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About

Get to know who you're working with here at SuperFan, and why we're in the game.

SuperFan is the leading fan loyalty & engagement company in college sports today. It is changing the way your school, team, and alumni association communicate with fans today. Founded in 2011 by two fans themselves, Chris Nowak & Kayla Mount saw schools struggle with attendance at school-wide events, wasting marketing dollars on brand awareness, over-looking potential fans, and an overall lack of fan data.

SuperFan was born from necessity to help schools connect with their fans, find out who their fans truly are, engage & reward them, and provide schools with data they never had before to help them market smarter.

The SuperFan Team is built of passionate fans with the skills and background to help our partners connect with other fans like us. To learn more about our team members, see below

Tendai Charasika

Chief Executive Officer

Louisville CardinalsUSC TrojansChicago BearsLos Angeles (sic) RaidersCincinnati Reds

As the CEO of SuperFan, Inc, Tendai Charasika’s leadership responsibilities include guiding the vision, strategy and ensuring the execution of value creating milestones for SuperFan. Prior to joining the SuperFan team, Tendai was the Executive Director of Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp, the entrepreneurship arm of the region’s leading economic development agency. He also was the first person hired to help scale the sustainability division of the fast-growing, entrepreneurial firm, Summit Energy, which was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2011 for $268 million. Tendai has most recently been named to the board of directors for the Louisville Sports Commission and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an Entrepreneurial M.B.A both from the University of Louisville.

“Shake 'n Bake!”

Ricky Bobby

Kayla Mount

Co-Founder & Chief of Operations

Kentucky WildcatsNew York YankeesNew Orleans Saints

Kayla has been in the marketing and advertising industry for more than 10 years, having co-founded her own marketing agency in 2009 after working with one of the region’s top advertising agencies for 5 years. She is a long-time sports fan, and after seeing the need for sports fans to connect with one another, Kayla co-founded SuperFan in 2011. Kayla is a graduate of the University of Kentucky ’05 - the winningest basketball program in the country!

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.”

Derek Jeter

Chris Nowak

Co-Founder & Chief of Product Development

Louisville CardinalsWestern KentuckySeattle SeahawksSan Jose Sharks

Chris has been in the trenches of program and application development since 2004, building multiple high-volume transaction web services for a variety of successful companies. He has created and implemented multi-million dollar membership systems and large-scale emergency alert networks. In 2009, Chris co-founded a progressive marketing and application development agency and in 2011, co-founded SuperFan. Chris attended Western Kentucky University, the home of Big Red!

“So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

Yogi Berra

Amanda Fitzgerald

Account Manager

South Alabama JaguarsPittsburgh SteelersChicago BlackhawksNew Orleans SaintsChicago CubsAlabama

Amanda Fitzgerald is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received her degree in business. Her previous experiences include the GoDaddy Bowl, PGA and the LPGA, and athletic marketing with the University of South Alabama.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys what she considers to be her favorite amusement ride, life. Her hobbies during this ride include making memories with her family and friends, going to athletic events, concerts and anything that involves being on the water. Hey, she is from the gulf coast after all.

“What ya gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you, brother.”

Hulk Hogan

Brett Curry

Designer

Baltimore OriolesPhiladelphia EaglesPhiladelphia FlyersLouisville City FCLouisville CardinalsPenn State

An award-winning designer, Brett creates front end app designs, digital media, marketing materials, and much more for SuperFan’s clients. Previous to joining SuperFan, he worked in the pet supplies industry and taught at Brown Mackie College. Brett is a graduate of the Art Institute of York-Pennsylvania.

Outside of the office, Brett can be found at Louisville City FC games, rooting for the Baltimore Orioles, hoping the Flyers make the playoffs, and patiently awaiting a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win.

“Rickey don’t like it when Rickey can’t find Rickey’s limo.”

Rickey Henderson

Kyle Duthie

Sales

Arsenal F.C.Louisville CardinalsLouisville City FCTeddy Bridgewater

Kyle Duthie is a graduate of Saint Xavier High School and the University of Kentucky where he received his degree in Business and Marketing, and a minor in psychology. His previous experience includes Volusion Ecommerce, Spurs Sports and Entertainment and the University of Louisville Athletics.

When not working at SuperFan, you can find Kyle delving into his fantasy football team which, in a good season, includes his favorite athlete, Teddy Bridgewater.

“If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”

Muhammad Ali

Jeff Kempster

Developer

Kentucky WildcatsIndianapolis ColtsPeyton ManningDanica PatrickUSA Curling

Jeffrey Kempster is a graduate of Indiana University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree is Informatics and Geoscience. His previous experiences include working at UPS and with the Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department.

Even though Jeffrey claims that he doesn’t get around much, if he’s not in Louisville you can find him at the happiest place in the world, Disney World! He will either be next to his favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse, or in line at the Toy Story Midway Mania ride. Jeffrey also avidly cheers for the University of Kentucky Wildcats!

“We knew going into the game that we were going to have to score more points than the other team to come away with a victory.”

Melvin Turpin

Emily Reid

Account Manager

Baltimore OriolesBaltimore RavensLouisville CardinalsLouisville BatsCincinnati Bengals

Emily Reid joined SuperFan in the summer in 2014. With over 11 years marketing experience working for Doe-Anderson Advertising on the Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam accounts, she brings her expertise in account management and client relations to the SuperFan family.

Her favorite things include University of Louisville athletics, her three children, her husband, pizza, nachos, and pizza nachos.

“Never, ever, ever give up.”

Jimmy V.

Martin Schack

Sales

Louisville CardinalsCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsManchester United

Martin Schack is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. His previous experience includes cellular sales, personal training sales and medical sales.

While he might have been born in Cincinnati and raised in Fort Thomas, Martin is a die-hard University of Louisville sports fan. In fact, when not working to make SuperFan a bigger and better place, you can find Martin at a UofL football game sporting his black and red Adidas gear, Costa sunglasses and cheering with his wife Vanessa, and son, Gunner.

“The University of Louisville is on a collision course with the national championship. The only variable is time”

Howard Schnellenberger

Sara Kast

Office Administrator/Human Resources

Louisville CardinalsPhiladelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Flyers

Sara Kast is our lovely office administrator and human resources manager. She is a proud University of Louisville alumnus where she was a 3-time National Champion Ladybird. Sara manages the SuperFan office and it’s finances, organizes office functions, runs human resources and helps out on our internal SuperFan Cares Charity board.

When she’s not working hard at SuperFan, you can find Sara teaching dance classes, fishing and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

“Wrestling is ballet with violence.”

Jesse Ventura

Debbie Saag

Account Manager

Louisville CardinalsGreen Bay PackersUniversity of TennesseeTennessee Lady Volunteers

Born and raised in Western Kentucky, Debbie moved to town to attend the University of Louisville where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. After graduating Debbie began working in the event industry and later hospitality sales before joining the SuperFan team.

Outside the office Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs- Lollie & Ralph. She also likes trying new restaurants, attempting handstand push-ups, taking naps, live music & cheering on the Cards. #L1C4

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

Vince Lombardi

Annie Boone

Account Manager

Kentucky CatsDayton FlyersCincinnati BengalsRob GronkowskiLouisville City FC

Annie Boone has extensive experience working in marketing for companies like Cedar Electronics, the Cleveland Indians, and the Kentucky Derby Festival. After spending 7 years in Ohio, she decided it was time to come back home to Kentucky and join the SuperFan Account Management Team.

Annie enjoys trash talking in the office, the University of Kentucky Wildcats (Cats by a thousand), and the University of Dayton Flyers, which is her alma mater.

“You can’t be common, the common man goes nowhere; you to have be uncommon.”

Herb Brooks

Will Cary

Sales

Louisville CardinalsBellarmine KnightsLouisville City FCMinnesota Vikings

Will is a Louisville native, who joined the SuperFan team in March 2016. When Will is not in the office, he likes to enjoy all the great activities that the city of Louisville has to offer. From attending various art and music festivals, concerts, and dining at some of the best local eateries to attending the University of Louisville's basketball and football home games. Will is very proud to call Louisville, home.

He is a graduate of Bellarmine University where he was also a member of the Men's Lacrosse team.

“Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.”

Shane Falco

Jeffrey Green aka "Carl"

Junior Developer

Louisville BatsKentucky CatsLouisville Cardinals

Jeffrey Green self-describes himself as a programmer and a leader. He is heading into University of Louisville’s Computer Engineering and Computer Science program. Meanwhile, he’s had rich experiences in computer programming and mentoring. He cofounded Yeti Agenda, an edutech student management system for local high schools and he also co-developed his own video game, Finder’s Keeper’s.

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.”

Rocky Balboa

Katie Taylor

Sales

Kentucky Cats

Katie joined the SuperFan team in February 2016. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her sales experience hails from GE Appliances in Louisville and Washington, D.C.

When she is not working, Katie spends time with her family and friends, frequents Nolin Lake, and cheers for the Kentucky Wildcats.

“A successful person never loses... They either win or learn.”

John Calipari

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