About Us 


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Dr. Jacob Yorg
Executive Director

Jacob has a strong work ethic and passion to grow programs, passionately invest in the younger generation, coaches and parents to become influencers of change on and off the field. As a former college women's basketball and current high school girl's basketball coach, Jacob brings unmatched experience and purpose to help change the atmosphere and culture of youth sports, so that they can truly understand what it means to become a GameChanger. 

Rick Sems

Rick is the President of the MidWest Region at First Bank. In this role he has responsibility for the Bank’s commercial banking function for the Midwest Region Area including the Health Care Vertical.



Michael Clithero

Vice President
Mike is an original founding Board Member of BASE in 2006. Mike has been a litigation attorney for 35+ years, currently at Lathrop Gage. As a longtime coach of many of his sons' teams, Mike saw a tremendous need and opportunity to provide character and values-based education for young athletes.


John Herber

John is the Chairman and Managing Partner of RubinBrown where he serves clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries and provides business and estate tax planning services. Herber also serves as a board member of the St. John’s Mercy Hospital Foundation, member of the United Way de Tocqueville Society, and former President of St. Patrick’s Center.


Jen Brooks 

Jen is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. Currently she serves as the Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy in St. Louis, MO where she has maintained this position the last 25 years. Driven by a desire to encourage more women to get involved in the world of high school athletics, as well as to support them and create an awareness piece for male allies, Jen founded the Global Community of Women in High School Sports. Coaching, teaching, helping people to become better versions of themselves led her to her role as the Mentor Program Coordinator for Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. 

Galen Bingham

Galen is a St. Louis-based keynote speaker, coach and leadership strategist with 3 decades of business experience with Fortune 100 corporations including The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods. Galen’s board leadership also includes roles with St. Louis Zoo, St. Patrick Center, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and the International Institute of St. Louis.

Jim Enright

Jim is Senior Vice President of business development and marketing at LockerDome, an ad tech that optimizes ROI in real time, works with thousands of brands and media companies, reaching an audience of millions while serving as on of our board members.


Tina Buck-Harth
After working for the Illinois Senate for three years, Tina opened her own indoor baseball and softball training facility in Springfield, IL – Buck Fastpitch Academy. As a participant in the original BASE workshops, Tina is now giving back to the game as a Board Member.


Jeff Wolff
Jeff joined Anchor Packaging Inc. as President in 2001. He is responsible for managing all aspects of Anchor Packaging’s global business. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in the United Way and the YMCA. He has also coached youth soccer, baseball, basketball and softball.   


Dan Murray
Dan is one of the founding Board Members of the BASE Foundation. Retired from a long career with Equifax, Dan now works with Big Sports Properties to build the POWERPlex in St. Louis. Dan has also served on the board of directors for a local youth athletic association for 15+ years.

Bob Leonard
Bob heads up the Gatesworth Senior Living Communities. Bob has served as past President of CBC’s Board, St. Patrick Center, Cardinal Glennon, Ascension School and also served many years ago on the Chesterfield Athletic Association when they built the new ballparks in the early 2000’s.


Beth Wheeler 

Beth has been supporting from the very beginning of BASE Foundation. She currently is a senior partner at Partners in Leadership. The organization helps companies who are having struggles with culture within by showing them ways in which they can make adjustments to be successful. 

Tim Murphy
Tim is a seasoned executive with a strong retail background in the hospitality industry. Aside from his role as one of our board members, Tim currently teaches an MBA-level course on entrepreneurship and innovation at St. Louis University. 

Todd Zell

Todd is a education professional with over 23 years of experience. His background includes 10 years as an athletic/activities director in both public and private high schools. Also, Todd has coached a variety of different sports like basketball, baseball, softball, and golf. He is passionate about mentoring coaches and less experienced athletic directors. Committed to helping them provide transformational, not just transactional experiences for the athletes. 

  Jacob Buffa 

Jacob is the Co-Founder of Elite Baseball Academy in Chesterfield, Missouri and is a Sports Science Analyst for the Houston Astros. He brings a lot of young energy to our growing organization. Also, Jacob has a passion for impacting the lives of athletes and coaches, and brings many relationships and connections to help the growth of GameChanger Athletes.