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WFA Team

Sheena Lister

CO-FOUNDER, CEO


Height/Weight: 5"2 - Small but mighty
Born: 2/13/1985 Calgary, Canada
College: Northern Arizona University, Concordia University (BA), University of San Francisco (MA)
Athletic Career: Division I  Tennis, High School Volleyball,  Crossfit, Flag Football – Iron Tails
Professional Career: 10+ Years Sport Mgmt Leader

As WFA's founder and CEO, Sheena is passionate about redefining  corporate sports by delivering amazing, unforgettable team sports experiences to companies and their employee-athletes.  

Amber Joy (AJ) Gravely

League Operations Manager and Coach

Playing Experience: Division 1 Women's Basketball Student-Athlete -  Loyola Marymount University 
Coaching Experience:   Basketball Coach: Occidental College Assistant Coach - 2014, High School Girl's Varsity Coach (over 10 years experience)  CIF Southern Section Girls Basketball Div 4 Champions - 2013, Camps: Kobe Bryant Academy Coach, LMU Basketball Camp Coach, UCLA Basketball Camp Coach, UC Santa Barbara Basketball Coach 
Coaching Philosophy: "Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounds win championships." -Pat Summit 
All Time Favorite Player: wow... I really can't pick- But I can say with certainty that my all-time favorite team is the 1984-86 Lakers called by my all-time favorite broadcaster, Chick Hearn!
Fun Fact: I have been on two game shows... and yes, I won! 

Phil Balderamos

Co-founder, business development officer


Height/Weight: 6'1 - Trying to get mightier
Born: 6/2/1980 Colchester, England
College: MBA; London School of Business & Finance, BSC Sports Science; University of Surrey & Executive Leadership: Cornell University
Athletic Career: National volleyball junior, club tennis and soccer.
Professional Career: 15+ years experience in business management & development at Sportech, Unilever & Mars.

Phil is passionate about the transformative capabilities of sport for all ages, and looks forward to introducing the WFA platform to companies across the USA (and one day, England:) 

glen dandridge jr

social media and coach


Playing Experience: University of Missouri, played professionally in Belgium, Morocco, Spain, New Zealand, Romania, Macedonia, Germany
Coaching Experience:  San Deguito Academy 9th grade head coach. Coached many clinics in each country I’ve played. Player development coach for Goochland Middle School
Coaching Philosophy: Your attitude determines your altitude. We will outthink our opponents 
All Time Favorite Player: Micheal Jordan
Fun Fact: I’m 85% vegan.

WFA Coaches

Name: Josh Babbidge
Playing experience: High School Varsity, College
Coaching Experience: High School, AAU, College Athletes
Coaching Philosophy
All Time Favorite Player: 
WFA Team: 

Name: Richard Longrus, Jr
Playing Experience: High School ( 1st Team All-League, 2x State Runner-Up, Top Ranked AAU Team in the Nation) | Washington State University (3x All Academic Team selection)
Coaching Experience:  WSU MBB Graduate Assistant 16'-17' | Triple Threat Academy 09'-17' | WSU Cougar Camp/Elite Camp 12'-17' 
Day Job: Private Skills Trainer | Youth Basketball Coach @ Triple Threat Academy
Coaching Philosophy: Big things don't happen without the little things. 
All Time Favorite Player: Allen Iverson
Fun Fact: They say you have to crawl before you walk, but I never crawled as a baby. I went straight to walking.

Name: Jamil Holmes
Playing Experience: High School, AAU, College, NBA D-League
Coaching Experience: Basketball Coach: AAU Head Coach (9yr olds), and (17yr olds), Mission San Jose High School, Irvington High School 
Day Job:  Head of Global Support (Customer Success Manager) @ Zigna
Coaching Philosophy: Teamwork->Effort->Motivation->Passion. To build a team of top performers and empower them to achieve high standards
All Time Favorite Players: Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Sebastian Telfair, James Harden, Shaq
Fun Fact: Share the same birthday as Blake Griffin

Name: Ralph Lewis
Playing Experience: High School
Coaching Experience:  Basketball Coach: High school, College, Pro-Am
Day Job: High school Coach, campus supervisor, Ralph Lewis Basketball Academy
Coaching Philosophy: Simple before Sizzle
All Time Favorite Player: Julius Erving
Fun Fact: I have coached in 45 of 50 states.

Name: Derek Foster
Playing Experience: High School, College, Professional ABA, Shizouka Gymrats (Japan), China Tour Teams
Coaching Experience:  Jr. Warriors (16,17)
Day Job: Health and Wellness Program Coordinator, Bayview YMCA
Coaching Philosophy: Fast pace, run and gun, pressure defense
All Time Favorite Player: Kobe Bryant
Fun Fact:  I like to collect Air Jordans

Name: Jerico L. Posadas
Playing Experience: High School, College Intramurals, Adult Leagues, Playgrounds, Video Games 
Coaching Experience:  Basketball Coach: NJB (9-10), AAU (14u), Town School for Boys (11-13), Rebounding Basketball Academy
Day Job: Coach, public/private
Coaching Philosophy: O.A.T.H. (Observe Assess Train Humble)
All Time Favorite Player: Earvin "Magic" Johnson AND anybody under 6 ft. who made it to the NBA.
Fun Fact:  I swim with my glasses on...

Name: Michael Liebert
Playing Experience: Youth basketball/intramurals
Coaching Experience:  Basketball Coach: St. Joachim’s 5th grade girls; Pge Youth Center’s 7th grade boys
Day Job: Attorney at Adelson, Teston, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez
Coaching Philosophy: Run hard, get open, and SHOOT!
All Time Favorite Player: Reggie Miller
Fun Fact: HUGE Sacramento Kings fan, actually can’t stand the Warriors!

Name: Roy Niceler
Playing Experience: High school basketball and minor league baseball
Coaching Experience: 25 years High School, 4 State Championship Appearances, Coached for Nike and Reebok AAU teams
Day Job: Senior Sales Manager at Western States Oil
Coaching Philosophy: Respect > Unity > Character > Effort > Having Fun
Fun Fact:   Just started Qi Gong and Judo  

                           

Name: Ryan Freed
Playing Experience:  Basketball - 4 year varsity high school, Football and Rugby- College (Cal)
Coaching Experience:  High school, middle school, college players -domestic and international
Day Job: Athletic Director and Coach
Coaching Philosophy: Have Fun - Work Hard
All Time Favorite Player: Michael Jordan
Fun Fact:  I have matching red (fast) shoes with my 4 year old son

Name: Carlos Cabello
Playing Experience:  Varsity @ Contra Christian High School, Walnut Creek CA
Coaching Experience:  High School Head Coach/Assistant Coach (3 years), College Assistant Coach (8 years). Schools Include-University of San Francisco, Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, De La Salle, Alhambra
Day Job: Sales Professional for Cintas Fire Protection.
Coaching Philosophy: Pressure Defense, Quality Shot Selection. Play harder, play smarter and be tougher than your opponent on every possession and you will win. 
All Time Favorite Player: Michael Jordan
Fun Fact:  My 2nd favorite sport is boxing

WFA ADVISORS

Jessica Amortegui

 Leadership coach


Height/Weight: Short/not strong enough 
Born: 3/17/1977 Rochester, New York
College: Dartmouth College (BA), Cornell University  (MS-Organizatonal Behavior), University of Pennsylvania (MS-Positive Psychology)
Athletic Career: Division I Soccer, Orange Theory, Fitness,  Rollerblading, Family Bike Rides
Professional Career: 15+ Years in Leadership Development

As WFA's resident leadership adviser, Jessica is passionate about delivering development experiences that help people find more meaning, connection, and joy in their personal and professional lives. 

KAren Borsetti

WFA Advisor 


Height/Weight: 5’7”, mom of 2 girls weighing in at 29 lbs & 23 lbs, respectively
Born: 8/17/1979
College: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA)
Athletic Career: 3 sport high school athlete (Basketball, Soccer, Softball), 3 x Half Ironman Triathlon Finisher (2010, 2012, 2014)
Professional Career: 10+ years w/ Deloitte doing the consulting/compliance thing.  5 years w/ LinkedIn helping to connect customers and people with talent and opportunity.

Karen
 is passionate about the positive benefits of being physically active and the power of connecting with coworkers and making new relationships through sport.