Alexis Sara Cobb, Esq.

 Sports Consultant 


Alexis is an agent that represents NCAA coaches, NFL coaches, and NFL players. As the principal founder of ASC Executive Group, LLC, a full service sports agency and marketing firm, based out of Western Pennsylvania. Alexis frequently interacts with NCAA school administrations, NCAA college coaches, NFL teams, NFL coaches, NFL players, NFL agents, wholesale distributors, personnel and clients regarding various aspects of the business.  Through her role at ASC Executive Group, she has learned the importance of active listening, relationship-building and effective communication.  These are skills that have been profoundly important in developing a successful sports agent and marketing career. 


 Alexis is highly educated and has received training from the most competitive universities that the nation offers. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Northern University in Professional and Organizational Communications.  As part of Alexis’ degree, she received significant training in sports marketing and sales. The degree also focused on public speaking, managing individuals from diverse backgrounds, time management, facilitating and implementing various objectives successfully. Although the training was rigorous and highly competitive, Alexis was blessed to graduate with the highest grade point average in her major of 4.0. Additionally, Alexis received her Master’s Degree in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and she graduated with high honors.  As a graduate student, Alexis studied and researched the varying aspects of cultural literacy.  Additionally, Alexis focused her primary research on sports and the athlete recruitment process. She understood that she had to learn the intricacies of sports agenting to successfully handle her future client’s careers. Furthermore, Alexis earned her Juris Doctor (law degree) from Northwestern University School of Law, where she once again graduated with honors.  At Northwestern University School of Law, Alexis learned the intricacies of researching and effectively conveying relevant legal principles. In fact, at Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, through careful and calculated research, Alexis was personally responsible for finding new evidence to help a wrongfully convicted prisoner be released   after over three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit. 


 Additionally, Alexis has drafted thousands of legal memoranda, motions, and contracts for her positions at Nicor Inc., Bell Boyd and Lloyd, LLP, and K & L Gates, LLP.   Furthermore, Alexis has had the opportunity to develop a skill set that has enhanced her career specifically pertaining to drafting contracts and understanding the nuances involved in finding and breaking down the components of an endorsement that enhances and helps to create her client’s brands. She is an intelligent, determined, focused, and persistent sports agent who will fight for your future as a coach. She will embrace you as an individual and will maximize every opportunity to enhance your earning potential. She is driven and wants the opportunity to assist you in making your coaching dreams a reality.  We are estatic to have Alexis on our team!!!




Darrell Reid

Sports Consultant

 

Darrell Reid is a former National Football League Player and the founder of the Footz Foundation.  Mr. Reid played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2005-2008, Denver Broncos from 2009-2010.  He is a Super Bowl XLI Champion (2006-2007).

 


The mission of the Footz Foundation is to educate, empower and inspire youth to believe and achieve, promoting future success through life’s challenges. The foundation has a variety of programs that provide opportunities for leadership development and academic achievement; thereby enabling youth to positively impact their family, school and community.  

 


Darrell Reid is a natural born leader on and off the field. He feels that he was both privileged and blessed to have made it to the NFL. “I see it as a blessing and it is my responsibility and a duty of mine to reach back and help others because there were so many who reached back and helped me.”  Darrell has spoken to thousands of youth across the country about the importance of not giving up, both in life and on themselves.  Reid says, “Adversity is a part of life and we will all face it, probably many times, that is out of our control; how we respond to it is what we control.”

 


Darrell  is a native of New Jersey!!  He was born in Freehold NJ and attended Freehold Boro HS. He was raised in a single parent home, with his grandfather playing the father figure in his life. After losing every game his junior year in HS, Reid led Freehold to a division championship his senior year.  In his senior year he was named captain and despite breaking his hand in the first game and missing 3 games, he earned him All-State First-Team honors at middle linebacker.

 


After HS Darrell went on to play college football at the University of Minnesota, where he was a four-year starter. He arrived at Minnesota as a linebacker but after redshirting he was switched to defensive tackle in 2001. That year he started as the smallest Defensive tackle in the Big Ten weighing only 235 pounds. Still, he was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. He led the team in sacks and tackles for loss both his junior year and senior.  The latter of which he was named All- Big Ten Second Team. It was not all athletics for Reid as he also acquired a degree in Communications and Rhetoric with a minor in Leadership.

 

Despite his success in college Reid was not drafted and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 2005. He became one of the best and most feared coverage men on special teams (See Youtube).  Reid also helped contribute to the Colts historic Super Bowl run of 2006 earning a Super Bowl ring.

 

We welcome Darrell's knowledge to our team!!




Landy Fitzsimmons Watson

Sports Consultant


Mr. Landy F. Watson was Virginia Union University’s first Director of Student and Community Services. He was appointed to this position in July 2008 by former VUU President, Dr. Belinda C. Anderson. He joined the VUU family on August 29, 2005 as the Director of Alumni Relations. He is now retired and makes his home in Mechanicsville, Virginia.


Before joining the VUU administration, Mr. Watson was the Director of The Department of Student Activities and Student Union at Virginia State University from July 1999 to August 2005. Some of the 26 programs, functions and activities he directed and managed included Activities Programming, Student Clubs and Organizations, University Yearbook, Student Judicial Affairs, The Virginia Statesman (the student newspaper),Student Government Association, Recreation and Leisure Programs, Campus and Community Outreach, Student Leadership Development, Homecoming activities and events, Miss Virginia State University, Mr. Virginia State University and In-state Tuition Determinations.


 Prior to gaining the post as Virginia State University’s Director of Student Activities and Student Union, he worked four and one-half years for Richmond Public Schools as the administrator for Student Development at Binford Model Middle School. Before his association with Richmond Public Schools, Mr. Watson was the Educational Programs Coordinator for Student Development and Student Services for the Virginia Community College System – a position he held for sixteen years.  His primary duties included the coordination and oversight of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s twenty-three community colleges’ Admissions and Registrar functions, Career Development, Counseling, Student Activities, Student Affairs, Student Financial Aid, Alumni Activities and Veterans’ Affairs programs. 


 He was a Counselor and Psychology Instructor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for three years prior to accepting the position with the Virginia Community College System’s central office. Before his tenure with the Virginia Community College System, Mr. Watson served as the Associate Director of Public Relations and the Associate Director of the Pre-College Development Program at Virginia State University during the early 1970’s. 


Mr. Watson is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (1969) and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Relations (1975). He was one of the first African-Americans to receive a full scholarship and was selected co-captain and voted Most Valuable Player of the University of Oklahoma Basketball Team and was on the Dean’s List his senior year. Postgraduate and continuing education include The University of Georgia, United States Army (Reserve Component), and Virginia State University.  He retired as a Sergeant Major in the United States Army Reserve after completing over thirty years of total military service.


Mr. Watson’s athletic career is impressive and ground breaking. After an All American collegiate career, Mr. Watson went to become the first African American Assistant Basketball Coach and Sports Publicity Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA from 1970 to 1971. He then went on to become Assistant Basketball Coach, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1974-1975, and then Assistant Basketball Coach and Sports Information Director, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, Chickasha, OK 1973-1974.


Mr. Watson is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1965 with an Academic Diploma and was a member of his high school’s band and basketball team. He was a starter on his high school’s varsity basketball team his sophomore, junior and senior years – leading the team to two (2) consecutive State AAAA championship titles his junior and senior years. His high school’s band, where he was section leader of the drumline, won first place in the state’s band contest during his junior year and second place in his senior year.


 Hobbies and interests include oldies music, sports and athletics and science fiction. He is married to Susan M. Watson, formerly Susan M. King of Glendora, New Jersey, and has a daughter from a previous marriage, Kae I. Watson, who lives in Henrico County, Virginia.


DLJSEC welcomes Landy to our team!!


 

 

Martin Sartin

Sports Consultant


Martin, a former NFL player, comes to us with great experience in the sports profession.  He played for the Los Angeles Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the late 80's.  He also played for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL.  Martin attended Camden High School where he participated n football and track.  He was a two year started at running back, all South Jersey North Conference, most valuable running back and MVP for two years.  He was also the Penn relay South Jersey champion and 400 meter champion for two years.  He attended the College of Sequoias in Visalia, California  for two years and then Long Beach State earning a degree in Criminal Justice. His athletic highlights include Sequoias All Conference, MVP running back and leading rusher for two years.  We welcome his experience and knowledge to our team!!






Tillman Ballentine
Sports Consultant

Tillman is from Mississippi.  He played RB/TE for South Panola High in Mississippi and won state 5A championship his senior year. Tillman made the All District team as a TE.  He also ran track. Tilman ran the 4 by 200 relay, 300 hurdles, and did the long jump.  He received a full scholarship to Mississippi Valley State University as a running back and played as a true freshman. Tillman led the team in most yards per carry as a freshman.  He coached jr. high school basketball, track, and football as an assistant for four years. He was also a defensive and running backs coach for jr. high teams, which tied with the high school team. During that time he was coach the team captured the 3rd longest winning high school football streak in the nation at 89 games in a row.

Tillman went to pro scout combine and AFL combines where he received offers to practice and try out for teams. He was drafted by the DFL (Developmental Football League) in 2008 as a RB/KR. Tillman has coached and trained players who have went on to play for numerous division 1 and 2 schools like, University of Mississippi,, Texas, Memphis, and Mississippi State.  He has hosted kids fitness bootcamps where he educates kids on the importance of staying healthy and active. He has also started run groups in his community and coaches runners to run 5ks up to marathons.  Tillman has ran in over 30 5k races himself and he is a Certified AAAI/ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer. Welcome Tillman!! 



Kae I. Watson

Sports Consultant

 

Born an only child in Richmond, VA, Kae Inola Watson, aka K Dubb, manifested her natural born talents into a powerful force to be taken very seriously.   Being the daughter  of a professional basketball player /coach and of two highly esteemed educators and honored military retirees, Miss Watson is intellectually inspirational, musically gifted, dynamically driven, and creatively unexplainably – a mogul. 


Miss Watson graduated high school Awarded Most Outstanding Female Student Athlete by the United States Army Reserve, National Beta Honor Society, Voted Most Athletic Female, Winner - Christopher Brian Long Band Scholarship, Winner - Tyson’s Food Foundation Scholarship, Track & Field District and Regional Shot Put and Discus Champion, record holder in track and basketball, AAA Virginia State Discus Champion 1994, All-District, Regional, and State Bands and honorably inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame in June 2006 at Hermitage High School in Richmond, VA.  


After considering numerous athletic and academic scholarship offers, she went on and graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 1999 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering where she was a scholarship athlete in track & field, member of the women’s basketball team, member of the award winning North Carolina A&T State University Fellowship Gospel Choir, member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), pep band, jazz band, and the world re-known Blue & Gold Marching Machine as a trombone player.  

 

 After contributing her talent and skill working in the engineering & telecommunications industry with companies such as Allied Signal, Square D Company/Schneider Electric and Met Laboratories, Inc., and then spending vast amounts of time working with disadvantaged children and self-esteem camps for teens, Miss Watson has turned her career and her focus to her first love; marketing, promotions, entertainment and community development.  Aside from working in radio and broadcasting for over 7 years with entities, such as Radio One starting in 2002 and ClearChannel, as well as venturing as owner and co-founder of a multi-media promotions & marketing company, Born Legends Entertainment/Xpect Xsilence  Music Group, Miss Watson has now dedicated her life and renewed vision to her own enterprise, Black Card Bound, LLC  and non-profit organization Faith ‘N’ Fitness. 


Miss Watson continues her long history and passion in community development projects and athletics  in working with at risk children and communities providing little league coaching and mentoring  in Shot Put and Discus as well as her role as a Qualified Mental Health Professional and Behavioral Therapist after completing her Masters in Science in Psychology in 2012 from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree.  Miss Watson’s passion for sports and athletics has never wavered since childhood and her eye for talent, creativity, and business savvy makes her a valued addition to DLJ Sports and Entertainment Connection, LLC.  While contributing her resourcefulness, bubbly and charismatic personality, experience, vast talents, intense fire & energy along with creative - innovative - next era  thinking, Miss Watson along with her noted colleagues, extensive network and staff can and will systematically place anyone who works with her, on top.  


Welcome Kae to DLJSEC!!

 



Marshall LaCombe
Sports Consultant

    

Mr. LaCombe has played, coached, and analyzed just about every American sport, but his primary focus has been in football and basketball. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Sports Management, and excelled while doing so.  He was able to have the pleasure of working directly with both the men’s football team basketball team. Throughout his four years he also worked alongside the women’s soccer, volleyball, and softball teams. He's gathered and analyzed statistics of various players which he then was able to use to evaluate them effectively. He has consulted with DLJSEC for a little over two years now. This has entailed reviewing try out tapes, reaching out to references, and evaluating various level of athletic talent. Playing these sports for so many years as well as studying them extensively for four years at the collegiate level gives him an edge not many have.  We are excited to have Marshall as part of our team.






Jyi Peterson

Trainer


Jyi is originally from the northern New Jersey . Upon his relocation to Plainfield, he attended George Bishop Ahr High School in Edison New Jersey, where he advanced both academically as well as athletically. He excelled in football, earning him many athletic honors, awards, achievements, and public recognition. His accomplishments in the classroom and on the football field, were the catalysts for an opportunity to pursue his goal of higher education. Mr. Peterson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology minor from Rowan University.


Since graduating from Rowan University, Jyi has dedicated his career to working with juveniles, at risk youth, student athletes, and other young adults in the community. He is a positive role model for many young men and women across the ethnic divide. His educational, professional, and life experiences have provided him with an in depth understanding of young adults, student athletes, ex offenders, and at risk youth. He is certified in Life Skills training and vocational counseling for adults.


Professionally, Jyi had the privilege of training for football with Olympic Gold Medalist Dennis Mitchell and his track club in Gainesville, Florida as well as others. With this experience he met many professionals and well known athletes and in 2003, he was recruited by the Dallas Cowboys football team. Under the tutelage of Dennis Mitchell, Jyi learned different techniques to assist with maximizing one’s running speed, power, agility and velocity. The combination of athleticism, experience and knowledge makes Jyi able to teach sports specific methods that can assist athletes with Football, Baseball (base running), Basketball, Soccer, Boxing, and Wrestling.


Jyi prides himself in being able to identify with the student and professional athletes by using transferable skills and experience that he possesses to make him one of the most elite professionals in his current field. He is able to adapt well and understand his client’s frustrations and limits, but is not beyond pushing a person to exceed past their limitations. He has proven his abilities and his work is able to stand alone and speak for itself. He is truly qualified and skilled and is able to exhibit it through his mission in maximizing one’s star potential.




Amy Sara Cores, Esq.

CFO

 

Ms. Cores graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with a B.A. in History and a minor in Music. Ms. Cores is a classically trained cellist and also plays the guitar and sings. After focusing on music performance for many years, she was inspired after hearing a lecture by Elie Wiesel. She applied to the Master’s Degree program at FSU to concentrate her studies on Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust.  In her graduate program, Ms. Cores quickly distinguished herself as a devoted student and teaching assistant. She was invited to participate in a fledging program called “Preparing Future Faculty.  During her graduate studies at FSU she worked with several highly respected professors. Her research focused on Jewish armed resistance in clandestine organizations. Ms. Cores also obtained proficiency in German and French reading knowledge. And has an additional level of fluency in Polish, Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

 

Prior to completing her Ph.D. Ms. Cores decided to relocate and pursue a career in the law. She attended law school at Rutgers-Camden School of Law (Camlaw) . Ms. Cores also served as a research assistant for several professors at Camlaw. She was selected to assist with researching for the case of Christopher v. Harbury, (122 S. Ct. 2179, 2002 U.S. LEXIS 4647), as an assistant to Beth Stephens, Esq., who was Co-Counsel for Appellee. Ms. Cores received the Rutgers-Camden Pro-Bono Service Award. 

 

After graduating from Camlaw, Ms. Cores accepted a judicial clerkship with the Hon. E. Benn Micheletti, J.S.C., Monmouth County. Now retired, Judge Micheletti honed Ms. Cores’ skills as a legal researcher and writer.  Ms. Cores accepted a position with the firm of Hoffman & Schreiber, P.A. to commence immediately after the conclusion of her clerkship. She quickly established herself as a fierce but friendly adversary. After only a few years, she was honored to continue on at the firm as a Member and the firm became known as Hoffman, Schreiber & Cores, P.A.

 

In 2012, Ms. Cores established Cores & Associates, L.L.C. located in Howell, New Jersey.  Her client’s appreciate her attention to detail and personalized attention to their family law cases. Ms. Cores receives many referrals from former clients.

 

Ms. Cores believes that it is the duty of those with a law license to not just meet the minimum pro bono requirements but to exceed them. She previously worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) accepting both paid and pro bono assignments to obtain the successful return of child abducted from foreign countries and brought here to the United States. She is currently on the State Departments list of attorneys willing to accept said cases. Ms. Cores also participates in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division’s Pro Bono Pilot Program. Ms. Cores successfully represented a parent whose child had been kidnapped from Turkey in the published decision of F.H.U. v. A.C.U. in 2012. This is the first appellate division decision in New Jersey which directly addresses the application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This landmark case was handled pro bono.

 

Ms. Cores has served as an Early Settlement Panelist and Intensive Settlement Panelist in Monmouth County for many years. She is certified as an arbitrator by the AAML.

 

Ms. Cores is an avid writer for various legal publications and a regular speaker at seminars to educate attorneys throughout the state.  Cores has moderated several seminars and was asked to work with the NJSBA to develop a “101” program for young attorneys to complete their mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements.

 

She is also an experienced appellate attorney. Ms. Cores has several unpublished decisions with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. She has also made applications to both the United States Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court. Ms. Cores also serves on the amicus committee for both the state chapter and national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

 

She was honored to receive the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2009. She was selected for inclusion in the Rising Star Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2014. In 2015 she was featured in the Super Lawyer’s Magazine.  Ms. Cores is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Howell Chamber of Commerce. She serves on several committees within these organizations.  Ms. Cores is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, and in all courts in the State of New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Ms. Cores is also a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

 

You can catch her on nice days riding her Harley Davidson to the office or court.


Welcome Amy to DLJSEC!!




Keith Latimer

Financial Advisor


Keith has more than 20 years’ experience building, maintaining and managing wealth. As a financial advisor, he is known for his subject matter expertise, with an ability to help clients make the best possible financial decisions related to their overall financial picture and strive to achieve financial independence. As a Wealth Manager with Latimer Wealth Management, Keith has a personal passion for the overall economic empowerment of his clients. He is a proven leader, motivated by the achievement of creating financial opportunities and overcoming obstacles. His clients include women in transition, small to medium size companies and nonprofits.


In addition to his wealth management responsibilities, Keith is a popular speaker at conference and organizational meetings that span financial, technical, entertainment and healthcare fields.


Keith holds a Business degree from Longwood College in Farmville Virginia, and holds multiple securities licenses. He also holds a license in life and health insurance. His work has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine.


Born in New York and raised in Virginia, Keith resides in Milltown, New Jersey. In his spare time he is actively involved as a youth mentor and severed on the board for recording for the Blind and Dyslexic from 2007 to 2009.






Damien Jackson

Financial Planner



Damien has had a varied and accomplished career in the financial services industry over the past decade. His commitment to his clients and dedication to delivering solutions in the most trying of economic times has created an environment of trust and loyalty among his clients. His experience has taken him from raising capital in private placements for budding companies, bringing them to market, advising on capital restructurings, developing advanced planning strategies to some of the world’s most influential families and now delivering resolutions to complex financial hurdles for families of all walks of life. Damien prides himself in being cognizant of his client’s needs and using the tools at his disposal to ascertain the best possible solutions and outcomes. Damien is a sum cum laude graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College where he graduated with a double major in International Business and Business Management. He is an active member in the NAACP, Free & Accepted Masons Fraternal Order, and the National Association of Black Financial Professionals. He currently resides in Middlesex County.  Damien is a welcome addition to our team!




Tony Richardson

Investigator/Consultant



Tony has 27 years of law enforcement and management experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He retired as a Supervisory Special Agent of the New York Office.  He  has strong interpersonal, managerial, and investigative skills. He has managed a wide variety of investigative, surveillance, human resource, media relations, and covert operations. Tony has extensive knowledge of field background investigations, human resources, evidence response-ERT, executive protection. He also is a public speaking in an areas of security/fraud seminars, schools and financial institutions.  He is a certified FBI Instructor/Speaker, and an expert witness. He worked as an Undercover Agent for 15 years.  Tony has recieved numerous awards throughout his career and is active in several organizations and community programs.  He is the District Administrator of Little League baseball District 11 managing 15 Leagues and  NJ State Director of the Little League Baseball/Softball responsible for over 170,00 players in 21 counties. Tony is a lifetime member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive (NOBLE).   Tony is a valued member of our team!










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