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Josh Erickson, MBA

Co-Founder, Program Director

​Josh co-founded Beyond Sports and is the Program Director and Basketball Director. He's held several head coach positions in Costa Rica including the Men's National Team, Women's National Team, and a Premier Division Professional Team. Before Beyond, he worked for PeacePlayers International, a non-profit organization that uses basketball to bridge social divides around the world and was an Assistant Basketball Coach at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Josh has won a Costa Rican National Championship in Costa Rica's top professional division and a gold medal in the Women's Central American Games.

Grant Leslie, MBA

Co-Founder, Director of Program Development

​Grant co-founded Beyond Sports and currently oversees new program development. He is a former three sport athlete in basketball, baseball, and football at Willamette University. During his MBA program at Willamette, Grant studied abroad at the Copenhagen Business School––inspiring his passion for opening the doors of international travel for student-athletes. Since founding Beyond Sports in 2010, Grant has played an instrumental role in helping the organization become the world leader in international sports tours.

Tim Whittle

Director of International Sports Tours

Tim is our Director of International Sports Tours. He oversees business development for athletic team trips (college, high school, and club) and high school individual tours. He operates a youth basketball academy (3 & D Hoops) in Portland, Oregon and is a high school basketball coach. In addition, Tim coached men's college basketball for 17 years, including stops at Macalester College, Washington University in St. Louis (three Final Fours and back-to-back National Championships), and the University of the South. Before coaching, Tim held numerous positions in corporate finance including Manager of Finance with the Florida Marlins in MLB. His wife, Beth, is a 23-year college swimming and diving coach and they have two children ages 11 and 12.

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Annika Wachtman

Director of Marketing and High School Programs

Annika oversees our Beyond Sports high school programs, as well as marketing across all program levels. She is a former collegiate basketball player from Capital University, where she served as a three-year leadership council member for the basketball program. Prior to working for Beyond, Annika worked in the Capital University Admission Office overseeing a team of 70+ student ambassadors. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Annika lived in Costa Rica for almost two years while helping build the foundation for our high school leadership program, the Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport (GLASS).

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Megan Theiller

Director of Systems and College Programs

Megan oversees our college individual sports tours. She is a co-founder of and former mentor for our high school leadership program, the Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport (GLASS). Originally from New York, she has been living in Costa Rica for the last five years. Megan received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Fairfield University, where she also made an impressive legacy as a three-year captain of the women's volleyball team. Megan was a decorated scholar-athlete; she won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female-Student Athlete of the Year and was the MAAC's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in her senior year.

Silvia Betancourt

Costa Rica Director

Silvia is Beyond's Costa Rica Director. She is one of Central America's most outstanding athletes having represented Costa Rica on both the National Basketball and Soccer Teams. She played D-I soccer in the United States at Liberty University where she earned 1st team All-Big South Honors. Silvia was equally impressive in the classroom earning Presidential Honor Roll 4 straight years. Silvia continues to play for The Women's National Basketball Team while developing CR's future athletes as a Junior National Team and high school coach.

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Kris Brackmann

Spain Director

Kris is our Spain Director. The former Seattle Times Athlete-of-the-Year graduated from Claremont McKenna College where she led her basketball team to four SCIAC league championships and four NCAA DIII appearances. With a passion to live abroad and discover more of this beautiful world she moved to Spain in 2017 and keeps in shape by competing in her other favorite sport, beach volleyball. Kris loves being able to stay connected to student-athletes and introducing them to new cultures.

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Ashlee Benavides

Tour Coordinator

Ashlee is a Tour Coordinator and has led various sports tours and team trips to Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, and Spain. She is a former GLASS Mentor for Beyond Sports and lived in Costa Rica from 2019-2020. While in Costa Rica, she also played professional basketball for San Ramon ARBA. She is a former student-athlete and assistant coach at California State University Northridge. While at CSUN, she earned MVP honors after leading her team to consecutive Big West Championships.

Molly Devilbiss

High School Tour Coordinator

Molly is a Tour Coordinator who specializes in high school programs. She is the current assistant lacrosse coach at Puget Sound University in Washington. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Messiah University where she was a four-year lacrosse player making multiple NCAA tournament appearances and was named Mid-Atlantic Conference Lacrosse Female Student-Athlete of the Year. After college, Molly was the top assistant at Frostburg State University for three years while earning her Master's in School Counseling in 2017. She also served as head lacrosse coach at Simmons University for the five years before transitioning to her position with Puget Sound Women's Lacrosse Program.

Kayla Reeves

Tour Coordinator

Kayla joins the Beyond Sports team as a Tour Coordinator. She brings ample experience leading foreign tours around the world and serving as a Beyond Sports tour coach. She is a former collegiate basketball player from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete. After college, Kayla was a graduate assistant with Gonzaga University Women's Basketball team for two years while earning her Master's in Sport and Athletic Administration. Her coaching career then took her to Puget Sound and Pepperdine University, where she served as an assistant coach in the women's basketball programs.

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