Alan Gooch
Executive Director
Alan has been with Orlando Sports Foundation since the beginning in 2007 and helped bring OSF to life. As a UCF alumni and former UCF Football coach, sports and football are near and dear to him. He has found a way to incorporate what he loves, sports, and also help others by raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
Matt Stover
Director of Sales & Member Relations
An Orlando native and University of Central Florida alum, Matt joined the Orlando Sports Foundation staff in 2015 and oversees the day-to-day ticket sales and operations for the Cure Bowl. Prior to joining the Orlando Sports Foundation staff, he worked for the UCF Athletics Association in various roles.
Bridget Bryant
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Bridget is a University of Central Florida Graduate and was an intern for the Orlando Sports Foundation before joining the team full time in 2021. Bridget oversees the day-to-day marketing, social media and communications within the foundation. During her time at UCF, Bridget held leadership positions in both the Equestrian Club and Delta Zeta sorority.
Joe Hierholzer
Internal Operations Coordinator
Joe was the mascot for UCF (2017-2021). As Knightro, he developed a passion for sports, fan engagement, and community impact. He graduated from the UCF College of Business Administration with a degree in Integrated Business & Marketing. He is currently a graduate student at UCF’s DeVos Sports Business Management Program. Joe joined the team as the Cure Bowl mascot, CB, in 2018. He now oversees volunteers, mascot operations, and event planning.
Kelly Walston
Controller/ Business Operations/HR
Kelly joined the team in May 2017 and is responsible for managing accounting and certain HR functions. She is a CPA and has her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida International University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Although she has experience working with some of the largest companies in Central Florida, including CNL and HD Supply as a Controller, she has found a new passion working for non-profits. Kelly lives with her husband, Jack, son, Jack III and daughter, Maddie.
Mark Line
GM of the Cure Bowl All-Stars
Mark organizes and manages the Cure Classic All-Stars game for the Orlando Sports Foundation. The purpose of the event is to bring players from Orange County and Seminole County high schools together for an all-star game. The game has been successful in generating student-athlete scholarship interest from colleges and universities throughout the county.
Nate Blythe
Media Relations
Nate officially joined the Orlando Sports Foundation in July 2018 after helping launch the inaugural 2015 Cure Bowl as a media relations manager. He oversees the day-to-day public relations and communications responsibilities as well as media operations for the Cure Bowl. The UCF graduate earned an Information Technology degree in 2009 and later worked in the UCFAA Athletics Communications department. He served three years in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Media Relations office and earned his Masters in Business Administration in 2012. Nate also worked in the Campbell Athletics Media Services department and has assisted at the Bahamas Bowl and Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s Basketball Tournament as a statistics coordinator.