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Brendan Sullivan

Founder & President

Brendan Sullivan

College Stanford University ’96

High School St. Albans ’93
Washington Post First Team All-Met ’92-’93

Experience Five years San Diego Padres (AAA)
2004 National Double-Goal Coach of The Year

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Brendan was a four-year varsity player at St. Albans School (’93) where he was three-time All-Interstate Athletic Conference; two-time Washington Post First Team All-Met [’92-’93], and the 1993 Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year for Washington, D.C. He attended Stanford University, graduating in 1996. While a member of the Cardinal, Brendan participated in three NCAA regional tournaments and the 1995 College World Series, leading the team in saves and appearances during his sophomore season.

Also in 1995 Brendan was selected Reliever of the Year in the Cape Cod Summer League. Drafted in the 26th round in 1996, Brendan signed with the San Diego Padres. He played minor league baseball for five years and was promoted to the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars his last two seasons.

Brendan is the Founder and President of Headfirst Camps, and he directs Headfirst’s Honor Roll Camps. In 2004, Brendan was named a National Double-Goal Coach of The Year award winner, presented by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). In 2007, the Headfirst Gamers baseball program was named Organization of the Year by the Washington, D.C. Home Plate Club.

Check out Brendan and Headfirst Sports featured on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

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Joe Graziano

Chief Operations Officer & General Counsel

Joe Graziano

College Georgetown University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Georgetown University, JD, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
National University of Ireland, Galway, LLM, First Honors

High School Chaminade, ‘02, Two-Time All-CHSAA

Experience Former Player, Georgetown University
Former Headfirst Honor Roll Camper & Coach
Associate, Jones Day

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Joey was the starting third baseman at Georgetown after spending his freshman year at Davidson and was a four time Big East Academic All-Star. After being a Rhodes Scholar Finalist and Mitchell Scholar, Joey graduated from Georgetown Law School in 2011.

Joey moved to the Dominican Republic upon graduation to operate the non-profit Beisbol y Libros, which uses baseball to incentivize literacy for children. Prior to joining The Headfirst Companies, Joey was an associate in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm, Jones Day and at The World Bank Group. His practice focused on complex civil and criminal litigation.

Joey serves as our General Counsel and COO. He is dedicated to developing high potential in the over 11,500 campers The Headfirst Companies host every year.

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Drew Hedman

Manager, Honor Roll Camps

Drew Hedman

College Pomona College ’09
Division III National Player of the Year
Two-time All-American

Experience Four Years Boston Red Sox (AA)
Assistant Coach, Vanderbilt University (2014 National Champions)
Washington Nationals, Baseball Operations

Contactdhedman@headfirstcamps.com
202-715-6654

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Drew played at Pomona College (Claremont, CA) where he was a two-time All-American, the 2009 National Player of the Year, three time All-SCIAC and is ranked third all-time in Division III homeruns (63). Upon graduating in 2009 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics with an Econ focus, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Over the course of four seasons in the Red Sox organization, Drew played first base and outfield up to the AA level.

Upon finishing his playing career, Drew joined the coaching staff at Vanderbilt University for the 2013-2014 season as an assistant coach. While at Vanderbilt, the Commodores won the program’s first NCAA National Championship, with Drew coaching first basemen, outfielders and hitters.

After Vanderbilt’s 2014 National Championship season, Drew transitioned to the professional front office with the Washington Nationals. As a member of the baseball operations department, he worked on everything from scouting operations, the amateur draft, minor league roster management, and the daily operations of the major league team.

Drew started at Headfirst at the beginning of 2015 as the Manager of Honor Roll Camps.

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Cara Savarese

Manager, Operations

Cara Savarese

College Georgetown University ’12

Experience Four-year varsity softball letter-winner at Georgetown U.
Named to Big East Softball Honor Roll, Spring 2012

Contactcsavarese@headfirstcamps.com

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Cara Savarese grew up on Long Island, attending Syosset High School where she lettered in softball, basketball, and volleyball. After graduating, she moved on to Georgetown University in Washington, DC where she played softball. Cara was a four-year starter and was named an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete during his junior and senior seasons and graduated in 2012.

Cara joined Headfirst’s full-time team in July of 2014. Cara’s work touches upon all marketing and operations for Headfirst’s Softball Honor Roll Camps and Professional Sports Camps.

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Comparing Headfirst Honor Roll Camp to other events aimed at helping high school ballplayers pursue college athletics is like comparing life in the Major Leagues to a season spent in A-ball. There is Headfirst. And then there is everything else. Mike Barnicle, Journalist & Father of Headfirst Honor Roll Camper
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