Scott VanWart, President
Scott was born and raised on the West side of Saint John and has a passion for both basketball and Saint John. He has been around the game of basketball for over 25 years and played many years in the LMBA, at Barnhill Junior High, and St Malachys High School. Scott also spent a number of years representing New Brunswick at the Provincial level and later in life enjoyed volunteer coaching in the LMBA.
After graduating from Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Scott spent almost a decade helping to build local IT start-up Q1 Labs which was acquired in October 2010 by IBM. Following IBM Scott spent a number of years with Silicon Valley based start-up Netskope before returning home to work as a Director of Product Management at Mariner Partners in Uptown Saint John. Scott and his partner now live in Rothesay with their beautiful 6 year old daughter Emily.
Mike Cormier, Corporate Partnerships
Mike has a deep passion for the game of basketball and has been involved the sport for nearly 40 years. He has coached house league and competitive teams both with the KVBA and Fredericton Minor Basketball as well as at the Middle School level. Mike is also very active in volunteering and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus currently serving as an Officer with his local council.
Professionally, Mike retired from IBM in 2014 after almost 30 years in the IT industry. He worked at a number of companies over those years with a focus on IT startups over the latter part of his career. Most notably, he worked for nearly 7 years at a very successful NB rooted startup called Q1 Labs which was acquired by IBM in 2011. Mike and his wife Joan have three children and currently reside in Rothesay, NB.
Dave Morrell, Basketball Operations
David has been involved with the sport of basketball for nearly 15 years. He has coached many non-competitive and competitive teams, as well as volunteering for many different basketball association positions. Along with basketball, David also enjoys many other sports including karate. In 2012, David earned his black belt from Shintorakai Canada. David has also taught karate for nearly 10 years and has successfully become a qualified Karate Canada official. David always enjoys talking about the theory behind this martial art.
In his professional life, David has worked in the IT field for more than 17 years and is currently employed with Genesys in Saint John, New Brunswick as a Staff Software QA Analyst. He is married to Beckie of 17 years and has two daughters who also love the game of basketball.
Bryer MacPherson, Social Media
Rob Spon, General Manager