Meet The Team
Eric Sawyer, President / CEO
Head Hauncho. El Capitan. The Big Cheese. No matter what you call him, Eric is a guy passionate about sports with a 17-year history as President of the Sports Commission. Not always do you see him in the forefront, but behind the scenes he is working hard to support his staff and ensure the resources they need to host the very best events. He is responsible for the overall management and operation of the sports commission while ensuring compliance with board policies, directives, and budget controls.
Brad Moeller, Vice President of Sports Development
With six years under his belt as the previous Executive Director for the Tacoma Sports Commission, Brad has a wealth of experience in working with communities and events right-holders to create first-class sports event. Brad directs the strategy, research, and sales efforts in order to attract and develop sports events and activities that generate an economic impact for our region.
Jodi Kayler, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Jodi develops and manages strategies for all marketing, communications, and public relations for the Sports Commission and our clients' events. As a former Creative Director for large nationwide brands, combined with a love for anything sports, Jodi has the ability to help take any size of event to the next level.
Paul Christiansen, Director of Event Services
No event would happen without Paul. Master of all logistics, Paul provides event coordination, management, and technical support to all events. As a long-time Spokane resident, true sports enthusiast, and with years of professional event planning experience, Paul brings the know-how to get the job done.
Barb Anzivino, Office Manager
Barb has the not-so-easy task of keeping the office running smooth as well as managing and administering the Sports Commission's policies, financials, and budgets. On top of that, she writes the all the checks, so she is a popular person around here.
Ashley Barker, Sports Development & Marketing Coordinator
In addition to researching the latest sports trends and acting as a liaison to our local tourism professionals, Ashley does much of the legwork that results in bringing new events to our community. Her mind for details and her effective communication style, guarantees a seamless event from start to finish. On top of that, she is out recruiting and training our great group of interns and volunteers.
Tim Tungseth, Special Projects Coordinator
With an amazing can-do attitude and a strong sports background, Tim is the perfect person to take on any project that comes up. From event planning to marketing support, he leaves his signature on nearly everything we do.
Spokane Sports Commission | 714 N Iron Bridge Way, Suite 202 | 509.456.5812 | www.spokanesports.org