Board of Directors

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Jay Glazer

Co-Founder

Owner
Unbreakable Performance

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Nate Boyer

Co-Founder

Seattle Seahawk. Texas Longhorn
Green Beret

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Randy Couture

UFC Fighter
Army Veteran

 
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Brittany Cranston

Head of Athlete/Sports Talent Partnership
Twitter

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Kirstie Ennis

Veteran
Paralympian

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Maury Gostfrand

President and Founder
Vision Sports LLC

 
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Chris Hannan

Executive Vice President, Sales
WME/IMG

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Ryan Leaf

Former NFL Athlete
Chair of the Focused Intensity Foundation

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Craig Ley

Entrepreneur

 
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Jerry Steinberg

Sports Broadcaster
FOX Sports

 

Staff

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Jacob toups

Executive Director

Jacob brings to MVP years of experience in the nonprofit management space, with a background in program management, development, and director roles.  He recently worked as the Los Angeles City Director at Up2Us Sports, where he grew the organization's program, and development, and efficiencies.  In his previous role, he also launched the first mentoring program in Los Angeles recruiting and placing military veterans as sports coaches for underserved youth. He is passionate about building and strengthening communities. Jacob believes that relationships and mentors are essential to human development. He serves as an Emerging Leaders Board Member for United Way and enjoys volunteering his time. Jacob is looking forward to empowering veterans and former players in reaching their next potential.

 
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Noel Huerta

Las Vegas Volunteer Program Coordinator

Noel  Huerta served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011.  Noel  was stationed in Twentynine Palms, Ca and served with 2nd Battalion 7th Marines.  Noel  was deployed twice during Operation Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award after being wounded in combat. After his military service,  Noel  attended a private education institution and earned both his Bachelors in Engineering and Masters in Business Administration.  Noel  was one of the first members of MVP and learned about program through his friend and fellow brother in arms Denver Morris.  Noel  is currently the Program Coordinator of the Las Vegas MVP and is thrilled to work along-side his mentor and hero Randy Couture out of Las Vegas. 

 
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DENVER MORRIS

Los Angeles Program Coordinator

Prior to MVP, Denver joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school in 2005. While serving, he was an Infantryman with the unit 2/7 in Twentynine Palms. Denver deployed to Saqlawiah, Iraq in 2007 and again in 2008 to Musa-quela, Afghanistan. He ended his service with the Marine Corps in 2009 and started working in construction in Los Angeles while looking for the next opportunity. Denver walked into the MVP program a year and a half ago and fell in love with the opportunity to meet other veterans and players in transition while interacting with some of his heroes like Ryan Leaf, Nate Boyer, and Jay Glazer.  In his off time, Denver is an avid watcher and supporter of the Green Bay Packers.

 
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AJ PEREZ

Los Angeles Program Coordinator

AJ served in the United States Navy from 2004 - 2008 after graduating high school. Stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI aboard the USS Port Royal CG 73, he deployed twice in 2006 and 2007 as an Operations Specialist and Small Craft Attack Team MK38 25mm gunner to Somalia for anti-piracy operations and then to the North Arabian Gulf (NAG). Upon honorably separating from the Navy in 2008, AJ struggled to find his calling bouncing between numerous retail jobs and education programs. Growing up in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, he is a proud cheesehead with a passion for football.  Denver introduced him to the MVP program back in summer of 2016. From the first time he attended MVP he knew it was something special. AJ believes what Jay and Nate have started is an innovation to self-healing and self-recognition for both veterans and former professional athletes.