Our mission: To inspire and coach our students to Dream Big, Work Hard and Stay Humble.
Born in Washington, DC, Keri grew up in the Northern Virginia area playing basketball and soccer. It was clear early that Keri had an athletic passion and talent. Years of AAU basketball set the stage for Keri to be a 4 year varsity starter at her high school. A full scholarship to George Mason University. Keri became the all-time leading scorer at GMU, a title she still holds. A.B.S. in Accounting and the read world waiting. Keri chose instead to continue her playing career in Sweden. Four seasons of elite basketball in Sweden and a summer in WNBA with the Washington Mystics, Keri brings wealth of playing experience to Dream Big Basketball Academy. During her lengthy career, Keri has been able to coach, work camps and hold private lessons for youth at all ages and levels. Dream Big Basketball Academy is an exciting venue for Keri to continue to influence and be influenced by the game she loves!
After receiving several honors as a local basketball start at North Mecklenburg High School, Devona Allgood, continued her basketball career as a four-year starter at Princeton University. She assisted Princeton to three Ivy Championship runs, including two perfect 14-0 seasons in league play. As a senior captain, Allgood finished her college career as the No. 12 all-time scorer in school history with, 1,177 points, while also ranking in Priceton's top-10 in: blocks, field-goals made, field goal percentage, games played, rebounds and rebound average. During that year, her team also made school history with its first NCAA Top-25 ranking.
Allgood extended her basketball career as she played professionally for Telge Basket in Stockholm, Sweden. Injury sent her back home, where she chose to remain and now works as a Civil Engineer for Cole,Jenest & Stone.
Board of Directors:
President - Chris Kwiatkowski
Professionally: SVP, Head of Government Guaranteed Lending at Yadkin Bank
Small Business Lending Executive and Sales Leader. Specialties: High Growth Specialist, Strategic Planning and Change Management
Critical Success Factors
• Led regional business unit to a national industry leader
• Provided leadership that increased monthly productivity by over 100%
• Increased overall product profitability and market penetration
• Directed training program to increase team member effectiveness
• Developed strategic alliances to increase business and enhance product offering
Vice President - Matt Russel
Professionally: Vice President Human Resources, Dynacast International
Human resources executive with 20+ years experience in large corporate and private equity businesses. A demonstrated history of analyzing existing human resource and business functions in concert with the development & implementation of improved processes that aligns with the company’s business and cultural development. Proven ability to ensure goals of both businesses and employees are achieved. Experienced in divesture due diligence and execution and HR process start up
Treasury and Secretary - Keri Holm
Professionally: Finance and People Operations Manager at Torrent Consulting
Over fourteen years of accounting experience with a broad knowledge base. Responsible for month and year end financial statements, audit preparation, account control, and various tax reports. Detail-oriented leader with hands-on experience managing a group. Ability to manage multiple tasks accurately and in a timely fashion. Co-Founder Dream Big Basketball Academy, see more details above.
Executive Director - George Holm
Professionally - Full time employee at Dream Big Basketball Academy
Professional basketball coach with over 20 years of experience coaching players and running non-profit organizations. Very detailed oriented. Time management expert that is thriving in a busy atmosphere. Co-founder Dream Big Basketball Academy, see more details above.
Video producer: Kelsey Dean
Keri Holm (Chaconas), Founder/Coach
Devona Allgood, Coach
George Holm, Founder/Coach