Who’s doing it. 

We’re a team of former captains of industry, consultants, marketing wizards, sport celebrities, coaches, and non-profit game-changers with the know-how and no-quit when it comes to fulfilling our purpose and mission.

Eleana Fanaika | Executive Director

Eleana is a youth sport stat: at 13 she quit sports due to burnout. Eleana’s also the product of what sports teaches us: learn from your losses, challenges are opportunities, and sports are fun! She didn’t quit for long and has lived a life surrounded by sports ever since. 
Eleana  joined Every Kid Sports on October 2, 2017 as Program Manager for the Pass. In 2022, she was promoted to Director of Programs overseeing the national Every Kid Sports Pass and T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant. Eleana successfully led the distribution of over $17.4 million for 138,245 disadvantaged kids to play youth sports. In addition, she’s directed all program operations, including receiving and reviewing more than 221,000 applications or $34 million in funding requests. Eleana has spearheaded enhancements to all Every Kid Sports programs which include advancements to the customer experience, creating a customer support portal and help center, and implementing efficiencies in qualifying families which has resulted in a 50% reduction in application review time.
Our Short-term Goal
Every Kid Sports will continue to support kids financially to access youth sports. In 2024, we aim to support 25,000 disadvantaged kids to gain access to youth sports via the Every Kid Sports Pass. 
Our Long-term Goal
Every Kid Sports aims to be a thought leader in youth sports, specifically regarding disadvantaged youth and access to sports. We’re exploring the possibilities our data and family stories have to offer, we’re improving our user experience through technology advances (such as, parent portal, efficiencies of document review, and regional activations), deepening our storytelling, and dramatically scaling our partner acquisition strategy. It’s an exciting time for all of those kids still awaiting the chance to play. Additionally, Every Kid Sports aims to be the sustainable financial resource for supporting disadvantaged youth to gain access to the benefits of youth sports.

Michael Price | Operations/Technology Director

Michael joined Every Kid Sports two years ago as the Director of Operations and has displayed extraordinary leadership. He has been vital in advancing technological solutions to the Every Kid Sports Pass program and providing significant development throughout the organization. These strategic changes align with our ongoing growth and the next evolution of the organization..

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Michael is an information technology and operations specialist that brings over two decades of professional experience to Every Kids Sports. He has worked with companies at every stage of their life cycle from startups, small/medium businesses, to the enterprise and is passionate about using technology to bring people and processes together in order to transform organizations. Growing up, his passion was playing soccer and he is now involved in coaching at the youth level. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Timbers. Michael currently resides in Bend, Oregon with his two children. He spends his free time surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

James Suri | Marketing and Communications Director

James is a communications and marketing professional who is passionate about helping others. Fortunate to have the opportunity to play sports his whole life, James knows the benefits and life lessons that come with access to youth sports. After developing and delivering successful public relations and marketing strategies for pharmaceutical, biotech and private utility companies, James brings his experience to the Every Kid Sports team with the goal to provide every kid with the opportunity to play youth sports. Much of James’ life has revolved around sports, playing soccer in England as a child, through university and still today in the U.S. James wholeheartedly believes that the lessons and experiences kids can encounter through sports can set them up for a lifetime of success. James lives in Bend, Or with his wonderful wife and enjoys hiking, playing soccer, kayaking, paddle boarding and traveling.

Donna Skemp | Accounting and Office Management

Donna has 35 years of experience in finance and accounting. In 2015, Donna joined the Peace Corps, where she helped the Children’s Orphanage in Botswana. She fell in love with Botswana through her work and her rescued pups, Naledi, meaning Star in Tswana, and Ema, which is the verb – to wait; just as she told Ema to wait for her.Donna’s time was cut short in Botswana due to a back infection forcing her to move back to the states and move to Central Oregon; where she found her fit with Every Kid Sports. Donna’s always been active; at 16 years-old Donna biked the entire TransAmerica Bike-centennial Trail from Oregon to Virginia. Donna loves to hike, especially when her adult kids come to visit! Hiking has helped her heal from the back infection.In addition to Every Kid Sports, Donna continues her passion for animals through raising money for the Central Oregon Human Society, fostering dogs and as a part time Esthetician.

Lisa Mauvais | Partner Success Manager

Lisa has a passion for helping others with over 25 years experience in corporate training and learning & development. Being raised by a single mother with five children and limited financial resources, Lisa knows first-hand the positive impact of sports on a child’s social skills and well being–but also the financial obstacles some parents face keeping their children involved in sports. She considers herself lucky to have grown up playing soccer, basketball, and competitive softball. Lisa’s community board service includes her own children’s swim team board, soccer board, football booster, and PTCO. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her two amazing kids, Siena and Cole, and awesome husband Brad and Louis their yellow lab. She enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, running up hills, group exercise classes and traveling with her family.

Ana Reynolds | DEI Success Coordinator

Ana was born and raised in Barinas, Venezuela. She is a sports and exercise professional who is currently working on her master’s in Human Relations in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. Ana is passionate about advocating for minorities and kids, and passionate about languages. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

She had the opportunity to run D2 Cross Country at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and has been an advocate for sports participation in youth ever since. Ana loves biking, running, swimming, and tennis. In her free time, you can find her taking a class at OrangeTheory, trying a new restaurant in Oklahoma City, or cuddling with her corgis while reading a book.

Connor Ballantine | Junior Software Engineer

Connor grew up in Central Oregon. He enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest through hiking, camping, and most of all rock climbing. Connor is thrilled to be a part of the Every Kid Sports team, where he brings his passion for technological problem solving to the mission of overcoming inequality in access to youth sports.