Meet the Team

Executive Leaders

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Theodore Chan

President

Program: 4th-year Kinesiology

Favourite sport(s): Basketball 

Most memorable sports moment: 

Vince Carter 2000 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Performance Analyst - Brisbane Bullets

  • 2020 - present: Business Administration Assistant - Toronto Varsity Blues

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Analyst - Canada Basketball

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Operations - Niagara River Lions

  • 2018 - 2021: Analytics and Video Coordinator - University of Toronto Men's Basketball

  • 2019 - 2020:  Personnel Scout - Macau Black Bears/ Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club

  • Summer 2020: Sports Sponsorship Scout - SponsorUnited

  • 2019 - 2020: Performance Analyst - Hong Kong Basketball Team (FIBA) 

  • 2019 - 2020: Student Athletic Therapist - University of Toronto Men's Football

Career Aspirations: General Manager of an NBA Team, President of Basketball Operations

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

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Program: 5th-year History, Physics & Philosophy

Favourite sport(s): Basketball, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Baseball

Most memorable sports moment: 

Kobe 60-point game or Kawhi's Shot

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Data Tracker - Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club Analytics Department

  • 2020: Intern - Statstrack Hockey Analytics

  • 2019: Sales Rep - RBC Canadian Open for SBX and LevelWear

Career Aspirations: To build a strong career in sports management through as many different sections of the industry I can. The end goal is to work with an NBA Franchise in a management setting.

"You do not rise under pressure, you fall to your highest level of preparation."

Matthew Demchuk

Vice President

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Directors

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Ryuya Tanida

Director of Corporate Relations

Program: 3rd-year Kinesiology

Favourite sport(s): Basketball 

Most memorable sports moment: 

Klay Thompson's 37 Points in a Quarter (01/23/15)

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Sponsorship Coordinator - 2020 Health. and Human Rights Conference (UTHIP 2020)

Career Aspirations: Sports training, sport sponsorship/partnership, coaching, sports management

"Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going" - Jim Rohn

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Director of Speaker Relations

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Tristan Jonas Ruffo St-Amour

Program: 3rd-year Rotman Commerce

Favourite sport(s): Basketball, football

Most memorable sports moment: 

Lowry's half-court shot against Miami to tie and go to OT. Was at the game. 

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Social Media Manager - Tidal League

  • 2018-2019: Basketball Coach - UCC Summer Camps 

  • 2017: Head Women's Basketball Coach - Toronto French School

  • 2017: Research Intern - Pricing Solutions Ltd.

Career Aspirations: General Manager of an NBA team

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Maria Natalia Rodriguez

Director of Media Relations

Program: 5th-year Bachelor of Science

Favourite sport(s): Track & Field 

Most memorable sports moment: 

When Usain Bolt broke all three world records in the 2008 Olympics

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2019: Head of Marketing - Toronto Men's and Women's Fashion Week

  • 2020: Marketing Team - TedxToronto

Career Aspirations: Event marketing for the Olympics

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Joseph Nina

Director of Project & Advancement

Program: 3rd-year Rotman Commerce

Favourite sport(s): Soccer, basketball

Most memorable sports moment: 

Portugal winning Euro 2016

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Partnership in Outreach Intern - Tidal League

Career Aspirations: Consultant, Sports Marketing Director, Asset Manager 

"Fear is a choice" - James Connor

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Sophia Currier

Director of Marketing

Program: 1st-year Master of Information

Favourite sport(s): Volleyball 

Most memorable sports moment: 

Alex Bioldeau, first gold medal on home soil at Vancouver 2010 Olympics for Men's Moguls

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Consultant - SportsCan

  • 2019: Sports Marketing Director - Rotman Commerce Students

  • 2018-2019: HR Summer Student - Alcohol and Gaming Commission 

Career Aspirations: Have a marketing or sports marketing career or focus in UXD

"Hustle beats talent when talent doesn't hustle"

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Aadam Dadhiwala

Director of Events

Program: 3rd-year Human Geography & History

Favourite sport(s): Soccer, cricket, UFC, spikeball

Most memorable sports moment: 

Sergio Aguero's 94th-minute winner in 2012 on the last day of the Premier League, securing the title after 40 years for Manchester City

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2019: Campus Insight Junior Partner

  • 2019: Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehils 

  • 2018: Marketing & Partnership Intern at UAE Cricket

  • 2016: Fitness Coach for the ICC U15 team

Career Aspirations: Sports Law/Agency

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop" - Confucius

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Program: 2nd-year Political Science​

Favourite Sport(s): Hockey

Most memorable sports moment: Sidney Crosby's Golden Goal

Career Aspirations: Bureaucracy, civil service, parliamentary work​

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019 - 2020: Sports Photographer - Varsity Blues

  • 2019 - 2020: Photographer and Editor - The Varsity

  • 2019: Event Assistant - NHL Draft

"Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses." - Kobe Bryant

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Azadeh Kashani

Co-Director of Graphic Design

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Romina Feili

Co-Director of Graphic Design

Program: 4th-year Bachelor of Arts

Favourite Sport(s): Soccer

Most memorable sports moment: FIFA 2018: Iran vs Portugal game

Career Aspirations: Architect/Designer

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019: Manager of NGO Relations - AIESEC

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

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Managers

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Nathan Hadlow

Corporate Relations Manager

Program: 3rd-year Rotman Commerce

Favourite Sport(s): Baseball, basketball, football (American), hockey

Most memorable sports moment: Malcolm Butler's interception on the goal line in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks

Career Aspirations: A full-time career in sports management or capital markets

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2016: Basketball Coach - Darien YMCA

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

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Michael Deluca

Speaker Relations Manager

Program:4th-year Criminology 

Favourite Sport(s): Baseball, hockey

Most memorable sports moment: Jose Bautista’s (bat flip) home run in game 5 of the ALDS

Career Aspirations: Leverage my communication and critical thinking skills, developed through my undergraduate studies, in conjunction with a dynamic and progressive organization. With the goal of pursuing an MBA, I aspire to become a high-value decision maker that contributes to the success and development of an organization.

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

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Vlada (Val) Taits

Events Manager

Program: 2nd-year Political Science & Bioethics

Favourite Sport(s): Gymnastics, Hockey, Figure Skating

Most memorable sports moment: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning gold at the 2018 Olympics

Career Aspirations: To work for the International Olympic Committee

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2017 - 2018, 2020: Legal Assistant - Novo Law Firm

  • 2017: Assistant Gymnastics Coach - Liberty Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • 2016 - 2018: High School Varsity Volleyball Team Manager - Kent Place School

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Aidan Brogan

Social Media & Photography Manager

Program: 2nd-year Political Science & Urban Studies

Favourite Sport(s): Football (American), Soccer, Basketball

Most memorable sports moment: Odell's one-handed catch, David Tyree's helmet catch, both of Eli Manning's Superbowl wins vs the patriots, the raptors winning the championship, Dee Gordan's home run after Jose Fernandez's death

Career Aspirations: sports photographer for a team, or for an entire league.

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019-2020: Intern - Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

"If not now, then when?"

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Paulo Guerrero

Social Media Manager

Program: 3rd-year Economics & Statistics

Favourite Sport(s): Basketball

Most memorable sports moment: T-Mac's 13 points in 33 seconds

Career Aspirations: Analytics Director for the Toronto Raptors

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2018 - 2020: Youtube Video Editor

"I am the greatest. I said that before I even knew I was."

- Muhammad Ali

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Chukwudumebi Iheanacho

Corporate Relations Manager

Program: 3rd-year Kinesiology 

Favourite Sport(s): Soccer, basketball

Most memorable sports moment: Didier Drogba’s winning goal against Bayern for the UEFA Champions League in 2012

Career Aspirations: General Manager/Director of a professional soccer team

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • Present: Director - Excellence Academy (Soccer)

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky

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Jonathan Chen

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Events Manager

Program: 2nd-year Computer Science

Favourite Sport(s): Basketball

Most memorable sports moment: Raptors winning the championship

Career Aspirations: Connect my passion for computer science with sports

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019 - 2020: Intern - UTSB

"Be Legendary." - Kobe Bryant

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Samantha Chan

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Marketing Manager

Program: 2nd-year Genetics & Immunology

Favourite Sport(s): Indoor/Beach Volleyball, 9man

Most memorable sports moment:RAPTORS WINNING ON MY PROM NIGHT

Career Aspirations: Physical Therapist, surgeon, optometrist

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019 - present: Marketing Director - UofT Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology

  • 2018 - 2019: Referee - Ontario Volleyball Association

  • 2018: Event Coordinator - Volleyball Canada Beach Nationals

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein"

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Sze Yan Sharong Wong

Social Media Committee

Program: 2nd-year Rotman Commerce

Favourite Sport(s): Figure Skating, Volleyball, Tennis

Most memorable sports moment: When Djokovic beat Federer in the Wimbledon Championships

Career Aspirations: Corporate and/or investment bank, product and asset management

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019 - 2020: First-year Intern - Rotman Commerce Arts Group

  • 2020 - present: Director of Corporate Relations - RC Arts Group

"Failure is inevitable- and it's the people that keep trying who become successful." - Mirai Nagasu

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Hannah Roberts

Social Media Manager

Program: 3rd-year Political Science & Sociology 

Favourite Sport(s): Soccer

Most memorable sports moment: Didier Drogba's penalty to win the 2012 Champions League Final

Career Aspirations: To work in communications for a professional sports team or a sports media company

Previous Work Experience: ​​

  • 2019 - present: Comunications Assistant - Varsity Blues

  • 2019 - 2019: Tri-Campuis Sport Programming Assistant - UofT

"If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it is the box that needs fixing." - Malcolm Gladwell

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Interns

Hoi Kit Cheung
Corporate Relations Intern

Alec McGregor
Corporate Relations Intern

Jessica Han
 Project & Advancement
Intern

Blake Song
Events Intern

Katherine Murphy
Events Intern

Puneet Parhar
Marketing Intern

Nadim Zuraiqat
Marketing Intern