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2022 Advisory Board of Directors

Members of USIndoor’s Advisory Board of Directors are owners or senior executives of USIndoor facility and provider members in good standing. Three facility member representatives and one provider member representative will be elected to a three-year term. Our election will occur in February by email, and new Board members will be introduced at our annual Conference & Tradeshow in June.

Facility Operator Board Members

Jammie Hammond

General Manager, Total Sports Experience, Rochester, NY
Contact: 585-458-4263,

Jamie is a past board member and longtime association attendee.  He has been with TSE since its inception 20 years ago.  He enjoys discussing the programs and business we all share in common and what we can do to turn our guests into promoters of our businesses.  Along with managing the facility Jamie also heads up and coaches in TSE’s ever-growing instructional sports programs. For the last three years Jamie has also been an Adjunct Instructor in the Sports Management Department at St. John Fisher College teaching facility and operations management.

John Burns (Incumbent)

Managing Member, Sportsplex Management Group, Gaithersburg, MD

I have been in the indoor sports business since 1998, opening my first facility in 2000. Over the years, I have built or acquired 5 facilities and currently own three. I have seen our industry evolve as sports trends, the economy, and clientele demographics have changed. I have a deep understanding of what it takes to operate and be successful in the indoor sports business. I have been a US Board member since 2016, and I believe strongly in the mission of the Association to provide resources for owners to not only be successful, but to adapt to the ever changing landscape of the sports world. I feel that I can continue to contribute valuable information, and help advise the Association on the needs of my fellow business owners. I appreciate everyone’s consideration, and I will help advance the industry any way I can.

Joe Fernando

Managing Member/Owner, SportsHouse, Redwood City, CA
Contact: (cell) 650-274-5146,

I am a 35-year veteran operator of numerous sports themed restaurants, nightclubs and indoor sports facilities. I enjoy sharing ideas and continuing to learn from others. A good example of this is when I had the opportunity to lead a number of COVID meetings for our facility operators over that sensitive period during 2021-22.

During my term I would like to collaborate on a US INDOOR regional indoor soccer tournament featuring the best teams from the best divisions within various country regions (west, central, east, south). Maybe host the championships in Las Vegas to coincide with annual conference next year.

Elaine Matthews

Director of Marketing & New Business Development, High Velocity Sports, Canton, MI

I am the Director of Marketing and New Business Development for High Velocity Sports (HVS) in Canton, MI.  I have helped HVS grow from a startup to an industry leading endeavor over the last 20 years.  Initially an indoor soccer and roller hockey facility, we have embraced new trends and improved revenue streams by converting the roller hockey rink into 4 basketball/volleyball courts, changed over two small soccer fields into futsal courts, and added an attached 78,000sq/ft dome to our main building.

I love change and encourage our staff to roll with new possibilities on a daily basis!  It’s my passion to bring in new types of events like Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, gymnastics and martial arts competitions, canine agility contests, cultural events along with supporting alternate sporting trends like lacrosse, flag football, outsourced leagues, and offsite ventures.  Being a part of this association has given me confidence, resources, and incredible ideas to learn and improve both professionally and personally.  I’m fortunate to have an ownership group that encourages me to act and think like an owner.  It would be an honor to serve on the board to see where we can take US Indoor Sports in the future.

Patrick Keane

President and CFO, Boulder Indoor Soccer and Longmont Indoor Soccer, Boulder, CO
Contact: 720-273-7198,

I am the President and CFO of Boulder Indoor Soccer and Longmont Indoor Soccer. Since the inception of Boulder Indoor Soccer in 2003, I have grown my expertise in land acquisition, building development, business efficiency and profit maximization. With a primary focus on startup facilities, I have opened multiple businesses including, Boulder Indoor Futsal, Boulder Indoor Cycling, Longmont Indoor Soccer and Boulder County Soccer Club with a variety of other business partners. With my 16 years of ownership experience in Indoor Sports businesses, I will be a strong asset for the USIndoor Sports Association. As a board member of USIndoor, I will ensure that all facility members get the most out of their annual membership and help USIndoor maintain its status as a positive fixture in the United States indoor sports market.

“I am certain that Patrick would be a very valuable addition to the Board. One of the qualities that I appreciate the most about Patrick is his ability to apply business acumen and pragmatism without compromising the spirit and community that is central to the success of both facilities. Patrick is a strong team player. He is very attuned to the importance of relationships between all stakeholders in our companies – from owners to employees to customers – and makes solid decisions that balance the needs of everyone. I also value Patrick’s clear-eyed yet flexible and open-minded approach to problem-solving. He’s realistic in his assessments of issues and unafraid to think creatively while remaining strategic in his search for solutions. He is also thorough and takes the time to do his homework before implementing his ideas. I trust Patrick completely with the running of our businesses, and cannot recommend him more highly to your Board.” —Patricia Ammann, Co-owner, BIS & LIS

Industry Provider Board Members

Hank Aldrich (Incumbent)

Sales Consultant, On Deck Sports, Cape Coral, FL

Hank Aldrich graduated from Princeton University with a degree in engineering. After serving two years in the Army Chemical Corp, he worked as a Sales Engineer with Alcoa handling Boeing for 15 years. In 1968, he started in business building and owning indoor tennis facilities. In the early 80’s the company converted a number of indoor tennis facilities to indoor soccer centers and went into the business of installing dasher boards and artificial turf in indoor soccer facilities around the country.

Hank has installed over 400 indoor soccer fields throughout the United States. Elected by his peers, Hank has been a member of USIndoor’s Advisory Board of Directors since 2002.

Eric Sullivan (Incumbent, At-Large Appointee)

Partner, The Sports Facilities Advisory & Management, Clearwater, FL

Eric has been involved in the industry for over 13 years and have worked with hundreds of new and existing facilities. His priority now is focusing on helping new developments successfully launch and supporting existing facilities in growing their businesses. In an expanded role with the United States Indoor Sports Association, I will help to grow membership and make the annual conference the best it can be!

Eric earned his MBA in International Business and began his career as a professional soccer player. He joined SFA in 2006 and has since held nearly every operational role through SFA & SFM’s growth. Eric now leads SFA and SFM’s growth effort by designing service solutions that help their clients achieve their goals.

Mark Grossman

President, The Monument Sports Group, Richmond, VA
Contact: 866-674-1234,

Mark’s and USIndoor’s relationship goes back to the Association’s founding in 1998. He began providing insurance services to USIndoor in 1999 and subsequently formed The Monument Sports Group (MSG), based in Richmond, Virginia. Having entered the insurance business in 1981, MSG currently provides a host of insurance and financial services for small businesses in the sports industry.

A native of Richmond, Mark lettered in 5 sports and earned High School All-American Status in soccer. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an interdisciplinary major of Sports Public Relations/Marketing and Speech Communication. After UNC, Mark spent the next two years in the front office of the Washington Diplomats, a team in the North American Soccer League (NASL).

MSG is the exclusive insurance agency for the United States Indoor Sports Association. Mark has been a member of USIndoor’s Advisory Board since 2003.

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