NIL Network

Meet the NIL Network Team

NIL Network Founder Michelle Meyer Headshot

Michelle Meyer


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.

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.

Patrick Stubblefield

NIL Verified Attorney Partner

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.

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.


Former NIL Network Interns

TJ Bleichner

Assistant Director, Compliance Services at Stanford University


Law Clerk at Gruber Law Offices

Helen He

Business Analyst at Nike

Julia Kelly

Business Operations Intern at San Diego Seals