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 ally@athleterelations.com or on Instagram @redigulous.


Courtney Collard

Assistant Manager of Athlete Relations

Courtney was born + raised in the Greater Toronto Area and fell in love with working in sports when she began her adventure in the industry as a live events host. After obtaining her Bachelors of Communications + Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Courtney packed her bags + headed south to Texas A&M University where she completed her Masters in Sports Management. 

With many stops along the way in marketing, administration + media, Courtney has developed a variety of experiences, relationships and skills that she puts to use for the Athlete Relations family in any way she can. Courtney currently lives in Toronto, Ontario + spends her free time working out, brunching with friends + watching Real Housewives with her dog, Boomer.

Courtney can be reached at courtney@athleterelations.com or on Instagram @itscococollard.


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 info@athleterelations.com or on Instagram @libbyvandal.