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Ally Redig Nielsen

​Founder + Director of Athlete Relations

Ally was raised in Chicago + graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Sports Management + Public Relations. In the last 10 years, she has worked hard providing Athlete Relations services to hundreds of athletes + sport personalities.

Her commitment to making her clients' lives easier, less stressful + quite simply, more fun, is unmatched. She takes a thoughtful + detail-oriented approach to client care, ensuring all athletes are satisfied + able to reach their maximum potential. She has been nicknamed The Plug because of her infinite amount of connections + relationships across multiple industries, which she utilizes to benefit her clients.

When she's not working or catching a game, you can find Ally in her second home of New Orleans with her husband, Josh + their Rescue Pit Bull, Pilot. Ally is a mental health + women's rights advocate + has a passion for traveling, eating all types of carbs + rooting on her favorite Chicago sports teams.

Ally can be reached at or on Instagram @ally.nielsen.

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Jai Hendricks

Assistant Director of Athlete Relations

Jai was born + raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and fell in love with working in sports when she began her college adventure of attending The University of Alabama. While obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Management, simultaneously Jai started her career in sports by being the assistant to the recruiting coordinator for Alabama’s football team. 

With many stops along the way in marketing, hospitality + social media, Jai has developed a variety of experiences, relationships and skills that she puts to use for the Athlete Relations family in any way she can. Jai currently lives in New Orleans + spends her free time diving into a new book, hosting dinner parties for friends + watching Law & Order SVU.

Jai can be reached at or on Instagram @jaihendricks.

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Gabby Windsor

On-Site Event Coordinator

Gabby was born in Minnesota, but didn’t last very long in the freezing winter, so her family moved to sunny Cave Creek, Arizona shortly after that. She attended Arizona State University where she earned her degree in Communications + a minor in Media Analysis. Her love for working in sports began when when started interning for the Arizona Coyotes + Athlete Relations while completing her undergrad at ASU. In 2021, she moved to Austin, Texas where she became the Media Relations assistant for the Texas Stars. 

Gabby is a die hard Green Bay Packer fan, so she + Ally do not get along twice a year when the Packers play the Bears. 

When she's not working, she loves to spend time with her friends + family (she's actually dating Ally's cousin!), play golf + travel around the country. 

Gabby can be reached at or on Instagram @gabbywindsor.

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Hadley Tate

Athlete Relations Intern

Hadley is from Apache, Oklahoma + is currently a senior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a full ride rodeo scholarship while studying Communications and Broadcasting + Public Relations. She has grown up in the sports industry + understands, firsthand, how important the personal life of the players can be.

During her time in high school + college, she has learned many skills, ranging from social media, video editing, communication + time management. With these skills, she helps to assist our clients with anything they might need.

When not working or in class, Hadley competes in rodeos almost every weekend, loves to spend time cooking with her family + watching cooking shows with her dog, Laska, + cat, Stinker!

Hadley can be reached at or on Instagram @hadleytate01.

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Libby Vandal

Athlete Relations Intern

Libby is from Enfield, Connecticut + is currently a senior at Marist College studying Sports Communications + Public Relations. She fell in love with working in the sports industry in high school + has been committed to learning as much as she can through hands-on experiences in college + professional athletics since.

With a wide skill set ranging from social media management, marketing + communications, Libby uses every skill or experience she can to enhance our client experience + make their lives easier. 

When she's not working, Libby loves to spend time with her friends + family, watch any + every sport she can find on TV, play with her dogs + binge Schitt's Creek, an AR favorite!

Libby can be reached at or on Instagram @libbyvandal.

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