Chattanooga Sports Team
Brant Donlon Sports Business Development Manager
A man with many passions, especially all things sports and weather. I wear my novice weather expert badge proudly! I’m also a lifelong athlete and YMCA pick-up basketball hall-of-famer. Working for Chattanooga Sports for 6 years, so far, the biggest job perk was at one of our 70.3 IRONMANs - hanging out with Brett Favre, one of my all-time favorite athletes. My favorite teams include the Braves, Packers, Predators, and Lakers (who my wife and I named our son after). Yes, that’s right. My wife let me name our son Laker. “A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.” - John Candy, Cool Runnings
Cassidy Brinkley Sports Event Manager
My love for sports began when my parents enrolled me in "Socceroos" at age 4 where the soccer field has four goals and no real teams. Since then I have interned with the Nashville Soccer Club and directed youth and adult soccer tournaments all over the Southeast. I have enjoyed learning more about many different events since joining the Chattanooga Sports team last year and am always up for a new adventure! My latest project has been planning my own wedding - and I think I'll stick to sporting events. You can frequently find me spending all my money at Disney World!
Dawn Gilbert Database Operations Manager
As a military brat growing up, we moved around a lot. I have been all over from the U.S. to Greece and Scotland. You can say I am cultured! I lived diversity before it became a buzzword. My 13-year-old boy keeps me on my toes mentally, but I adore him. He makes me laugh, and he is my everything. I love my role with Chattanooga Sports. Problem-solving, fixing errors, maintaining order out of chaos, managing our database - these are all things that I am addicted to at work and drive my passion to succeed. But I do find a balance to my workload in sunflowers. They are my Totem, my lifeforce you could say. They make me happy and remind me to keep my head up and follow the sun! And they grow really well in Tennessee, so consider a stop while you’re here to snap a photo in a field of yellow bliss.
Marissa Guarneiri Sports Event Manager
I'm quite the free spirit and love everything outdoors and adventure - hiking, paddle boarding, rafting, snowboarding, you name it! My next adventure is hiking the Grand Canyon rim. When it comes to sports, I grew up in a house full of boys. I may not have played sports, but I have certainly been around athletics and sporting events my whole life. I enjoy watching sports and being a part of the atmosphere that the events create. I joined Chattanooga Sports a year ago and have certainly enjoyed being part of the team!
Tim Morgan Chief Sports Officer
“Controlled passion drives success” is my motto. An outgoing personality, strong work ethic and determination on relationship development are strengths that have helped me navigate the sports tourism industry for more than 15 years. Working for the Carolina Panthers earlier on in my career amplified my excitement for football; however, it has been a joy to continuously experience the passion people have for all sorts of amateur sports. I have learned to speak the languages of many different sports from table tennis to IRONMAN. I can even converse in the dialect of Modern Pentathlon…ever heard of this sport? Whether it’s to chat unique sports or your next great event, I’m game. ROLL TIDE.