The Board of Directors and staff of Teammates for Kids is an incredibly diverse and accomplished group of individuals, including Hall of Fame athletes and leaders in business, technology, education, and philanthropy. They each bring to the foundation various skills, talents, and experiences, while they share a common passion and vision for helping children all over the world.

Board Members

  • Greg Anderson

    Teammate since: 
    2000

    Gregory B. Anderson (Greg) is a graduate of the University of Utah (’76 BS Finance) and enjoyed careers in banking (Zions Bank) and real estate development (Anderson Child, Wallace, Inc.) before starting a marketing firm in 1989.

    For the past 20 years, Greg has been the Managing Partner of the Crown Council, a worldwide association of dental professionals. The Crown Council is the largest independently owned for-profit dental association in the world.

    Greg also serves as President of the Smiles for Life Foundation. Through a relationship with the dentists of the Crown Council, Smiles for Life has raised over $31,250,000 to help kids. Smiles for Life contributes financial resources to selected nonprofit organizations that effectively serve and primarily benefit children with an emphasis on health, education and inner-city services.

    Greg has been married to Allyson Baker since 1973. They are the parents three children (Rachel, Stuart and Graham) who, along with five beautiful grandchildren (Ava, Addison, Samantha, Arthur and Zoe) continue to be the central focus of their lives.

    Enjoying work in the community, Greg has served as the President of the Granite Education Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy of Utah, Camp Kostopulos Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of the University of Utah Alumni Association. For the past 12 years he has served (and continues to serve) on the international board of the Garth Brooks / Troy Aikman Teammates for Kids Foundation.

  • Randy Bernard

    Teammate since: 
    2011

    Randy Bernard joined Rural Media Group as Chief Executive Officer in December of 2012. As the past CEO of two major sports and media ventures, the Professional Bull Riders Association (PBR) and INDYCAR, Bernard, is no stranger to the ins and outs of broadcast media and television. Bernard brings years of proven industry connections and high-level corporate experience to Rural Media Group, which includes such properties as RFD-TV, RURAL TV, FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Theatre, RFD-TV The Magazine and most recently RURAL RADIO on Sirius XM Channel 80.

    Previously, as CEO for INDYCAR, Bernard was responsible for overseeing all aspects of INDYCAR. He was instrumental in creating the new DW12 car introduced in 2012, which critics have said brought the best open wheel racing in over two and half decades, changing the name from IRL to INDYCAR, creating a successful ladder series, implementing double file starts, and the first to develop double header races in a weekend.

    Prior to joining INDYCAR, Bernard served as CEO of the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. Bernard produced one of the eight PBR events in its inaugural 1994 season while with the marketing and entertainment department of the California Mid State Fair. He was named CEO of PBR in 1995. Bernard shared the vision of the founding members of the organization -- 20 bull riders who broke away from rodeo to revolutionize bull riding and establish it as a stand-alone sport. Bernard worked in tandem with the founding members to develop and guide the PBR brand, and the sport itself, through several stages of growth, profit and global success.

    Bernard has three children (Priscilla, Ryan and Alexandria) and is married to Cameo Kneuer, a fitness expert. Bernard is now based out of Rural Media Group’s corporate head-quarters in Omaha, Nebraska and travels frequently to the company’s main production studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Sharon Magness Blake

    Sharon Magness Blake

    Teammate since: 
    2007

    Sharon Magness Blake is a noted philanthropist who was honored with the Mizel Museum Community Enrichment Award in 2011 for raising over $50 million for Denver-based charities. Magness Blake is president of the Thunder Foundation (formerly the Bob and Sharon Magness Foundation) and a partner in Epicurean Catering. In addition to her work with Teammates For Kids, she currently serves on the boards of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation and the National Western Stock Show and is a past member of boards for Volunteers of America, the University of Denver, Denver Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the National Cable Television Center and Museum, and Wings Over the Rockies. She has chaired the National Repertory Orchestra's Summer Gala, Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Pink Tie Affair and Men for the Cure's annual steak-and-cigar dinner.

  • Bill Bostrom

    Bill Bostrom

    Teammate since: 
    1999

    Bill Bostrom received his law degree from the University of Virginia. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, business and nonprofit entities and real estate. He serves as Legal Counsel for Teammates For Kids.

  • Garth Brooks

    Teammate since: 
    1999
    Co-Founder of Teammates for Kids

    Garth Brooks is the highest-certified solo artist in music history according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), an organization that also declared him Male Solo Artist of the 20th Century. With over 128 million albums certified by the RIAA, Brooks is also the fastest-selling album artist in RIAA history and the only artist with six albums topping the 10-million sales mark, each earning the RIAA’s Diamond Award. Billboard and the Nielsen Company recently named Brooks “the best-selling artist of the SoundScan era.” He has won two GRAMMY Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 17 American Music Awards, and countless other honors. In October 2012 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brooks is married to GRAMMY-winning recording artist Trisha Yearwood and has three daughters—Taylor, August and Allie. www.garthbrooks.com

  • Anthony Munoz

    Anthony Munoz

    Teammate since: 
    2007

    Anthony Munoz was chosen 3rd overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1980 NFL draft and immediately became one of the league’s premier lineman. He was elected to play in 11 consecutive Pro Bowl games from 1981 – 1991. He was the Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and was a four-time NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year. He was also a member of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. Munoz led the Bengals to three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC Championships in 1981 and 1988. In August of 1998 he became the only Cincinnati Bengal to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2002 he established the Anthony Munoz Foundation (AMF) that recognizes and supports area youth mentally, physically, and spiritually through opportunities, scholarships and awards.

  • David Porter

    Teammate since: 
    2014
    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft retail stores

    As Corporate Vice President of retail stores, David Porter oversees the company's development and investment in retail, growing channels of Microsoft’s brick and mortar stores and online channels. He joined in 2009 to create a premium retail experience for customers around the world, and has since lead the organization through rapid growth and expansion. As of September 2014, Microsoft retail footprint spans 104 retail stores across the United States and Canada, along with a major global online presence in 228 countries and territories. The retail stores play a critical role in gathering customer feedback and insights that are leveraged across the Microsoft ecosystem.

    Before joining Microsoft, David served as Head of Worldwide Product Distribution for DreamWorks Animation SKG. His responsibilities at DreamWorks included managing the worldwide home video business and alternative forms of media distribution, and he also drove the successful development of new business models including consumer products and licensing.

    Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, David spent 25 years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. During his career, he held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility and seniority at Wal-Mart. During his college years, he served in a variety of positions at the Ada, Oklahoma Store. Upon Graduation, David accepted his first management position as an Internal Auditor in Bentonville, Arkansas and later, managed the Panama City Beach and Bentonville flagship stores.

    David held several leadership roles at Wal-Mart including Food Merchandising, and Worldwide Merchandising and Replenishment Systems. His last job was Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Entertainment, where he oversaw movies, music, video games and strategic initiatives within the electronics department. He also managed areas related to merchandise layout and took the lead in digital initiatives, marketing integration, and licensing activities throughout the company.

    David has a bachelor's degree in Finance from East Central University where he was a proud member and president of Pi Kappa Alpha.

  • Larry Walker

    Larry Walker

    Teammate since: 
    1999

    Born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Larry Walker broke into the Major Leagues in 1989 with the Montreal Expos. He signed with the Colorado Rockies as a free agent in 1995. Known for his defense as well as his hitting prowess, Walker became one of the most respected players in all of baseball. He is a three-time batting champion (1998, 1999, 2001) and was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1997. Walker and his wife, Angela, have two children—Brittany Marie and Canaan Rose-Lynn. In addition to his work with Teammates for Kids, Walker is strongly involved with the Rockies Youth Fields of Dreams Programs, having opened three facilities in the Denver metro area.

  • Anita Zucker

    Anita Zucker

    Teammate since: 
    2010

    Anita Zucker is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She received a Master of Education degree from the University of North Florida in Educational Administration and Supervision. Anita taught elementary school for over ten years and now serves as Chairperson and CEO for The InterTech Group, Inc. She also owns the Carolina Ice Palace and the South Carolina Stingrays. Anita is very active in her community, either sitting on the board, serving as President or Chairperson, or founding many different organizations including: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Education Foundation, School to Work Task Force, The Jewish Endowment Fund, and Trident United Way Board. She is also a member of the Education and Economic Development Council of South Carolina. Anita is the widow of Jerry Zucker. She has three children: Jonathan and his wife, Laura; Andrea and her husband, Nicolas Muzin; and Jeffrey and his fiancée, Jessica Gerrick. Anita now has five grandchildren--Stella, Daisy, and Jerry Muzin; and Jeremy and Gabriella Zucker.

Staff

  • Rex Carpenter

    Teammate since: 
    2001
    Zone Architect

    Upon graduation from Texas Tech University in 1981, Rex joined HKS Architects, where he focused his career on healthcare facilities, with emphasis on children’s healthcare facilities. In 1994, working with the Troy Aikman Foundation, Rex completed the first “Endzone” at Children’s Medical Center at Dallas. This was quickly followed by Cook Fort Worth Children’s and Oklahoma City Children’s. In 2001 the Zone program entered a new era with the entry of The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation for the Zone at Texas Children’s Hospital. Now, with Garth and Troy’s commitment, the Child Life Zone program has grown to 9 locations, with Rex and HKS providing design and construction support for all.

  • Jason Grahame

    Teammate since: 
    2008
    Operations

    Before joining Teammates in January 2008, Jason worked for the Colorado Avalanche as an amateur scout. He graduated from the University of Denver, where he played four years of hockey, with a degree in marketing/finance, and he also holds a management degree from Northwood University. He and his wife, Sandra, have an infant son named Jack. Jason’s mother, Charlotte, works for the Colorado Avalanche organization and helped forge Teammates’ relationship with the NHL. His father, Ron is the Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Denver, and his older brother John was a Teammate who played for the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Carolina Hurricanes. In his spare time, Jason enjoys hiking, playing golf, reading and coaching minor league hockey.

  • Scott Zebedis

    Scott Zebedis

    Teammate since: 
    1999
    Player Relations

    Since the day Teammates for Kids began operations—March 1, 1999--Scott has been a driving force in connecting big-hearted athletes with children facing medical and economic challenges. A native of Anderson, Indiana, Scott earned his B.A. from Anderson University and spent 15 years working for professional baseball, basketball, and soccer teams in the areas of sales and marketing. He currently resides in Anderson, and his hobbies are sports and reading.

Former Board Members

  • Troy Aikman

  • Rick Belluzzo

  • David Christie

  • Bo Mitchell

  • Howard Parker

  • Mike Reilly

  • Harold Reynolds

  • Robin Roberts