Meet Our Team
Hans serves as the Executive Director for Upward Sports Canada. Together with his wife Brandy, they have four children: Alexis, Kristopher, Rowan and Erikson. In addition to having an educational background in medicine, Hans also has degrees in Christian leadership and public relations. As a family, they spent 6 years in North Africa and the Middle East as Hans worked in hospitals and clinics. Now living in Canada, he has heart and passion to see families and communities connected to Jesus. Hans enjoys many sports, but soccer is his favorite and has been since childhood.
As the associate Executive Director for Upward Sports Canada, Ron oversees the organizations finances, policies, and human resource efforts. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience as a Controller for both small private companies and large public multinationals. Ron leads Upward’s administrative team, making sure that all the internal elements of the non-profit organization run smoothly. Ron also serves as a Coach, Instructor and Member of the Coaches Committee for Softball Ontario.
Operations and Training Director
Originally from Madrid, Spain and with an impressive career in both playing and coaching multiple sports over the last 25 years (including being a licensed basketball coach with the Spanish Basketball Association), David now serves as the Operations and Training Director for Upward. Along with his wife and two children, they proudly call Mississauga, ON home. In addition to his role with Upward Sports Canada, he is the lead pastor for Fellowship Church Streetsville.
Associate Operations Director
Neil Russell, Chairman