MaKaylie Peterkin

MaKaylie Peterkin

MaKaylie Peterkin, M.Ed, CCLS, is a dedicated professional with a personal mission to positively impact families facing unique challenges. Raised in a small town in Georgia, her childhood was marked by the loss of her older sister, Ashley, to an undiagnosed rare...
Andrea Pierson

Andrea Pierson

Andrea is fueled by her passion for helping student-athletes excel off the field and first-hand experiences seeing the impact sports can have on the lives of others. She received her BS in Recreational Therapy from the University of Toledo in 2015 and a MS in Sport...
Valaree Machen

Valaree Machen

Valaree grew up in the real-life town that inspired the television show Gilmore Girls, but has traveled extensively across the United States throughout her life. Valaree earned a Professional Writing degree from Western Connecticut State University and began working...
Andrew P. Shay

Andrew P. Shay

A military brat who lived all over the world for three decades of his life, Andy came to Uplifting Athletes full-time in 2014 after 18 months working part-time. Prior to joining Uplifting Athletes he was a sportswriter for PennLive/The Patriot-News for more than 20...