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WFA Team


Sheena Lister

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.  

Luke Lagattuta

Director of Operations

Height/Weight: 5'10.5", Trying to get leaner
Born: 8/1/1988, Albuquerque, New Mexico
College: Willamette University (BA), University of New Mexico (MA)
Athletic Career: Division III soccer and tennis, intramural flag football and basketball
Professional Career: 10+ years as youth sports coach, former Athletic Program Manager at the JCCSF

A self-proclaimed sports nut, the only thing Luke likes more than watching sports is playing sports. He is excited to join the WFA team and can't wait to start making a positive impact on both company culture and Employee-Athletes across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Phil Balderamos

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:) 

Ryan Eblen

SF League Coordinator

Playing Experience: High School Basketball in West Hartford, Connecticut
Coaching Experience:  Several years in youth sports (basketball, soccer, baseball, etc.)
Day Job: Entertainment Coordinator with the Oakland Raiders
Coaching Philosophy: Give maximum effort, be coachable and practice good sportspersonship!
All Time Favorite Player: Kemba Walker
Fun Fact: Ryan has worked for every Bay Area pro sports team (except for Oakland A's and San Jose Sharks/Earthquakes).


WFA Coaches

Jordan "Jordie" Hadfield

Volleyball coach

Playing Experience: High School and Club Volleyball and Swimming
Coaching Experience:  Club Volleyball in both New Mexico and the Bay Area, Director of Operations for the University of New Mexico Women's Volleyball team
Day Job: EA at private equity firm in downtown SF
Coaching Philosophy: "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."- John Wooden
All Time Favorite Player: Ogonna Nnamani
Fun Fact: Jordie loves to travel and has visited Thailand, China, Germany, Italy, England, Greece, British Virgin Islands, and Croatia.

Leslie Glore

Volleyball coach

Playing Experience: Shorter College in Rome, GA
Coaching Experience:  High School and Club in the Bay Area
Day Job: Personal Trainer
Coaching Philosophy: To create an environment where everyone is working together, has the mental aspect of the game, and a goal to be competitive.
All Time Favorite Player: Misty May
Fun Fact: Leslie writes left handed but play sports right handed.

Richard Longrus Jr.

Basketball coach

Playing Experience: High School, Top Ranked AAU Team in the Nation, Washington State University
Coaching Experience:  WSU Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant, Triple Threat Academy, WSU Cougar Camp/Elite Camp 
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 Richard never crawled as a baby. He went straight to walking.

Will "Willie" Harper

basketball coach

Playing Experience: High School Varsity, AAU, YMCA Basketball
Coaching Experience:  Many years ranging from youth to collegiate, Division I Junior College basketball at Cincinnati St.
Day Job: Branch Director, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland
Coaching Philosophy: Work as a team and have fun!
All Time Favorite Player: Bernard King
Fun Fact: Will really like sports documentaries. 30 for 30 is his favorite.

Glen Dandridge Jr.

social media and Basketball coach

Playing Experience: Division I NCAA at University of Missouri, professionally in Belgium, Morocco, Spain, New Zealand, Romania, Macedonia, and Germany
Coaching Experience:  High School Head and Player Development 
Coaching Philosophy: "Your attitude determines your altitude. We will out-think our opponents." 
All Time Favorite Player: Michael Jordan
Fun Fact: Glen is 85% vegan.

Haley Howell

Volleyball coach and league coordinator

Playing Experience: Division I NCAA Volleyball at Seina College, Division I NCAA Beach Volleyball at USF
Coaching Experience:  University of Arizona Volleyball Camps
Day Job: Graduate Student at USF
Coaching Philosophy: Inspire and help athletes to be the best they can be on and off the court.
All Time Favorite Player: LeBron James
Fun Fact: Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius is one of Haley's favorite movies.

Jamal Mpenda

basketball and Volleyball coach

Playing Experience: High School Varsity Basketball, Volleyball, and Cross Country
Coaching Experience:  Both girls and boys basketball and volleyball at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Day Jobs: Special Education Teacher at a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), JV Volleyball Coach at Willow Glen HS
Coaching Philosophy: Teach the game mentally so it can be performed physically.
All Time Favorite Player: Gary Payton
Fun Fact: Jamal's fun fact is that he has no fun facts...yet!

Michael Liebert

Basketball coach

Playing Experience: Youth basketball/Collegiate intramurals
Coaching Experience:  Multiple years in youth basketball
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: Mike is a HUGE Sacramento Kings fan and actually can’t stand the Warriors!

Ryan Freed

basketball coach

Playing Experience: Football and Rugby at Cal Berkeley
Coaching Experience:  Several years in middle, high school, as well as international and adults.
Day Job: Financial Coach (in training)
Coaching Philosophy: Work Hard. Have fun.
All Time Favorite Player: Dominique Wilkins
Fun Fact: Once upon a time, Ryan could dunk a basketball...


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.