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NIL Network

Meet the NIL Network Team

NIL Network Founder Michelle Meyer Headshot

Michelle Meyer

Founder

An Experienced NIL Admin: As one of the first full-time NIL administrators in the country (at San Diego State), Michelle played a pivotal role in the development, launch, and management of SDSU's NIL Program. Her leadership and innovation were further demonstrated by her creation of an NIL admin monthly meeting and slack community, bringing together admins nationwide to discuss current issues and collaborate on solutions.

Established in the NIL Field: Now in it's 3rd year, Michelle founded and grew NIL Network into a go-to source for reliable NIL information and has built trusted relationships with hundreds of industry professionals through her work as a speaker, consultant, and author. She has established herself as a thought leader in the field and is highly knowledgeable about the challenges surrounding NIL and the unique pain points of each stakeholder.

For the past two years, Michelle has dedicated herself fully to the study and advancement of name, image, and likeness.

Dalal Kaddoura

Director, NIL Verified Network

Dalal has experience working in professional and amateur sports in sales and marketing. She received her bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sports management, Russian, and French) from the University of Arizona and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. In her spare time, Dalal enjoys relaxing on the beach or training Muay Thai.

Patrick Stubblefield

Attorney Partner, NIL Verified

Patrick has over a decade's experience working in collegiate athletics, including over four years as the Director of Compliance at University of Oklahoma and two years as President of ComplyU, a software company that delivered online education of NCAA rules. Currently, Patrick is a partner at Freeman┃Lovell, a business firm based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ashtin Larkin

Research Analyst

Ashtin played soccer at West Virginia University and graduated with a degree in Criminology and Investigations with a minor in Psychology. Thus far, she has worked as a Forensic Specialist in LA County. Ashtin is currently enrolled at Loyola Law School, obtaining her Master’s in Legal Studies, with an emphasis in Sports Law. She looks forward to using her degrees and experience to assist student-athletes with the new rigors of NIL; specifically focusing on the education of athletes on NCAA rules and federal and state laws.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Former NIL Network Interns

TJ Bleichner

Assistant Director, Compliance Services at Stanford University

AUSTIN MONTBRIAND

Law Clerk at Gruber Law Offices

Helen He

Business Analyst at Nike

Julia Kelly

Business Operations Intern at San Diego Seals

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