CO-FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lindsey Kittredge is the Executive Director of Shooting Touch, Inc. and responsible for overseeing all domestic and international operations of the organization. Under Lindsey's direction, Shooting Touch, Inc. has grown from inception as a local Boston basketball program to an international NGO with work on three continents, 7 countries and positively impacted over 3,500 youths globally each year.
Lindsey began her career in Sydney, Australia working for Professional Public Relations (PPR), one of Australia's largest privately owned public relations firms specializing in consumer marketing. After her move back to the States, Lindsey spent the next four years in Boston as an Account Executive for McDermott Ventures, Inc., a full service consulting firm focusing on brand marketing, public relations and corporate communications. The next four years, Lindsey worked for The Collaborative Companies and Accelerated Marketing Partners, both residential real estate marketing firms specializing in the development and implementation of comprehensive sales and marketing programs.
Lindsey played Division I lacrosse at the University of Vermont where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Nutrition. Lindsey has run the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and a number of half marathons over the years. Lindsey is a happy wife and mother of two wonderful little girls.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF STRATEGIST
Justin Kittredge is the Co - Founder of Shooting Touch, Inc. and chimes in on the operations and development of the organization when he is not busy (which is never) running his new footwear startup, ISlide, Inc. Justin's incredible vision for Shooting Touch has been the founding and driving force behind its fast moving growth here in Boston and overseas. Justin's energy and passion for Shooting Touch is incredible and felt by all who come before him.
Justin spent the past 15 years working in the athletic footwear industry, most recently as the Director of the Basketball Product Division at Reebok. Justin and his team worked to create, market and sell NBA basketball shoes throughout the United States and abroad. In January, 2013 Justin left Reebok to start his own footwear company called ISlide, Inc. which manufactures, markets and sells premium custom athletic sandals. The company having launched in August of 2013 is already garnering the attention and support of big and small box retailers around the country.
Justin was the Guinness World Records™ holder for the most completed basketball free throws in two minutes in 2010. By completing 64 free throws in 120 seconds, averaging a basket every 1.875 seconds, Justin beat the previously held record of 60 shots by Olympic silver medalist and basketball star, Laurent Sciarra, of Paris, France. He also holds the record for most completed blind folded free throws in two minutes and is in the process currently of getting a new record approved.
Justin is a graduate from Northfield Mt. Hermon School and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and proud husband and father of two wonderful little girls.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS
Bri Colantonio grew up in the quiet, small town of Holliston, Massachusetts. After high school, she moved to Connecticut for five years where she attended Fairfield University and graduated early in the winter of 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in the Spanish Language and Culture. Soon after, she enrolled in Sacred Heart University's Applied Psychology Graduate program focusing in Industrial Organizational Psychology. This experience allowed Bri to hone her skills in the industry, and graduated in May of 2016.
She currently resides in the historic town of South Boston where she enjoys spending her time outside running, playing sports and spending time with her friends. She currently works at Shooting Touch as the Assistant Director of Development and Events managing the Human Resources Department and events such as the March Madness Bracket Competition, camp and clinic outreach, and grant writing and support. She is passionate about the work Shooting Touch does and looks forward to her future with the organization.
SHOOTING TOUCH, INC. LEGAL COUNSEL
As Shooting Touch Inc.'s Legal Counsel, Jaron Brown is responsible for overseeing all grants and providing all legal advise and counsel pertaining to all 501 (c) (3) business matters.
Jaron is currently an associate attorney with King & Spalding LLP in the firm's Atlanta office. His practice includes representing private equity funds in leverage buyout transactions, and public and private companies in M&A transactions and general corporate matters. Mr. Brown also has worked closely with clients on general contracting, commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Brown was an associate attorney with an Ohio-based firm where he (i) counseled public companies in connection with corporate governance and compliance issues related to SEC, NYSE and NASD rules and regulations and investment advisor and broker dealer regulation, and (ii) prepared periodic and annual reports, proxy statements and other filings required under state and federal securities laws.
Jaron received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2002. Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from University of Harford in 1999, where he was a four-year scholarship member of the men's Division I basketball team.
Jaron is the father of two great children with another on the way!
G3: GETTING GIRLS IN THE GAME STAFF
BOSTON PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Justine Lyons grew up in Reading MA. From there she went to Saint Anselm college on a full basketball scholarship where she studied sociology and completed pre reqs to to go to nursing school. Justine then went on to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and received her bachelors of nursing and has been a Registered Nurse since 2011. She has spent most of her nursing career working at different hospitals all over country. Justine currently works at Mass General Hospital's Medical Intensive care unit. She is excited to be involved with G3 and pursue her passions in life: hoops, health and kid.
BOSTON PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Megan Howard is one of Shooting Touch's new G3 program director. She started working with our staff in August of 2015. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Megan moved out to the east coast on a full ride basketball scholarship to Saint Anselm College. She was a four year member of the team and two year captain, scored over 1,000 points and nearly 1,000 rebounds. Megan graduated with her bachelors in nursing and currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital as an RN in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Megan enjoys teaching basketball, health, and leadership skills to young kids. She was an assistant coach last year for an AAU basketball team in Winchester. She is looking forward to working with the girls this year!
BASKETBALL HEALTH CORPS STAFF
BASKETBALL HEALTH CORPS: IN-COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Lisanne joined Shooting Touch in October of 2013 as one of our two 2013-2014 Fellows. Along with Remy N'diaye, Lisanne was instrumental in furthering the direction for Shooting Touch's Basketball Health Corps program in Rwanda. After her yearlong work program, Lisanne was in love with all things Rwandan and decided to extend her work overseas and become Shooting Touch's second In-Country Program Director.
Proficient in Kinyarwandan, Lisanne has been a critical reason why our program in Rwanda is working and growing. Lisanne has made endless connections and will continue to train our current Fellows on the ground. She is responsible for all international partnerships, roles and corporate responsibilities throughout Rwanda and Africa.
Lisanne is a graduate of Queens College and from Toronto, Canada.
BASKETBALL HEALTH CORPS: HEAD COACH RWANDA
A native of the Kigali suburbs, Patrick grew up playing basketball and in 2012 met Casey Stockton BHC Fellow ‘12-’13 and together the two established Shooting Touch’s first court in the country’s Eastern Province. Patrick moved out to Rwinkwavu in 2013 and has been the unwavering and central figure, supporting our non-Rwandan staff in all things basketball and otherwise. His fluency in all three of Shooting Touch languages; English, Kinyarwanda, and Basketball has been integral in the delivery of on- and off-court programming as well as the success and growth of the organization. Always positive and wearing a smile Patrick has helped carry the Basketball Health Corps now marking his 5 year anniversary with the organization.
This is Dave Wallace's first year working as the Camp Director for Shooting Touch, building on his 8th year as a Coach at the camp. An upbeat, honest coach, Dave has been a big supporter and volunteer for our organization over the course of our history. Dave builds on an extensive coaching career spending 12 years as the high school coach for Tri-County RVTHS. He has been awarded the Mayflower League Coach of the Year 2010, the Mayflower League Champions in 2010 and is currently the Assistant Head Boys Coach at Bridgewater State University.
He has has previous basketball camp councilor experience at Hoop Group Skills Camp, Super Star Basketball School, BSU Bears Kids Camp, BSU Bears Kids Clinic Director and a IABBO Basketball Official. He has has previous basketball camp councilor experience at Hoop Group Skills Camp, Super Star Basketball School, BSU Bears Kids Camp, BSU Bears Kids Clinic Director and a IABBO Basketball Official. Dave is also owner of High5Hoops where kids learn the fundamentals of leadership & basketball. Dave received his Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State College in 1994 and has been a teacher for 14 years at Tri-County RVTHS Franklin, MA and Bristol Plymouth RVTHS Taunton, MA. Dave is the father of two girls Ceili and Emma and lucky husband to Barbara McCann Wallace.