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.
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.
Leor Grebler (@grebler)
Leor is co-founder and CEO of Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), a company dedicated to bringing voice interaction to hardware. It’s initial product – Ubi – The Ubiquitous Computer – was a voice activated computing device that offered instant access to information and control of home automation devices and was the first product to offer natural environment-based voice interaction. Leor steers UCIC towards its goal of making interaction with technology more human and natural.
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.
Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame)
Jason is the co-founder of Prospects Live, a minor league baseball site that focuses on scouting, video, and fantasy. He has written for Baseball Prospectus, Prospects 1500, and 2800 Baseball. In order to pay the bills, Jason is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in Tampa, FL. In his earlier years, he lived in the Middle East, dabbled in some modeling, and speaks Arabic. He enjoys 80’s music, rap music, and bacon.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Asiffo (@michaelasiffo)
Michael is a writer, podcaster, radio personality and all around sports enthusiast. While graduating from York University with a undergraduate degree in Communications and a Radio Diploma at Seneca simultaneously, Michael has written for companies like Fan-I Sports about any sport under the sun. He is currently a Raptors 905 beat reporter for ATB News and you can hear him talking sports every Saturday from 6-8 on Sankofa Radio Toronto.
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.
Mordecai Jones (@trainerofsteel)
Mordecai is a discriminating collector, a passionate fan, a dark imaginer, and a trainer of steel. Bearing witness to the evolution of the sport of MMA over the span of 25 years, Mordecai is a guide that can offer insight beyond the chain-link panels of the cage, while often forseeing the events within. His love of combat sports and violent artistry also seeps into realms of entertainment such as professional wrestling, comic books, film, and Canadian Ice Hockey. Many moons ago, Mordecai contributed to CBS Sportsline, DC Fanzine and a slew of pro wrestling websites. His favorite fighters of all-time include: Bas Rutten, Dave “Pee Wee” Herman, Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon and Clay Guida. He also owns the world’s most comprehensive Korean Zombie Topps trading card collection.
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.
Colin Teskey (@TeskeyRadio)
Colin is an experienced sports broadcaster currently working for Sportsnet 590 The Fan. He graduated from the Algonquin College Radio Program and began his career working in Peterborough for Extra 90.5 FM before landing at Toronto’s premier sports radio station last January. Colin has an unmistakable delivery and loves engaging with sports fans. He can be heard evenings and weekends on The Fan and 680 News as well hosting his own podcast The Good, The Bad, The Teskey along with Teskey & Shapiro. He’s also not afraid to admit The Notebook is a cinematic masterpiece.
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.
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.
Luke Armstrong (@armstrongNHL)
Luke is a third-year business student at the Ted Rogers School of Management – Ryerson University, pursuing a major in Marketing Management, complimented with a double-minor in Economics and Finance. He brings a cold, passionate, analytical approach to discussing sports. He understands your right to a different opinion, but also knows you’re wrong. A contributor at FanSided, his work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, the Sporting News and he’s been a guest of Colorado’s Altitude sports radio.