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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Senior Client Manager

Tylah King

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Marketing & Design Manager

Rebekah Box

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Senior Client Manager

Danielle Souness

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Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

Gabby Germany

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Sports Writer

Mim Haigh

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Academic Specialist & Consultant

Jim Tennison

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Accounting Assistant

Summah Hanson

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Office Administrative Assistant / Assistant Client Manager

Senior Pat, Treat, & Nap Manager

Bobby

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About Us

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What We Do

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Bo Hanson

Senior Consultant & Director

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 marketing and new business development and her personal slogan is ‘when our clients are successful, we are successful too’.

Tylah King

Senior Client Manager

Starting in early 2019, Tylah King joined the Athlete Assessments team as a graduate of the renowned University of Pacific Bachelor of Science Program (in Stockton, California), where she achieved exceptional academic results as a four-year NCAA Division I Scholarship student-athlete. On the basketball court, she was known for her competitiveness and fierce drive, and off the court was well respected for her impressive work ethic, strong leadership, intelligence, and phenomenal ability to connect with people.

“We were so impressed when we met Tylah that we created the role especially for her to join our team. She embodies all of the attributes we want and that can be hard to find. She’s aligned with our corporate values, immediately built strong working relationships with our team and we are excited about her future with us,” says CEO, Liz Masen.

With passion, a strong sense of engagement, and a willingness to serve and grow, Tylah has embraced and grown into her role of Senior Client Manager. She brings with her a unique insight, having been a student-athlete. She understands and has a clear insight into exactly how our services benefit student-athletes and teams. She continues her basketball career, playing in the Queensland Basketball League, and also competed in swimming, dance, gymnastics, track and field, and soccer as a younger athlete. In addition, Tylah shadows Bo Hanson in developing her facilitation skills and also assisting with writing and resource development, specifically in the leadership area.

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Rebekah Box

Marketing & Design Manager

Rebekah is Athlete Assessments’ Marketing and Design Manager. She is responsible for overseeing all communications and materials that come through the pipeline. Graduating from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in visual design and communications, her strengths lie on both the written and visual sides. Passionate about people, she thrives off building connections and being in a dynamic environment, which sees her role vary heavily day to day.

Aligned with our philosophy of living high performance and with her keen eye for detail, she is passionate about delivering high quality content and works closely with every member of the Athlete Assessments team to provide support where needed (she’s our go-to for grammar and punctuation principles, and yes Oxford commas are a non-negotiable). She also coordinates our marketing, making sure our content hits your device exactly how you need it to and she uses her ‘sport sense’ (yes, in our office it’s a sixth sense) to make sure our marketing 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 the water, and spending much of her spare time at the gym. 

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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.

Fun Fact

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

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Gabby Germany

Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

Graduating from Billy Blue College of Design (Torrens University) with a Bachelor in Communication Design, Gabby has combined her love for Traditional Art, Digital Design and Communications to create meaningful work. She believes that all designs should have a purpose and create a meaningful impact on those who are on the receiving end of it. As Athlete Assessments’ new Junior Graphic Designer, Gabby will be responsible for creating and producing visual work for both Athlete Assessments and our clients. Working closely with Rebekah and Liz, Gabby assists with marketing projects as necessary, using her design second nature to turn ideas into meaningful pieces of work. 

Growing up in the Northern Territory, Gabby was a very active child, whether it was going for bush walks, motorbike riding, swimming, or camping, you would rarely find her indoors. During Middle School Gabby found her love for Touch Football and played right up until the end of her schooling after which she moved to Brisbane to complete her Degree. Since moving to Brisbane Gabby has continued to keep an active lifestyle, her love of gym, hiking, and water activities (swimming, jet skiing, kayaking etc) really shining through, plus with the convenience and safety (no crocodiles laying in waiting) of the beach, you can catch her traveling to a coastline most weekends.

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In 2015, Gabby's year 12 paintings (a total of nine canvases) were selected to be displayed in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory located in Darwin.

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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.

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Jim Tennison

Academic Specialist & Consultant

Jim Tennison brings a unique blend of incredibly high energy (noticeable even in a sports consultancy), experience and knowledge to his role as Athlete Assessments’ Academic Specialist and Consultant – to call him a people person is an understatement!

Jim exemplifies adaptability; after graduating with a major in marketing, he pursued positions within sports administration. Then, while he was ticket director for a baseball team, the Bayou Bullfrogs in Lafayette, unexpectedly, an opportunity arose to merge his passion for sport and theatre. Jim was able to forge a career performing for sports fans; rallying crowds and managing the mood in stadiums with thousands of people. Mascoting took him all over the country as teams stole him away to be the performer. He was mascot for the Carolina Mudcats, the Colorado Rockies, and the Texas Rangers, until he switched sports to don the Dallas Mavericks mascot suit and be part of an NBA championship winning performance.

Jim had been an Athlete Assessments’ client since 2013, as a professor of Sports Management at Dallas Baptist University. For Athlete Assessments, Jim looks after business development within sport management, coaching, kinesiology, and other sports industry academic programs in US universities.

CEO, Liz Masen says, “We’re thrilled to have Jim join our team. We’ve been really inspired over the years by the energy he brings to his teaching role and the way he implements Athlete Assessments’ DISC profiles within his academic program. Additionally, at Athlete Assessments we’re anticipating some exciting opportunities to grow from Jim’s extensive experience in all sectors of the sports industry.”

Jim has a PhD in Sports Management from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Mississippi State University, and an undergraduate degree from East Texas Baptist University where he majored in Marketing and minored in Management and Theatre.