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Staff Bios

Meet the SportsLink staff

Christian Crute – Managing Director

The Complication is the face of the franchise.  If you haven’t seen him on the field, you have probably seen him at one of our numerous social events.   The UNC grad loves to play many of the sports we run, with more than a few championship shirts from ultimate, volleyball and soccer.   He has managed to be talked into doing multiple extreme races over the past few years and survived.  He is our fearless leader.  If he were an animal, he would be a bear, “I’m warm and snuggly, but I can get grumpy and eat you if you are bothering me”.    christian@sportslinkus.com




Amanda Brooks – Operations Director

The Foundation holds the place up, or so she thinks (schedules, schedules, and schedules).  As a flag footballer, she is a C-Town’s Most Wanted lifer.   The former college basketball player at UNC-Pembroke,  is a workout addict and loves pranking the office, especially Christian.   She lists one of her favorite SportsLink memories as the intricate ping pong ball design on Christian’s floor that prevented him from getting to his desk.      amanda@sportslinkus.com


AJ Lightbody – Social Sports and Social Planner

The former Wingate University soccer captain joined our team in Feb 2016 to take over our flag football program and Social Media. She has since moved onto the social side of things and is now running our bar leagues and hosting kick-a$$ parties and events. The Umtion keeps us young and connected to the rapidly growing Charlotte social scene.  




Lesley Donovan – SL-Active Director

Keith King – Business Manager

Joe Schooley – Staffing Director

Taylor Deford – Administrative Director