Sport & Entertainment Management

Student Profiles

Class of 2021

Aomori Allen

Aomori Allen
Aomori Allen grew up in Valdosta, GA. She graduated from The University of South Florida in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in health science and information technology. She previously worked as a lab assistant for Advent Health and an office assistant for the University of Tampa. Currently, Aomori is a VIP liaison for USF Athletics and she works in game day operations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Upon graduation, she aims to work as a data analyst for a sports team, and eventually would like to work for AWS in Seattle, WA., in their statistics department.

Erin Beck

Erin Beck
Erin Beck grew up in Palm Bay, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, concentrating in public relations. She previously worked as an intern, then communications assistant, and finally an assistant director of communications for USF Athletics. Currently, Erin is a graduate assistant for the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management program. Upon graduation, she aims to work for a professional sports team or agency.

Dhalia Bumbaca

Dhalia Bumbaca
Dhalia Bumbaca grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in international business. She previously worked as an intern with the Tampa Bay Lightning in client services and sales. Dhalia also worked as an adventure trip leader with USF Recreation. Currently, she is a graduate assistant in the Muma College of Business. Upon graduation, Dhalia aims to work in international operations for a professional sports organization.

Carrie Burman

Carrie Burman
Carrie Burman grew up in St. Petersburg, FL. She graduated from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. She previously worked as a St. Pete Volleyball Club coach, and a special events intern for the Valspar Championship. Currently, Carrie is a facility and event management graduate assistant for USF Athletics. Upon graduation, she aims to work in events or operations for a professional sport organization.

Carlee Calfee

Carlee Calfee
Carlee Calfee grew up in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She previously worked as an event management intern for USF Athletics and was the director of marketing and public relations of SAFE Team in USF Student Government. Currently, Carlee is an associate for WISE Tampa Bay. Upon graduation, she aims to work in marketing analytics and strategy for a professional sports team.

Emily Dachs

Emily Dachs
Emily Dachs grew up in Tampa, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with two bachelor's degrees, one in mass communications and another in sports marketing. She previously worked as a 2018 NHL All-Star Ambassador, a social media manager and graphic designer for the USF Ice Bulls (hockey), as well as a digital marketing manager for Color Clutch. Currently, Emily is a marketing and sales manager for Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings. Upon graduation, she aims to work in marketing or analytics for the NHL.

Lonsard Denis

Lonsard Denis
Lonsard Denis grew up in Orlando, FL. He graduated from the University of West Florida in 2017 with a degree in sports management. He previously worked as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers flag football development coach and training camp assistant, and worked game day operations for the University of West Florida. Currently, Lonsard works as a student-assistant in student athlete enhancement for USF Athletics. Upon graduation, he aims to work in college athletics and eventually become an athletic director.

Erin Dorsey

Erin Dorsey
Erin Dorsey grew up in Tampa, FL. She graduated from Auburn University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing. She previously worked as an intern for Auburn Athletics, a group sales intern for the Indian Fever, and worked in event management for the Red Hook Criterium (Barcelona, Spain). Currently, Erin works as an assistant for USF Athletics Senior Women’s Administrator Marquita Armstead. Upon graduation, she aims to work in sports analytics.

Robert Earnhardt

Robert Earnhardt
Robert Earnhardt grew up in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sport administration. He currently works at SOCCER.com as a regional sales manager, but held two positions there prior including inside account manager and sales & marketing manager. Robert also worked as an event operations student assistant for the UNC Department of Public Safety. Upon graduation, he aims to work in analytics for an agency.

Brandon Ferris

Brandon Ferris
Brandon Ferris grew up in Utica, N.Y. He graduated from Utica College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Previously, he worked as a game operations intern with the Utica Comets (AHL Team), a basketball coordinator for CYO Basketball, and is part owner of Ferris Lawn Care. Currently, Brandon works as a VIP liaison for USF Athletics, and works in member relations Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Upon graduation, he aims to work with promotions, event planning or operational management for a professional sports organization, preferably NBA.

Autumnsarah Foster-Pagett

Autumnsarah Foster-Pagett
Autumnsarah Foster-Pagett grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from UConn in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Previously, she was the head manager for UConn women’s basketball, a premium events intern for BSE Global and an accounts & production intern for Game Seven Marketing. Currently, Autumnsarah is a graduate assistant for the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management program. Upon graduation, she aims to either work in sport marketing for a brand or agency, become an agent, or become a senior women’s administrator in college athletics for a DI program.

Ryan Geiger

Ryan Geiger
Ryan Geiger grew up in Celina, Texas. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and sports management. Previously, he was a ticket sales associate for the Oklahoma City Thunder and a ticket sales intern for Oklahoma State University Athletics. Currently, Ryan is a graduate teaching assistant for USF information Systems and Decision Sciences. Upon graduation, he aims to work in professional or intercollegiate athletic marketing with the ultimate goal of becoming a DI athletic director. Ryan is also interested in international sports consulting projects.

Dean Hadzovic

Dean Hadzovic
Dean Hadzovic grew up in Hackettstown, N.J. He graduated from Centenary University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and sports management. Previously, he worked as an intern for the athletic director at Hackettstown High School. Upon graduation, Dean aims to work in event management/coordination for a professional sports team.

Preston Heeren

Preston Heeren
Preston Heeren grew up in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Mississippi College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration concentrated on sport management. Previously, he held a position as an intern at Tech Data Corporation. Currently, Preston is a seasonal ticket sales associate for the Outback Bowl. Upon graduation, he aims to work in sales or event operations for a professional or collegiate sports entity.

Austin Hersh

Austin Hersh
Austin Hersh grew up in Lithia, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in business analytics and information systems. Previously, he has worked as an IT specialist for MyArea Network and a social media manager at A.E. Engine. Currently, Austin is a relationship marketing analytics intern at Feld Entertainment. His ultimate goal is to be a collegiate athletic director.

Kianna Jackson-Small

Kianna Jackson-Small
Kianna Jackson-Small grew up in Lithonia, GA. She graduated from Georgia State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in managerial science. Previously, she worked a three-year internship with GSU Athletics in sales and ticketing. Upon graduation, Kianna aims to work in operations or events.

Sarah Logar

Sarah Logar
Sarah Logar grew up in Peyton, CO. She graduated from University of Tampa in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Previously, she worked as an event intern for USF Athletics, a communications intern for the University of Tampa, and a volunteer at the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Currently, Sarah is a graduate assistant for USF Athletics working with TeamWorks and planning the men’s basketball 2020 NCAA first and second rounds. Upon graduation, she aims to work in events and entertainment for a professional team, preferably the NBA, NFL or NHL.

Garrett Measures

Garrett Measures
Garrett Measures grew up in Sanford, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Previously, he worked as a marketing intern at Signature Lacrosse and a marketing director for Relay for Life at USF. Upon graduation, he aims to work in marketing or operations for a professional sports organization.

Samuel Morgan

Samuel Morgan
Samuel Morgan grew up in Allyn, WA. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Previously, he worked as a sales incentive analyst for Heritage Distilling, a baseball operations batboy for the Seattle Mariners and a staff accountant at Rivero, Gordimer & Co. Accounting Firm. Currently, Samuel works as graduate research assistant for the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management program. Upon graduation, he aims to work in operations and analytics for a professional sports organization, or fundraising for a university.

Ty Preston

Ty Preston
Ty Preston grew up in Lafayette, IN. He graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Previously, he was an events and entertainment intern for the Chicago Bears, a marketing coordinator for Purdue Sports Properties and an athletics communications intern at Purdue. Currently, Ty is a seasonal ticket sales associate Outback Bowl. His ultimate goal is to one day be the athletic director at his alma mater, Purdue.

Mark Primuth

Mark Primuth
Mark Primuth grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Akron in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Previously, Mark was an e-commerce coordinator for DistrictWon, a USA Triathlon intern for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and an event operations intern for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Currently, Mark serves as a digital services intern for the United Soccer League, and is a US Air Force Reserve member working in air transportation. Upon graduation, he aims to work in event management and operations.

Johnas Pulley

Johnas Pulley
Johnas Pulley grew up in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Previously, he was an operations specialist for The School of the New York Times and was the chapter president for Coaching Corps at SFSU. Currently, Johnas is a brand ambassador for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Upon graduation, he aims to be a general manager for a professional sports team.

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross grew up in Chickasha, OK. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Previously, he was a student ticket representative for Oklahoma State athletics. Currently, Andrew is a data analyst intern for crossroads consulting. Upon graduation, he aims to work in analytics or finance for a professional sports team in the NBA or Esports.

Delaney Ruth

Delaney Ruth
Delaney Ruth grew up in Gainesville, FL. She graduated from University of South Carolina in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in retail management. Previously, she worked as a summer intern at the College World Series of Omaha, a security and staffing supervisor for the Kentucky Derby, and a sales associate at two Masters Tournaments. Currently, Delaney is a facility and event management graduate assistant. Upon graduation, she would like to work in corporate sponsorships, event management or marketing for a professional sports organization. Eventually, Delaney aims become the executive director of a major championship.

Madison Shane

Madison Shane
Madison Shane grew up in Saint Joseph, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. Previously, she was on the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Currently, Madison works in guest services for Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Upon graduation, she aims to work in event management for a major league sports team.

Skyller Smith-Davis

Skyller Smith-Davis
Skyller Smith-Davis grew up in Wausau, WI. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Previously, he was the director of analytics for the Duluth Huskies, an operations intern for the Wisconsin woodchucks, and an assistant manager at Play It Again Sports. Currently, Skyller is a seasonal ticket sales associate for the Outback Bowl. Upon graduation, he would like to work for the front office of an MLB team.

Brian Stiles

Brian Stiles
Brian Stiles grew up in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Florida Southern College in 2017 with a degree in Business Administration. Previously, he was an executive marketing assistant for the USA Water Ski Foundation. Upon graduation, Brian would like to work in community relations.

Cole Wilbur

Cole Wilbur
Cole Wilbur grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Previously, he has completed internships in the Events Department at Charlotte Motor Speedway and with Michael Huyghue Sports Marketing. Currently, Cole is an intern with the Valspar Championship. Upon graduation, Cole would like to work in the golf industry.