LESLIE KLEIN

Director

Training for an Olympic or Paralympic Team is not easy! As athletes we are prepared for rigorous training and world class competition. The next steps of transitioning to life after sport can be much more difficult. As a two-time canoe/kayak Olympian, Leslie knows these sacrifices and challenges first hand and leads a team of dedicated employees who were athletes themselves to assist competing, retiring and retired athletes with your transition. Once retired from sport, Leslie used her unique skills and experiences as an athlete and held several management positions catering to her interests in the sports industry which marketing director at USA Canoe/Kayak, managing director of the Mountain Bike Association in USA Cycling, and general manager of SRM USA, a German cycling technology company. When not working on behalf of Team USA athletes, you can find Leslie mountain biking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and entertaining in her backyard garden oasis (complete with a wood-fired pizza oven) with her husband Tom.

TERRIS TILLER

Athlete Career Coach

Known throughout the U.S Olympic family simply as “T,” Terris Tiller utilizes his experiences as a former world-class athlete and 10-plus years with the USOC to drive athletes towards success on and off the playing field. Prior to joining the ACE team in July, 2015, T served in Athlete Services-Operations for eight years, enhancing the resident life experience of athletes living and training at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (CSOTC). Following a successful collegiate career as a middle distance runner at Trinity University, T came to the Olympic movement as a modern pentathlon athlete, where he become a stand-out fencer and runner in the multi-discipline sport. As a career coach, T pushes athletes to uphold the ideals of the Olympism and savor the unique opportunity to serve as a representative of Team USA. When not working on behalf of athletes, one would be hard pressed to catch Tiller as he loves to travel and reconnect with friends.

Megan Psyllos

Athlete Career Coach

As a member of the University of California, Berkeley women’s field hockey team, a two-year captain and four-year starter, Megan Psyllos knows what it’s like to train and compete while obtaining a degree. She also understands that the transition to retirement looks different on everyone and manifests itself in many ways. In February 2017, Megan joined the ACE team as an athlete career coach specializing in education resources where she leverages her athletics involvement, background in education, and experience in a variety of different sport industries to help Team USA achieve career and education goals. Prior to joining ACE, Megan worked junior national events with USA Volleyball, interned with the USOC, and advised student-athletes on career and life skills with the athlete services team at Cal while she pursued her masters of education at the University of Washington. When Megan isn’t researching scholarships or guiding athletes through the wide world of higher education, you can find her enjoying the outdoors whether it be camping, hiking, snowboarding or climbing 14ers. A California native, she is always on the hunt for the best tacos and traveling to the ocean as much as possible.

Angel Bovee

Athlete Career Coach

Angel Bovee knows what it is like to be an elite athlete and put it all on the line for a dream! After a successful career as a television producer, Angel quit her job to pursue her passion to represent the U.S. on the world’s largest stage. She became a three-time U.S. boxing champion that represented Team USA in two World Championships. After gaining her master’s degree in 2011, she joined Adecco as a Specialist for the USOC’s Athlete Career and Education Program. The demands of juggling a work schedule and a full-time training regimen to chase an Olympic dream can be daunting, and the Athlete Career and Education Program helps Olympic and Paralympic athletes gain career experience and a paycheck while pursuing their dreams of gold.

Jessie Nerkowski

Coordinator

Virginia born and Tar Heel bred, Jessie joined the ACE team shortly after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. During college Jessie captained her field hockey team to the NFHL National Championship, served as president of the Carolina Athletic Association, toured diverse groups around campus, all while teaching middle school students about college. Away from ACE you will find Jessie coaching high school field hockey, cheering on her Heels and exploring her new home in the Rockies.

Lucky Byas

Business Operations Coordinator

Lucky joined the ACE team as an intern immediately after graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. As an intern, she was responsible for the logistics and successful operations of the ACE Olympic and Paralympic Summit 2016 following the Rio Games, a marquee program in ACE. In January 2017, she transitioned to ACE business operations coordinator, where she uses her Mathematics degree and professional experience with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to ensure ACE operates smoothly as it supports Team USA athletes every day. Away from the office, you can find Lucky at the yoga studio, outside reading a good book, or travelling to a beach.