SANDRA GOMEZ

President

Sandi is the wife of Pedro Gomez for nearly 30 years and has three children, Rio, Dante and Sierra. She was a Physical Therapist for thirty years, recently retiring from her specialty in neuro-rehab treating mostly strokes, head injuries and spinal cord patients along with a variety of other diagnoses. She has been passionate about community service since moving to the Phoenix area 24 years ago. She currently volunteers her time with East Valley Women’s League, a non-profit organization that assists other charities with empowering the lives of women and children in the Phoenix area. She also volunteers at the Neighborhood Christian Clinic, Teenage Pregnancy Program (TAPP)  and Welcome to America Project.  She is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami, Fl.  She currently resides in Phoenix, Az.

Harold BOrdelon

Treasurer

Harold received his education while enlisted in the United States Air Force with a degree in Electronic Technology and studied Business and Accounting.  He has 35 years of experience in Accounting and Risk Management.  He is owner of American Premier Insurance Agency in Phoenix since 2002. He has been married for 26 years to Kim Bordelon and the father to Alexander and Michael.  He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

FRANK MARTIN

Board Member

Frank has been head coach of men's basketball at the University of South Carolina since 2012,  and has been honored with several community awards, including being named a 2016 Fatherhood Champion at the Palmetto State Fatherhood Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser.

 

Frank is on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, and is co-chair of the organization’s Committee on Racial Reconciliation.  He also recently joined the Naismith Coaches Circle, which recognizes coaches that have impacted their communities, players, other coaches and society in a positive manner.  


Frank spent 15 years in coaching high school basketball in Miami, Florida. He was part of five state championships as an assistant at Miami Senior High School (1985-93), before earning two titles as the program’s head coach (1995-98). A native of Miami, Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida International University in 1993. He and his wife, Anya, have three children, Brandon, Amalia and Christian. He resides in Elgin, South Carolina.

BRAD WRIGHT

Board Member

Brad Wright represents clients on complex business matters often involving the intersection of business, law and public policy. He regularly serves as outside general counsel for his clients. He has served as in-house general counsel and corporate counsel for publicly traded companies. He has owned and operated his own business and has been a member of many public, for profit and not-for-profit boards of directors.

NIKKI BALICH

Vice President/ Board Member

Nikki is the Executive Director of the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC), working to bring sporting events to the state, assist in the promotion of existing events and support youth and amateur sports program, as well as overseeing the Grand Canyon State Games, The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games, and the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. 

Nikki went to work for MiCamp Solutions, and currently serves as their CMO, responsible for planning and development and execution of marketing, publicity, and advertising needs.

A native Arizonian who attended the University of Arizona, Nikki resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband Steve and her three children, Joey, CC, and Nicholas. She has extensive community ties and has worked with the Fiesta Bowl, Trends Charitable Fund, the 2017 Phoenix Final Four, Founder of the Arizona Bowl in Tucson, was an owner liaison for the 2015 Super Bowl, on the Volunteer Executive Committee for the 2008 Super Bowl, and a member of the 2014 Arizona Centennial Steering Committee.

Pam Porter

Secretary

Pam is an IT Director at NXP Semiconductors in Chandler, Arizona., responsible for project development within the human resources department, supporting business applications that involve payroll, time tracking, facilities and legal resources. Previously she worked at Texas Instruments for 10 years, before relocating to Phoenix and then worked for Motorola and Freescale for the following 11 years. She joined NXP in 2015.

Pam has spent seven years serving on the Kyrene de los Cerritos school board while a secretary and vice president for the Desert Vista High School Baseball Booster club.

 

She is a worldwide traveler and baseball enthusiast whose ultimate goal is to attend a Major League Baseball game in all 30 ballparks in a single season. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State (Ohio) University, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and minor in business management.

MICAH KINSLER

Board Member

An Inc. 5000 entrepreneur and serial entrepreneur, Micah is a known, established leader in the payments space, and is president and co-founder of one of the fastest-growing payment companies in the United States.​ Micah’s first business endeavor began at 13 and by 22  he helped release ground-breaking poker software that was licensed and sold to Big World Casino in San Jose, Costa Rica. At 24, Micah became the youngest franchise owner in the history of Inc. 500. He continues to build his portfolio, investing in brands like Spiritual Gangster, American Junkie, Montauk, Diego Pops, El Hefe, Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row,  and is now as a strategic partner in Beam CBD, Lottery.com and HealthNow.

​Micah currently sits on the board for the Navy League of the United States, the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission, Grand Canyon State Games, NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Youth Assistance Foundation and on the Advisory Board for Lottery.com. He also contributes to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Arizona Helping Hands, Hits for Kids, Lori Piestewa National Native American Games, Susan G.  Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as well as numerous youth athletic teams in the Valley.

Micah is married to Samantha and has three daughters, Madison,Taylor and Olivia. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona

T.J. QUINN

Board of Directors

TJ Quinn is currently an investigative reporter at ESPN. He began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago before becoming a sports writer, covering the Chicago White Sox. Quinn then covered the New York Mets for the Bergen (NJ) Record and later the New York Daily News and was chairman of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He joined the Daily News’ sports investigative team in 2002 and moved to ESPN in 2007, where his work appears on all platforms.  He also served as adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University. Quinn is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. TJ resides in Teaneck, NJ.