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NIL Network

Meet the NIL Network Team

NIL Network Founder Michelle Meyer Headshot

Michelle Meyer

Founder

Michelle played volleyball at UC Santa Barbara and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and a double minor in Sport Management and Athletic Coaching. After a brief professional career in Denmark, Michelle coached the beach volleyball team at University of Hawaii. She then coached at Pepperdine for one year before running the Olympic pipeline program for USA Volleyball from 2015-2018. Michelle founded a beach volleyball consulting company prior to founding NIL Network in 2020. In addition to NIL Network, Michelle is the NIL Coordinator at San Diego State.

Julia Kelly

Public Relations Specialist

Julia Kelly is from San Francisco, CA and is a rising senior at San Diego State University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Recreation and Tourism Management. Most recently, Julia has started working as an HR Student Assistant for San Diego State Athletics as well as an AmeriCorps Ambassador for Junior Giants and is excited to take on another role exploring NIL.

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.

Nate Jones

Sales Strategist

Nate graduated from Indiana University where he earned his Bachelors in Kinesiology and Sports Marketing & Management. Over his career, Nate has been successful in multiple sales roles but most recently, he was the first revenue employee hired by Screencastify to build out the sales strategy and playbook, scaling the company to 70+ fulltime employees. In his spare time, Nate enjoys playing beach volleyball and exploring all of the golf courses in San Diego.

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