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 lives and breathes college ball, NFL, wrestling, and horror movies. You can find her work on multiple sites, all shared on Twitter @KristenAshly.

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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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Jeffrey Barnes
NFL

Jeff was born in the Bronx, NY and currently lives in FL where he is a high school football coach.

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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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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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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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Letisha Brown

Dr. Brown is a Presidential Pathways Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Virginia Tech researching the intersection of race, gender, sports, and more.

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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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Jordan Cardoso
ESports

Jordan is a laid back guy who enjoys music, gaming and hanging out with family and friends. His game of choice is NBA2K, and he has been a fan of the franchise for years.

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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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Ryan Cooley
NFL

Ryan is a communications major at the College of Southern Maryland and one of the biggest football fans you will ever meet. His favorite teams are the Patriots and Redskins.

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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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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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.
Kenesha Hughes
Team: Side Spin
Kenesha Hughes brings her 15+ years of experience in the hospitality industry to the NBS team. She is a sommelier in Washington, DC and hosts a wine segment called "The Tasting Room" on a PBS show called "Check, Please! DC."
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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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D.S. Little
Featured Writer

D.S. Little is an U.S. Air Force Veteran and basketball enthusiast. Look for her debut novel, which will be published through After Glows publishing in June 2018.

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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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Ed Palumbo
Hockey & Soccer

Ed lives in Philadelphia and supports the NY Giants, NY Mets, NJ Devils, West Ham United, and the Philadelphia Union.

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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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Keith Rivas
NBA & Esports

Keith lives in Salt Lake City. He is an avid Utah Jazz fan who always brings hot takes to the table and backs them up.

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Mystique Ro
Featured Writer
Mystique Ro graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Relational Communications. During her time at Queens, she was a member of the women's track and field team competing as a heptahlete. She now competes for Team USA as a Skeleton athlete.
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Eddie Sapienza
MLB/NFL
Eddie Sapienza is a huge Yankees and Jets fan. He has also written for sites including SCOUT, FanSided, and a few of his own.
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Jason Smith
Washington Nationals
Jason Smith was born and raised a DC Sports fan. He lives in Towson, Maryland, teaches elementary physical education, and coaches high school baseball.
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Taylor Summers
NBA
Taylor Summers is an aspiring writer, musician, model and actor from Austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas. He loves the NBA and traveling.
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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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Cloud Runners
Team: Side Spin
Mission: To jam out with local, domestic and international artists
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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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Keith Richards
Crossing the Line

Keith is an IT Professional by day and a sports junkie by night. He enjoys spending time with this family and speaking sports truth on Twitter and Crossing the Line.

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Jesse Rosales
Crossing the Line
Jesse Rosales loves talking about small businesses, technology, music and sports. He is a proud father of an amazing little boy and loves to share his passions with his son. An avid sports fan since birth and a Colorado native, he is a die hard Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies, and Nuggets fan.
Patrick Waring
Buckets and Dimes & NBS Sports Hour
See above.
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Marcus (Mook) Washington
Making the Cut
See above.
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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. Send us an email and express your interest.