Management

WPH Executive Director: David C. Vincent

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David Vincent formed the World Players of Handball in 2005 and ushered live handball viewing into our living rooms for the first time. Since its inception, the World Players of Handball has broadcast over 1,500 matches live. Dave Vincent serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for virtually all matches, combining his unique perspective and personality with a lifetime of handball experience. DV brings 25 years of broadcast radio experience (in Oregon and California) to World Players of Handball & ESPN broadcasts and provides professionalism and wit to the amazing game of handball. DV also serves as the Executive Director of the World Player of Handball at the WPH headquarters in Tucson, AZ, working daily to grow the game of handball through innovation.

Vincent is the driving force behind many WPH innovations and marketing techniques and finds pleasure, “…moving the chains forward,” to help the sport’s growth.  In 2011, Vincent was part of the brain-trust behind the creation of the Race4Eight Professional Handball Tour; in 2012, Vincent developed the Outdoor Big Ball Cup Series; in 2013, Vincent negotiated with ESPN and aired handball on the Network in late October; in 2014, Vincent signed a seven stop ESPN/Handball contract and revisited the ESPN “Pitching-Table” in 2015 for another hefty contract signing between the two paries.  Vincent isn’t resting either… He continues to seek mass media attention while also following the foundation’s mission.

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David C. Vincent
WPH Executive Director
3561 E Sunrise Drive, Suite #125
Tucson, AZ, 85718
Email:  vincent@wphlive.tv
Office- (520) 336-6231

WPH Youth Donor & Development Director: David Fink

David Fink sat in the booth with David Vincent for the first time in 2007 and has not left since. David Fink became the lead broadcast analyst for all World Player of Handball broadcasts, providing candor and a player’s perspective. The DV/DF broadcast partnership has broadcast the best matches and best players in the sport for the past seven years. Fink often jumps from the court to the booth and understands the challenges and difficulty of the sport as well as anyone. Fink graduated with a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Duquesne University, using his education to serve as the World Players of Handball Youth Donor and Development Director and WPH Senior Writer.

“Fink has more talent in his Pinky than I have in my whole body,” claims Vincent. “WPH is pleased to have his sports knowledge and eccentric colorful outlook on this amazing sport.”

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David Fink
WPH Youth Donor and Development Director
Email:  Fink@race4eight.com

WPH Outdoor Director, Tom Flores

Tom running the deskTom Flores has served as the unofficial WPH Outdoor Director since 2013, working 18-hour days at all official WPH Outdoor events, hosting numerous WPH Outdoor weekend tournaments in Southern California, recruiting hundreds of players to participate in WPH Outdoor events, serving as the tournament desk manager at several WPH Race 4 Eight events and coaching numerous players to the top level of 3-Wall Big Ball handball.  Get this…. he did most of it as a volunteer!

“We had an opening, we placed Tom into that spot and we expect some great growth in SoCal,” says director Dave Vincent.  “He is honest and trustworthy but importantly, he lives and breathes this game and has made handball a huge part of his life.  He’s a gamer!”

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Tom Flores
WPH Outdoor Director
Email:  flores@wphlive.tv

WPH Video Director; Master Graphics:  Kris Gurrad

Kris Gurrad is a multi-time Emmy award winner in Portland, Oregon, for his television engineering and producing work on local television affiliates. Kris started his engineering career in his teens and quickly became the most in demand television commodity in Portland. Kris is simply one of the most talented television producers and engineers in the world and has dramatically improved World Players of Handball broadcasts since joining the team in 2011, adding a scoreboard, slow-motion instant replay, court sounds and several additional features that make the World Players of Handball broadcasts so professional and appealing.

“Kris has more talent in his pinkie than I have in my whole body”  –

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Kris Gurrad
WPH Video Director
Email:  kris@gurrad.com

WPH Office Manager: Lead Photographer:  Spanish Interpruter:  Lolita De Vincent

Lolita de Vincent started working for the World Players of Handball in 2009 and is responsible for the thousands of exceptional tournament pictures from dozens of World Players of Handball events.

Lolita has captured many of the greatest action shots the sport has ever seen in brilliant high definition and has proven to have the eye and timing for catching the top players in their best moments. Lolita de Vincent also serves as the Inventory Director at the World Players of Handball in Tucson, AZ, managing all of the buying and shipping.

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Lolita Tapia
WPH Office & Merchandise
3561 E Sunrise Drive, Suite #125
Tucson, AZ, 85718
Email:  wphstore@wphlive.tv
Office- (520) 336-6231

The WPH Video Team:  Linda Manning, Omar Lemus & Jeff Kastner

Linda Manning is likely the hardest working person on the planet. A devout perfectionist, Linda will stop at nothing to ensure that World Players of Handball broadcasts exceed all expectations. Linda operates the cameras at all Race events, as well as drives the WPH equipment van to each event. Regardless of the length of her drive, Linda immediately starts running cables and setting up for WPH productions to ensure that webcast fans will be treated to the highest quality production possible. Linda worked as a professor for mathematics for a number of years and transitioned to television production, working alongside her one-time apprentice Kris Gurrad.

Omar Lemus is one of the most passionate handball ambassadors in the country. Omar serves as the tournament director of the hugely successful Race 4 Eight Houston and plays and promotes the game as much as he possibly can. Omar has a degree in film production from the Art Institute of Houston and works in the film department for a law firm in Houston, TX. Omar attends several R48 events per season, working the cameras for up to 12 hours a day. Omar is a master of connecting the players to the fans with close-ups and the art of his video instincts.

Jeff Kastner was the original camera operator of the World Players of Handball and has continued to greatly contribute to the World Players of Handball nine years later. Jeff has a degree in film production from Pacific University and owns his own production company titled “Jeff Kastner Productions” in Portland, OR. Jeff and David Vincent are responsible for ushering handball to our living rooms nine years ago and allowing handball fans to enjoy all of the biggest tournaments from wherever they are. Jeff excels at creating stories and highlights and has used his editing mastery to create several phenomenal pieces during upcoming R48Pro Seasons and future ESPN broadcasts. Jeff continues to pioneer new technology and remains an incredible asset to World Players of Handball.

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The Video Team
Email:  WPH@race4eight.com

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