Meet the STG Team

At STG we work hard and have a lot of fun! The STG team has brought together a wealth of sports and technology knowledge, and capacity for excellence, hard work and all round humour. Meet the crazy team working to shift the Sports landscape with cutting edge technology!

 Team STG: (l-r) Ray Walia, Claire Robinson, Gary Boddington, Dannie Boyd, Mark Pearson, Tyler Wilson

Team STG: (l-r) Ray Walia, Claire Robinson, Gary Boddington, Dannie Boyd, Mark Pearson, Tyler Wilson

GARY BODDINGTON
When he’s not eating sushi (literally every day for lunch) Gary is scheduling his next soccer/hockey match. Always keeping the team on our toes with his ingrained competitive behaviour, no one can beat him to work in the morning. Here’s what he has to say for himself…

 Just one of Gary's many activities... singing atop mountains!

Just one of Gary's many activities... singing atop mountains!

Where are you from:
Cape Town, South Africa
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Squash, Football (Soccer), Ski, Mountain Bike, Beer Pong

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Under Armour, Springboks, Blitzboks, Arsenal
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
Nelson Mandela on the field in a Springbok jersey meeting the teams before the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final in South Africa.
My personal experience entering the Atlanta stadium for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games.

Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IoT
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
I participated in the 1992 IIHF World Championship (Group C2) for South Africa.. and no one actually believes that South Africa has an ice rink.

TYLER WILSON (TEE DUB)
Try to find a sports jersey this fanatic does not have… this prairie boy knows his sports highlights. Never short on conversation, he infuses the team with positivity and enthusiasm. Here’s what he has to say for himself…

Where are you from:
Regina, Canada (Reg Town!)
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Basketball

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Nike, Riders, Raptors, Whitecaps
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
MJ… switching hands in mid-air layup vs the Lakers.. game 3 1991 NBA Finals. At the time.. was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Holographic VR, AR, Blockchain
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
Can play the guitar, drums, organ, trumpet and baritone

 

DANNIE BOYD
Armed with a movie quote or two, this Olympic sailor brings ample energy to the team. Not to mention, she is the true boss of our team keeping everyone and everything in line. Here’s what she has to say about herself…

 Dannie ripping it up downwind in Rio with teammate, Erin Rafuse

Dannie ripping it up downwind in Rio with teammate, Erin Rafuse

Where are you from:
Kingston, Canada
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Sailing!! (Also surfing, SUPing, climbing, mountain biking)

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Ripcurl, O'Neill, Patagonia
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
The entire Rio 2016 Olympic experience: specifically day one of competition, and watching Canada’s men’s volleyball team beat Italy to make the quarter-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Athlete’s village surrounded by Team Canada teammates. The energy was amazing!!
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Holographic Projection
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
Massive Star Wars fan and all-round nerd…


CLAIRE ROBINSON
Swim. Bike. Run. Claire usually tackles one of these activities to get to work in the morning. Our in-house enduro triathlete keeps the STG team motivated with her intense training schedule. Here’s what she had to say about herself…

 Just another 200km cycle for Claire

Just another 200km cycle for Claire

Where are you from:
Toronto, Canada
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Triathalon

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Oiselle
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
Definitely Crosby’s OT goal at the 2010 Olympics. The majority of my extended family was together crowded around the TV dead silence. My mom is the youngest of 8 siblings, so that’s a rarity in our big family. You could feel the tension, but as soon as that puck left his stick the decibel level in that room went up a few notches
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Phones that don’t require charging
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
I watch the real housewives religiously…

RAY WALIA
This technology wiz knows exactly what it takes to get a startup off the ground! He brings the experience and wisdom to the team, often in the form of a one liner. Here is what he has to say for himself…

Where are you from:
Vancouver, Canada
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Eating… when not eating basketball, volleyball, golf

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Nike
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
2010 Golden Goal
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
I’ve written a TV series, that has yet to see the light of day.

MARK PEARSON
The third field hockey player to join the STG team — and the inaugural member of STG’s lunch run club, Mark brings an athlete’s energy to the team. Especially since he bookends his day with wind sprints. Here’s what he has to say about himself...

 Mark and Team Canada qualifying for Rio 2016... or end of day sprints

Mark and Team Canada qualifying for Rio 2016... or end of day sprints

Where are you from:
Tsawwassen, Canada
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Golf, Skiing, Soccer, Fantasy Football
What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Adidas, Canucks, Seahawks
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
Shootout win 8–7 against New Zealand in 2015 to Qualify for the Rio Olympics. 
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Digital collectables & tokenized assets
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
That I’m a semi-accomplished chef who has produced award-winning guacamole :)

 

GINA TIMM
Gina, yet another South African added to our team, keeps the group on task, even all the way from Dallas. She is the friendly face behind our bright and early Monday morning meetings with just enough sas to keep everyone in line… here is what she has to say for herself...

 Gina finishing 91.1km, and somehow having fun!

Gina finishing 91.1km, and somehow having fun!

Where are you from:
Geographical — Dallas, Emotional — Johannesburg
What sports do you participate/compete in:
Field Hockey, Golf, Marathon Running

What sporting brand name do you identify with:
Athletica, Nike, Under Armour
What is your favourite sports memory(witnessed or participant):
Completing the Comrades Ultra-Marathon (Personal). South Africa winning 1995 Rugby World Cup, uniting all colours in South Africa (Witnessed on the streets of Johannesburg)
Your most anticipated emerging technology:
Impact of blockchain across all industries
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you:
Played field hockey for South Africa U21. Run marathons on 3 continents, 4 countries, in 8 cities :)