Staff

Nik Lubisich

President

Nik grew up in the greater Portland-Vancouver area with strong family roots and a love for the Northwest as he has made it his home now for over 30 years. With a passion for all sports, Nik graduated from West Linn High School in 1997 and went on to college at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he majored in Business Economics. The Chicago White Sox drafted Nik in 2001. After 7 years in professional baseball, he returned home in 2008 and started Northwest Sports Management Group, an agency specializing in the representation of professional baseball players from the Northwest.

With a goal in mind to link youth in the Northwest with current professional athletes from the Northwest, he went on to start NW Futures. Since then, NW Futures has promoted professional players through camps, clinics, and lessons, as well as traveled across the Northwest from Seattle to Medford and everywhere in between aligning youth with pros. It remains his vision to cultivate and instruct baseball players of all ages for years to come.

Andrew Barrera

Director of Youth Development

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bryn Card

Director of Youth Development

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koty Fallon

Director of Youth Development

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Kyle Henderson

Director of Youth Development

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Conner Jackson

Director of Youth Development

In 2012, Conner graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington and went on to play baseball at Everett Community College. He played three years, winning an NWAC championship with the team, before continuing both his academic and baseball career at Concordia University in Portland. Conner has been around baseball his whole life as his father was a minor league baseball player in the Minnesota Twins organization, as well as a scout for the Florida Marlins, Oakland Athletics, and Anaheim Angels. Being around baseball for so long has allowed Conner to gain valuable experience and knowledge that he is very excited to share with the young baseball players here in the Northwest.

John Mahoney

Director of Youth Development

John has been with NW Futures since the summer of 2012 and has been the Vice President since early 2014. Born and raised in Vancouver, John always had a strong passion for baseball. He started playing baseball for Hazel Dell Little League in T-Ball and concluded after lettering twice at Columbia River High School. While attending Columbia River, John also lettered three years in football and graduated in the International Baccalaureate program.

John attended Portland State University and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and History. Residing in the Portland-Metro area gives John the great opportunity to work with NW Futures and he is excited to watch the players and the program grow year in and year out.

Garrett Stevenson

Director of Youth Development

Garrett joined the staff of NW Futures prior to the start of the 2015 season. A graduate of Union High School, Garrett pitched and played first base at Skagit Valley College before deciding to pursue a career in coaching. Baseball has always been a central point in Garrett's life, as his parents owned the Bullpen Training Center in East Vancouver for over 3 years. His younger brother, Conner, is currently pitching at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Garrett is extremely passionate and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the growth of young baseball players in this area.

Shane Sullivan

Operations & Athletic Development Manager

Shane joined NW Futures in the summer of 2018 and brings a high-profile of baseball success to our academy.  As a high school player, he was selected to 1st Team All State WA in 4A, was voted honorable mention after an undefeated State Championship season in 3A (24-0), was voted 1st team All Narrows League 4A and 1st team All Pacific 9 League 3A, was selected to the Seattle Mariners Scout Team, and played in many top travel tournaments like the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, Perfect Game Florida and Area Code Games California.  Shane's passion for the game and dedication to his craft lead him to commit to multiple travel teams during his high school career, including Chaffey Baseball Seattle, Pepsi Baseball and Baseball Northwest.  After high school graduation, Shane signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays.  His first hand experience of the journey to the professional level gives him a unique understanding of the committment it takes to make it, athletically and mentally, making him a valuable resource for advising aspiring young players with dreams of advancing in their baseball careers.

Shane graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture along with a Minor in Psychology.  His technical expertise integrated with his focus on cultivating a mentality of player success brings new vision to developing player profiles.  He strives to create new opportunities for young athletes by getting players noticed by the right influencers at the right time, both in-person and online.

Ben Wagner

Director of Youth Development

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Tucker Wilson

Director of Youth Development

Tucker moved to the Portland area in September 2017. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Waxahachie, Texas, he was a multi-sport letterman at Waxahachi High School. In college, he played football at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. After college, Tucker coached several sports at Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. Since then, he has been coaching for the Texas Cubs Baseball Club in the highly-competitive Dallas area. Tucker comes from a baseball family, with his grandfather playing professionally and his dad and brother both playing in college. In addition, Tucker's dad was a scout for several years. Tucker is looking forward to being a part of a great organization and experiencing more of the Pacific Northwest.

"Baseball didn't outdo Tucker, Tucker outdid baseball -- fields were too small."