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.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND G3 PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kash Cannon spent four years as the Northeastern Women's Basketball Director of Operations. Cannon was responsible for coordinating travel plans, helping schedule the team's non-conference games, and overseeing the program's budget, expenses, and day-to-day operations. She also organized team events, fundraisers, and Camps. Cannon assisted the coaching staff with software support, and directed alumni relations and networking.
A 2013 graduate of Northeastern, Cannon played five seasons with the Northeastern Huskies under head coach Daynia La-Force. During her senior campaign, she was named to the 2012-13 All-CAA Team after starting all 30 games and setting a single-season school record in 3-pointers (80), while finishing in the top-50 in Division I with a 40.8 3-point field goal percentage. The 5-8 guard appearaed in 121 games during her tenure on Huntington Avenue and graduated as a 1,000-point scorer. Kash graduated Northeastern with a B.S. in Sociology, a Graduate Certificate in Health Management, as well as a Masters in Informatics and a Masters in Sports Leadership.
Kash is a native of Providence, R.I.
G3 ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Arturo J. Forrest II was one of the co-founders of the Detroit Pray and Play basketball League in Detroit, Michigan in 2001. The league promoted community involvement through fellowship and lead to strong partnerships between youth in different neighborhoods through play with an emphasis on stewardship. He continued his volunteer coaching efforts in the Dasoto-Bass projects in West Dayton through the Boys and Girls Club, which offered after-school tutoring, mentorship and basketball training on Fridays. As the community service chair for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Iota Mu chapter, he organized basketball fundraising events in conjunction with The University of Dayton to strengthen volunteer efforts at the center and provide financial support for the athletic endeavors of the youth in that area. For the past 12 years Arturo has worked with middle-school-aged youth in the Dorchester/Mattapan/Roxbury area as teacher, school leader and coach at the Epiphany School and at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy. As an academic teacher he has taught ELA and World and US History. He has served as Dean of Students and Evening Programs Coordinator for three years at Epiphany School, a trauma-sensitive middle school offering full wrap-around services, serving grades 5-8 in Dorchester Center. At Davis Leadership Academy, Arturo served on the Instructional Leadership Team as Rites of Passage Coordinator and Parent Liaison. In his new role as Director of Teaching and Learning/Principal at the Leadership Academy he is excited to partner the school with G3 to provide quality basketball instruction and life skills to the young women of the Academy. He earned his Master's in Art of Teaching from Simmons College. Mr. Forrest has coached girls basketball at both schools for 12 consecutive years as well as for The Boston Showstoppers AAU program. Currently Arturo is the Community Liaison for G3 using his connections to establish strong ties in the area for parents and families, school leaders and community organizations that support the youth in the area.
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 had previous basketball camp experience at Hoop Group Skills Camp, Super Star Basketball School, BSU Bears Kids Camp, BSU Bears Kids Clinic Director and as an 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 a lucky husband to Barbara McCann Wallace.
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!