GARY R. ADLER is CEO/President and Founder of Pro Players Association, a non-profit organization of professional athletes, media and entertainment personalities, and associate members whose mission is to raise funds for charitable causes and provide community service.

He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, William Patterson University, Juilliard School of Music, The New School University at NYU and Red Rocks Community College. In 1983 while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University, Gary was instrumental in organizing and implementing the Adult Education Learning Experience Credit Division. He was a member of its Organizing Committee. Gary was commended by the Dean of the University for his taking a lead on the committee.

Gary grew up in New Jersey.

He founded the American Cancer Society Juniors in 1970, a national branch of the American Cancer Society comprised of youth volunteers raising funds through a variety of activities for the cause. He was appointed at the age of 11 to the National Board of Managers of the American Cancer Society and served as a manager on the local Passaic County Board.

Gary was very active in the community as a volunteer for emergency services and the Office of Emergency Management. He had been a past member and officer of the Wayne First Aid Squad, NJ Forest Fire Service, NJ Search & Rescue, NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, and Wayne Flood Control. Gary volunteered as an American Red Cross CPR Instructor and assisted in teaching American Red Cross emergency childbirth at Wayne General Hospital for many years. He served as a Law Enforcement Officer and Communications Specialist with the Wayne Police from 1980-1986, 1988-1992. Gary served as Secretary of the Wayne Police Officers Association for two years. He was among some emergency responders who were presented with the Wayne Citizen of the Year Award for saving lives during Hurricane Gloria and the subsequent flooding disaster by Wayne Mayor Walter Jasinski in 1985. 

NJ Motor Vehicle Services in Trenton and Wayne employed Gary as an assistant administrative law judge and the NJ State Assembly appointed him as a Notary Public Officer in 1988. He was honored by NJ State Attorney General Cary Edwards for leading a team to reorganize the NJ Motor Vehicle Customer Service Division in 1989. 

Gary had also worked as the Assistant Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the County of Marin, and as a Communications Specialist for the Marin County Sheriff's Office in California from 1986-1988. During that time, he was project manager for Marin County's mobile command unit; having designed the conceptual plans and then implementing a fundraising effort for the construction of the vehicle. With the financial assistance of major corporate sponsors who Gary solicited such as Lucas Film, Pacific Bell, Macy's California and Kaiser Permanente, the unit became reality in early 1989. Its arrival was just in time for the Loma Prieda Quake of 1989, where the mobile command unit served as the primary command and communications post for all of the bay area during the disaster and for weeks to follow.

From 1974 - 1983 Gary followed his dream of working in the music industry. Introduced into the music business by his mentor, Wayne Valley HS Band Director Gerald Tedesco while Gary was his student. Tedesco taught Gary how to operate the reel-to-reel to record the school band. Always fascinated with audio recording, Gary picked-up on the techniques in no-time. He quickly became a pro behind the controls and was referred to many music professionals for their recording services. At the age of 17, Gary was contracted to provide recordings to Warner Brothers Music Publishing for their demo discs services. He regularly recorded the Musician's Union Local 248 Big Band NY/NJ Chapter for the Warner demos. In-turn, Gary was introduced to many well-known members of the music industry. He went on to record and engineer sound for such artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Sir Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Odetta, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, The Tokyo String Quartet, Mary Travers, James Brown, Livingston Taylor, Don McLean, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Spyro Gyra, Jackie Cain & Roy Kral, U.S. Navy Commodores, and several more.

Gary then understudied at the New School/NYU with Concert Impresario Sid Bernstein who was best known for bringing the Beatles to the USA. Gary changed his work format to concert production and promotion. His first concert production was for the classical consort 'Simoroc' at Montclair State University. Gary went on to work in association with concert promoters John Scher in NJ and Ron Delsener in NY on several productions. 

He furthered his education in Business and Music Business Management attending both Fairleigh Dickinson University and William Patterson University. While at Fairleigh - Madison, Gary was a student chairperson of the committee for the creation of a Lifetime Experience degree program at the university. The program was established to recognize the value of life/work experience and affords students the opportunity to receive advanced standing through portfolio assessment. Since its inception in 1983, the program, "Degree Completion BA" continues to be a success at FDU.

Gary did his stint over the years in retail management and sales of records and tapes, audio/video equipment at consumer, pro and esoteric levels. He was employed by Korvettes, Campo stores Macy's, A&S, and Bloomingdales, and Conklin's Audio/Video. He also was employed by both Sam Goody and Harmony Hut stores in management, promotion and sales. 

A member of the World Champion Honor Guard three-years consecutively of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps, Gary was honored to have marched with the drum corps legends form 1990 - 1993. The honor guard were selected to open and lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade All-Star Drum & Bugle Corps in 1992.

Gary arrived to Colorado in 1992 and pursued a career as a pro sports, media and entertainment photographer and digital imaging artist.

He attended digital imaging classes in NYC and studied under the prominent and internationally renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland in 1993. At the conclusion of his studies, Mr. Kirkland composed a letter of reference and high regard for Gary’s talent addressed to the Colorado State Rehabilitation Division. Gary was awarded a $35,000 grant for digital imaging equipment to assist him toward a career although he was legally blind. The Division was convinced by Mr. Kirkland’s recommendation; this was the first time a photographic related award was made for a visually disabled individual by the Division.

Gary's subjects have ranged from Pope John Paul to Muhammad Ali to Bruce Springsteen. He was the personal photographer to Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver from 1993-2001. Gary was one of the lead photographers for ‘World Youth Day 1993’ for Pope John Paul. He was the chief photographer for the ‘Summit of the Eight’ held in Denver 1997 and was selected as one of two still photographers from the ‘World Pool’ to be a photo escort to First Lady Hillary Clinton and the other world leaders' wives. Many of his photographic works have been widely published and adorn the walls of museums, governmental buildings and sports venues around the country, including the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and the Frank Lloyd Wright Marin Civic Center. Gary is legally blind and photographs under the name, "Blind Images".

Appointed as a member of the Colorado Rockies Prospector Club from 1993-1998, he helped promote Major League Baseball to the Rocky Mountain Region. The Colorado Rockies awarded Gary for obtaining "#1 in Number of Seasons Tickets Sold" and "#2 in Ticket Sales Revenue" for the 1994 season.

Executives at the National Football League Alumni Association headquartered in Florida, were in search for someone to re-organize their Rocky Mountain regional chapter based in Colorado. Gary’s ability to organize, raise funds, and bring people together, was referred by a group of retired NFL players to the executives at NFLA.The president and vice president of the NFL Alumni Association contacted Gary to invite him for an interview luncheon in Denver. The two executives flew into Colorado to meet Gary along with two of the referring alumni. After a lengthy discussion, the executives presented Gary with a proposal to re-organize the chapter. In early 2000, Gary took on the task and was appointed Director of the organization’s membership and public relations.

Gary reorganized the NFL Alumni Rocky Mountain Chapter for five states based in Colorado. He held the positions as the Media Relations and Membership Director for the Alumni from 1999-2002.

Just ahead of the 2001 and 2002 minor league football seasons, Gary was recruited to be a member of the organizational committee for the United Women's Professional Football League. He was then given the appointment of Media Relations Director In the 2004 and 2005 minor league football seasons. Later in the season he temporarily filled the position as the Vice President of Business Operations for the Colorado Lightning Semi-Pro Football Club.

A member of the Coors Field, Pepsi Center and Denver Center for the Performing Arts Access Advisory Boards, and Consultant to the NFL for Super Bowl, he was instrumental in the design of the disability accesses at these venues. In 1993 Gary was appointed to the RTD Access-a-Ride Program Development Committee. The committee organized, planned, and launched a program providing accessible public transit options to the disabled community, a first of its kind in Colorado. Gary was one of the first three disabled RTD clients to be certified to use Access-a-Ride. Following the Access-a-Ride launch, he was appointed and served as a member of the Denver Mayor's Commission for Older Persons and People with Disabilities, 1994-2003, and the Colorado Governor's Commission 1994-1999. In 2012, Gary was appointed to a commission reviewing disability rights issues at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

The Mayor of Denver appointed Gary as a member of the Emergency Planning Commission for the City & County of Denver in 1996. Shortly after, he was elected by the state board of emergency management to be the Representative-at-Large to the City & County of Denver representing the Commission on the Transportation of Hazardous Materials. Gary organized Statewide Emergency Management Response/Denver Search & Rescue in 1996, now a community service special project of the Pro Players Association. The fire chief of the Wiggins Rural Fire District on the eastern plains of Colorado appointed Gary as an Honorary Member for providing emergency management assistance which saved life and property during a 1998 flooding disaster in their community. The Salvation Army Intermountain Regional Headquarters elected Gary to serve as a board member to their Emergency Disaster Services committee in 1999, following his three-week volunteer coordination of resources at the Columbine High School Shooting Tragedy. The Mayor and Town Council of Castle Rock appointed Gary to a two-year term as a Public Safety Commissioner for the Town of Castle Rock, 2004-2006. During his term, Gary attended the Castle Rock Citizens Police Academy and was a member of its first graduating class. 

Gary, along with his good friend and now former PPA Board Member Bob McCaslin, founded the Colorado Foundation for Diabetes Research at Colorado State University in 2004. Bob and Gary visited the Biomedical Labs at CSU to witness a demonstration of a study done by the renown researcher Dr. Douglas Ishii. The research was regarding the Systemic insulin-like growth factor-I administration which prevents cognitive impairment in diabetic rats, and brain IGF that regulates learning/memory in normal adult rats. This discovery at Dr. Ishii's labs at CSU could lead to a cure for latent diabetes. A fundraiser to assist in the research funding was held by Pro Players Association at the Wynkoop, Denver.

In 2009, he founded CYMBAL- Colorado Youth in Music Benefits Academic Learning, a project of the Pro Players Association. In affiliation with several local music professionals, a music academy for youth is being developed which will offer an introduction to music and teach instrumental lessons to underprivileged, disabled, and at-risk youth. The programs will help to get those kids acquainted and familiarized with musical possibilities through discipline, respect, responsibility, and success.

Pro Players Association Radio Network's 'Sports in Perspective' hit the airwaves in 2010. Gary was the executive producer, director and owner of the weekly radio show broadcast on Mile High Sports Radio AM1510/FM93.7 and streamed globally on the Internet. The show was co-hosted by former CU Buff and AFL Quarterback Bobby Pesavento and former NFL Defensive End Ebenezer Ekuban, and interviewed guests from around the world of sports, media and arts & entertainment. As the show was frequently pre-empted by major league sports broadcasts and the studio was relocated, PPA's board decided to conclude broadcast in late 2011.

'Sports in Perspective' made a comeback on ESPN1580AM Colorado Springs with Gary as the Show Owner/Producer/Director/Co-Host and Barry Helton, 2X Super Bowl Champion SF 49er as co-host. SIP made it on to the Drive Time Show, Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm and then moved to the NFL Pre-Game Show, Sunday mornings just prior to the ESPN NFL Game of the Week broadcast 2013- 2014.

Gary is Pro Players Association's expert in certifying the authenticity of sports, entertainment and celebrity collectibles. He coordinates PPA's Auction Assistance Program providing fundraising opportunities to other nonprofit charities. He is a member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association.

In 2012, Gary was appointed to the Advisory Council of the Denver Salvation Army. A very honorable position among several other esteemed members of the community; he has been reappointed each year since.

In response to the July 2012 Aurora, CO theater shooting, Gary initiated a project to be labeled “The Get Together” Concert & Rally, along with the assistance of concert promoter Barry Fey, and several sponsors. They had begun to organize the event to be held at Civic Center Park in Denver. The show was to be headlined by Jesse Colin Young whose hit song “Get Together” lyrics state, “Love is but a song we sing. Fears' the way we die. You can make the mountains ring. Or make the angels cry." Several well-known entertainers were to fill the lineup. The City & County of Denver had donated the use of the park. This held true until the Anshutz Corporation offered up a great deal of money to take over the park use for that scheduled weekend. The "Get Together" project was booted from the time slot for which everything had been prearranged. The event unfortunately never took place as it wasn’t too long after, that we lost our greatest concert production asset to Colorado, Impresario Barry Fey. Without Barry's assistance, at that time, the event would have been impossible to produce successfully. 

For many years starting in the late '90's, Gary in association with The Sedalia Grill, and later along with Pro Players Association has presented the "Road Rage" and "Motormania" Car, Truck & Bike Shows. Gary's organizational and production skills have brought together thousands of "motorhead" enthusiasts to display and compete with their prized vehicle possessions. These events held at a variety of locations around Colorado, have benefitted a number of charities throughout the state and beyond. In example, his most recent productions in 2022 have raised thousands for local First Responder organizations. Recognition of these successful ventures have brought about several major auto industry sponsorships with those such as Advance Auto Parts, Auto-Zone, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Pep Boys, John Elway Toyota, O'Meara Ford, Colorado Springs Dodge, Quaker Steak & Lube,, Motorsports Media, The Car Show Network, and others.

Gary volunteers as a certified severe storm spotter with SKYWARN/National Weather Service/Department of Homeland Security, and as the Director of Denver Search and Rescue/Statewide Emergency Management Response. Gary plays a key role in seven Northeast Colorado Counties, he bonds the fire and law agencies, supports the emergency management community, handles logistics for regional incident management, and SKYWARN. Added to this list would be coordination of communications and networking assignments, presence on regional government and non-profit advisory committees, and he coordinates resource management through donations in disasters, and information flow between all responding agencies. He received diplomas in 2017 through the Department of Homeland Security from Texas A&M University Engineering Department in Wide Area Search, Essentials of Community Cyber Security, and Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents. Most recently, Gary has been continuing his studies with the U.S. Secret Service.

Regional Field Manager at the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Kevin Kuretich stated, "Gary provides a stable environment for emergency management that promotes awareness, preparedness and prevention in our communities. As his abilities have expanded emergency management through his proven expertise and unselfishness, emergency management planning that has been non-exist in some rural communities are fortunate today for Gary's dedication, planning facilitation and volunteerism".

One of the directors of the Denver Saint Patrick’s Day parade organizing committee, George Biel, recruited Gary to be a Parade Marshal in 2019. Gary has filled the post helping to organize and present the parade each year since.

Gary is single and resides in Colorado, where he works on organizing, producing and coordinating a variety of small to large-scale fundraising events through Pro Players Association. In his spare time, he enjoys many outdoor activities including camping, hiking, water and snow sports. In 2018, Gary has rekindled his music production and promotion expertise through booking and promoting musical entertainment in Colorado.

Throughout his fundraising career, Gary's efforts, often with the assistance of his celebrity friends, have generated over 250 million documented dollars for community service projects and charitable causes. 


STORM JACOB ADLER (2001-2015) was the executive assistant to the CEO. Double-degreed in Service and Search & Rescue. Storm was the official mascot of the Pro Players Association and was named the official mascot of Sam's Club. He didn't let the fame get to his head and fulfilled his roles like an ambassador. Storm's favorite food was french fries, but please don't tell his vet ;)

Storm passed away on June 17, 2015 after a 4-month battle with a gastro-intestinal disorder. He eventually passed due to fluid in one of his lungs. He fought hard to stay at the side of his service partner Gary R. Adler, PPA CEO, but unfortunately the medical issues were not resolving. He was totally devoted to Gary as his Guide/Service Dog for almost 14 1/2 years. His presence and guidance is incredibly missed.

Storm's Bio as seen on STORM J. ADLER a Yellow Lab Retreiver, double-degreed as a Guide Dog and a Search & Rescue Dog, adds his bark to the show. A staunch fan of all the Colorado pro-teams, Storm’s canine approach takes a bite into sports. For biscuits to bacon he gets down and dirty especially on subjects like Michael Vick, and his all-time arch rivals, the Oakland Raiders. Storm was crowned show mascot on ‘SIP’ at Mile High Sports in 2010 and 2011. So throw him a treat and get his growling ‘perspective’. Woof!

CHRIS BREWER is a retired football running back who played two seasons in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. He was drafted by the Broncos in the ninth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Arizona and attended George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado. Brewer was also a member of the Denver Dynamite and New England Steamrollers of the Arena Football League. Chris was elected to the Executive Board in July 2021.

MASTER FELIX CLAUDIO owner/master instructor of JC Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy, Jersey City, NJ and owner/instructor at Ride Like A Pro advanced motorcycle skills and safety training school, Monument, CO. Felix started training in Taekwondo in 1976; He founded JC Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy, in 1992. While he attended Saint Peter's College he founded the Collegiate Martial Arts Team. Felix was a gold medalist in the 84', 86', 87', 90', 92' US National's. He took the 6th Dan award at the World Taekwondo Federation. Felix was the 2004 Inductee into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He was elected the Vice President of Colorado State Taekwondo Association in 2018 and Vice President of the NJ Taekwondo Association. He serves on the US National Tournament Committee. Felix is the US Olympic Committee Licensed Master Instructor. He was the USA Head Coach, 2000 PSTA Goodwill Games, Bejing, China, the Tournament Director for the Taekwondo X-Games. He also had a law enforcement career as a former Essex County NJ Deputy Sheriff Sergeant assigned to the motorcycle unit and a Douglas County CO Sheriff Deputy assigned to the motorcycle unit from which he retired in 2020. While in NJ, he was a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Essex County Police Academy. As a motor officer, he holds the "Top Gun" award for his motor class, and has won multiple motorcycle championships across the country. Felix has supported several of our past events with gift certificates for his Ride Like A Pro Advanced Motorcycle Training Class. He also brought in PPA to become an integral part of the Ride Like A Pro Police Motorcycle Challenge Event in 2019. Felix has extended PPA’s involvement with the event to appoint the Pro Players Association as the official event coordinator. Felix volunteered time to participate in the 2019 Golf Tournament for the Highland's Ranch STEM School and participated with PPA event support at the Tailwinds of Hope Tournament in August 2020. He was elected to the Pro Players Association Executive Board in October 2020.

HOLLY COORS holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, and a BA from William & Mary. The proud mother of four children and many animals, also makes time to give back to her community and passionate causes. She currently sits as a trustee on two separate Foundation boards, and previously served as Vice President on the board of the Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter.
An avid traveler, Holly has lived overseas in Germany, Switzerland and Scotland, but has always considered Colorado home. She has owned property in Golden and Breckenridge, and today lives in Back Country, a subdivision in Highlands Ranch where she enjoys the breathtaking views, inspiring open spaces and strong sense of community.
When she’s not out cheering on her kids at their sports games or theater productions, Holly can be found keeping a close eye on the Denver real estate market, working as an agent with Sotheby’s international. 
Holly attended our 2022 Super Bowl party. She has been following us for a long time online through our website and Facebook. She stated that she was very impressed with what our mission is and how we have accomplished it many times. She noted that she has time to give and was interested to join PPA. We extended to her the opportunity of becoming a board member with Pro Players Association. Without hesitation she immediately indicated that she would be very interested to join the board. Holly was nominated and elected to the Executive Board in February 2022.

KURT HANSEN whether behind the wheel or behind the microphone or in front of the Television Camera, Kurt Hansen is accustomed to the fast track. The California native and Denver resident has parlayed a two-decade career as a professional driver and team owner into an award-winning broadcast career, earning praise as one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining personalities in motor sports radio and television. Kurt was also a commentator for the Oakland Raiders Radio Network while living in CA. He has been very active with PPA over the years. He often promotes our organization and events on his TV and radio shows. Kurt was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in 2012 along with other PPA members. He was elected to the Executive Board in 2007.

TIM MASEK Field Training Specialist, Advanced Auto Parts. Tim has been active as both a volunteer and corporate sponsor for 15 years with PPA prior to his board nomination. Prior to his employment at Advanced, Tim worked at Pep Boys as their Trainer for many years. He sponsored our Road Rage and Motormania Shows through Pep Boys and then Advanced. Additionally, he ahs supported many of our other fundraising events. Tim worked with youth as a volunteer on the Boy Scouts of America Council in Colorado for many years. Tim was elected to the Executive Board in January 2017.

BILLY VAN HEUSEN retired Denver Broncos wide receiver and punter, 1968-1976. Prior to the NFL, Billy attended and graduated from the University of Maryland where he was a member of the football team. He has been a charter member of PPA. Prior to the organization of PPA, Billy served in the capacity of Vice President of the Rocky Mountain NFL Alumni Chapter. He has volunteered often for several fundraisers including celebrity bartender nights and golf outings. He is currently a member of our golf tournament committee. He currently is a agent with the Billy Van Heusen Team, Colorado's #1 Concierge-Style Real Estate Team. Billy was elected to the Executive Board in February 2020.


TIM BROWN is an American Family Insurance agent in Castle Rock, CO who has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. Tim has been an agent for American Family since August 2004. He is a graduate of Fort Lewis College. He is an active member in the local Chamber of Commerce and the Douglas/Elbert Realtor's Association. He was a past member of PPA's Advisory Board and has been reappointed in 2022.

TOM BUONOCORE is the owner/operator of Grandezza Landscaping, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO. He has been an active Associate Member of PPA since 2018. Tom has been actively involved in the presentation of our Motormania Shows and fundraising solicitations. He has been an actively engaged with several other fundraising efforts including his daughter's high school choir parents' organization. Tom was elected to the Advisory Board in 2022.


JUSTIN BYRD owner/operator at Big Dog Wraps & Graphics, Castle Rock, Colorado. Justin has been a member since 2014. He has participated in our Motormania events as a sponsor several times since 2009. He also has been a sponsor of many of our activities providing printed media including banners and other signage. Justin designed our Golf Expo Booth display and has provided the display use for several years. He has served on both the Motormania and Golf Tournament Committees over the years. He's very energetic and a great add to the council. Justin was elected to the Advisory Council in June 2017.

RUBEN GONZALEZ is a four-time Olympian, a professional keynote speaker and a bestselling author. He competed in the men's luge from 1988 to 2010. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he holds the record for being the first athlete to participate in four different Winter Olympic games in four different decades. Ruben took up the sport of luge when he was 21 after being inspired by watching figure skater Scott Hamilton win the gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics. Ruben trained in Lake Placid, New York and in Europe and competed in the 1988 Calgary, 1992 Albertville, 2002 Salt Lake City, and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Because of his inspirational story, Ruben was selected to be a torchbearer at the Salt Lake City Olympics. He qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics, at the age of 47. He told reporters that Vancouver 2010 would be his last Olympics. Ruben is the author of "The Courage to Succeed," "The Inner Game of Success," "Fight for Your Dream," "Dream, Struggle, Victory," "Success Secrets for Teens," and "How to Get Where You Want to Be." His books teach universal success principles that apply in sports, business and life. His bestselling books have been translated to over 10 languages. Ruben has been a professional motivational keynote speaker since 2002. He has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies about developing mental toughness, attitude, and the principles that lead to success in business and in life. Ruben is a frequent media guest on success principles and mental toughness. He's appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and more. His articles have been published around the world. Ruben was elected to the Advisory Council in February 2022. Ruben is currently in training, now in 2023, making another goal for an appearance in the next Olympics, which would be his fifth.

KERRY LEWIS is a school resource officer for Castle Rock Police Department. He has been in law enforcement for over 13 years and has received many commendations. Kerry coordinates the DARE program and Special Olympics programs for the CRPD. He is active with the Cops Fighting Cancer program of which PPA is the auction manager. He works with and mentors children through the schools and within the community. Kerry also does public speaking engagements about anti-bullying throughout Colorado. Kerry has participated and assisted in several PPA events over the last several years. He was elected to the Advisory Council in January 2017.
SANDY ANDERSON earned her real estate license in 2005. She joined 8z at the inception of this new innovative company in 2009. She is incredibly excited about the company. Her staff is fully supported by inspiring ethics, state-of-the art technology and unsurpassed professionalism. She feels it has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be an integral part of this hand-picked team. Sandy is the Managing Broker/Team Leader for the Castle Rock 8z Office.
Sandy kicked off her real estate career with the Douglas Elbert REALTOR Association 2007 “Rookie of the Year: title followed by 2012 “REALTOR of the Year” title and have continued my success with several esteemed honors including the RE/MAX 100% Club for 2006 and the RE/MAX Executive Club in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010, and was recognized for her first-class service and honored with the 8z Real Estate’s “Above and Beyond Service”. She has chaired and served on many committees and task forces for the local board as well as community charities and events.
Sandy has a wonderful husband, Alan. Alan has owned and operated Harvard Electric, Inc. for over 40 years. He also has his real estate license and helps her a great bit. She has two amazing sons, Ben (26) and Mike (23). Both have a long history of professional motor cross. They are aspiring young men and they are greatly proud of them. 
In a past life, she was a Registered Nurse. Sandy has many years’ experience working as a Nursing Administrator as well as working with patients and families in the acute and home care settings.
On the very rare off-chance she is not working, Sandy enjoys hiking, biking, camping, canning, reading, gardening, cooking and traveling.
Sandy has sponsored several PPA events and our Sports in Perspective Radio Show over the years. She also has provided her office facilities for PPA use over the past three years. Sandy has hosted our meetings in her board room for several years. She was elected to the Advisory Council in June 2015, and was named to the Honorary Advisory Council in 2018. Sandy and and her husband Al have relocated to Utah to enjoy their retirement.
Professional Associations:
*2015 President, Douglas Elbert REALTOR Association
*2013-2014 Board of Directors, Douglas Elbert REALTOR Association
*Member, Colorado Association of REALTORS
*Member, National Association of REALTORS
*5280 Magazine - 2013, 2014, 2015 FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL
WARWICK BASHFORD, is one of the top tennis industry leaders, high performance experts, and global professional tennis coaches in the world today. While many leaders and coaches just, ‘’talk the talk,’’ Warwick has successfully developed and managed world ranked tennis players, tennis facilities in Europe and America. A visionary and a thought leader, his impeccable set of values, stringent regimen of health and fitness, and insistence on quality, have earned him admiration globaly. It was in Paris, France where he spent 18 years honing his tennis coaching skills, learning from one the worlds best tennis organizations and coaches. Warwick has been privileged to advise and coach elite athletes and coaches including, Michael Chang, Marcos Baghdatis, Amelie Mauresmo and Sandrine Testud. 
Warwick served on the PPA Advisory Council for four years until he was summoned to France to direct the country's tennis program. He has since returned to the states and continues on as an Honorary Advisory Council member with PPA. 
What began as a commitment to helping individuals improve their performance, has grown into transforming the qualities of people’s lives, whether it is peak performance athletes, coaches, world class entertainers, CEO’s, businesses, teachers and parents. He feels he's been blessed with the opportunity to make a difference through teaching tennis and life skills through tennis. For him, it is all about giving back and have since devoted his time to community, working with kids who might never have the opportunity to work and train with an elite coach.
His professional qualifications include:
Personal Coach & Adviser to Elite Athletes & Coaches Around the World, including:
  • Michael Chang (USA) Career best ranking ATP tour # 2
  • Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) Career best ranking ATP tour # 8
  • Amelie Mauresmo (FR) Career best ranking WTA tour # 1
  • Sandrine Testud (FR) Career best ranking WTA tour # 7
Certified with the following organizations:
  • ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) professional tour coach
  • WTA (Women's Tennis Association) professional tour coach
  • LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) level 4 professional coach - UK
  • BE2 (French Tennis Federation) level 2 professional coach - France
  • PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) level 3 professional international coach - USA & France

BILL HARRIS, is a former Denver Bronco Running Back, Punter, Kick Return, Defensive Back and Special Teams player, graduated the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Marketing in 1971 and an MBA in 1974.  At CU, he was voted the Big 8 Sophomore Back of the Year, and 2nd Team Look All-American in 1965.  Bill was voted Most Valuable Player in 1967, and was Senior Team Captain.  In 1967, he ranked the 8th in All-Time Career Leader in Rushing Yards and 10th in All-Purpose Yards gained for the University of Colorado.   

Bill’s professional football career began when he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons w
here he played the 1968 season.  The following two seasons, 1969 and 1970 he played for the Minnesota Vikings and played in Super Bowl IV.  In 1971, Bill played for the New Orleans Saints.  He completed his football career playing with the Denver Broncos in the 1972 season.  Bill went on to have a 35 years plus senior management career in marketing, sales and general management for several public and privately held firms.  Bill has since completed post-graduate work at Wharton School and MIT.  He resides in Colorado and is president of Marketron, Inc., a 17 year old consulting company.  He is a board member of “Save Our Youth” and he is a marketing and branding instructor The Art Institute of Colorado and Colorado Technical University in Denver.  He is a valuable asset to Pro Players Association, actively volunteering his time to many fund raising and community events and serving as an Advisory Board member. Bill is the father of four (4) sons and a daughter.  His daughter Keela, is a four year veteran of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

Pro Players Association Directory of Professionals

(sample, not complete listing)


Charley Adams 

Sam Adams 

Gary R. Adler

Priest Adler

Joe Amato MSHOF

Bobby Anderson 

Jim Armstrong

Steve Atwater„

Garry Ballman Honorary Memorial Member

Kyle Bannister

Ernie Banks MLBHOF Honorary Memorial Member

John Barefield 

Tiny Barge

Warwick Bashford

Angela Bastean

Jason Bates

Don Baylor Honorary Memorial Member

Sanjay Beach

Jerry Bergeson

Raymond Berry NFLHOF

Lionel Bienvenu

Steve Beuerlein

Greg Boyd

Mike Boyle

Tyrone Braxton

Chris Brewer

Marques Brigham

Marlin Briscoe

Bubby Brister

Lou Brock Honorary Memorial Member

Erica Brown

Irv Brown Honorary Memorial Member

Larry Brunson

John Burke

Bobby Burnett Honorary Memorial Member

Glenn Cadrez

Ed C. Caldwell

Nick Carlson

Orlando Cepeda

Don Champion

Frederic Chaslin

Al Chesis

Darrin Chiaverini

Ryan Chiaverini

Kevin Clark

Felix Claudio

Shellenne Cockrell

Toi Cook

Mark Cooper

Holly Coors

Eric Crabtree

Ron Cramer Honorary Memorial Charter Board Member

Gary W. Cruz Honorary Memorial Member

Terrell Davis NFLHOF

Frank DeAngelis

Lynn DeBruin Honorary Memorial Member

David Diaz-Infante„

Leroy Dilka

Bucky Dilts

Jerry DiPoto

Michael Ditchfield

Dale Dodrill

Jimmy Doogan

Reuben Droughns

Ron Egloff

LaPhonso Ellis

John Elway NFLHOF

Patrick Emerine

Terry Erwin

Tom Ethington

Larry Evans

Tony Exum Jr.

Tony Exum, Sr.

Malcolm Farley

Greg Feasel

Barry Fey Honorary Memorial Member

Alan Fey

Geoffrey Fey

Jeremy Fey

Tyler Fey

Brian Fisher

Whitey Ford MLBHOF Honorary Memorial Member/HOF

Lee Frank

Jim French

Roman Gabriel III

Nelson Garcia

Fred Gayles Jr.

Chuck Gavin Honorary Memorial Charter Board Member

Kevin Geraghty

Joe Girardi

Judy Hillhouse Glaser

Alabama Glass

Gary Glick Honorary Memorial Member

Rich G-Man Goins

Goose Gonsulin  Honorary Memorial Member

Ruben Gonzalez

Glenn Goodson

Goose Gossage MLBHOF

Steve Gottsegen 

Mark Grace

Randy Gradishar

Tom Graham Honorary Memorial Member

John Grant

Chris Green

Mandy Green

Ed Greene 

Quentin Griffin

Howard Griffith

Troy Guard

Roger Hadix

Dan Haggerty Honorary Memorial Member

Darryl Hall

Steve Hamilton

Shane Hamman

Kurt Hansen

Mike Harden

Carroll Hardy Honorary Memorial Member

Bill Harris   

Mike Harris 

Richard Harvey

Scott Hastings

Lee Hauenstein 

Shayne Heap

Phil Heath

Michael Heitman                  

Barry Helton

Dwight Hicks

Derek Hines

George Hoey

Bobby Holik

Mike Horan

Don Horn

Paul Howard Honorary Memorial Member

Jeff Hudson

Devin Patrick Hughes

Molly Hughes

Corey Jackson

Mark Jackson

Les Jacobs

Myron Jefferson

Myron Jefferson Jr.

Jim Jensen

Jody Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Stevie Johnson

Moses Jones

Rulon Jones

Brian Jordan

Seth Joyner

Skip Jutze

Ken Kaliszewski

Jodi Katzman

Sean Kelly

Perry Kemp

Bill Keneely

Bryan Kervin

Jon Keyworth

Kosuke Kimura

Kenny King

Mark Kiszla

Mike Klis

Earl Klugh

Bob Knepper

Frank Kostro

Tony Kovaleski 

Greg Kragen

Jon Kruger

Lee Kunz

Jesse Kurtz

Le-Lo Lang

Bob Langas Honorary Memorial Member

Mike Lansford

Mike Lansing

Bill Larson

Bobby Lashley

Kathy Lee

Mark Lee

Barry Lersch Honorary Memorial Member

Floyd Little HOF Honorary Memorial Member

Scott Lockwood

Michael Lodish

Tim Lollar

Vic Lombardi 

Jayson Luber

Marc Lubick

Sonny Lubick

Tim Lucas

Tim Luke

Ron Lyle Honorary Memorial Member

Fran Lynch Honorary Memorial Member

Mike Magree

Julia Maguire

Sal Mancini

Wade Manning

Steve Manshel

Tom Martino

Terance Mathis

Stan Matsunaka

Ed McCaffrey

Bob McCaslin MLBHOF

Mark McGrath

Kelli McGregor Honorary Memorial Member

Fred McHenry Honorary Memorial Member

Mark McIntosh

Carol McKinley

Ron McKinney Honorary Memorial Charter Board Member

Ted McKnight

Karl Mecklenburg

James Mejia

Ted Mentry

Don 'Dyno' Messina Honorary Memorial Member

Hazel Miller

Red Miller Honorary Memorial Member

Eugene Mingo

Minnie Minoso MLBHOF Honorary Memorial Member

Doug Moe

Marvin Montgomery

Earl Morrall Honorary Memorial Member/NFLHOF

Bruce Morton

Haven Moses

Chad Mosher

Jessica Mosher

Wade Mosher

Fran Mullins

Tom Mustin

Chip Myrtle Honorary Memorial Member

Craig Nall

Calvin Natt

Robb Nelson

Gary Niebauer 

Jon Noller

Terry Nugent

Andrea Orozco

Willie Oshodin

Anthony Pace

Wanda Padilla

Ryan Palmer

Vito Babe Parilli Honorary Memorial Member

Zack Parker

Rick Parros

Mike Perez

Bobby Pesavento

Sean Pike

Angela Poe

Isaac Points

Jim Prestel

Dave Preston

Jim Primock

Tyler Polumbus

Brady Quinn

Mark Randall

Dave Reavis

Mike Rengel

Randy Rich

Joe Rico

Che’ Rippinger

Geraldo Rivera

Jim Bob Rogers

Bill Romanowski

Jon Romero

Willie Ross Honorary Memorial Board Member

Nick Rothschild

Amy Van Dyken Rouen

Ellyn Rush

Justin Sandy

John Sandy Santucci

Mike Schnitker

Rich Schubauer

Rocky Selanders

Jim Sendek Honorary Memorial Member

Steve Sewell

Les Shapiro Honorary Memorial Member

Robert 'Shark' Sharkey

Ricky Siglar

Ralph Simpson

Aaron Smith Honorary Memorial Charter Board Member

Al Smith

Lightning Lonnie Smith

Timmy Smith

Lonnie Somers

Ryan Spilborghs

Junior Spivey

Mike Spivey Honorary Memorial Member

Walter Stanley

Dan Stewart

Ken Stills

Nina Storey

Todd Stottlemyre

Kasey Studdard

Jerry Sturm Honorary Memorial Member

Brian Sullivan

Ralph Tamm

Jim Tatum

Gerald Tedesco

Norm Teltow

Tom Teltow

Tom Terwilliger

Tommy Thomas

Billy Thompson

Mark Thompson

David Treadwell

Michael Turner

Billy Van Heusen

Clarence Vaughn

Ray Wallace

Reggie Wayne

Wellington E. Webb

Derek West

Frank White

Walter White Honorary Memorial Member

Gil Whiteley

Andrea Wieland

Alfred Williams

Len Williams

Shawn Wooden

Thal Woods

Eric Young

Kelsie Young

Lionel Young

Michael Young

Vince Young

Randy Zellea

Jeff Zgonina


(The above listed have either officially joined, and/or worked in the capacity of organizational production, and/or directly participated in PPA events).


The Wayne Valley High School Band Alumni Association of Wayne, NJ are all official Associate Members of Pro Players Association.