HERO Kids Sports Founder/CEO of Massachusetts & Colorado
Coach Mike Simpson was born in Salt Lake City, UT and grew up in Amherst, MA. He attended Cheshire Academy and graduated from Amherst High School. He earned his Bachelors of Arts from Curry College in Boston. A lifelong participant in sports programming, including co-captain of his high school football team, he founded HERO Kids Sports out of his belief that sports enrichment programming can significantly effect a child’s sense of self-esteem, as well as provide evidenced based benefits for positive mental and physical health. Prior to founding HERO Kids Sports, Mike worked as a Mental Health Counselor at the Harvard Teaching Hospital, McLean Hospital, providing counseling and support to patients and their families. Mike learned the impact of playing sports early, being a part of a team and feeling supported and inspired by his coaches. He began HERO Kids Sports in Boston, MA and grew it to the West to Greater Colorado. Mike wakes up every day, after his 6 mile runs, feeling proud and excited to 'Inspire the HERO Inside' for every kiddo!
Managing Director of Massachusetts
Coach Reid Noble grew up in Bennington, VT and has played almost every sport since he was a kid. Soccer, basketball and baseball have always been his favorites. In high school he, his mom and his dad moved to Amherst, MA where he continued to play basketball, baseball and track & field in school. Once solidifying his love for playing sports, Coach Reid started to help out coaching friends and neighbors kids teams. He continued coaching and sports management during his undergrad working at the Athletic Department at Marist College. He has always loved the outdoors and has recently found a passion for snowboarding, surfing, and hiking. After moving to Boston and managing several health clubs around the city, he reconnected with Coach Mike and where he became a part of the HERO Team growing HERO Kids Sports in Massachusetts to serve more kiddos. He loves the energy of HERO and working with kids has been an amazing experience for him.
Regional Manager of Colorado
Coach Tim Lewis grew up in Somers, NY and has been playing sports his whole life. His father coached him in basketball, soccer, baseball, football and lacrosse from age 4 to middle school. Some say he could run the bases before he learned how to walk. At Somers High School, Coach Tim was a standout Football and Lacrosse player, as well as being a 2x Wrestling captain. In College, Coach Tim took his talents to the Division 1 Lacrosse field, playing for Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield CT and graduated with his Bachelors in Psychology. He was also awarded All Conference for Defense. After College, Coach Tim heard the call of the Rocky Mountains and shipped off to Denver, CO. It was there that he fell in love with the outdoors and fresh mountain air. He returned to school and pursued his Special Education and Elementary School License and had taught Special Education in CO before becoming a part of the HERO Team. When he's not coaching kiddos, you can find Coach Tim on the Ski slopes, hiking a 14er, or enjoying a beautiful day at the park.
Assistant Manager of Colorado
Coach Jordan Nelligan grew up in Hawaii and has played sports the majority of his life, having competed in a junior Olympics championship! His love for sports and outdoor activities began with surfing in kindergarten; from there he became an avid scuba diver and pursued his rescue diver certification. He began coaching sports initially teaching swimming to school aged children in Puerto Rico and continued swim instruction in Colorado following his service in the military. He is currently finishing up his Bachelors in applied science at Red Rocks Community College. The HERO mission and purpose rung true to Coach Jordan and he became a part of our HERO team as a full time coach and Assistant Manager. When he is not coaching kiddos, Coach Jordan is enjoying time with family and his dogs.