Charmaine Crooks, B.A, C.M

Five Time Canadian Olympian (Athletics) Charmaine Crooks, B.A is a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M). and a long serving advocate for sport and Athletes in Canada and internationally.

 

A corporate director, she also serves on a variety of Boards focusing on sport, innovation, wellness and community. She is co-founder of the 365 International Sport Foundation.

 

Based in West Vancouver, she founded NGU Consultants Inc (1994), a global consultancy and management firm, which provides strategic cross- sectional advisory services to a variety of business sectors including major events.

 

Former Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Five-Time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist (LA ‘84) in Athletics. She served on the IOC Press Commission, IOC Athlete’s Commission, IOC Culture and Education Commission, New Media working group, IOC 2000 Reform Commission and was on the founding IOC Ethics Committee.

 

As one of the founding board Members of the 2010 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), she was the only member to serve from the initial Bid in 1998 phase through to the successful end of the Games. Also a longstanding former elected member of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) executive recent member of the Canadian Soccer Association and Olympians Canada.

 

Charmaine is inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Texas El Paso Sports Hall of Fame, where she attended on a full Athletic scholarship. She has received numerous including the “IOC Women in Sport Trophy” and was named BC “Top 40 under 40” and one of the “Top 50 Women of Power” in Canada.

 

Charmaine is a free-lance TV host and producer and is former co-host of “Cycle”– Canada’s first national TV series on cycling and fitness.

 

Charmaine is co-founder of 365 International Sport Group Inc. and the Our Cityride property under 365ISF.

Mark Ernsting

Mark Ernsting has a diverse background. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology, Mark received a cycling and academic scholarship to attend Midwestern State University in the United States where he completed his graduate degree in Exercise Physiology.

 

Upon graduation, Mark accepted a position as a Professor of Exercise Science & Sport Management at West Virginia Wesleyan Collage in WV (USA) where he established and created a world-class scientific testing facility. He also brought the local business community together through his interactive sport management program. Mark’s teaching philosophy is that students learn best when required to practice what they are taught.

 

It was however, in 2007 that Mark made the decision to leave academia and return to Canada where he founded M1 Sports Management, an agency that oversees; Corporate Marketing, Event Management & Athlete Services. Mark has successfully lead his M1’s clients to attain their marketing goals and objectives using interactive and innovative business to business strategies. Mark is also the first Canadian to become certified as a UCI Rider Agent to legally represent cyclists at the World Tour level; he has been instrumental in establishing one of Canada’s professional road cycling programs, the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team; and has been recognized by Canadian Cycling Magazine as one of Canada’s most influential individuals in the sport.

 

In his athletic career, Mark is an accomplished; five-time Canadian National Track Cycling Champion and four-time Division 1 US Collegiate National Cycling Champion. As an athlete, he has had the privilege of representing cycling teams in North America and Europe, and was part of the Canadian National Team for 10-years. Mark competed for Canada at World Cups, World Championships, Pan-Am Games, and other International Road and Track events until his retirement from the sport in 2004.

 

Mark is co-founder of 365 International Sport Group Inc. and the Our Citirde property under 365ISF.

Mark Ernsting

Mark Ernsting has a diverse background. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology, Mark received a cycling and academic scholarship to attend Midwestern State University in the United States where he completed his graduate degree in Exercise Physiology.

 

Upon graduation, Mark accepted a position as a Professor of Exercise Science & Sport Management at West Virginia Wesleyan Collage in WV (USA) where he established and created a world-class scientific testing facility. He also brought the local business community together through his interactive sport management program. Mark’s teaching philosophy is that students learn best when required to practice what they are taught.

 

It was however, in 2007 that Mark made the decision to leave academia and return to Canada where he founded M1 Sports Management, an agency that oversees; Corporate Marketing, Event Management & Athlete Services. Mark has successfully lead his M1’s clients to attain their marketing goals and objectives using interactive and innovative business to business strategies. Mark is also the first Canadian to become certified as a UCI Rider Agent to legally represent cyclists at the World Tour level; he has been instrumental in establishing one of Canada’s professional road cycling programs, the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team; and has been recognized by Canadian Cycling Magazine as one of Canada’s most influential individuals in the sport.

 

In his athletic career, Mark is an accomplished; five-time Canadian National Track Cycling Champion and four-time Division 1 US Collegiate National Cycling Champion. As an athlete, he has had the privilege of representing cycling teams in North America and Europe, and was part of the Canadian National Team for 10-years. Mark competed for Canada at World Cups, World Championships, Pan-Am Games, and other International Road and Track events until his retirement from the sport in 2004.

 

Mark is co-founder of 365 International Sport Group Inc. and the Our Citirde property under 365ISF.