Davidson, CEO of National Sports Services (NSSsports.com), has been involved in professional sports since 1982. NSS provides management, venue and franchise development, brokering and training services to the professional sports industry.
The firm has provided services to more than four dozen minor league baseball and hockey teams over the past 20 years. A specialty of the firm is the development and implementation of business plans for both start-up organizations and turnaround situations and venue development.
Bill, his wife Susan, sons Turner & Parker reside in Cleveland, TN.
Scott Henrichsen is set for his second season as President of the Atlanta Gladiators. Just before coming to the Glads, Henrichsen was the first General Manager of a multi sport complex, Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, OH. Prior to that, Henrichsen was the Vice President of Sales for the Pensacola Blue Wahoss, the Double A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Coming back to Georgia is sort of a homecoming for Henrichsen and his family as they lived in Villa Rica (Carroll County) for 14 years, while Henrichsen worked for the Atlanta Falcons as a Premium Seat Sales Manager from 2002 to 2009. Henrichsen has also worked for the National Basketball Development League during its inaugural year as the Director of Business/Director of Sales for the Asheville Altitude. Hockey is not a new sport for Henrichsen as he worked for the Minnesota Wild and St. Paul Arena during their first season in the NHL. Henrichsen also spent several years in Boise, ID with the Idaho Steelheads (then in the West Coast Hockey League), the Idaho Sneakers (General Manager), the Idaho Stallions of the IPFL as the Director of Business Operations and the arena’s various concerts and events.
He grew up in San Jose, CA but attended and graduated from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), where he majored in Commercial Physical Education (Sports Business Management). Born in Massachusetts he is Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the New England Patriots fan.
Henrichsen is married to Tracie and they have 3 children, Scotlyn, Brayden and Boston (I told you he was a fan)! He enjoys coaching youth sports, boating on the lake, playing with his children, the beach and camping when he is not at work.
Waid is entering his first year with the gladiators for the 2018-19 season serving as the Director of Marketing. Before joining the Glads, Waid had an extensive marketing career in Alabama, working as a Marketing Assistant for 2 years and Marketing Director for 6 years at Cullman Parks and Recreation, which 3 times was named as one of the top 4 parks and recreation department’s in the country. His main focuses included marketing for a major waterpark, a 13,000-member fitness center, an 18-hole golf course, multiple large events and festivals, as well as working with sports leagues and tournaments. Harbison was also very active in the community in Cullman, AL, serving as a leader on many community boards, foundations, and organizations where he also used his marketing skills to benefits these organizations. He has also taught multiple classes and conference sessions on social media, digital marketing, and other topics.
Waid is an avid sports fan and enjoys college football, college basketball, major league baseball, and of course hockey. He is a major fan of any sports associated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he studied Marketing and Business Administration. Waid lives in Lawrenceville, GA and enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, skiing, and other outdoor activities outside the office.
Chris is entering his third season in Atlanta as the "Voice of the Gladiators". He will once again serve as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster for all 72 Glads games this season on the Gladiators Radio Network among various other media and design responsibilities. Treft is also in his first season as the manager of the team's social media pages and website.
The native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the number two broadcaster for the Adirondack Flames of the AHL during the 2014-15 campaign. The season before that in 2013-14, Treft served as the TV color commentator and broadcasting intern with his hometown Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. In addition to his time in pro hockey, Treft has had an assortment of broadcasting experience serving as the voice of the Fort Wayne Federals of the MnJHL, Fort Wayne High School Hockey Association and the 2013 and 2014 Indiana High School Hockey State Championships. During the summertime, he is also the broadcaster of the TORHS 2Hot4Ice and State Wars Roller Hockey National Championships.
Chris is a graduate of IPFW (Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne) where he played hockey for the Mastodons while getting his degree in Media Communications and minors in Public Relations and Media Production. His immense passion and love for the sport of hockey all started when his grandpa took him to Fort Wayne Komets games as a baby to sneak beer and peanuts in his diaper bag. When the ushers at the Memorial Coliseum caught on to the trick, he was already old enough to enjoy the games himself. He became a huge hockey nut and, more specifically, a Komets fan. (Don't hold that against him as he promises he is all Glads now.) Chris now lives in Duluth and enjoys playing roller hockey, working out and cheering for the Colorado Avalanche and New York Mets in his free time.
The 2018-2019 season marks Clyde Patterson’s fifth season with the Gladiators. As the Director of Community and Youth Hockey Relations, Clyde is responsible for managing all Community affairs and events including working with the Atlanta area Youth Hockey programs. He will also continue with game day operations, and providing service for season ticket holders and group events.
A lifetime fan of hockey who first laced on the skates at the age of 5, Clyde brings a love for the game as well as a passion for the community. Growing up in Georgia, he spent much of his time at the Omni, watching the Atlanta Flames. He is very well known in the hockey community, as he founded the very first indoor Roller Hockey program in Georgia in 1994 and has coached, refereed, managed and coordinated many teams and tournaments in the last 22 years including coaching his son’s high school team. Clyde was a member of the Georgia High School Roller Hockey Association for 7 years, serving one year as Chairman of the Board. Clyde is a Level 3 USA Hockey Certified Coach. Clyde recently retired from coaching youth hockey after spending 22 years doing what he loved, teaching our youth. He plans to spend much of his newly found free time with his family and catching up on his "honey do list." Clyde is a rare breed, as he and his wife, Nancy are both native to north Georgia. They reside in Alpharetta with their three children, Brittney, Daniel and Olivia.
After living in New England her entire life, it only makes sense that Joelle found a position with the Boston Bruins' ECHL affiliate! She recently moved to Georgia to be closer to family and get away from those Maine and NH winters, swapping the cold for the heat and lots of humidity!
It is her belief that there is not one position more important than another in a company; we are all needed to insure collective success. She has been an Office Manager / Bookkeeper for the over 20 years and is excited to begin her second season with the Atlanta Gladiators.
In her free time, Joelle enjoys cooking, gardening, watching (and quoting!) movies and playing with her granddaughter Maya.
The 2018-19 season will be Tommy’s second season with the Gladiators. He joins us from the Inside Sales program of the Chicago Bulls. Tommy is originally from Cincinnati, OH where he attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a degree is Sport Administration. At the University of Cincinnati, Tommy was a 4 year varsity athlete competing on the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. He will challenge anyone to a “hold your breath competition”. Tommy is excited to be in Georgia and be a part of Gladiators Nation!
Greg is a graduate from Gardner-Webb University were he studied Sport Management and Business Administration. While at Gardner-Webb he worked with the Athletic Marketing department for three years and with Game Day Operations for one year, where he did everything from filming sporting events and creating highlights to running fan events and being the school mascot at times. Greg was also a member of the Marching Band while at college, where he was apart of the drumline. Greg is from Newton NC, a small town about 40 miles west of Charlotte NC and just recently moved to Georgia.
When he is not at work Greg enjoys relaxing at home and watching Netflix or working out. He also is a huge Denver Broncos and Atlanta Braves fan, as well as a Massive Nascar fan, only missing a race if he absolutely has to. Greg looks forward to working with Gladiators and cannot wait to meet the fans.
Matt is in his first full season with the Gladiators. He is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University. During his time at KSU, Matt became invested in the football team and worked as a video intern for the coaching staff. He has experience in game production as well, as he worked with Sport Image to put on the first annual Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic this past December. Matt is from the metro Atlanta area and currently resides in Grayson, GA. In his free time you will find Matt spending time with his friends and family, as well as watching the Georgia Bulldogs or the Patriots.
Anthony is entering his fourth season with the Gladiators. As a corporate sales manager he is responsible for developing and retaining corporate clients by creating unique partnerships that allow his clients to build their brand alongside the Gladiators both on and off the ice.
Before coming to the Gladiators, Anthony worked in both the adult social sports industry and served in the military with the United States Army and the Georgia National Guard.
Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University in 2012. He also holds an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Originally from St. Louis, Anthony now lives in Holly Springs with his wife Mary and his two children Marissa and Tyler. During his free time you'll find him spending time with his family and cheering for his beloved Blues & Cardinals.
Tim has been a member of the Gladiators family since 2005. He started out as game day staff in the merchandise department and recently took over as Merchandise Manager this season. Tim brings over 40 years of retail experience to the Gladiators from working at Publix as a bag boy to managing a Reebok store. The Miami native also worked with the former Gwinnett Braves in their ticketing department. Prior to his time in retail, Tim served for ten years as a member of the United States Air Force, completing over 2,000 combat hours.
Tim resides with his wife Lynda of 37 years, who also works on the Glads Merch Staff. Tim and Lynda have three kids; Scott, Heather and Travis. His favorite sports are hockey, football, baseball and soccer. Tim enjoys camping, canoeing or kayaking, and World of Warcraft in his spare time.
James joined the Gladiators staff as an Account Executive in July 2018. He is responsible for assisting in maximizing revenue by selling group outings and ticket packages.
Prior to Joining the Gladiators, James worked as a Group Sales Account Representative with the Memphis Redbirds during their 2018 season. He previously served as Assistant to the President of the Texas League in 2017, interned as a Sales and Marketing Associate for the Texas AirHogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, and was also the Box Office Manager for the Great Southwest Collegiate League in 2016.
James graduated in May 2017 from Dallas Baptist University with a master’s degree in Sport Management. He attended Baylor University for undergraduate and is an avid Baylor sports fan. In his spare time, James likes hanging out with friends, cheering on his favorite sports teams, and playing with his dog, Rhett
The 2018-19 season will be Bailey’s third season with the Gladiators. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Sport Management. While in college, Bailey was an intern for AthFest Educates where she assisted in the planning and execution of the AthHalf Half Marathon.
Bailey grew up in Northern Virginia but was planning on moving to Georgia and attending the University of Georgia since she was in the fourth grade. She grew up playing soccer and field hockey, but loves watching baseball and ice hockey. In her free time you can find her traveling and watching the Nationals, Capitals, or Bulldogs! She now resides in Duluth, GA.
Travis was born and raised in the Tar Heel state and brings 10 years of experience in the Sports Business World to the Gladiators, including stops with the Rockford Icehogs of the AHL and Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League. Most recently he was the Assistant General Manager for the Florida Fire Frogs (single A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. He attended Liberty University where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. In his free time Travis enjoys hiking, fishing, hanging out with his dog Kobe and playing FIFA.