Meet the USG Team

With years of sport industry experience, we are passionate about helping you become a leader in the sport industry with a foundation in faith.

Read about our Ministry Staff, our Board of Directors, and our Operations Team below!

 

Meet our Ministry Staff

Drew Boe, Executive Director

Drew Boe
Executive Director

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Drew Boe has served as the Executive Director of USG since founding the ministry in May of 2013. 

 

His personal pursuit of a career in the sport industry started with his time as a student manager for the University of Minnesota Gopher's Football and Men's Basketball teams. While completing his undergraduate degree in Sports Management at the University of Minnesota from 2008-2010, Drew interned with the Arizona Cardinals and the San Diego, now Los Angeles, Chargers.

 

These experiences led Drew to complete his Master's Degree at Virginia Tech while serving as a Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager for Virginia Tech Football. His first full-time position as an Equipment Manager was with the Auburn University Football team from 2013 to 2014.

 

Drew resides in Minnetonka, MN with his wife Elisabeth and loves spending his free time with his family, staying active, serving in local homeless ministries, and has most recently become an avid pickleball player.

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Adam Maronde
Director of Ministry Advancement

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Adam has served in his role as a Director of Ministry Advancement since July of 2022 and oversees USG’s main ministry efforts to grow the network of Christ-centered leaders throughout the college and professional sports industry. 

 

Before joining USG , Adam spent the past 7 years directing the performance training program for EXOS at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Minneapolis where he coached athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and Olympians.  Prior to EXOS, Adam spent time as a strength and conditioning coach at Augsburg College, with the Seattle Mariners, and at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 

Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Erika, and four children, Emma, Samuel, Emmanuel, and James.  The Maronde’s reside in Shakopee, Minnesota and you can usually find them at soccer, volleyball, baseball, or basketball practice.

Michael Carpenter, Senior Engagement Associate

Michael Carpenter
Senior Engagement Associate

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Michael has served at USG since July 2018. He oversees professional development, strengths training, Academy coaching and the USG Engagement Team. He also served on USG's inaugural mission trip in 2014 to Mzuzu, Malawi.

 

Prior to joining staff, Michael served four seasons as a student manager for the University of Virginia men’s basketball program from 2010-14 while receiving his B.S. in Politics: Foreign Affairs. Michael later made stops at D.C. United, Wake Forest University, Texas A&M University, and Liberty University, each in a variety of athletics development and community service roles. Michael also earned his M.Ed. with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, from the University of Oklahoma in 2015.

 

Michael enjoys spending quality time with friends, traveling the globe, watching his Indianapolis Colts, Virginia Cavaliers and Liverpool FC, trying local restaurants, and serving abroad through international missions. Michael resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Suzanne Snyder, Engagement Associate

Suzanne Snyder
Engagement Associate

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Suzanne has served as an Engagement Associate since April of 2021 and helps develop, engage, and recruit USG members.

Prior to joining staff, Suzanne coached women's volleyball at Simpson College (Indianola, IA).  In the fall of 2020, Suzanne received her Master's in Sport Management from Bournemouth University (UK).

 

Previous to earning her master's, she played two years of professional volleyball in Finland following her time at Iowa State University where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching and Teaching Theory. 

 

Suzanne enjoys drinking coffee, reading, being active and adventurous, and playing volleyball as much as possible. Suzanne resides in Minneapolis with her husband, Tyler.

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Noah Weiss
Engagement Associate

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Noah has served as an Engagement Associate since May of 2021 and helps develop, engage, and recruit USG members.

Prior to joining staff, Noah attended Butler University in Indianapolis, IN where he received a B.S in marketing at the Lacy School of Business, while also serving as a basketball manager for the Butler Bulldogs men's team. During this time, Noah served as a student leader for the Athletes in Action ministry in Indianapolis and interned with the Indianapolis Colts in the operations department.

 

Noah enjoys running, watching the New England Patriots, and serving the Lord through the vehicle of sport.

Amanda Roth USG Engagement Associate

Amanda Roth
Engagement Associate

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Amanda has served as an Engagement Associate since May of 2022 and helps develop, engage, and recruit USG members.

Prior to joining staff, Amanda coached softball at Crown College in Minnesota while pursuing her Master’s in Pastoral Counseling.

She has also served as an administrative assistant for the Jesus Film Project, a recovery coach at MN Adult & Teen Challenge, and director of the prayer room at North Central University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies in 2018.

 

Amanda loves playing sports, reading, being in nature, finding new coffee shops, and driving down country roads at sunset.

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Josh Meyer
Director of Donor Relations

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Josh has served in his role as a Director of Donor Relations since February of 2022 and helps lead our Clean Out For A Cause program as well as fostering relationships for our USG members. 

 

Before joining USG full-time, Josh served for three years as a member of the board. His resume includes stops at Grand Canyon University, ACS Athletics, Front Rush, BSN Sports and most recently Helmet Tracker.

 

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Josh was a track and field athlete and also coached volleyball in Arizona. He enjoys being with his three amazing children, Parker, Addison and Reese and find time to travel with his wife Jenna. The Meyer's reside in Peoria, Arizona and find themselves frequenting Disney parks, riding their peloton and being with their large family in their free time. 

Our Board Members

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Daniel McIntosh

Arizona State University

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Megan Soderberg
International Justice Mission

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Jason Romano
Sports Spectrum

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Jalen Stone
University of Michigan

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Adam Short
SweatX & Renegade Brands

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Johnny Shelton
Baltimore Ravens

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Angela Marin
University of Texas, Dallas

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Matt Holeman
Grand Canyon University

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Meet the Operations Team

Zach Shelley, Senior Director of Marketing and Operations

Zach Shelley
Senior Director of
Marketing and Operations

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Zach joined Uncommon Sports Group in June of 2020 and leads the Marketing and Operations Team.

Zach has spent the last decade working in digital marketing, staff development, operations, and customer service. He is passionate about education, team-building, and problem-solving.

Zach lives in Farmington, Minnesota with his wife, Nicole, and their Dog, Honey. They enjoy reading, camping, games, and traveling.

Zac Colburn, Director of Operations

Zac Colburn
Director of Operations

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Zac has been the Director of Operations at Uncommon Sports Group® since March 2021. Zac oversees Human Resources, Operations, Logistics, and Facilities.

 

Prior to joining the Uncommon Sports Group staff, Zac spent 12 years managing Operations and Logistics for a food manufacturing company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He has also provided contract logistical consulting in his spare time.  

Zac resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Lisa, and their 2 children, Zoey and Dylan. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, and traveling the world with his family.

USG Operations Team

The USG Operations Team

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