Jeremy Dougherty is the founder and CEO of Reimagine Athletes Inc. Born and raised outside of Denver, Jeremy is a 4th generation Coloradan. He lives in Denver with this wife Whitney and their 3.5-year-old twins. Seven years ago he founded the fashion brand Maroon Bell Outdoor. Maroon Bell is a vertically integrated e-commerce brand that designs apparel for the city and outdoors. Maroon Bell's vision was to bring a level of regard back to consumers as well as the products they buy. 
Jeremy has a business degree in accounting from Colorado State University. Over the last 17 years, Jeremy has worked in The Czech Republic, LA, DC, New York, and Denver. He has gained a wide breadth of business knowledge in different industries with companies like Deloitte Consulting. consumers as well as the products they buy. 
While idealistic, Jeremy’s believes that “we are the ones we have been waiting for”. He believes if we can imagine a future then we can achieve it. The only way we fail is if we quit. About 18 months ago Jeremy began the process of trying to understand the “Name in Likeness” legislation and how it affected students. During this research period he began finding inconvenient data that created more questions than answers. If only 1.6% of student athletes go pro than why do nearly all the athletes coming from poor neighborhoods believe the opposite? Should someone tell them? Is it right that these same kids are the fuel used to power a “non-profit” that made over $1.1Billion dollars last year alone? Is food, adequate shelter, and a degree reasonable compensation for running a multi-billion-dollar eco-system? Are they being lied to about the probability of future success at the professional level? The questions were endless, and the answers were logical but wouldn’t change anything.  
For real change we needed to reimagine the solution. Instead of attacking the problem. Jeremy figured we could use the in-place infrastructure to solve the problem. The NCAA has created a scenario where its participants already have the attributes necessary to excel outside of sports. With this reality, all we would need to do is connect the individuals with real life financial education and funding. Teach a person to fish and then give him fish while he is learning. This was a perfect solution, and it did not require anyone else to change. We don’t have to go to war with anything or anyone. We just must build a bridge over the problem. Over the opportunity gap. Jeremy realized that to do that, we must all reimagine athletes. Athletics did not turn these kids into diamonds. These kids are diamonds that happen to be participating in athletics. Now all we would have to do is show them how valuable they are.


Dr. Rhonda Sneed is the founder and CEO of Restoring Souls Outreach Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization and Lord Make Me Over (LMMO) Women's Conference in Houston, TX. LMMO was birthed out of her genuine love for helping others and growing weary of seeing HURT women HURT other women. Dr. Sneed has a passion for giving back to the community by blessing students with her annual back to school supply drive and winter coat drive. Dr. Sneed’s true desire is to spread the goodness of the gospel of Jesus Christ by any means necessary to whomever is in need.
Dr. Sneed is a counselor, educator, child advocate, ordained pastor, motivational and inspirational speaker, and an author. Her publications include Parenting with a Purpose…Getting to the Heart of the Matter, and Lord Make Me Over Prayer Journal. She holds a Bachelor's in Theology and Biblical Counseling, Master's in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling and Psychology.
Dr. Sneed is a Board Certified Christian Counselor, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, a Certified Christian Chaplain and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. Dr. Sneed’s passion is to educate, equip, and empower individuals with the necessary tools to live a productive and purpose-filled life.
Dr. Sneed and her husband, Rodney are the proud parents of three children, Jasmine, Raven & RJ, two son-in-laws Marion & Keshun, and grandparents to two beautiful girls, Peyton & Presley.


Wade Manning is from Shaker Heights, a suburb outside of Cleveland. He played baseball at Ohio State and still on the Top 10 all time stolen bases list. Although he never played one down of college football, Manning walked onto the Dallas Cowboys and was Rookie of the year in 1979. After a short stint in Texas, Wade was traded to Buffalo and then immediately traded to Denver where he played with John Elway.

Wade is the president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Denver Chapter. He is also on the NFL Alumni Association as well as the Denver Broncos Alumni Association. He just recently retired from Cherry Creek Schools where he was a Dean, coach and teacher.

Wade is passionate about helping young people achieve their greatest potential and brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts and advice to Reimagine Athletes Inc.


Shawn Dougherty was born and raised outside of Denver and is a 4th generation Coloradan. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a degree in construction management. After that he moved to a rain forest in New Zealand where he worked on a project to regenerate deforested areas and revive the forest. The first part of his career was spent in Los Angeles where he managed the construction of office buildings, warehouses and hospitals. 
In The Spring of 2013 he returned to Denver and started his own land development company called Dougherty Land Co. This organization focusses on single and multi-family residential ground up development. DLC builds 100% in Urban Denver with a focus on maintaining character and style that works with the community. Dougherty Land Co is a vertically integrated eco-system handling all aspects of a new build. This includes land acquisition, development, entitlement, design permitting, construction and resale. DLC has between $2-5 million dollars under construction at any given time but working on scaling. 

Shawn loves sports and is passionate about the Denver community. He brings a wealth of business knowledge as well as the ability to help young people succeed.