Trey Mentor Kickoff Event

Welcome to the Trey Mentor Kickoff!

Use this page to follow along with the schedule for the day & to meet our fabulous group of mentors.

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12:30 – 1:00 PM Mentor and Volunteer Check-in & Instructions for the day

1:00 – 1:30 PM Parent & Athlete Check-in

1:30 – 1:40 PM Welcome

1:40 – 2:40 PM Session 1

2:40 – 2:55 PM Intermission

2:55 – 3:55 PM Session 2 & Mentor Panel

4:00 – 4:30 PM Conclusion and Social

Meet the Trey Mentors

Matea Ferk
Consultant at Slalom Consulting
Education: Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village/Lake Tahoe, NV (BA Business Administration, major in Finance and Economics)
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Notable Achievements: Professional skier on the Olympic, World Cup and Collegiate Circuit
Hobbies: Outdoor sports (including, skiing, hiking, biking and kayaking), traveling (my next planned trip is to Columbia), learning new languages (I speak 5 languages, next language I am planning to learn is Swedish), cooking, tasting and socializing around ethnic food
Personal Quote: “Impossible is nothing”

Regan Rau
Technical Program Manager at Google
Education: Sewanee: The University of the South for 1 year where I played softball (D3) then transferred and graduated from Vanderbilt University; MBA from Harvard Business School (where I met the wonderful Rebecca)
Sport: Softball
Notable Achievements: All-conference, Academic honor roll, Dean’s List
Hobbies: Running, being active, painting, spending time with family and friends
Personal Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Jen Elmore
Software Sales Training Manager
Education: University of Kansas
Sport: Basketball
Notable Achievements: AD honor roll and Deans list
Hobbies: traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends
Personal quote: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Elliott Ballmann
Account Manager – Sales – Maritz Global Events
Education: BS – Business Administration; Minor in Communications and Liberal Arts
Sport: Soccer (Goalkeeper)
Notable Achievements: 4 Year Starter, School Records
Hobbies: Anything outdoors -camping/hiking/biking, traveling and discovering
Personal Quote: “You can do anything you’re will to work for”.

Rafael Barbosa
Operational Excellence Manager at Dean Foods
Education: Bachelors from U of Alabama in Huntsville and MBA from UT Dallas.
Sport: Soccer
Notable achievements: My greatest achievement is my family;
Being hired and sponsored twice as a non-citizen/international student;
3rd place in Nat’l Premiere Soccer League (2009)
Hobbies: Play soccer on Sundays; occasional golf and tennis, and play guitar; love to travel
Personal Quote: “It takes more than one person to decide what’s fair.”

Christopher “Fish” Fisher
CEO & BUSINESS OWNER ( Dallas Redbirds, Gourmet Bread Pudding Co)
Education: MBA & BA in Business Administration from Florida A & M University
Sport: Football
Notable Achievements: Author of “Warning: Professional Sports Don’t Make Millionaires” ; Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40; Next Big Thing Top 35 Most Influential Millennial, 2016 Class of the Mayor Star Council; Owner of the Dallas Redbirds (Dallas newest Professional basketball team)
Hobbies: Traveling, Foodie, Speaking to Youth, & Talking Trash with my boys
Personal Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you then they are not big enough!!”
– Chris “Fish” Fisher

Joel Barone
Vice President & Global Business Manager, Maritz
Education: Brown University 2003 – Biology
Duke University 2011 – MBA
Sport: Football (Linebacker)
Notable Achievements: All Ivy (2001, 2002), Academic All Ivy (2002), Football Gazette Honorable Mention All-American (2001)
Hobbies: Wood working, Traveling, Reading, Fishing
Personal Quote: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there” – Lewis Carroll

Blake Jolivette
New Construction Account Manager: Otis Elevator
Education: American University: BS in Finance/Business Administration
Sport: Basketball
Notable Achievements: American University Dean’s List Scholar, Patriot League Academic All-American, THIRST Campus Ministry Co-Founder, GE Capital Career Development Committee President, Million Dollar Sales Club Inductee, #1 Otis Sales Rep in the Region
Hobbies: Golf, Travel, Cooking, Fitness, Spending Time with My Wife
Personal Quote: “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots–but you have you have to play the ball where it lies.” – Bobby Jones

Isaac William Madison Jr.
Regional Manager in the oil and gas industry
Education: Dallas Carter High School; University of Arkansas BA in Sports Management/Recreation
Sport: Football
Notable Achievements: Undrafted free agent signed with Cowboys and Lions. 4 year old son named Israel
Hobbies: Running, getting active, camping, fishing, ATVs, traveling, making music, learning, growing spiritually, family time
Personal Quote: God is Able

Dr. Addy Tolliver
Senior Instructional Designer at SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Education Policy and Leadership Department and the Embrey Human Rights Program
Education: Baylor University, B.F.A in Graphic Design, a M.S.Ed. in Sport Pedagogy and Coaching and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Sport: Volleyball
Notable Achievements: President of the Baylor Graduate Student Association (2010-2012), the Brazilian Student Association (2009-2011), was a member of the Baylor Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee (2009-2012), a Baylor University liaison for the New Media Consortium Campus Leaders Advisory Board (C-LAB), a NMC Advisory Board Member/Research Assistant and more.
Hobbies: Loves to dance and attends a lot of live music events. Also loves spending time with her husband and their furry children: Ranger, Gato & Chat.

Ankara King-McNeil
Senior Executive Assistant at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
Education: Currently attending Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX where I’m
completing my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I will graduate in the Fall 2019. I played basketball at the University of Texas – San Antonio from 1992-1994.
Sport: Basketball
Notable Achievements: Leader in steals 1993 – 1994, averaging 2.5 per game
Leader in rebounds; 1992 – 1993, averaging 5.2 per game
**In 46 games I average 9.2ppg and 6.9rpg
Hobbies: Coaching and developing young players, reading books and traveling
Personal quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
– Pele

Lindsey Washington
Liability Adjuster Coach at Geico
Education: Kinesiology Major from Sam Houston State University/ Student Assistant for Women’s Basketball
Sport: Basketball
Notable Achievements: Southland Conference Championship
Hobbies: concerts, travel, sport events
Personal Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

Demetrius Fields
Academic Advisor
Education: Northewestern, Sociology, BA – Football (in MBA Program, Undetermined Concentration)
Sport: Football
Notable Achievements: Sport – All Big 10 Freshman, made 2 game-winning catches, member of team’s leadership council
Hobbies: Hanging w/ family/friends, traveling
Personal quote: None

Mike Weddington
District Sales Manager at Grainger
Education:Bachelors degree in Business
Management from the University of Oklahoma.
Sport: Football
Notable Achievements: Four year letterman In Football at OU.
Played professional football for 8 years, joining the USFL’s New Jersey
Generals for three seasons, followed by five seasons with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. Over 30 years in the Home Furnishings Industry, working for two leading fortune 500 companies, each with over $1B in annual sales.
Personal Quote: “Amateur work until they get right.
Professional work until they cannot get it wrong”

Ricko Eriksson
Consultant at Cambridge Associates
Education: Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village/Lake Tahoe, NV (BA Business Administration, major in Finance and Economics)
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Notable Achievements: Professional skier on the Europa Cup and Collegiate Circuit:
Part of the Swedish National Ski team for 3 years; competed at 400+ races/traveled to 15+ countries: World Junior Championship (2007), Europa Cup, North American Cup, FIS Races (2002-2010), Swedish National Championships.
Team Captain, Sierra Nevada College; Slalom, Gian Slalom and Overall Team and Individual National Champion (2011-2013); 1st Team All-American and 1st Team Academic All-American
Hobbies: Outdoor sports (including, skiing, tennis, hockey, biking and kayaking), traveling, cooking, tasting and socializing around ethnic food
Personal Quote: Just go for it