September 29, 2016

Our Staff


Andre (Dre) Smith is the President and Executive Director of LSC. His passion for mentoring youth stems from his own adolescence. In his teens, his high school basketball coach recognized Dre’s athletic and academic potential taking him under his wing to win several international championships.


Denise Meridith earned a BS in wildlife biology from Cornell University and an MPA from University of Southern California. Founder of Linking Sports & Communities, a youth sports non-profit, which enhances the relationships among athletes, sports organizations in Arizona, since 2004.