Website Manager

SMA Team

Josh Dillavou

As managing director, Josh oversees all event and program operations. Josh received a BA in Leisure, Youth and Human Services from the University of Northern Iowa, and previously served as the sports director for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for seven years. He joined the SMA team in November 2012.

Vanessa McEachron

As administrative manager, Vanessa oversees administrative and communication services provided to clients, events and programs. Vanessa received a B.S. in Travel and Tourism with an emphasis on event planning and a masters in Sports Business Management from the University of Central Missouri. Vanessa joined the SMA team in June of 2017.


Nick Ray

As communication coordinator, Nick oversees all marketing and communication services provided to clients, events, and programs. Nick received a B.A. in Social Science Education from Northwest Missouri State University. He previously served as a social studies teacher and high school football coach for 6 years. Nick joined the SMA team in June 2022.



Additional Support Staff

Interns, usually one or two, support our staff each semester. They are assigned special projects as well as assisting the staff in daily responsibilities.

Operational Staff, a pool of 40-50 part-time staff, assist in the operations of a variety of events and programs throughout the year.




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Phone : 913-236-8311
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