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Josh Erickson, MBA

Program Director, Beyond Sports

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.

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Annika Wachtman

Program Director, GLASS

Annika oversees GLASS enrollment and program development. She is a former GLASS Mentor and is a 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. 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.


Megan Theiller

Director of Operations, GLASS

Megan oversees program logistics and Playa Flamingo community relations. Prior to serving as our Director of Operations, 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.


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.

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Kris Brackmann

Spain Site Director

Kris is our Spain Director. The former Seattle Times Athlete of the Year graduated from Claremont McKenna College where she led her basketball team to four SCIAC league championships and four NCAA DIII appearances. With a passion to live abroad and discover more of this beautiful world she moved to Spain in 2017 and keeps in shape by competing in her other favorite sport, beach volleyball. Kris loves being able to stay connected to student-athletes and introducing them to new cultures.

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