JULI ANNE FREIDBERG is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine and also contributing editor to Sports Destination Management magazine. Before becoming a writer, she spent several years teaching middle and high school English. She still believes passionately in the power of public education, spending many of her out-ofwork hours tutoring at nonprofit organizations to help students develop their creative and expository writing skills. Juli is currently completing her first novel while continuing her work as a marketing and public relations copywriter. Visit her at www.julifreidberg.com. EVAN SHOEMAKE is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Georgia, Evan holds a Masters degree from the University of Florida. His prior experience includes writing for the music industry where he wrote numerous recording artist biographies and album reviews as well as articles for Music Row Magazine and the Songwriters Guild of America. Evan currently contributes articles to the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers publications and is working on several personal projects. MARY HELEN SPRECHER has been a technical writer for 20 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues. She is a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland. The ASBA is located in Ellicott City, Maryland – please visit www.sportsbuilders.org. RAMONA MOON has been in the hospitality industry for 18 years, including 14 years with Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Greater Fort Smith Sports Council as a 501 c-3 under the guidance of the Fort Smith CVB, and she continues to serve on the Sports Council board as their Board Liaison. To contact Ramona about sports event planning, please visit www.fortsmith.org. AMY HENDERSON is the owner of Carolina Arrangements, a Destination Management Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Amy has been in the sports field for over 20 years, starting as a sportswriter in upstate New York and eventually working in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Bobcats. Amy also spent time in racing with Speedway Motorsports Inc. at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Amy has coordinated all facets of marketing, travel and special events within the sports market with a multitude of corporate partners to include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch & Gatorade. JENNIFER ALTEN is a Chicago-based writer, marketing consultant and photographer who specializes in working with the businessto- business, technology, manufacturing and medical sectors. She has written articles, white papers, websites and marketing materials for dozens of commercial and notfor- profit organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. A graduate of Western Carolina University, ANGELA STANDISH began her career promoting sporting events for her alma mater’s athletic association. After studying abroad in Engleberg, Switzerland, Angela received her BS in Hospitality Management. She quickly found her niche in event planning at The Chattooga Club in Cashiers, NC, where she hosted events and conferences ranging from 20- 1500 attendees including highprofile clients such as Coca Cola Bottling, Duke University Alumni and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). In 2007, Angela founded Standish Residential Group, specializing in the marketing of mixed-use developments. She handles various promotions and events for New Urban neighborhoods, and leads sales & marketing operations for Afton Village, a mixed-use development located outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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