Olanrele Oni (He/Him) was born in Akron Ohio (Go LeBron!) and moved to Nigeria when he was a toddler. At 15 years old, he came back to the United States in 2000 and has lived in the Baltimore area for over 15 years Olanrele has an extensive background in human and social services, assisting low-income Marylanders to receive medical, food, and labor benefits to help families. He earned his BA in Political Science with a minor in Sociology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Olanrele has a passion for all things sports because he enjoys the social, physical and mental benefits it can provide. As President of Unmatched Athlete, Olanrele wants to do his part in changing the toxic narrative that still exists in sports regarding LGBTQ+ people, especially black trans athletes. "We want to be a space where LGBTQ+ youth and allies, regardless of their experience, can enjoy all the benefits sports can offer towards the development of any youth. We also want to be an organization that supports LGBTQ+ student athletes towards taking a path to compete collegiately and professionally across all sports."
Naturally, Olanrele is a politics and diplomacy policy-wonk and a lover of all things debate. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports (and could use a tennis lesson from Serena Williams).
Justin Fair, Vice-President
Justin Fair (he/him) is Vice-President and co-founder of Unmatched Athlete. He is a Baltimore native who works by day with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development in the rural counties-small cities program. He recently earned his Masters in City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University. You can find Justin getting a workout-in focused on bodyweight and movement at MissionFit, where he serves as board chair, supporting Baltimore youth to train and exercise so they can achieve health, belonging and success. A man of many hats, Justin is a self-proclaimed know-it-all who immediately files everything away, including where he put his glasses. By night, he dreams of becoming a bodyweight warrior, and is a proud housing advocate and visual artist under the name, Soulstrong. Justin is passionate and excited to overlay his interests of community development, fitness, and the arts, with being mindful and building family. 💼
Ashley is the Senior Swim Director at The Dancel Y in Ellicott City. She has been with the Y since 2016. While at the Y she has worked with youth through aquatics programs and various other youth volunteer opportunities. She has provided mentorship for youth through lifeguard training for job opportunities and continued professional growth. Ashley obtained a degree in leadership in Physical Activity with specialty areas of aquatics and adapted. Throughout college she worked with many youth of all diversabilities by integrating movement into daily activities. Ashley has a passion for sports and has played numerous sports her whole life. In recent years, she has become a triathlete, completing multiple triathlons. Ashley is extremely excited to share her love and passion for sports, recreation, and fitness with youth so they can thrive! 💼
Mr. Cody Carr is the General Manager of School of Rock Columbia coming from a diverse and inclusive background in music education, business management, and working with children. Cody spends a great deal of his time creating safe spaces and building positive culture for youth in his community. During his time studying at Towson University, Cody participated as a Mentor with the Towson University Student Support Network (TUSSN) and as a Pride Mentor for incoming LGBTQ+ students. In addition to his experience and education, Cody has a love for sports and competition. In his youth, Cody achieved a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and participated in numerous competitions throughout the years including the State and National Junior Olympic Tae Kwon Do Championships. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his family and pets, and hanging out by the water. 💼
Heather has always been a sports fan and has played on various leagues since she was a child. She regularly participates in queer sports leagues in Baltimore. From learning to play with other and finding community, sports have made a huge impact on her life. She has experience in different sports and would love to pass some of that knowledge on to the younger generation! She serves with Team Smile, an organization that partners with professional sports organizations to offer free dental care to children.
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