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Our Team

Dr. Andrew Peters  

Founding Partner, President & Chair
McMaster University, B.A., M.A
University of Western Ontario – Ph.D

Specialties

*Leadership & Empowerment
*Youth & Community Development

As the original Founding Partner of what would eventually become the Rising Stars Group of companies, Dr Peters has been instrumental in the continued expansion and reach of positive sport, youth, and community development programs and special projects.

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From early beginnings as a competitive student athlete in the Hamilton region, and many local achievements and recognitions at the secondary level, Dr Peters went on to compete as a varsity athlete for McMaster University, winning numerous regional, provincial and national medals as a member of the Men’s Basketball Team. Dr Peters earned both a B.A., and M.A. at McMaster University, and went on to acquire a teaching certificate from D’Youville College, and a Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario. These formative years laid the foundation for what would eventually become Rising Stars Athletics and Education.

He continues to serve as the conglomerate’s most senior executive, with 25 years of success in youth and community development through athletics and education. He continues to leverage his passion and extensive experience to engage youth and community in a positive and healthy development.

Dr. Peters devotes his time and energy to creating and partnering with stakeholders in the facilitation of innovative student and athlete development programs. Through strategic partnerships with national, professional, and elite athletes, coaches, sport science professionals, and educators, Dr Peters continues to collaborate with local organizations and expand through offering a variety of programs designed specifically for the benefit of athletes, students, schools, and communities.

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Erin Forman

Senior Vice President, Director of Programs
Spring Arbor University, BSc Concurrent Education
Specialist Sport Science

Specialties

* Female Empowerment
* Sport Development

As the Senior Vice President at Rising Stars Athletics & Education, Erin serves as the General Manager of the Education Division. Erin facilitates Advanced Programs and Instruction for administrators, coaches, and teachers. Erin develops and designs programs and curriculum for student engagement and athlete development.

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Erin Forman is former member of both Softball Canada’s National team program and Baseball Canada’s National Team. She played in the 2004 Women’s World Series in Japan, and the 2006 World Cup in Taipei. Erin was named All American, All Conference, and Player of the Year, while playing on a U.S. Softball Scholarship. She was recently  inducted into the hall of fame for her achievements in sport. Though Erin’s sport specific bio clearly demonstrates an extensive combination of all around athleticism and personal achievement in softball that very few athletes can claim, equally impressive is her continued commitment to helping others achieve their goals through sport and education in her professional endeavours. Erin serves as role model in her trade and community. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to making positive differences in the lives of others.

Erin continues to use sport as a vehicle to empower others in the work she does in coaching, and also in her professional endeavours. As a founding partner and Director of Softball Development at Rising Stars, Erin has become one of the most highly sought teachers and coaches of the game. Erin is on the cutting edge of instructional techniques, tools, and theories for optimal development. She has worked with countless local and regional athletes, supporting aspiring student-athletes as they continue in their positive development and successfully pursue opportunities to play college or university ball in Canada, and/or secure U.S. softball scholarships, with many advancing to become provincial and national calibre softball players.

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Dee Channer

Cree First Nation of Waswanipi
RS Associate Director
Laurier University, B.A.
Queensland University of Technology – Australia, B.Ed,

Specialties

*Basketball Development
*Indigenous Education

As an Associate Director at Rising Stars, Dee coordinates programs both in the athletics and education divisions in support of youth, students, and athletes, both on and off reserves.

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Delicia Channer competed as a varsity athlete for Laurier University Women’s Basketball Team, where she was the team captain and a division all star. Dee continued her education and began a professional career as a certified teacher. Dee now serves as an Associate Director with Rising Stars. She is a LEAD Facilitator for Indigenous projects, programs, and services. In this role, Dee facilities creative programs and workshops that promote Indigenous awareness and empowerment. As Rising Stars most Senior Programs Instructor & Facilitator, Dee coordinates programs in both the athletics and education divisions. Dee specializes in facilitating programs and instruction for youth, students, and athletes, both on and off reserve. She currently serves as the Head Coach for the Conestoga College Women’s Basketball team.

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Chelsea Aubry 

LEAD Coordinator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – B.Sc

Specialties

*Basketball Development
*Physical Literacy

Chelsea is a Senior Coordinator and Project Manager at Rising Stars. Chelsea represented Canada for over 12 years in international competition, and competed in the London Olympics in 2012.

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Chelsea Aubry is a former member of Basketball Canada’s National team. Chelsea represented Canada for over 12 years in international competition, and competed in the London Olympics in 2012. Chelsea was one of the most highly regarded players in Canada, before accepting a coveted U.S. Basketball Scholarship at the University of Nebraska. Following her stellar career in NCAA Division I, Chelsea played professional basketball in Europe and Australia, and led her team to a WNBL National Championship in 2013-14. Chelsea is a Senior Coordinator and Project Manager at Rising Stars. As a LEAD Programs Instructor & Facilitator, Chelsea coordinates programs in both the athletics and education divisions. Chelsea specializes in facilitating innovative programs and instruction for youth, students, and athletes.

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Matt King

Mississauga of the Credit First Nation
Regional Director
Lakehead University, B.A.
University of Newcastle – Australia, B.Ed
Specialist PE & Health

Specialties

*Indigenous Education
*Youth & Sport Development

As a Regional Director with Rising Stars, Matt coordinates and facilitates various programs across both our athletics and education divisions. He currently serves as the Director of Rising Stars Basketball Academy Six Nations.

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Matt King grew up as an all star athlete. He played NAIG for Team Ontario, and represented Ontario at National Aboriginal basketball camp, where he was selected MVP. Matt competed as a varsity athlete for the Mens Basketball Team at Laurier and Lakehead Universities, and went on to coach U Sport at both Lakehead and Guelph. Matt continued his education and began a professional career as a certified teacher. After ten years of dedicated service as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director (Chair) with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Matt embarked on a new professional adventure, while continuing to compete in triathlons and Iron-Man races. As a Regional Director with Rising Stars, Matt coordinates and facilitates various programs across both our athletics and education divisions. Matt specializes in facilitating programs and instruction for youth, students, and athletes, both on and off reserve. He currently serves as the Director of Rising Stars Basketball Academy – Six Nations.

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Geoff Hewick

Regional Director
Windsor University, B.A.
Dalhousie University – CEBS – GBA

Specialties

*Basketball/Track & Field
*Youth & Sport Development

As a Regional Coordinator (Simcoe Muskoka) with Rising Stars, Geoff coordinates and facilitates various programs across both our athletics and education divisions. He currently serves as the Director of Rising Stars Basketball Academy – Bracebridge.

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Geoff Hewick competed as a dual varsity athlete – two sports – for University of Windsor. Geoff played for the Men’s Basketball team, and also competed for the Track & Field team, as the 3-time CIS champion, and was selected as an All Canadian Student- Athlete. Geoff is an accomplished sales & consulting executive, and is the President of Hewick Benefits Consulting, a benefits brokerage/consulting firm. Over the many years, Geoff has continued to serve as an advocate for youth and sport development as certified (NCCP) coach for both sports. As a Regional Director (Simcoe Muskoka) with Rising Stars.

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Keenan Jepesson

Special Projects Manager
Brown University BA
McMaster University, MBA

Specialties

*Youth Mentorship
*Basketball Development

Team Canada – ’09
McMaster University -’09-‘10
1st Team All-Canadian – ’09-’10
OUA Player of the Year – ’09-’10
NCAA D1 Scholarship – Brown Univ.
2nd Team All-Ivy – ’06-07

Jarrett Smith

RS Technical Advisor
University of Waterloo, BSc

Specilaties

*Athletic Performance

CFL – ’98-06
Grey Cup Champion – ‘99
All Canadian (CIS) Athlete – University of Waterloo ‘92 -97
Omega Trophy – 2 time recipient – most valuable player in the Ontario University Association.

Taylor Robblee

Technical Director – Pitching
California University of Pennsylvania, BSc

Specialties

*Softball Development
*Youth Engagement

Freshman of the Year – ’16
Team Ontario – ’17 Summer Games
All PSAC West First Team- 16, ’19
NFCA All-American – ’19
D2CAA All-American – ’19
NFCA Scholar Athlete – ’16-’19

Chelsea D’Avilar

Lead Instructor – Softball
Coastal Carolina University, MSc, BA

Specialties

*Softball Development

Great Britain National Softball Team 2015-2018
NCAA Division I Scholarship Athlete
NFCA All American Scholar Athlete 2015-2019
Ontario Provincial Champion

Mark Hominic

Technical Director – Mixed Martial Arts
LEAD Instructor – Mixed Martial Arts

Specialties

*Self Development
*Sport Promotion

Former UFC #1 Competitor
9 Time Canadian MMA Champ
North America Kickboxing Champ
Founder – Adrenaline MMA Clubs

Janet Mulholland-Cobbs

Technical Advisor – Volleyball
University of North Dakota State, BSc

Specilaities

*Sport Development
*Sport Promotion

USA National Team – 89-94
Olympic Bronze Medalist
North Dakota State – Hall of Fame

Jayme Sky

Cayuga Wolf Clan – Six Nations
LEAD Instructor
University of Syracuse, BSc
Women’s Varsity Softball

Specialties

*Indigenous Education
*Sport Promotion

Laura Castellan

LEAD Instructor
McMaster University, BSc
University of Toronto – MT


Specialties

*Summer Programs
*Youth Engagement

Andrea King

RS Program Manager
Mohawk College, Diploma

Specialties

*Recreational Therapy
*Indigenous Education 

Morris Parras

RS Technical Director
Brock University, NCCP Level III

Specialties

*Soccer Development
*Sport Promotion

Lynn Campanella

RS Technical Director – Play & Recess
NCCP: Coaches Physical Literacy Training

Specialties

Play & Recreation
Recess Programming

High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development
Sport for Life: Physical Literacy Instructor Program
Sport for Life: Physical Literacy for Early Childhood
Member of the US Play Coalition (Since 2011)
Founder of the Canadian Play Network
Creator of the PlanetPlay Stencil line

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