Meet the Team

Site and Blog Contributors

Joe (Cartright) Cardoso
Founder; Cartright Speaks His Mind
Joe is a complete sports junkie and NBS is his labor of love. He founded NBS to bring sports to fans without the BS and help writers build a name in the business. He believes sports play a big part in kids' lives and is passionate about youth sports.
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Kristen Ashly
Featured Writer and Senior Editor
Born a Braves fan, and raised a Packers fan, Kristen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies. She also has a Master’s in Journalism from UMass and is a contributor for iHorror and Up All Night News.
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Steve Atkinson
MLB and NFL
Steve is 25 and is from Taunton, MA. He has a passion for sports and enjoys sports writing and podcasting. His two strong sports are MLB and NFL.
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Shelly Bee
MLB
Shelly loves Baseball. The greatest pitching rotation in history got her hooked on baseball, and opening day in Comerica Park (Detroit) is her Christmas. She's married to Dustin Pedroia. He is not aware…
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Erica Bilek
Team: Side Spin
Erica is a southern Maryland native, who now resides in Northern Virginia. She's a life long sports lover. In her spare time she spends time with family and friends, along with supporting her nephew's and niece's sporting events.
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Larry (LBizzy) Bisagni
From the Hive
Larry started his career with WTEM (ESPN Radio) in D.C., produced “Virginia Tech Sports Today” and is currently a producer/director in San Francisco. He's a graduate of the University of San Francisco, and holds a MBA from Babson College with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Marketing.
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Brandon Blake
NCAA Football & Basketball and NFL
Brandon was born and raised in Northwest Florida. He enjoys reading, working out and relaxing with friends and family. His primary loves are football and basketball.
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Rob Botts
NBA
Rob is a Boston native and huge fan of the Pats, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Revs. He previously coached sports camps in New England. He's a published writer, cartoonist, actor and college basketball player.
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McLeod Brown
All Sports
McLeod alway had an interest in all things sports. His teams are the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Pelicans, Baltimore Orioles, Carolina Hurricanes, Orlando City SC, UNC, and UNCW.
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Bill Carroll
Featured Writer (Focus: NFL and NCAA Football)
Bill is a published poet, playwright, and military historian and has a long established broadcasting career. He's currently in my fourth decade as a published writer.
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Brianne (Bri) Dempsey
Featured Writer
Bri is from Southern Maryland. She's a UMD alum and loves all things sports! She's a Redskins, Caps, Terps and O’s fan.
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Allan Erickson
All Sports
Allan graduated from UNC in 2013 with a major in Communications and Management. He is a Wilmington native and loves the Carolina Panthers, Hurricanes, Tar Heels, NFL, NHL, and college basketball.
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Jacob Fain
Social Media Wizard
Jacob is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He played baseball all throughout high school and is a big Boston Bruins fan, Boston Celtics, SF Giants, and Indianapolis Colts.
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Lennox (Lenny) Gonzalez
Video Games and Pop Culture
Lenny graduated from San Antonio College with a degree in Communication Design with a focus in 3D and 2D design. He enjoys various sports and likes the Falcons, Jets, Cowboys, Spurs and Celtics.
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James Graves
Team: Side Spin
James is an avid Washington Wizards & Redskins fan. He is also a resident “nerd” and gamer.
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Tim Haggerty
NFL
Tim is a senior at Marquette University majoring in journalism. He's a big New York Sports fan (Giants, Yankees, Rangers, and Knicks) with a passion for all things NFL.
Brian Hart
Senior Editor
Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Brian grew up watching some of the greatest sports teams ever assembled. He loves Football, Baseball, Hockey and MMA. His favorite team has been and always will be the Yankees.
Luke Johnson
NFL and Soccer
Luke is a Boston native. The Red Sox have his heart, but outside of that he follows other teams around the country. Many have referred to him as a sports encyclopedia.
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Billy Lewis
All Sports
Billy graduated from Bloomsburg University in May of 2016. He's a passionate fan of the Islanders, Yankees, and Cowboys and is part of the sports team at WABT Pocono 96.7.
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Caroline Merrill
Team: Side Spin
Caroline is a graduate of UNCW with a degree in Communication Studies. She has interned at the Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp and the UNC Wilmington Sports Marketing Department.
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Chris Molicki
All Sports
Chris is a Journalism graduate from The College of New Jersey and current assistant editor on Scholastic Action magazine. He is the former sports and managing editor of The Signal, TCNJ’s newspaper.
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Mylene Mukhar
Featured Writer
Mylene was born in Paris, France and has a passion for tennis. She studied Media Studies as an undergrad and has a Masters in Sport Management--both from USF.
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Nicholas Mukhar
Featured Writer
Nick is a northern California native and lifelong supporter of all Bay Area sports teams. He began covering sports as a beat writer for USF’s soccer and basketball teams.
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Jeff Newholm
Women’s Sports
Jeff is a UW-Whitewater grad (winter 2013). His first love was d3 college football, but over the last few years he has become a fan of woman’s basketball.
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Julio E. Olmo, Sr.
All Sports
All things sports brought to you by The Voice of One! A mixture of sports history with current events seen through my eyes… Courtesy of Nuts & Bolts Sports.
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Ashley Otero
Team: Side Spin
Ashley was born into a Redskins loving community in Southern Maryland. She craved the sun year round and relocated to Southern Florida. Currently she can be found walking the runways of her office by day and drinking at her favorite local sports bar by night.
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Armando (Monte) Perez
Featured Writer
Monte is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He is known as the Sports Whisperer and is a featured guest on several podcasts across the country.
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Chandler Ragsdale
MLC
Chandler is from Bessemer, North Carolina. He is going to Southern Wesleyan University to be a youth pastor. He played football all four years of high school and baseball some.
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Evan Singleton
All Sports
Evan grew up north of Boston, Massachusetts. He is a NCAA student-athlete at Springfield College, where he studies Sport Management and plays on the varsity golf team.
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Vinny Varvaro
Featured Writer
Vinny is from Jersey. He is the co-host Talkin’ Jersey and More–a pop cultural look at New Jersey and the world podcast.
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Rob Veale
Alternative Sports: Surfing
Rob's adventure began in SoCal where he was exposed to a plethora of what would be dubbed “extreme” sports. He could swim before he could walk, so water sports are where it all started for him.
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Sofia Wan
Team: Side Spin
Sofia Wan moved from Maryland to New York City after completing her bachelor degree at the University of Maryland College Park. She is currently the General Manager of Society Billiards + Bar--an upscale billiards club and lounge in the Flatiron District.
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Patrick Waring
Washington, D.C. Sports
Patrick Waring lives in Southern Maryland. His favorite teams are the Georgetown Hoyas (where he is a season ticket holder), Nationals, Redskins and Wizards.
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Marcus (Mook) Washington
Featured Writer
Born and raised in the DMV. Coached High School Basketball coach for 11 years and was Caps/Wizards season ticket holder. Currently, I’m a struggling golfer. Love all sports from boxing to basketball to golf. Covered Notre Dame football and Pac 12 football and basketball. GMU alum and basketball season ticket holder. Go Green. Go Gold. Fight. Fight. Fight.
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Colton Wood
All Sports
Colton Wood is currently a student at Michigan State University majoring in Journalism. He is from Richmond, Virginia and is currently employed at the Lansing State Journal as a sports clerk. He also works with ESPNU as a campus correspondent for ESPNU Campus Connection.
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‘On Air’ Personalities

Carl
The 4th Line
Location: Calgary, AB Facial Hair: Mustache Favorite Team: Colorado Avalanche Favorite Smoked Meat: Brisket
Joel
The 4th Line
Location: Nanaimo, BC Facial Hair: Beard Favorite Team: Toronto Maple Leafs Favorite Smoked Meat: Ribs
Joe (Cartright) Cardoso
Buckets and Dimes & NBS Sports Hour
See above.
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Patrick Hilwig
Buckets and Dimes
Patrick was born and raised in Virginia and currently residing in Southern Maryland. His passion for sports goes back to the days of watching all the tapes of the Redskins that his dad had from the Glory Days of the team.
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Patrick Waring
Buckets and Dimes & NBS Sports Hour
See above.
Marcus (Mook) Washington
Making the Cut
See above.

 


Support

Steph Perry
Executive Assistant
Steph was born and raised in NC and received a B.S. in Information Technology from UNCW. She's a Panthers girl *dabs* for life!
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Blaire Buergler
Web Content and Development
Blaire is a Virginia native and a graduate of Virginia Tech. She currently resides in Nashville with her aspiring life partner, Brian, and their dog-child, Brewski.

 


Want to become a member of our team?
We are always looking for new contributors. If you are a fellow sports junkie with an opinion you want heard and a passion for writing, we’d love to have you on our team. Shoot us an email expressing your interest.