OUR TEAM

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

 

Meet The Team

Drew Boe

Executive Director

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

 

His personal pursuit of a career in the sport industry started in his time as a student manager for the University of Minnesota Gophers Football and Men's Basketball teams. While completing his undergrad in Sports Management at the University of Minnesota from 2008-2010, Drew was also able to do internships with the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego (now Los Angeles) Chargers. These experiences led Drew to complete his Masters Degree at Virginia Tech while serving as a Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager for Virginia Tech Football before his first full time position as an Equipment Manager for Auburn University Football in 2013-2014.

 

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

Seth Ralston

Director of Programs

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Seth has served as the Director of Programs for USG since January 2018 and oversees all programming logistics and ministry strategies for the organization.

 

Prior to joining staff, Seth spent time serving in numerous basketball operations roles for the women's basketball programs at Mercer, Austin Peay, and Western Kentucky. He's also led many sports missions trips around the world, serving in over a dozen countries and also living in Turkey for a short stint. 

Seth resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Andrea, and their new baby girl, Hadley. He enjoys traveling to new countries, golfing, and exploring the Twin Cities.

Michael Carpenter

Director of Development

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Michael has served as Director of Development at USG since July 2018 and oversees all professional development, strengths training, scholarship funding, and domestic service projects. He also served on our 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.  He then made stops at D.C. United, Wake Forest University, Texas A&M University , and Liberty University, each in a variety of development roles. Michael also earned his master's in higher education (athletic administration) from the University of Oklahoma in 2015.

 

Michael enjoys spending quality time with friends, watching his Indianapolis Colts, eating Chick-fil-a, and serving on mission internationally.

Caitlyn Merzbacher

Director of Marketing

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Caitlyn has served as the Director of Marketing for USG since April 2020 and oversees all marketing efforts, social media, and user experience.

 

Prior to joining staff, Caitlyn attended the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management where she received a B.S. in Marketing in May of 2019. While at Minnesota, Caitlyn was also a student-athlete and captain of the women's tennis team for 4 years. During this time, she was a student leader for Athletes in Action and interned at the Ultimate Training Camp.

Caitlyn enjoys exploring local coffee shops, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and traveling around the country and world.

Suzanne Horner

Leadership Coach

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Suzanne has served as a Leadership Coach since April of 2021 and helps develop, engage, and recruit members.

Prior to joining staff, Suzanne coached women's volleyball at Simpson College (Indianola, IA).  In the fall of 2020, Suzanne received her masters in Sport Management from Bournemouth University (UK).  Previous to working toward her masters she played two years of professional volleyball in Finland following her time at Iowa State University where she got her B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching and Teaching Theory. 

 

Suzanne enjoys drinking coffee, reading, being active and adventurous, and playing volleyball as much as possible and hanging with the future hubby! 

Noah Weiss

Leadership Coach

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Noah has served as a Leadership Coach since May of 2021 and helps develop, engage, and recruit 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.

Our Operations Team

Stephanie Tangen
Administrative Manager

Zach Shelley

Director of Business

Development

Zac Colburn

Warehouse & Operations

Manager

Our Board Members

Chris King

Univ. of Tennessee

Chad Atherton

GEICO

Josh Meyer

Helmet Tracker

Adam Short

SweatX

Daniel McIntosh

Arizona State University

Megan Soderberg

Athletes in Action

Jane Teixeira

Humboldt State Athletics

Preston Rogers

Mississippi State Football