Interest Group: Competitive Sports

Emery Bishop
Sport & Health
General Manager
I am the General Manager of Worldgate Sport & Health, the flagship location of the Sport & Health line of high amenity Health Clubs. Our club boasts 120,000 square feet of sports, fitness and relaxation. Whether you are looking for tennis, aquatics, basketball, weight lifting, pilates reformers, high quality fitness instruction, Zumba, or activities for your children, we have it all.
We hope you will come by and visit us. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Dave Baer
Women Giving Back
Director of Development
Dave spent 38 years in the residential mortgage banking industry. He held positions as a loan officer, branch, area, regional and national sales manager for several private and publicly traded organizations. He served in executive managment roles as an Executive Vice President and CEO, as well. He is a graduate of Geroge Mason Univsrsity and holds a B.S. in Business Administration.  He is the former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington.
David Hillelsohn
DHill Financial
DHill Financial, LLC is an independent insurance firm providing life insurance, income protection, long term care, and health care. I spent 26 years as a Long Term Care Insurance Wholesaler and realized what I missed most during that time was not getting the opportunity to connect directly with people. I don't believe that insurance is the answer for every client, and don't look to use insurance as an investment. I do believe that insurance can be a positive dialogue if the client needs are the priority, and my philosophy is to focus on the who and the why versus the what. Our recommendations can be easily integrated with the other planning initiatives so that the advice you receive from your financial advisor, your attorney, your CPA, and your trusted insurance professional all have you rowing in the same direction.
James Lawson
Doug Downer
Grayson Hanes
James Rieger
Union Mortgage Group
Senior Loan Officer
Mark Beeson
Creative Director
Mark has over 25 years of award winning experience as an Art Director and designer producing advertising and marketing campaigns for notable clients including US Airways, Marriott, Western Union, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, GEICO, Litton PRC, Amtrak, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Micro Warehouse, AARP and Bell Atlantic. He has extensive experience in both traditional and digital marketing for Business to Government, Travel & Leisure, Business to Consumer and Business to Business clients. He opened his digital marketing firm, 110RPM, in 2002. It's focus is to offer clients of all sizes, integrated marketing services for both web and traditional channels. 110RPM has produced work for clients all over the United States including international clients in the United Kingdom, Germany and Turkey.
Tom Miller
Thompson Greenspon

Tom Miller is a principal with Thompson Greenspon and has been with the firm since 1990.

Tom’s experience with tax law interpretation has been extremely beneficial in analyzing and advising clients on complex business and individual tax matters. The analysis and advice Tom has provided has included C Corporation and S Corporation formations, mergers, acquisitions and liquidations. He has also developed an area of specialization in the nonprofit sector, where he works closely with organizations to assist them in performing within the 501(c) guidelines. Tom also has expertise in IRS representation and negotiation and Forensic Accounting.

Prior to joining Thompson Greenspon, Tom was with a large international accounting firm and also spent 11 years at the Internal Revenue Service as a field agent, group manager and acting branch chief.

Greg Ellwood
Sunbelt Business Brokers of Northern VA
Greg Ellwood, Certified Business Intermediary, Owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers of Northern Virginia has been involved in the Business Brokerage industry for over 11 years, serving the Northern Virginia Markets. The counties include Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Fauquier, Warren, Frederick, and Clarke. We also provide services to the Martinsburg WV area. He has worked with Small/ Medium business owners for the past 24 years. He has also been involved in the franchise arena in a variety of d
Jason Paul
Michael Williams
The Growth Coach of Northern VA
Mike is proven highly effective in sales, strategic planning, execution and resource management within various organizations. He has demonstrated expertise and positive results in organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Mobil Chemical Company (Now Exxon Mobil) as well as The United States Army. Mike has over 26 years of sales, marketing, and business management experience within Fortune 500 companies. He is a motivated team leader, known for building capabilities within an organization to achieve superior results.
Fitness Aspects Aspects
Tim Sargeant
Dominion Energy
Manager, State and Local Affairs
Debra Biely
Booz Allen Hamilton
Government Contractor
Alex Marza
Director of Air Freight
Richard Downer
Thomas Riley
Carolina Pardo
Sheraton | Reston
Executive Meetings Manager
Marianne Serbu
Teresa Lamb
Angela Veath
Sport & Health
Explosive Performance Marketing Director
US Fitness, parent company of Sport & Health and Onelife Fitness, maintain mid to large scale, high amenity fitness centers in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas. In addition, our clubs have cutting edge equipment, top of the industry instructors and personal trainers, and programming for people of all ages.

?As Explosive Performance Marketing Director, I focus on community outreach to our local population age 9 to 90 who are looking to improve their performance. We provide on-site (at schools/fields) trianing, coach and parent education, and more. We work with sports teams, individuals, and small groups from the novice level to the professional & Olympic level.

?During my free time, I enjoy time with my family, travel, cook, run and do triathlons. My kids are very active and athletic, so they keep me on my toes! I believe strongly in an active and healthy family lifestyle, and practice it in my daily life.
Juan Chavarriaga
Ron Cestoni
Joe Malazo
Sandy Spring Bank | Fairfax, Main Street
Assistant Vice President | Branch Manager
Raised in Northern VA: grew up in Falls Church and currently lives in Chantilly.  Graduated from Falls Church High School as National Honor Society Member, holds an Associate Degree Cum Laude in Business Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics & Finance.  Holds a State D License in Travel Soccer, a CPR/AED/First Aid Responder, a Wilderness Survivor Trained, and Scout Master for Boys Scouts of America. Works as Assistant Vice President with Sandy Spring Bank in Retail Branch and Small Business Sales.  Has been in the banking and financial services industry for over 20 years. Success in the business is due to listening to client’s needs and nurturing long lasting relationships.
Meg Donnelly
Meg Donnelly LMT, LLC - Licensed Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist works with active adults and "Weekend Warriors"...runners, cyclists, weekend sports players, outdoor enthusiasts. Meg’s role varies based on each client’s individual goals. Whether it’s performing at your best, recovering quickly or even just finding some much needed balance, Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist, helps you bring your "A" game to the next fully scheduled week and beyond.   
Jeremy Schneider
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jeremy Schneider is an labor & employment attorney in the Washington, DC Region office of Jackson Lewis. He represents employers in a wide array of employment, non-compete, and whistleblower litigation. Jeremy also provides advice and training to management to help employers avoid litigation. He is also a frequent speaker before human resource organizations, industry and bar associations, and conferences on employment and whistleblower issues.
Jeremy lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his wife and three children. The Schneiders are active in their church, as well as their childrens' school.

John Griffin
Griffin Fitness
I have been passionate about diet, exercise and overall health for nearly eighteen years,  I first became certified as a Personal Trainer in 2001 following my experience with the Body For Life body transformation contest.  My wife and I competed in the couples category and were among the three finalists.  We did not win the big cash prize, but we did get a lot of recognition online, in magazines and in the Body For Life Success Stories book by Bill Phillips.  

Today, I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  In addition to being a Personal Trainer, I am also a Health Coach and a Weight Management Specialist.  
I have authored three books on diet, nutrition, and exercise.  Although none have reached best-seller status, the process of researching and writing the books helped me to become a better coach and trainer.
Peter Singletary
Workforce Development Specialist
Adolphus Miner
CapStar Commercial Realty
Commercial Real Estate Consultant
Jeff Walter
Graphic Communications Group

Graphic Communications Group (GCG) is a graphic communications company that have been in business since 1991.  We provide Graphic Design, Printing and Publishing services, Advertising services specializing in Direct Mail.  We publish targeted printed publications that allow local businesses to advertise to our contracted communities at the best value available. We also offer Promotional Products to help businesses promote their businesses through premium giveaways and gifts.  
Brian Diaz
Design Originals LLC
Creative Director / Principal
Design Originals is a creative design studio in Northern Virginia that specializes in creative strategy and motion graphics.  We write, direct and produce stories that shape brands through powerful storytelling.  We work hard to collaborate with the very best talent in the industry to make meaningful and creative work.
Kevin Sturm
Game On Coaching Corp.