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 my 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
Mr. Justin Fair works in the public sector encouraging community development and affordable housing across the State of Maryland. He recently earned his Master's in City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University. In addition to Unmatched, Justin serves in the community as a board member with MissionFit, a nonprofit that uses the power of training and exercise to empower Baltimore’s youth to 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, is a proud housing advocate, as well as a visual artist under the name, Soulstrong. Justin is passionate and excited to support programs that merge Black enterprise with community development, wellness and self-empowerment.
Andrew Young, Treasurer
Mr. Andrew Young is the Co-Owner/Operator of Vent Coffee Roasters in Baltimore, responsible for all aspects of business management and sales. A graduate of Towson University, Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who brings seven years of experience working in financial and project management in a wide range of settings. With five years of experience working with senior management of a $70M organization, Andrew was responsible for managing a $5M department budget and a $20M fundraising goal. An innovative problem solver, Andrew routinely volunteers with Baltimore Bike Party, the Patapsco Valley Trail, and was a Teen Mentor with the Refugee Youth Project.
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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