Meet our Team!

Welcome to Athlete Assessments

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson

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CEO & Client Director

Liz Masen

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Client Experience & Marketing Manager

Rebekah Box

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Senior Client Manager

Danielle Souness

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Sports Writer

Mim Haigh

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Assistant Client Manager & Office Administrator

Temika Smith

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Junior Design & Marketing Assistant

Kate von euw

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Office Assistant

Alleah Hanson

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Treat Manager

Bobby

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Bo Hanson

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson’s career within the sport and the business sector spans over 25 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career comprising of four Olympic appearances and including three Olympic medals, Bo has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports across the globe.

After a successful career in sport including four Olympics and three Olympic Medals, Bo co-founded and developed Athlete Assessments in 2007. Bo now focuses on working with clients to achieve their own success on and off ‘the field’, and has attained an unmatched track-record in doing exactly this.

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Liz Masen

CEO & Client Director

As CEO and Client Director at Athlete Assessments, Liz looks after key clients and consultant relationships as well oversees the strategic direction of the company. She also actively manages new business development and her personal slogan is ‘when our clients are successful, we are successful too’.

Prior to Athlete Assessments, Liz became the youngest ever General Manager of Finance for the global gas and engineering company, BOC Gases, and it was within these predominantly male environments that one of Liz’s true passions emerged. Liz co-founded Xplore, a leadership development company for women, which grew into the leading provider of its kind within Australia. After selling out her ownership in Xplore in 2006, Liz co-founded Athlete Assessments with Bo Hanson

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Rebekah Box

Client Experience & Marketing Manager

Rebekah is Athlete Assessments’ Client Experience & Marketing Manager. She is responsible for ensuring anyone coming into contact with Athlete Assessments for the first or 15th time experiences our commitment to and philosophy of living high performance. She oversees all communications and materials that come through the pipeline, using her strengths in written and visual mediums. Graduating from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in visual design and communications, Rebekah is passionate about people, thrives off building connections with others, and being in a dynamic environment, which is why her role varies heavily from day to day.

Rebekah works closely with every member of the Athlete Assessments team to ensure a seamless approach to our services and contribution to our clients, and provides support where needed. She also coordinates our marketing, making sure our content is meaningful and relevant. She is also heavily involved in program design and delivery for our clients, working on projects of all sizes, plus she’s our in-house event manager. 

Rebekah was born with sports sense – coming from a family of sport fanatics and rugby league players, it was only natural that she developed an active nature. Trying it all growing up, before settling in and playing competitively in tennis and netball throughout the years. Nowadays she’s settled on an active life full of being outdoors, near or on the water, and spending much of her spare time at the gym. 

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Fun Fact

Rebekah lived in Papua New Guinea for the first four years of her life and shares her birthday with their independence day. Talk about fate! (And imagine the surprise when she moved back to Australia and there weren't any fireworks or national celebrations held for her birthday!)

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Danielle Souness

Senior Client Manager

Efficient, energetic, and enthusiastic – just what you want in a Client Manager! Add to that an excellent work ethic and a focus on building interpersonal relationships, and you have a formula for a buzzing workplace and productive client contact. Danielle brings her hard-working, can-do attitude with her, taking control of her responsibility for managing her client accounts, scheduling, general office duties, and offering support and assistance to the rest of the team.

To our team’s benefit, Danielle converted her love of sport, drive, and determination into a career in sport management – she was sure about what she wanted to do from the get-go and joins Athlete Assessments after serving as a customer service manager for the swimming school in her community sport and fitness centre. She is a Graduate of Griffith University with a Bachelor of Business (double award major in Sports Management and Human Resource Management).

Danielle has a passion for sport with a history of competitive swimming, basketball, and cheerleading. With sport in her genes, Danielle always had exceptional role models at home and gained an insight into what’s involved in staging large scale sporting events by volunteering and soaking up the ‘behind the scenes’ atmosphere. Danielle fits right in at the office with a passion for food, family, and of course sport, these days she’s intent on exploring and experiencing new activities.

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Fun Fact

Dani's favorite flower is a sunflower because it radiates positivity and happiness with its bright yellow appearance.

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Mim Haigh

Sports Writer

When Mim Haigh joined Athlete Assessments in 2017, she tasked herself with writing crisp and direct content. The kind of articles, webpages and resources that would carry the voices of the thousands of coaches, athletes and administrators we support worldwide, and she has and is consistently achieving this.

Mim brings to our team the benefit of an abundance of professional, athletic, and life experiences. Professionally, Mim has written for some of Australia’s most iconic organizations and events, including the Sydney Olympics and Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Academically, she has a degree in Humanities and is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Communications and Journalism. As an undergraduate she held a scholarship at The Women’s College of The University of Sydney, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities. As an athlete, Mim was a national level lightweight single sculler in the sport of rowing.

When it comes to high performance sport preparing you for life, Mim is passionate. In 2007 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and within four years lost the functional use of her arms and legs. She works, raises a family, and manages a team of ten support staff, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Her exceptional ability to write is highly valued and her phenomenal approach to life is inspirational.

Fun Fact

Mim is a giggler. If she knows the punchline of a joke, you can guarantee that no one else will because she will be too busy laughing to tell you the joke. Sleep is not a priority when it comes to telling herself funny stories at night.

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Temika Smith

Assistant Client Manager & Office Administration

Temika is passionate about helping people be the best versions of themselves; a commitment which lines up perfectly with our philosophy here at Athlete Assessments! Joining our team in early 2022 as Assistant Client Manager and Office Administrator, Temika connects with clients and helps all of our team carry out their diverse roles. She brings her graduate spirit, dedication to performance, and enthusiasm. (She’s also super organized, compassionate, and creative – think murals and walls that take you places where there are no walls). Temika graduated with First Class Honors in a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from the University of Queensland in 2021.

In everything she does, Temika’s style is most accurately described as ‘best for the team’. She grew up in a sport fanatic family, learning sport’s clubs theme songs before she learnt the Australian national anthem! As a young athlete she was super busy with; swimming, indoor/beach volleyball, ballet, basketball, AFL, athletics, touch footy, netball, cross country, and even an ultra-marathon! Now more than ever she loves the social side of sport and the outdoors. You can often find her playing volleyball or basketball, in the pool, or on a hike with friends. She even took her love of hiking to a new level by completing the Kokoda Challenge, a grueling 96km hike/ultramarathon on the Gold Coast, Australia, with her full team in 25 hours and 50 minutes (talk about perseverance and a dedication to performance!).

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Fun Fact

Temika has big love for card and board games and even has a room specifically dedicated for games when friends and family visit!

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Kate von Euw

Junior Design & Marketing Assistant

A bubbly and passionate people-person, Kate brings a supportive and conscientious spirit to her role as Junior Design and Marketing Assistant. As a soon to be QUT graduate in both Design and Marketing, Kate is responsible for creating a range of design materials that align with the branding, image, and values of our clients. Making things look pretty and professional? That’s her jam! In addition to her design assistance, Kate also aids in the production of marketing activities such as SEO writing, and informational film content creation. With an eye for detail, there’s nothing Kate loves more than a creative challenge (except perhaps a to-do list, or smashed avo – can’t beat it!)

Kate’s subtle, but competitive nature drove her to compete in various sports from the age of 7, including swimming, netball, touch football, indoor and beach volleyball (because one just isn’t enough, right?). Of her many sporting endeavors, Kate eventually chose to specialize in indoor volleyball, for which she has played both regionally and nationally. An unfortunate ACL reconstruction in 2016 may have sidelined her for a year, however it was this experience that helped her recognize the avid passion for coaching and mentoring others she had. Prior to Kate’s employment at Athlete Assessments in early 2022, she was heavily involved in the Volleyball Academy at Redlands College as a Level 3 coach. Nowadays she spends her time playing club sport, going to live music gigs, doing day trips, rewatching the same Netflix TV shows, hiking, working PBs in the gym, or learning a new hobby.

Words Kate lives by: “Maybe it’s a little cliché but, aspire to inspire!”

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Fun Fact

Kate was born in Bülach, Switzerland, hence her slightly funky last name and love for all things cheese and chocolate!

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