Jaime (pronounced “hi-may”) is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. Prior to founding his dream of a youth sports multi-media company, Jaime served on the administration of Southern Connecticut State University; worked as a National Corporate Recruiter and Trainer; owned several businesses; and has traveled the country as a youth inspirational speaker.
During his “down time”, Jaime’s favorite past-time is singing, playing the piano and his acoustic guitar. A long-time sports enthusiast, player and coach (youth and college), he is one of 16 children born to Mr. Victor and Generosa Rivera. In 2005, Jaime tried out and signed a professional contract with the Daytona Beach Hawgs of the National Indoor Football League, possibly making him “The oldest rookie in the history of team sports”. Of course, he was just “the kicker”. Jaime says…“This was never a life-long dream. Still having strong legs from my college soccer playing days, I just lived a brief fantasy much later in life.”
Vice-President/Academic Affairs, Root Sportscaster
Rich Burk is an experienced play-by-play professional who sincerely enjoys helping launch the careers of young sportscasters.
During his 17-year career, Rich has called more than 2000 sporting events, including baseball, basketball, football and soccer. He currently handles Pac-12 play-by-play in the Northwest for ROOT Sports. From 2001-2010, Rich was the television and radio play-by-play voice of the Portland Beavers of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, and in 2009 called the nationwide telecast of the Triple-A All-Star Game on ESPN2.
He has helped launch or develop the careers of many sportscasters, including John Strong, the television voice of the Portland Timbers of MLS; ESPN play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher; and Tim Hagerty, voice of the Tucson Padres of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
"I'm thrilled with their accomplishments," said Rich. "I want these guys to make it to the highest level. If I played a small role in that, I'm really proud of it. I want to do everything I can to help my students succeed."
Rich graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Mr. Burk and his student as guests on Comcast Sports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082dSezKsco&feature=youtu.be
Webmaster / Developer
Nicholas P. Stephan was born and raised in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. At an early age Nick was fascinated by the film and television industry. Now, a graduate of Full Sail University; an award winning school for entertainment media, Nick is a multi-talented professional who is well versed in a myriad of current production technologies and techniques.
He has worked worldwide and completed projects ranging from 30 second commercials to feature length documentaries for Grammy award winning artists and elite professional athletes.
In 2010 Nick was recognized and honored with the “Best Cinematography” award from ESPN Wide World of Sports. Since then, Nick has relocated to Boca Raton, Florida where he has successfully started an internet marketing/web development company working with New York Times/International Best-selling authors as well as corporate companies throughout South Florida.
At the young age of 24, Nick looks forward to the future opportunities and experiences that await him in this vast industry.
Chairman of the Board of Advisors
The YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy is honored to announce the appointment of Mr. Keith L. Lee as Chairman of the YSN Board of Advisors. A retired NFL Veteran (Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts), Keith currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS).
He was instrumental in the development of the NCAS; a nation-wide network of over 225 colleges and universities that implement educational and support programs for student-athletes. Keith has trained hundreds of professional, Olympic and college athletes to become public speakers and mentors for America's Youth. Notable speaking appearances include the National Association for Secondary School Principals, the NCAA Foundation, National Education Association, Police Athletic League, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Toronto Blue Jays, National Football League Youth Sports Summit, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Nebraska, and numerous other colleges and universities.
He has been featured nationally in such publications as USA Today, New York Times and Indianapolis Star. Keith has made numerous appearances on television shows including Nightline, ESPN, and ABC Nightly News. He and his wife Karetta are the proud parents of three children, sons Lamar, Onell and daughter Sable.
Keith Lee (inspirational message): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=wiqf9dM9z_k&NR=1
Keith Lee - NFL Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_3roWT1F2A&feature=relmfu
Bob Gosslin, GRI
Former PM Magazine Co-Host
Former Marketing Manager for Walt Disney World
Central Florida Council Board Member, Boys Scouts
Staff Writer - Orlando Magic - Associated Press
Wayne “Tree” Rollins
President, NBA Retired Players Association/Orlando Chapter
Former NBA Player/Assistant Coach