Dr. Kristina Reihl (@Doc_Reihl)
Kristina is a clinical and sport psychologist whose passion for sports started at a young age. She received her bachelors degree from Hofstra University and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She owns a private practice working with professional, junior, and amateur athletes/performers seeking to take their mental skills to the next level and has provided on-ice consulting for a goalie camp. Dr. Reihl is also a professor at Yorkville University, and speaks at international conferences.
Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback)
Marshall is a financial market practitioner for over 30 years in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and New York, and is also a Research Associate for the Levy Institute at Bard College. A prolific economics commentator, he has also worked as Director for Institutional Partnerships for the Institute for New Economic Thinking from July 2012-July 2015. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Queen’s University in 1981 and received a law degree from Corpus Cristi College, University of Oxford in 1983.
Ainka Jess (@Shes4Sports)
Ainka is passionate about communications and empowering women and girls. She combined her love of sport and over 12 years of communications and media relations experience to launch She’s4Sports – an online and events platform that gives women a larger voice in sports. The Toronto-based network represents a community of over 2500 and growing, passionate women and men who want to amplify and celebrate the contributions of women in sports. Ainka’s career has also led her to provide strategic communications and media relations support to various organizations including the CBC, Manulife, City of Ottawa and now PwC. Ainka has a degree in English from York University and a diploma in Broadcast Television from Seneca College.
Omar White (@OLW93)
Omar always jumps at the chance to talk hockey and is appreciative of the opportunity to turn that passion to the writing side of the game. Whether it’s player analysis or an editorial, expect a creative and enthusiastic tone to the words on your screen. You can find his work at SB Nation’s Pension Plan Puppets and FanSided’s A Winning Habit.
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler (@jgoldstrass)
Jesse recently completed his tenth season as the radio voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Class A affiliate. He is also the host/producer of Around the Nest, the definitive Blue Jays MiLB podcast, and the author of two books on the language of sports, each released by August Publications: “The Baseball Thesaurus,” now in its third edition, and “The Football Thesaurus.” In his greatest baseball highlight, he received the game ball for scoring the only run in a 28-1 loss.
Hayden Godfrey (@haydengodfreyy)
Hayden is a writer, blogger and progressive rock fanatic based in Toronto. A first-year student at Ryerson University, he can often be found pretentiously seeking out new vinyl records, studying a new sabermetric stat or enthusiastically tracking down the best coffee shop in the city. His work can also be read at Jays Journal, where he is a regular contributor.
Sam Mendelsohn (@Mendy_Island)
Sam lives and breathes sports ever since he was a young kid. His passion for sports is unmatched and he is the proud graduate of the College of Sports Media and Centennial’s Sports Journalism program. He spent two years covering the Oshawa Generals in the OHL; before that he worked with CBC Sports during the Olympics and TSN.
Craig Borden (@Craigers1221)
Craig enjoys all things baseball; a writer and podcast personality by evening that happens to be an engineer during the daytime, he is a die-hard Toronto Blue Jays fan and has “guru-level” knowledge on the entire Blue Jays minor league system. He resides in enemy territory in Rochester, NY where he secretly broadcasts his Blue Jays banter on his podcast Jay Bird Watching and submits his scribbles to Southofthe6ix.com
Edward Burla (@Ed_Burla)
Edward grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, where he went to Laurentian university and has a degree in English Literature, studied mathematics, and also has an education degree having been a middle school teacher in Brooks, Alberta since 2015. He is excited to share content and make arguments, having seen many games over his life, the most exciting being the Canadian World Juniors in 2009. You can read his work on Capfriendly under burla13.
Adam Corsair (@ACorsair21)
Adam operates a website and podcast dedicated to both the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors sports franchises. What separates him from other individuals that cover those respective teams is that he was born and raised in the United States within what is considered “enemy territory” of New England (Rhode Island, to be precise). He has gone through the very same ups and downs that many Canadians have and knows how passionate the city of Toronto can be when it comes to their fanhood.
Stephen R. Burns (@StephenRBurns)
Stephen grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario. He wrote his first story when he was ten, a fantastical tale about the great Ted Williams hitting a home run and then jumping into a spaceship to save the world (his storytelling has improved). Thirty years later, he’s still writing. He has published two novels (The Last Angel and City of Slaves), blogs about everything from sports to politics to writing, and is starting his own podcast (“SCooP: keeping an eye on sports, culture, and politics”). Currently he is hard at work co-authoring a new novel with best-selling author Erin Healy.
Alicia Legge (@legge_alicia)
Alicia was born and raised in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a mother, an activist, a sports enthusiast and all around social butterfly. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Folklore in 2003, and a Master of Arts in Folklore in 2009, Alicia has worked the majority of her life in the not-for-profit sector in various fields from sexual health to senior care to tourism. She is in the midst of writing her first book and is an avid Blue Jays, Raptors and Penguins fan and watches games whenever and wherever she possibly can.
Josh Tessler (@JoshTessler_)
Josh graduated from Clark University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and has a great deal of blogging and sports journalism experience. He is a frequent contributor with FanSided’s Editor in Leaf; by day, he’s a salesperson who has worked with some of the biggest technology companies across the globe and at night, he’s a hockey blogger and analyst.
Mark Do Couto (@MarkDoCouto)
Mark is a technology and business professional with 20 years of experience. Growing up in Thornhill, Ontario meant that he spent many nights watching the Toronto Maple Leafs skate through Maple Leafs Gardens and the arena formerly known as the ACC. An avid hockey and sports enthusiast, Mark uses his passion for the sport with a mix of analytical thinking to express his views on the team, conference, and league.
Jennifer Chefero (@ShootwAuthority)
Jennifer was born and bred in Toronto and is accomplished in many sports including paddling, baseball & track and field. She’s also proficient in all things hockey and started coaching at age 18, eventually becoming the first female North American general manager of a men’s professional team in 2017 with the Guelph Brewers of the 3HL Tour. She currently works one-on-one with amateur and professional players as an advisor and development coach. A lover of music, film, and literature who spends more time at the rink than she does sleeping.
Brent Cardy (@BrentCardyShow)
Brent is from southwestern Ontario and is a huge sports fan who was bitten by the baseball bug in 1993. From years of playing and coaching he realized that the audio route was the way to go. The Cardy Show launched with its first guest (Jesse Goldberg-Strassler) and the program continued with appearances from many influential people in the baseball community across Canada. The Cardy Show is stronger than ever in 2018 and is posted weekly, so tune in and drop a five star review.
Eric Rosenhek (@TheHek)
Eric was born and raised under American League rules. Since 2012, he’s run a site called Definitely Not JaysTalk; featuring podcasts, articles and literary work, mostly related to the Toronto Blue Jays. Eric recognizes the importance of numbers, but prefers going by smells, sounds and sights. In case you really need to know what’s going through his head, follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Bryan Hatt (@BryanHatt)
Bryan is a comedian and podcaster who is often lauded as being the “Rex Ryan” of the entertainment world. He is one science credit shy of a theatre degree from York University and received his food handlers certificate from the city of Toronto. His podcast, Chatting Practice, recently hit #3 on his mother’s list of things to do and his stand-up comedy can be seen in basements around the country.
Brad Huff (@Bradley_J_Huff)
Brad has an eclectic array of interests. Born and raised in Greater Detroit, he is an avid Detroit sports fan, and overall supporter of the community, for life. He played baseball for Saginaw Valley State University on scholarship, has several perfect games (bowling) under his belt and was a guitarist for a local band for five years. Graduating from Walsh College as a finance major in 2011, Brad decided to move to California to pursue the more desirable job market and has resided in Oakland ever since. Brad has a keen interest in American and global politics. Follow him on social media to see what he thinks about the latest events.
Matthew Leslie Burke (@mttbrk13)
When not producing the Chatting Practice podcast, Matthew spends his time working in television as an editor and director. If he’s married to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Milwaukee Brewers are his mistress. His education includes the University of Toronto, York University, and the Gordon Burke School of Hard Knocks.
Geoff Falbo (@gfalbo13)
Geoff was born and raised in Toronto. He has a heart for hockey and a mind for baseball. He’s also a former writer for DeepLeagues.com, a site that focused on minor league statistics designed for fantasy and dynasty leagues. A pessimistic Toronto sports fan, he’s apt to delve into the positives and negatives of local sports teams. Not one to mince his words, Geoff can often be that brutally honest, say-it-like-he-sees-it controversial voice in any heated sports debate. He has proven to be well-versed in everything from Toronto Rock Lacrosse to Woodbine Horseracing.
Sugi Ratneswarran (@sugi_6ix)
Sugi (Sushi with a G) is a Dwight Schrute fan and a futurist in that order. He is impartial to sushi.