Our mission: To inspire and coach our students to Dream Big, Work Hard and Stay Humble. 

Dream Big Basketball Academy is a 501 (c) (3) recognized non-profit organization founded by former College and WNBA player Keri Holm and certified professional basketball skills trainer George Holm. Our desire is to help others realize their potential in the game we know and love. We feel a calling to share our passion and knowledge from our many years of experience. We operate mainly in the Charlotte/Lake Norman Area.
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.

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We specialize in skills development by providing high quality private lessons, small group workouts, academies, camps and more. Perfect to combine with rec, school or travel team practices. Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels are welcome all year round.
Dream Big. Work Hard. Stay Humble.®

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

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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

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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. 

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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

Over 25 years of coaching and playing experience combines with a distinctively European style and a passion for the game. George has been coaching on all levels from 3 year old boys and girls all the way up to professional players. He has been the head coach of teams that has won the Scandinavian Championship for club teams and the largest club tournament in Europe. George knows exactly what to focus on in different ages for the players to reach his/her maximum potential. George is the driving entrepreneurial spirit behind Dream Big Basketball Academy. The Swedish Basketball Federation awarded George with the elite coaching certification in 2003. The title is earned by only a handful of coaches in the country who have invested over 2,000 hours studying techniques, strategies and practical applications of the game. A true student of the game, his calm demeanor, attention to detail and depth of knowledge is ideal for Dream Big Basketball Academy. George has also coached several elite AAU Teams last few years but are now focusing 100% on player development.