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MVP was established on the simple and humbling idea that life is short, time is scarce, the world is big, and connection is key.

LIFE IS SHORT. TIME IS SCARCE

Yes, it’s as corny as it gets, but it’s true. We only have so much time to fit in as many experiences, relationships, and memories as possible. Anything can change at the drop of the hat and the tomorrow we’re waiting for may never come. This is especially true when it comes to the amount of time families get to spend together. You only get 18 summers with your kids to make the memories that last you a lifetime – How Many Do You Have Left?

The Time Is Now.

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THE WORLD IS BIG

It’s not uncommon for us as Americans to get stuck in our own bubble. Yes, our country has a lot to offer, but don’t forget that there is a whole world out there with different people, foods, celebrations, values, and ways of life. As Americans, we have an opportunity to demonstrate humility, to learn from others, and to share our ways of life with those we encounter on our travels. Not only does this attitude help us evolve into more respectful and tolerant individuals, it also gives us the contrast that is needed to appreciate all of the things that make our country amazing.

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone. 

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CONNECTION IS KEY

There is a power in coming together to share a new experience. Meeting and interacting with others from around the world through a shared interest allows us to realize that they’re not so different from us after all. Take the opportunity to connect through something you love and share it with those you care about.

It’s About The People Along The Way. 

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Experiences > Things

Ultimately, when we look back over our lives, it’s about the experiences we’ve had and who we’ve shared them with.

Here are 2 powerful resources that share this mentality.

1) The Dash Poem

2) Your Life In Weeks

Your greatest memories will be from real moments shared with those you care about, not the accomplishments you achieved or the things you got. 

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Meet The Team

MVP International
Mark ‘Pudge’ Gjormand

Mark ‘Pudge’ Gjormand

Visionary & Founder
Coach Pudge is known by both the Virginia High School Baseball community as Read More
Matt Foley

Matt Foley

President & Co-Founder
Matt played for Coach Pudge, graduating in 2003 and racking up a laundry Read More
Eli Facenda

Eli Facenda

Chief Enrollment Officer
Eli’s background in international sports tours goes back to 2009. After Read More
O’KELLY MCWILLIAMS

O’KELLY MCWILLIAMS

GENERAL COUNSEL
Having joined MVP International as a traveler many times in the past, Read More
TONYA BROGAN

TONYA BROGAN

TRAVEL DIRECTOR
Tonya attended travel school in VA and then worked in Virginia and Read More
TARA NOVAK

TARA NOVAK

OPERATIONS & FLIGHT MANAGER
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Tara became an avid sports fan at a young Read More
DANA DOUGHERTY

DANA DOUGHERTY

TRAVEL LOGISTICS MANAGER
Dana attended Penn State University where she received a bachelors’ degree Read More
JASON MCMAHON

JASON MCMAHON

CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER
Jason is a native to Vienna, VA and is rooted in Youth and High School Read More
SIMON ROBERTS

SIMON ROBERTS

HOCKEY DIRECTOR/GM
Coach Simon Roberts brings decades of international hockey experience to Read More
Tom Ferrick

Tom Ferrick

Director of Apparel & Equipment
Tom is a long-time teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. He is also Read More
SAMANTHA GJORMAND

SAMANTHA GJORMAND

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
Samantha began interning with the MVP International team in the Spring of Read More
SIENA FERRICK

SIENA FERRICK

MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR
Siena joined the MVP International team in Winter 2019, and has been Read More
Matt Wojceichowski

Matt Wojceichowski

SALES
Originally from Houston, Texas, Matt moved to Northern Virginia at the age Read More
STU VETTER

STU VETTER

MEN’S BASKETBALL DIRECTOR
Coach Stu Vetter brings decades of experience coaching, inspiring, and Read More
EVE MENDOLIA

EVE MENDOLIA

NON-PROFIT & EVENT PLANNING
Eve Mendolia earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University and her Read More
BOB GAMBARELLI

BOB GAMBARELLI

PHILANTHROPIC CHAIR FOR MVP DREAM FOUNDATION
Originally from New York, Bob worked at James Madison High School in Read More