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.
Program Director, GLASS
Annika oversees GLASS enrollment and program development. She is a former GLASS Mentor and is a co-founder of the program. Currently located in Ohio, Annika lived in Costa Rica for almost two years while helping build the foundation for GLASS. She is a former member of the Capital University Women's Basketball Team, where she served on the team's leadership council for three of her four years. Annika is passionate about youth development through sport and travel. In addition to her work with GLASS, Annika serves as a workshop facilitator with Strive Leadership.
Director of Operations, GLASS
Megan oversees program logistics and Guanacaste 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 five 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.
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.
Hope is a former GLASS Mentor who has joined our team as a program coordinator. She'll oversee pre-departure preparations for students, as well as help deliver the program over the summer. Hope is a former water polo athlete from UC Santa Barbara, where she studied Applied Psychology and Education. She is the current Assistant Water Polo Coach at San Diego State University and also serves as the head coach for a local 12U team.