Our Board of Directors is made up of lacrosse players, coaches, referees and enthusiasts from all over the country whose hearts have been engaged by our beginnings in La Chureca, and a desire to see many more like it down the road.  We are committed to working with one community at a time, one child at a time, in an attempt to alleviate the fracturing pressures of extreme poverty both domestically and internationally.

 

Brett Hughes -  co-founder

Fred Lewis

Fred Lewis

Mikey Thompson

Mikey Thompson

Chris Rusbuldt

Chris Rusbuldt

Gene McCabe

Gene McCabe

Ned Valentine

Ned Valentine

Dave Campbell

Dave Campbell

Greg Bice - Board Chairman

Greg Bice - Board Chairman

Pam Quinn

Pam Quinn

Dave Hennessy

Dave Hennessy

Kim Cory

Kim Cory

Brad Corrigan - co-founder

Brad Corrigan - co-founder


Full Bios Below:

Brett Hughes
co-founder
 

Brett Hughes grew up in Ohio and has been involved in sports and teaching sports nearly his whole life. Since the 8th grade, this has included everything from helping out with individuals at a mentorship level to helping instruct camps in various sports.

Leaving Ohio to pursue an education and lacrosse at the University of Virginia, Brett enjoyed success at both a personal and team level. Starting every game all four years for the Cavaliers, he helped lead his team to win a NCAA Championship in 2003.

Post college, he was forced to take a year off before being drafted to play in the MLL. During that time he started to realize that lacrosse provided him so much more off field than he ever thought possible. Working as an after-school coordinator for a local athletic club, he decided that being around kids, and using lacrosse to teach them valuable life skills above and beyond the game, was something he wanted to pursue.

He finally got that chance after moving to LA and working for ESPN RISE, where he helps tell the stories of high school lacrosse players and sets up events for high school lacrosse athletes. However, it was not until a trip on New Years Day of 2009 that his dream came true, and his life and ideas of lacrosse changed with a visit to La Chureca. It was here, with this new found organization, that he realized how important this sport is and what it is truly capable of off the field. Living in Hermosa Beach, CA, but traveling all over the world to help spread the game, Brett brings the lacrosse community together to realize the true meaning of the sport and what it looks like to be ambassadors of hope for those in need.

 

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Chris Rusbuldt

Chris developed a strong relationship with LtN by way of the partnership between LtN and Amped Lax, an organization of select high school lacrosse teams. Chris and his long-time friend, Mikey Thompson, who has been a devoted LtN supporter, helped design the LtN-Amped partnership as another method of spreading LtN’s goals and values across the lacrosse landscape. Since the partnership was created, Amped has provided both a consistent number of LtN volunteers and a strong source of fundraising. Chris, his wife (Anne), and two sons (Chris Jr and Jack) have all volunteered at LtN’s programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica where they experienced the essence of LtN’s mission.

In addition to his work with LtN and Amped Lax, Chris is a tireless volunteer who serves as a director of the lacrosse program at the Metro Richmond (VA) Boys and Girls Clubs, program director for Geronimo Lacrosse, board member of US Lacrosse Central Virginia and the endowment board of Collegiate School (another LtN partner). He continues to play “old man” club lacrosse and enjoys watching his sons play (Chris Jr at Washington &Lee and Jack at Penn State).

When Chris is not volunteering, he stays busy with his “real” job as a principal at Signature Family Wealth Advisors. Chris lives in Richmond VA.

 

Dave Campbell

Dave Campbell (aka Dcam) started playing lacrosse in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Following his sophomore year of high school, he left Idaho for Holderness School (Plymouth, NH) in pursuit of a better fit both academically and athletically. From there, Dave attended Middlebury College, where he enjoyed the shared success of a top-level team before graduating with an Economics degree in May 2009. The midfielder captained Middlebury’s team for both the 2008 and 2009 seasons, while earning All-American (HM), Scholar All-American, and NESCAC All-Conference (2nd Team) awards his senior year.

A life-long athlete, traveler and volunteer, Dave serendipitously joined Lacrosse the Nations for their inaugural trip to La Chureca in January 2009. The experience in Nicaragua left him forever changed and fully committed to the mission of LtN. Through his work with LtN, he hopes to help develop and support the organization that strives to improve the lives of those in need, spread the positive life lessons derived from sport, and engage the lacrosse network as ambassadors of influence and optimism in our global community.

 

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Dave Hennessy

Dave first got involved with LtN when his daughters gave him a trip to La Chureca as a Christmas present.  The experience changed his life and he has been involved with LtN ever since.  Dave was an All America lacrosse player at Middlebury College before beginning a career in the real estate and construction industry first in New York City and currently in Sun Valley, Idaho where he owns a development and construction company.

Dave has extensive non-profit experience including as a member of the Wood River Community YMCA board in the development of a YMCA from initial concept to 60,000 square foot facility with over 4,000 members serving as the Chair of the Board 2008-2010.

Dave lives in Sun Valley with his wife and three daughters where he coaches lacrosse and hockey.

 

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Fred Lewis

Fred’s connection with LtN began when his son Dan committed to work as a Nicaragua Program Director after graduating from college in 2015. Dan’s experience was so overwhelmingly positive that Fred and his wife Liz knew they had to see the program first hand. They were fortunate enough to visit for the 2015 LtN Cup and feel the power LtN has to bring positive change to the communities they serve. A year later, after two more Nicaragua visits and the inspiring 4th annual LtN Cup, Liz and Fred are fully committed to LtN’s mission.

Fred, a Colorado native, has practiced medicine in metropolitan Denver for 25 years, serving as President and Board chairman of his 18-physician medical practice for 10 years. In addition, he has volunteered in multiple other leadership, service and management roles in the medical community. Fred is a dedicated lacrosse parent, having caught the enthusiasm watching 2 sons grow up with the game and witnessing the explosion of lacrosse in Colorado over the last 10 years.

 

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Gene McCabe

Gene McCabe is in his 11th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee University, having posted a 119-61 (.661) overall record and winning a pair of ODAC titles across his first 10 seasons. McCabe has guided W&L to double-digit wins in seven of his 10 seasons, including each of the last five years, which have included three appearances in the ODAC Championship game and three trips to second round of the NCAA tournament.

His involvement with LtN started in 2015 when he was approached by board member Kim Cory to partner his team with LtN. After a season-long fundraiser – that raised over $20,000 – McCabe, his assistant coach, and 10 players spent a week volunteering in Nicaragua. After Day 1 McCabe knew this was a cause that he wanted to be a part of indefinitely.

McCabe graduated from Bates College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in European history. At Bates, he lettered in both lacrosse and football. He is currently the Vice President of the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association), and serves as an All American Committee member. He was recently selected to become a member of ODK (Omnicron Delta Kappa), the National Leadership Honor Society, founded at W&L in 1914. He will be inducted in January 2017. He and his wife Kristen have four daughters; Kaelan -17, Molly -13, Ava -11 and Georgia 4.

 

Greg Bice
Board Chairman

Greg Bice graduated from The Ohio State University where he earned a B.S. in Welding Engineering and played lacrosse for the Buckeyes. He is currently a defensemen for the Chicago Machine, owns and operates Resolute Lacrosse, LLC and an MBA candidate at The Ohio State University. Greg and his wife, Emily, spent two years in Comayagua, Honduras teaching at a bilingual Christian school. He has 6 brothers and 1 sister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Cory

Kim’s involvement with LtN started through her children as they had become active in local LtN activities in Charlottesville through a partnership with the local Boys and Girls Club.  But she really fell in love with the organization and its mission on a visit to Nicaragua.  Working with the LtN staff and the children of Club Hope and Chiquilistagua was an opportunity that allowed her to witness the power of the program.

Kim is a committed volunteer in her community serving on the board of several organizations including the executive committee of St. Anne’s – Belfield School and as president of the Albemarle Garden Club.  While having no lacrosse skills herself, Kim has become a devoted fan of the game from the sidelines as the number one fan of her three lacrosse playing children.  In addition to her volunteering, Kim  stays busy with a residential design business, Cory Spencer Partners.  In a previous life, Kim was an investment banker for Morgan Stanley and S. G. Warburg living in New York, London and San Francisco.  She now lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and three children.

 

Mikey Thompson

Mikey grew up in Richmond, VA where he was a two-time All-American lacrosse player and an All-State running back on the football team at Collegiate School. He went on to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia where he was a captain of the 2010 ACC Championship team and a Student Assistant Coach on the 2011 National Championship team. He is now entering his sixth year on the CNU staff, and second as Head Coach. He was named VASID Co-coach of the Year in 2016.

Mikey first became involved with Lacrosse the Nations in 2013 when he spent 6 months working with our student athletes and coaches in Nicaragua. During that time Mikey, alongside our Executive Director, developed the concept for the LtN Cup. An event that is now the most anticipated event for all of our student athletes in Nicaragua. Since then, Mikey has been a staunch supporter of LtN working with high-school, college and club lacrosse teams across Virginia to recruit volunteers, raise money and send much needed equipment to our programs.

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Ned Valentine

Ned first learned about LtN when his son played for the Amped Lacrosse team coached by board members Mikey Thompson and Chris Rusbuldt. Ned participated on Amped's first trip to Nicaragua and has been sold on the mission ever since.

Ned is currently a Managing Partner at Harris Williams in Richmond. He earned an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia. He lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Quinn

Pam Quinn has been loving this organization since Lacrosse the Nations was just an idea!

She has been to Nicaragua with co-founder Brad Corrigan before LtN began; and then to La Chureca with her husband and two children after LtN was well established. As an educator, Pam loves working with kids of all ages and is amazed by the joy she found in the children she met.  As a photographer, she loved capturing images of the experiences she had in Nica.

Pam’s lacrosse background comes from being involved with twenty-something years of Middlebury College lacrosse.  Her husband, Erin, coached the men’s team for fifteen years before becoming Middlebury’s Athletic Director.  She has many lacrosse loving contacts all over the U.S. that we hope to bring into the LtN family.

Pam lives in Middlebury, Vermont with her husband, Erin, and their two kids, Hannah and Connor.

 


Brad Corrigan
co-founder

Brad Corrigan (aka Braddigan) is a musician hailing from Denver, Colorado perhaps best known for helping to form the band Dispatch. He played lacrosse at Middlebury College and graduated in 1996. He loves surfing, snowboarding, fishing, and nearly everything that happens outdoors.

He is active in the non-profit world and has helped found the Relief Project, the Dispatch Foundation, Love Light & Melody, and Lacrosse the Nations. Brad also enjoys film-making, photography, and producing music.