Our Team

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Grant Leslie, MBA

Director of Program Development

Grant is a former 3-sport college athlete who studied abroad during graduate school at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Over the last nine years, he’s developed dozens of programs to serve student-athletes from nearly every NCAA sport working with coaches, athletics directors, international education professionals and university faculty. Grant is responsible for university relations and identifying unique opportunities and partners abroad to facilitate new program development.

Grant@saabroad.com

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Josh Erickson, MBA

Director of Program Operations

Josh is a former college basketball player and college basketball coach who lived abroad in Costa Rica for five years managing program operations and international staff. He was the Head Coach of the Costa Rica Men’s National Basketball Team, the Costa Rica Women’s National Team and top professional teams in the country. Josh manages partner relationships and program delivery across all programs and sports ensuring a smooth transition from program planning to execution.

Josh@saabroad.com

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Annika Wachtman

GLASS Program Manager

Annika oversees GLASS enrollment, program development, and program delivery. She is a former GLASS Mentor and co-founder of the program. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Annika lived in Costa Rica for almost two years while helping build the foundation for GLASS. Prior to joining our team, she managed over 70 student ambassadors in her role with the Capital University Admission office. Annika is passionate about mentorship and service and has experience coaching high school varsity basketball, youth softball and leading summer basketball camps. Annika is a former collegiate basketball player and graduated from Capital University with a degree in Public Relations and International Studies.

Annika@beyondsportsglass.com

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Megan Theiller

GLASS Operations Manager

Megan oversees program logistics, Beyond Sports Campus operations, and Playa Flamingo community relations. Prior to serving as our Operations Manager, Megan served as a GLASS Mentor and is a co-founder of the program. Originally from New York, she has been living in Costa Rica for the last three years. Megan received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Fairfield University, where she also made an impressive legacy as a three-year captain of the women’s volleyball team. Megan was a decorated scholar-athlete; she won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female-Student Athlete of the Year and was the MAAC’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in her senior year.

Megan@beyondsportsglass.com

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Silvia Betancourt

Costa Rica Site Director

Silvia is one of Costa Rica's most accomplished athletes having played Division I soccer and basketball in the United States. She received all-conference honors on the field and in the classroom. Silvia has represented her country on both the Costa Rica National Soccer and Basketball Teams. Prior to joining our organization, she directed programs for Special Olympics of Costa Rica and continues to manage the Beyond Sports - Special Olympics partnership as a member of Special Olympics' Board of Directors.

Silvia@saabroad.com