Arizona State graduate and former athlete, Andy founded Elite Sports Academy in 2015 and serves as the President and Executive Director. His passion for working with children along with over a decade of coaching experience led him to start the organization. Prior to ESA, he worked for Nike, Inc as a Community Outreach Ambassador. In this role, he saw firsthand the need for a cost-efficient summer camp that focused on keeping children active, and decided to act on his life long dream of starting the Academy.
"I was lucky enough to come from a family that was extremely supportive, and constantly reminded me that I was capable of becoming anything I wanted to be. Throughout my entire childhood, my mind was only focused on one thing: sports. Growing up, my life consisted of playing soccer, basketball, football, baseball, and every other sport imaginable, 7 days per week, year-round. I noticed at a young age that many of my friends and classmates were not able to afford the luxury of playing year-round club sports, as the equipment, traveling, camps, and everything else that comes with it was too expensive for their families. At such a young age I did not fully understand why I got to do all of these things that many of my friends weren't able to, but all I know was that I didn't think it was fair. It was at that moment that I knew I wanted to provide a premium, fun, top of the line sports program for all children- regardless of financial situations. 15 years later, Elite Sports Academy was formed."