JULI ANNE PATTY is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine, and is 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-of-work 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. CONTRIBUTORS s p o r t s d e s t i n a t i o n m a n a g e m e n t contact www.juliannepatty.com 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, and trends in the fitness industry. She is a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland. The ASBA is located in Ellicott City, Maryland. Contact www.sportsbuilders.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 that include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch & Gatorade. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org ANDREA JOHNSON is the principal of Ideas to Words, a Minneapolis-based marketing communications company. She helps people and organizations capture the spirit of what they do and communicate it in a way that enhances credibility, draws attention and drives results. You’ll see her work in many regional and national business publications including Contact, SalesForceXP, Twin Cities Business and Velocity. Contact www.ideastowords.com BRUCE KNITTLE is the President of Knittle Sports Solutions, Inc., a full service sports consulting firm based in Long Island, New York. Knittle Sports Solutions offers advisory services to sports organizations in all geographic regions. Customized solutions, after personal review, are presented to each client. He is a business affiliate of the American Camping Association, and has over twenty five years experience in the sports industry. Previously, Bruce was a successful camp owner, sports coach/instructor, and director of sports programs. In his youth, he was a former highly ranked tennis player, and captain of the Florida State University tennis team. Contact email@example.com DAVE PATRONE is a Senior Sales Manager for the Kentucky Expo Center, Kentucky International Convention Center, Freedom Hall and The KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. He has 14 years of operations and 10 years of booking/contract negotiation experience. Dave also worked for Quicken Loans Arena and the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland. His markets include arena concert tours, major conventions, sports and commercial tradeshows. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org JENNIFER ALTEN is a Chicago-based writer, marketing consultant and photographer who specializes in working with the business-to-business, technology, manufacturing and medical sectors. She has written articles, white papers, websites and marketing materials for dozens of commercial and not-for-profit organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. Contact www.jenniferalten.com
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