Regular Contributors

Marie Rudolph – Gridiron, NCAA; Sports@Work

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Marie created her first opportunity to work in an industry she’s passionate about when she co-founded the EagleBank Bowl (renamed the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman). In winning the inaugural 2008 license, Marie negotiated terms of engagement and other contracts with ESPN, the United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy and the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as securing a $2 million letter of credit for the property. In 2010, she was presented with the Outstanding Service to Amateur Football award by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Alongside her entrepreneurial projects, she continues to volunteer her time and expertise in education, athletics, entrepreneurship and serving veterans and active duty military. She hails from Colorado and moved to Washington, D.C. following college. She holds a B.A. from Regis University and an M.A. from The George Washington University. For questions and comments, contact her at


Favorite teams: NFL: Dallas Cowboys CFB: Colorado Buffaloes CBB:Colorado Buffaloes and Duke Blue Devils

Favorite players: Those who lead by example. Or led, in the case of Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman

Personal style: Depending on my mood, I move along a continuum. I am drawn to designers and styles that reflect me, and my mood, regardless of what’s trending.

Favorite shoe designer: It varies, tho Stuart Weitzman and Via Spiga have a consistent presence in my closet.

Essential for staying Fit First: For me, being Fit works from the inside, out. I’m always experimenting with superfoods, herbs, supplements, etc. Currently, each day begins with “Immortal Machine” from the remarkable David Wolfe and the Longevity Warehouse. I’m also experiencing the wonderful benefits of Laminine.

Place to find her when she is not watching sports: Place to find her when she is not watching sports: With friends or loved ones; Traveling; Working on my mind/body/spirit


Kristen Evans – Gridiron, NCAA

Chicago grown, Kristen was raised on legendary sports teams like the Superbowl Shuffle ’85 Bears and the 6x-Champion Bulls Dynasty. She earned her B.A. in Sports Management and Communications with minors in Health and Sociology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. At U of M she spent 3yrs in marketing and promotions for Michigan Athletics. In the School of Kinesiology she was a contributing editor for Movement Mazagine and spent a summer abroad in China studying Olympic management and sports rehabilitation. Currently Kristen is a consumer researcher applying her skills of understanding fans’ hearts and minds to global consumer brands. Additionally she’s pursuing her Masters of Arts in Communications and Leadership with a concentration in Intercultural Media. To Kristen the game boils down to heart and fundamentals. She’s excited about helping women discover their love for the game and find their inner sports diva! Follow her on twitter @missartscritic.


Favorite team:
NCAA FB: Michigan Wolverines, GO BLUE! / NFL: Chicago Bears
NCAA BB: Duke, Coach K is legendary! / NBA: It’s been a long time since I had a favorite

Favorite player: All Time Greats: Michael Jordan, NBA and Brett Favre, NFL

Favorite Shoe Designer: Top 3: Nine West, Franco Sarto, and Steve Madden + (bonus) Enzo Angiolini

Essential for staying Fit First:
Total body cardio + strength circuit workout.
Drink at least 64 ounces of water everyday + green tea
When it comes to food, simple is best! Oatmeal, vegetables, grains, and fruit

Place to find her when she is not watching sports: Taking in and blogging about arts & culture, reading a good book or watching a movie from her ‘classics’ list; but that’s only after she’s studied or written her latest paper for school! Staying connected to her loved-ones is a must so you’ll also find her doing weekly check-ins and traveling to see family and friends.