Meet Team OFFSIDE

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Rhonda Leeman Taylor

President and Author

As a young woman, she played for the Kingston Red Barons women’s hockey team until 1973. Starting in 1979 she spent 3 years traveling across Ontario, growing number of teams affiliated with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. She also founded and directed the Female Council for women’s hockey with the help of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), now Hockey Canada

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Denbeigh Whitmarsh

Co-Author & Writer

A young student-athlete with a passion for writing and women in sports. She is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts in history, anthropology and French literature at McGill University, where she competes on the varsity cross-country and track and field teams. She has also published works of poetry in Montreal literary magazines The Veg, The Empathy Journal, The F-Word and Yolk.

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Dave Briglio

Podcast Producer

30 yrs of consulting experience for public and private organizations (Commissioner, Board Member, Coach, etc.) has revealed the ideals we have been taught in school and sports too often are compromised. With a wide range of personal stories based on a lifetime of experiences, Dave connects with people to reflect inward and take bold outward actions of good change

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Kristen Lipscombe

Vice-President and

Director of Communications

An award-winning journalist and communications specialist with experience in everything from sports to music to healthcare.

She is now working as a Senior Communications Advisor for the Government of Canada. She has travelled the country and world as a media manager for Hockey Canada and still pursues her passion for the female game through her freelance business, First Line Communications, and  leading communications and marketing for OFFSIDE.

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Mark Staffieri

Senior Writer

With an extensive writing background, Mark has chronicled the growth of women's hockey for the Bleacher Report, as well as the former Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) website from 2012 through 2015, including coverage of the 2013 Clarkson Cup. Mark is also the publisher of AllowHerToPlay, a website focused on raising awareness of women in sport.

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Rob Del Mundo

Senior Writer

A Toronto-based freelance sports writer who has covered the Maple Leafs for The Fischler Report since 1999-2000.  Specializing in hockey, he has covered almost all aspects of the game, including NHL, AHL, junior, and women’s. He has authored or co-authored four books, including “The Best, Worst, And Biggest NHL Trades of All-Time!” and “Hockey’s Enforcers: A Dying Breed.”

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