Gianna is a full time graduate student attending Seton Hall University to achieve a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She hopes to work in the pediatric field when she begins practicing and couldn’t be happier to be part of the Wolves Basketball Team!
Courtney has volunteered with Special Olympics for 10 years. Most recently she ran the Clemson University Special Olympics College program. She organized a range of sports year round including Flag Football, bowling, basketball, and Cheerleading. “I am so excited to start this new chapter with the Wolves Basketball Team”
Adam has been involved with Wolves Basketball from the first clinic, ever since he was in the eight grade. After assisting with the drills and games, oftentimes with the younger participants, for the first couple of years, Adam became a coach and runs his own station. Wolves was easily Adam’s favorite and most rewarding activity throughout his high school years. Adam’s favorite part about Wolves is witnessing the growth of the participants not only in their basketball skills, but in their social skills, their listening skills, and in their motor skills. Adam is a freshman at Lehigh University majoring in Finance. While Adam cannot attend the clinics weekly anymore because he is in college, he loves coming home to Wolves Basketball.
Jordan has been with Wolves for 2 years and is the conditioning coach. He really loves fitness and being able to help others, especially when it benefits them for a sport they’re playing. He plays soccer and boxes to stay active. He always looks forward to Saturday where he can pursue his passion even further and is excited for the future of Wolves Basketball Academy.
After becoming a mother myself, I developed a deep passion for working with children and making sure that each and every family I treat is cared for in the way I would want to be treated! My favorite area of practice is sensory integration and I am continually fascinated by what can be achieved with this treatment strategy.”
Practicing occupational therapy for over 14 years, Laura is a certified sensory integration therapist and worked in numerous settings including hospitals, school systems, home care, and private clinics before joining CommuniKids in 2007.
Laura holds a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hartwick College. Practicing occupational therapy for over 14 years, Laura is a certified sensory integration therapist and worked in numerous settings including hospitals, school systems, home care, and private clinics.
Adam wanted to be involved from the very beginning of Wolves Basketball. He was a great greeter the first 2 years. The children loved seeing his smiling face when they checked in and received their name tag. As Adam got older he became a great coach as well as running social media. Adam is a freshman at Cornell University majoring in Hotel Management. When Adam is home he LOVES helping out at Wolves Basketball clinics.
When Brett shadowed a special needs boy at the JCC’s basketball program, 5 years ago he had no idea that his experience would be the inspiration to Wolves
Basketball Academy. Brett has been an integral part of Wolves from the start. He has done everything from coach, shadow and social media. Brett is a Junior at Ithaca College majoring in TV/Radio. Brett loves when he is home so he can help out and either coach at the clinics or run social media.
Karen is the first smiling face everyone sees when they enter wolves basketball. She makes sure every smiling face has a name tag, is registered and ready for a great experience. She loves working at Wolves. Wolves would not run so smoothly if it wasn’t for her.
I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. I volunteered at Intensive Therapeutics in Fanwood and I was also a shadow counselor at the JCC. I love working with children with special needs. I am so excited to be working with the Wolves Basketball Academy and playing basketball with some of my favorite kiddos.
Coach Teddy attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School where he had a stellar varsity basketball career his junior and senior years. He helps out at strive basketball camp, and excel basketball camp during the summer. He enjoys coaching at the Wolves Basketball Academy because he is able to share his knowledge of basketball with all the kids.
Ken is an executive at IBM focused in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries A University of Michigan graduate, he’s originally from the Boston Area, where he grew up coaching and playing multiple sports from a young age. Ken and his wife Cynthia live in Westfield where they raised their two kids over the last 20 years. During this time, Ken was active with the youth Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer programs coaching in the Travel and In-Town sports leagues for many years. The Wolfe’s enjoy skiing, traveling, and the family recently lived in Spain for 2 years. With a Sophomore in College and a Senior in high school, and thus some new-found extra time on his hands, Ken’s excited to join up and dive in with the Wolves Basketball Academy.