acquisitions, divestitures, and succession planning. When he’s not on his finance grind, he’s serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

Merchant Service Team

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Melissa Walker
Merchant Services Manager

Kindness, genuinity, sincerity! That is Missy’s secret to customer service success. Her top priority is to fully support Gold Athletic’s merchant and customer needs with top-notch care and attention.  Working out of Maryland, she responds to territories across the nation! Find Missy traveling, sewing, or cuddling up with her kids & two furry friends after work.

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Michelle Wright
Merchant Training Coordinator

When it comes to building strong relationships, Michelle is our go-to! Gold Cards/Tickets are made possible by the work Michelle put in around the NorthEast region including OH, PA, MD, and CT. She not only signs merchants up to be a part of something bigger, but offers them customer service all season long. After kick-off, if a question or concern pops up Michelle has the answers! All New Merchant Team hires get to learn from the best and work with Michelle on signing new & existing merchants.

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Julie Ross
Merchant Development Coordinator

Before Julie was given her Coordinator title, she was a happy Gold Athletics client! While fundraising for her local High School athletic teams, one Gold Athletics Coach caught her attention.  As a Booster club parent spending numerous hours putting together fundraisers it was a refreshing opportunity to efficiently make big money for her team! Living in Western Massachusetts with her husband, two kids and 2 two cats, Julie enjoys traveling, Red Sox games and being a devoted mother.

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Amanda Delage
Merchant Services Representative

Amanda thrives on connecting with New Merchants, sharing product information & promoting support for local schools and teams. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her three daughters and husband, often traveling for gymnastics competitions and snapping pictures of it all. She's an avid shopper who loves finding bargains & a passionate photographer with over 50,000 photos stored on her phone, cherishing memories above all else.

Marketing & Social Media Team

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Brylee Faus
Marketing Coordinator

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Brylee, our skilled Marketing Coordinator, masterfully handles our social media marketing & communications. Her creative energy is fueled by her passion for travel, which helps her bring fresh perspectives to her work. An early riser, Brylee kickstarts her day at the gym, preparing herself to tackle the challenges of the evolving marketing world. Her dedication and zest for life make her an invaluable part of our team.

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Charlotte Simmons
Marketing Coordinator

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Charlotte is a dynamic Marketing Specialist known for elevating our social media presence & strengthening relationships with strategic partners. With East Coast roots, she excels in crafting impactful digital campaigns. Outside of work, Charlotte, a former cross-country runner, enjoys hiking and experimenting with new recipes. Her diverse interests and relentless drive make her an invaluable asset to our team.

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