National Office:

USA Boxing

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO  80909 

Phone: (719) 866-2300

Fax: (719) 866-2132

 

 

MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT: 719-866-2323


National Headquarters Staff


Executive Department



Mike McAtee - Executive Director


Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas 

Education: BS in Criminal Justice from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Background: I have been with USAB since June 2016. In regards to my path to USAB it has been a life time journey. I started boxing when I was 12-years-old competed in Junior Olympics, Silver Gloves and Golden Gloves. I then worked for a boxing equipment manufacture for several years. I have trained amateur and professional boxers, later competed as a Masters Division Boxer and recently ran a gym training Masters boxers and providing boxing fitness classes. I retired from the Lawrence KS Police Department as a police Detective, 25 years of service, 22 years as a member of our SWAT team and trained Police Recruits fitness boxing.

Primary Job Duties: Director of Boxing Operations, responsible for the “Boxing Mission” of USA

Hobbies: I like working out; boxing, running and weight lifting

Favorite Expression: "If not me, who?"

I will never be seen without... Phone

Three things that are left on my bucket list : Going to an Army v. Navy football game; visiting the White House; Going to the Olympic Games

The movie title that fits the story of my life is... The Cowboys starring John Wayne 

Contact Mike - E: mmcatee@usaboxing.org 

 

        

Stacy Arredondo – Executive Assistant

Hometown: Sacramento, California

Education: BS in Recreation Administration

Background: 5 years planning programs and events for a parks & rec department, 3 years doing publicity for military activities and 4 years as a church office manager.

Primary Job Duties: Assist Executive Director and USA Boxing staff

Hobbies: Traveling, scrapbooking, my kids’ activities, and reading

Favorite Expression: “A picture is worth a thousand words”

I will never be seen without... A to go coffee cup

3 things that are left on my bucket list: hot air balloon ride, own a Florida vacation home, and travel to Australia (already met my goal of traveling to all 50 states)

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: College Road Trip

Contact Stacy - E: sarredondo@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2302


Membership Department




Lynette Smith - Director of Membership Services

Hometown: Oostburg, Wisconsin 

Education: Finished High School in Orlando, Florida and took numerous college courses while living overseas as a military spouse. 

Background: With USA Boxing for 11 years; previously worked with not-for-profit organizations most of my career. 

Primary Job Duties: Member customer service, LBC leadership liaison, handle issues and grievances/appeals. 

Hobbies: Skiing, gardening, reading 

I will never be seen without... My “Sister” bracelet, whenever I wear it, it’s like having my sister with me. 

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Traveling to…New York City, San Francisco, Alaska 

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: It’s A Wonderful Life 

Contact Lynette - E: lsmith@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2311

 

Betsy McCallister - Membership Manager

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO


Education: BA in Home Economics Education from the University of Northern Colorado

Background: I worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee for 10 years and I’ve been with USA Boxing for a little over 4 years.

Primary Job Duties: Almost anything related to membership, plus I serve as the HR person.


Hobbies: Photography – mostly people.

Favorite Expression: “It’s been lovely, but I have to scream now.”

I will never be seen without... makeup!

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Parasailing in Hawaii, a Caribbean cruise, hiking in Yosemite

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: 9 to 5

Contact Betsy: E: bmccallister@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2324

 

       

Claudia Douglas - Membership Services

 

Hometown:  Born in Memphis, TN but lived here in Colorado for 52 years so almost a native.

 

Education:  Graduated locally from Widefield High School

 

Background:  Office manager of a non-profit for 15 years, Head Secretary French Elementary School for 13 years I dearly miss the 700 students and Office Manager for a construction company for 5 years. 

 

Primary Job Duties: Part of the awesome Member Services team, and happy that I get to work with some students again.

 

Hobbies outside of work:  Cooking & baking, gardening, my 3 children and twin grand baby boys.

 

Favorite Expression:  "Not to spoil the ending, but everything is going to be OK"

 

I will never be seen without... a bottle of water in some form, and a tissue.

 

3 things that are left on my bucket list:  Visit Switzerland, vacation to Hawaii with my family, take the grandkids to Disneyland. 

 

The movie title that fits the story of my life is...As Good As It Gets.

 

Contact Claudia: E: cdouglas@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2777

 

 

Finance Department

 

Cam Thompson - Accounting Clerk 

 


Hometown: Jacksonville Beach, FL

Education: Bachelors from University of North Florida

Background: I’ve been with USA Boxing since May 2010. Prior to that I worked for a family owned accounting firm for 5 years in Tampa, FL.

Primary Job Duties: I handle accounts payable/receivable, am the liaison for the LBC treasurers, administer the scholarship program and assist with HR duties.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family at one of the Disney theme parks, riding bikes (leisurely) and hanging out at the beach.

Favorite Expression: Not sure if it’s my favorite but my kids hear it ALL the time “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”.

I will never be seen without... Sunglasses and sandals since moving back to Florida.


3 things that are left on my bucket list: Switzerland, Germany and California

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: Living for Today

Contact Cam - E: cthompson@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2315

 


High Performance Department


Matt Johnson - High Performance Director

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, Majored in Economics and Psychology

Background: Began my career in boxing as the High Performance and Events Intern in January 2012 then transitioned to the National Programs Coordinator in October 2012. Became the National Teams Manager in April 2014 and then became the High Performance Director in January 2015.

Primary Job Duties: Oversee the planning and operations of USA Boxing’s National teams, athlete section, coaching selection and management.

Hobbies: I like sporting events, concerts and traveling.

Favorite Expression: "If you ain't first, you're last."

I will never be seen without… Sunglasses 

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Flying on a private jet, going to the Super Bowl to watch the Green Bay Packers and hang out with Larry David.

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Contact Matt - E: mjohnson@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2321

 

Liz Podominick - High Performance Manager

 

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

 

Education: Masters, Sport Sociology, University of Minnesota

 

Background: I am a recently retired professional track and field athlete (discus). I used to work for U.S. Figure Skating as the U.S. Teams Manager before I started training full time in 2012 and thrilled to be back in Colorado after training in San Diego for 4 years. 

 

Primary Job Duties: I work in both the events and high performance department, so it is never a dull moment. I organize all the equipment and supplies for events and a lot of behind the scenes logistics. You will normally see a tall blond running all over the place during an event. I also coordinate the logistics for Team USA camps and international competitions primarily for the youth and junior divisions. It’s a busy travel schedule!

 

Hobbies: Anything that gets me outdoors (my next goal is to hike another 14-er), reading, movies, crafting/refurbishing furniture, trying new restaurants, sports of all kind, visiting MN.

 

Favorite Expression: Today is a gift.

 

I will never be seen without... a snack nearby (I don’t like being hangry and my co-workers know it:)

 

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Travel to Australia, go on an international trip on my own, attend an Olympic Games (theme is travel in case you couldn’t tell…)

 

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: Sense & Sensibility

 

Contact Liz - E: lpodominick@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2327

 

 

Derrick Raedel - High Performance & Events Coordinator

 

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
 
Education: Bachelor of Science in Communication
Background: Worked for various companies in several different roles. Basketball coach.
Primary Job Duties: High Performance and Events Coordinator
 
Hobbies: Family, Sports, Music, Food, Shoes
 
Favorite Expression: Different animal, same beast.
I will never be seen without…curiosity
3 things that are left on my bucket list: Beat Kobe Bryant 1 on 1, visit another planet, make my mom proud
The movie title that fits the story of my life is: He Got Game

 

Contact Derrick - E: draedel@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2304

 

Billy Walsh - National Team Head Coach 

Jose Polanco - National Strength & Conditioning Coach

Hometown: Lawrence, MA

Education: Bachelors of Science: Exercise Science, Master's of Science: Strength and Conditioning from Bridgewater State University 

Background: 4 Year baseball player at Bridgewater State University, team captain senior year, graduate assistant at Bridgewater State, worked with football, mens and women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey, wrestling, swim and dive, men's and women's basketball team, women's lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Intern at University of South Carolina, worked with football, men's soccer and track and field.

Primary Job Duties: National Teams Strength and Conditioning Coach- program, implement, and direct all facets of strength and conditioning program for national/elite teams as well as developmental programs for junior and youth team. In addition to monitor weight management and overall athlete well being in collaboration with the team dietician and sports medicine staff.

Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting and Weightlifting

Favorite Quote: “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.” - Ric Flair

I will never be seen without... A Coffee

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Visit every National Park, visit every power 5 conference college football stadium, and attend a national college football championship.

My favorite movie is: Goodfellas

Contact Jose - E: jpolanco@usaboxing.org 

Communications/Digital/Marketing Department

Brian Taylor - Communications and Digital Media Manager

Hometown: Whiteville, NC

Education: Bachelors in Journalism from East Carolina University, Masters in Sport Management from West Virginia University

Professional Background: Began at USA Boxing in November 2016 as the Communications intern. Prior to my time at USAB, I interned with the Big South Conference, Charlotte Hornets, Inside Gymnastics Magazine, as well as interned in PR agencies working on collegiate sports sponsorship programs and NASCAR.

Primary Job Duties: Manage all PR, communications, marketing and social media initiatives for USA Boxing

Hobbies: concerts, movies and watching Duke basketball and Pirate football

Favorite Expression: “We are the Pirates of ECU..Hey!”

I will never be seen without... my cell phone and a bottle of Dr. Pepper

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Attend a Duke vs. UNC Men’s Basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, travel to Australia and make it on to a reality TV show or game show.

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: The Peaceful Warrior

Contact Brian - E: btaylor@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2322

 

 

EVENTS DEPARTMENT

Michael Campbell - Events and Boxing Operations Manager

Hometown: Houston, TX by way of Dale City, VA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from Virginia Tech

Background: I served on the Gulf LBC Board of Directors, am a Level III Referee/Judge, and Tournament Administrator & Director.  Previous to that I published a Boxing magazine and wrote for several websites & newspapers.

Primary Job Duties: (Leader of the Lord’s army, to stand watch over the people, and to confront and cast out evil from Heaven.)
Lead the event staff, guide LBC membership, and to provide oversight and enforcement of rules and bylaws.

Hobbies: Live music & watching sports

Favorite Expressions: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)
For those who have passed, For those to come...Reach for Excellence!

I will never be seen without... USA Boxing Staff members, without them great events cannot happen.

3 things that are left on my bucket list: Tour The Cracklin Trail in Louisiana, Take my family to Greece where I was born, & see the Tour de France in person.

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: Vision Quest

Contact Mike - E: mcampbell@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2307

Taryn Cass - Events and Boxing Operations Coordinator

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Education: Colorado State University – Majoring in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Background: Prior to USA Boxing I worked for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, also headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

Primary Job Duties: Coordinating and working Events and Tournaments at the National level will be my main focus. But we here at USA Boxing believe in the mentality of “all hands on deck”, so I hope to be a part of many aspects of this organization.

Hobbies: Travel, DIY, Hiking, Fantasy Football, My Dog!

Favorite Expression: Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created.

I will never be seen without... Water Bottle

3 things that are left on my bucket list:  Climb a 14er, see the Northern Lights, restore a vintage airstream and drive it across the country.
 
The movie title that fits the story of my life is: The Spectacular Now

Contact Taryn - E: tcass@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2328

  

MERCHANDISE DEPARTMENT

Chadrick Wigle - Merchandise Manager

Hometown: Kingsville, ON, Canada

Education: Life

Background: 16 years in retail/merchandise. Started coaching boxing in 1991. Hold seats on both the USAB Marketing, and Coaching Commissions. 

Primary Job Duties: Merchandise Manager

Hobbies: buffets, movies, boxing

Favorite Expression: Know the rules, win the game.

I will never be seen without... headphones.

The movie title that fits the story of my life is: Threat Level Midnight

Contact Chad - E: cwigle@usaboxing.org P: 719-866-2317