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Jared Allen, Chairman
Jared Allen, Chairman

Even though Jared is one of the NFL’s best defensive ends ever to play the game he is also quite the entrepreneur investing in 3 very successful businesses in the food and beverage industry in Arizona. In 2009 he was humbled when he was shipped off to Kuwait aboard the USO Tour visiting our troops where he returned and decided to take on yet another venture. This time it was all for charity. To support our troops by starting his own nonprofit to raise money for injured soldiers.

 

Jared currently lives with his wife Amy in Arizona during the off season and Minnesota during the football season. He enjoys just about everything outdoors but is particular to his bow and rifle and some open terrain.


Dylan Vicha, Director
Dylan Vicha, Director

Born and raised in the rural mountains above Los Gatos California, Dylan grew up playing football until he traded in his cleats for a dirt bike. He then spent his years traveling with his family and friends racing where ever the circuit took him.  After high school Dylan decided to move to Los Angeles California to race motocross and attend Cal Poly University where he studied physics. Soon after he moved to Arizona to finish college at Arizona State with a degree in pre-med Biology, chemistry, and Exercise and Wellness.

 

After a few internships at local physics labs and hospitals, Dylan decided to take on a whole new venture. He joined up with a local start-up development finance bank to learn about collateral and contracts. From there he decided to team up with Jared Allen and start up a local restaurant/bar called The Lodge. A  much needed hot spot in Old Town Scottsdale influenced from his mountain roots and North Dakota family background.Dylan then assisted Jared Allen with starting Jared Allen 69INC, Dylan runs the day to day opperations along with their hunting television show Relentless Pursuit.

 

Soon after he started another lounge in Scottsdale called Revolver and a southern food influenced sports bar in Tucson Arizona called Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles. He is proud to be the President of Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and recently signed up with The Ride for Semper Fi to ride his bicycle from Phoenix to San Diego to raise money for the Marine Corp. He lives in Arizona with his fiance Amanda.


Ken Harris, Director
Ken Harris, Director

Ken Harris is a Tampa based NFLPA Certified Athlete Agent and sports law attorney. He has negotiated over 80 NFL contracts, as well as numerous endorsement deals. Ken has been an Athlete Agent for 12 years and practiced law for 17 years. His areas of expertise include negotiating, drafting, and enforcing contracts.

 

Ken graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Communications. He later graduated from UM Law School after concentrating in the areas of contracts and labor law. Ken is a member of the Florida Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Division. He has been asked to speak at numerous sports lawyers conferences, compliance coordinator summits, and university Player-Parent seminars.


Victor D. Barbo, Director
Victor D. Barbo, Director

Victor D. Barbo, CPA brings 23 years of experience to the board. Currently Victor is President & CEO of ProSportsTax, a division of Sink, Gillmore & Gordon LLP, Public Accountants. Under Barbo’s leadership, ProSportsTax has enjoyed exponential growth and now has clients in the fields of football, basketball, baseball, hockey and golf, including players, coaches and trainers. Outside of dealing with the world of athletics and sports, other clients include banks, professors, manufacturing companies, politicians, businesses both large and small, trusts, estates, non-profit entities and individual taxpayers.


Victor is also writing coordinator and editor for Professional Tax Institutes, a seminar company providing quality continuing education for CPAs, attorneys and other professionals.


Victor is a graduate of the University of Kansas, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Public Accountants and the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, of which he is also a past president.


Yvonne Dowdy Miller, CFRE, Director
Yvonne Dowdy Miller, CFRE, Director

Yvonne Dowdy Miller, CFRE, has served as a development professional since 1988.  Miller started her nonprofit career working for two social service organizations where she served for more than six years.  In 1995 she started working for the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she served as the lead development professional for the School of Law and School of Medicine.  Joining JDRF in 1999 Miller served as Executive Director of the Kansas City Chapter before being promoted to Regional Director and finally National Director of Corporate Development.  She served JDRF for nearly 13 years.

In April 2012 Miller accepted the position of Executive Director of Advancement at the University of Missouri – School of Medicine.  Supervising a team of four development professionals, Miller is responsible for an annual fundraising budget of $10M.

While at JDRF Miller lead the Kansas City Chapter for nearly a decade raising more than $28 million dollars with an annual growth rate of 15.4%.

In 2008 Miller led the Chapter to receive the highest honor bestowed by JDRF; “Chapter of the Year” was awarded to the talented staff and volunteers of the Kansas City Chapter.

Hired to start Synergy’s first development program, Miller created several diverse fundraising programs and led a small capital campaign to begin Synergy Girl’s Home.


Clint Sundt, Director
Clint Sundt, Director

Clint Sundt is an employee owner with Sundt Construction, a large general contractor in the southwest.  Clint graduated from Montana State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology and a Minor in Industrial Engineering.  During his career at Sundt, Clint has been assigned several positions from field engineer to area manager.  His project experience includes heavy civil projects, commercial buildings, mission critical facilities, airports, water and waste water plants, as well as mining and industrial projects.

Clint has been involved with or served on the board of several non-profit organizations, including The Sundt Foundation.  He is an active member in the construction and engineering community, as well as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Arizona Army National Guard.  He has served in the army for over 25 years including a combat tour in Iraq in 2004.

Friends of Clint describe him as a man of faith who is passionate about being a husband, father, American soldier, and engineer.  He loves the opportunity to help and serve members of the community.  Clint has been married to his wife Nicole for twenty one years.  Together they have three children ages seventeen, fifteen and ten.