Kristian D'Amore

Bachelor of Recreation & Sports Studies

Born and raised in Mississauga, ON, thirty minutes outside of Canada’s sporting hotbed, Kristian’s passion for sport has carried into his studies at the University of New Brunswick. The 3rd year Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Studies - Management student is also a member of the UNB Varsity Reds men’s soccer team and has been part of the U SPORTS Silver medal and AUS Championship winning teams. The two-time U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian wants to raise the profile of the sports industry in Atlantic Canada through innovative initiatives like the UNB Sports Business Conference. He strives to make waves on campus, and in the community to enhance student life through the power of sport. Kristian is also currently involved with the UNB Varsity Reds Athletes’ Council, UNB Campus Team for Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative, UNB Varsity Reds, UNB Kinesiology Society, and UNBSU RED Awards. Kristian has dual-citizenship (Italian and Canadian), loves to travel, and is interested in learning about new cultures. At the top of his bucket list, he aspires to experience life in 100 countries.

Charlotte Sampson

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Charlotte is a third year Arts and Science student pursuing a double major in Mathematics and French, planning one day to teach high school mathematics in a French Immersion program. Charlotte has always been involved in sports, particularly soccer, from a very young age. When she graduated high school, she had to make the tough decision between quitting her beloved sport like many of her friends had done in order to “get the full university experience”, or pursue soccer further at the U SPORTS  level. Hailing from Vancouver, BC and having never visited Atlantic Canada, she was recruited to play on the Women's Varsity Soccer team. She took a leap of faith and travelled across the country to the Maritimes; a place she now calls her second home. Outside of school and soccer, Charlotte is Co-President of the UNB Mathematics Society, TA’s for the French Department, and tutors high school students. She was also Marketing Director for the TEDxUNB Conference in March of 2017. Charlotte hopes the UNB Sports Business Conference will shed light on a part of Canada that deserves recognition in such a highly competitive industry.

Jordan Hunter

Bachelor of Recreation & Sports Studies
Marketing & Communications Director

Homegrown in bordertown Amherst, Nova Scotia, Jordan chose to pursue his passion in developing a hockey resume and education at the University of New Brunswick in 2015. The third year (BRSS) Sport Management student was recruited as a member of the pinnacle of U SPORTS Men’s Hockey, UNB Varsity Reds, as the Video Coach and Director of Analytics. Since joining the Varsity Reds, Jordan has been part of a 46-5-6 record, back to back U SPORTS National Championships, and Maritime Sports Hall of Fame inducted hockey team. When the ice leaves the Aitken University Centre, Jordan heads off to Europe as an on-ice instructor for the Canadian International Ice Hockey Development Agency to grow his knowledge of the game from working with hockey players wanting to make the next step in becoming the best version of themselves. His enthusiasm and desire to become the best version of himself is contagious to many, and to him, he is only just getting started.

Alex Huelin

Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership
Logistics Director

Originally from Hampton, New Brunswick, Alex is a third year leadership student at the University of New Brunswick. Despite not currently playing any sports at the university level, sports were a big part of Alex’s upbringing - soccer and hockey, more specifically. Because of his history in sports, on top of being eager to create change, he is extremely excited to see what the UNB Sports Business Conference has in store for Atlantic Canada, and is excited to work with such a highly driven team. Besides this role, Alex is busy in other aspects of his life, both in and out of school, which includes working as a Student Brand Manager with Red Bull Canada, volunteering at the UNB Peer Support Centre, working with public health dietitians at Horizon Health to implement different nutrition options in public recreational settings, and previously working at an orphanage in Beijing, China. During his spare time, Alex enjoys travelling, live music, and skiing.

Lindsey Lohnes

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Speakers Director

Lindsey is a third year Science in Kinesiology student, minoring in Business. Lindsey played many sports growing up but chose to pursue soccer competitively. It was always her dream to play at the university level, however when she reached Grade 12, she was shocked to find out she had torn her ACL. The experience had a big emotional impact on her, leading her to question whether or not she wanted to play soccer at university, and if UNB would be the right fit for her. Thankfully she persevered, came to UNB, and worked her way back to being a Varsity Soccer player. Growing up in the small town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, it was difficult to compete against high level players. Numbers were scarce, which forced her to travel to Halifax, where she played on Team Nova Scotia. During her time with Team NS, when they played outside of the Atlantic provinces losses weren’t uncommon and wins were few and far in between. Lindsey believes sports have improved in Nova Scotia, but there’s still progress to be made in all of the Atlantic provinces. She is excited to help grow the sports business industry in Atlantic Canada and hopes to make it a competitive force with the rest of the country. Outside of school and soccer, Lindsey is a member of Athlete’s Council, the Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI), and the Phillips Sport Leadership Academy.

Coel Storey

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Special Events Director

Coel is a fourth year Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering student born and raised in the city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Ever since a young age, Coel has been very active in sports all over the maritimes. Starting at an early age of 5 years old, he developed a passion for football that lead to opportunities like playing (and leading as a captain) for team New Brunswick and representing his province at Nationals for two years in a row, along with multiple high school awards and championships. After graduating high school, and receiving the Willie O’Ree award (given to one male and one female in a graduating class of roughly 600) for academic and athletic excellence, he started his career as a UNB Red Bomber. Now 21 years of age, Coel is still very active in the sports community, helping lead his AFL team to a 2017 championship, being Co-President of the UNB Red Bombers player’s executive, helping coach sports teams all over the city and the Special Events Director for the UNB Sports Business Conference. Not only is Coel active in sports, he is also in society doing things like: treasurer for two clubs (LINK UNB and UNB Water Project), volunteering as a red shirt (orientation leader at UNB), singing national anthems at football and hockey games, tutoring high school math, being a peer mentor to first year engineering students and not to mention starting his own social enterprise that seeks to donate right back to the local community. Being involved with sports, developing an interest in business and desire to give back to the community are all great reasons why Coel applied to become an executive that seeks to be a game changer and make big steps towards the future of Sports Business in Atlantic Canada.

Richard Du

Bachelor of Science
Sponsorship Director

Hailing from Fredericton, NB, Richard is a fourth year mathematics student at the University of New Brunswick. Richard is passionate about improving student life on campus and is thrilled to help launch the UNB Sports Business Conference. Richard believes strongly in innovation and forward-thinking groups and is eager to create change in the sports business in Atlantic Canada. In other areas of the UNB community, Richard is also the Co-Chair and Founder of TEDxUNB, the UNB Student Union Orientation Chair and Marketing Manager and the President of the UNB Math Society. During his spare time, Richard enjoys playing music, cooking, badminton and Kendrick Lamar.

Abby Rivington

Bachelor of Recreation & Sports Studies
Internal Delegates Director

Abby is a fifth year Recreation and Sports Studies student in the management stream, hoping to one break into the corporate sport sponsorships field.  From small town Woodstock, NB, sport has always played some kind of role in her life.  Abby figure skated growing up, when she came to university, the competitive aspect of it ended, but she was finally able to enjoy skating on ponds without worrying about ruining her blades. She always knew that when she was older she wanted to pursue a career in sports because of the unique and exciting opportunities that come with the job.  Through the BRSS program at UNB, Abby has learned so much about the sports management industry and is looking forward to putting that information to use at the UNB Sports Business Conference, and showing that sports business Atlantic Canada is a thriving industry.

Nathan Keizer

Bachelor of Business Administration
External Delegates Director

Originally from the middle of nowhere, Prince Edward Island, Nathan is a Delegate Director for the Sports Business Conference. He is 21 years old and is currently in his fifth year of his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a focus on Marketing and Human Resources. He has always had a passion for sports, playing soccer competitively his entire life. Although he may be past his prime for competitive sports, Nathan still loves playing every sport he can recreationally, and religiously follows the NHL. It is his dream to work in the sports industry, and he looks forward to helping shine a light on the sporting world in Atlantic Canada.

Evan Barker

Bachelor of Business Administration
Pitch Director

Evan Barker is a second year BBA student, originally from Winnipeg, MB. His passion for soccer has taken him around the world. After high school Evan spent one year pursuing a professional soccer career in Spain. During his time in Spain he realized that he wanted to continue his education and continue to play soccer at a high level. The decision was then made that his professional aspirations would be put on hold while he furthers his education. UNB has proven to be a great fit for Evan both on and off the field. Being named a second-team All-Canadian, AUS first team all-star, and being named AUS Rookie of the Year. These successes from his first year provided him with the opportunity to represent Team Canada at 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan. Evan has always been highly motivated and is always looking to take advantage of every opportunity that he receives. It is this motivation that has led Evan to join the UNB SBC team.

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