Alex Garfinkle is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Select Events Basketball. He is responsible for handling day-to-day business operations at Select Events. Prior to co-founding Select Events Basketball in 2017, Alex worked as the New England Regional Director at Zero Gravity Basketball for five years. Alex is originally from Newton, Massachusetts and is a 2012 graduate of Penn State University, with a degree in Psychology and Business.
Matt Shocket is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Select Events Basketball. Matt is one of the titans of girls’ grassroots basketball. He is a founding member of the Girls Under Armour Association and the Select 40. Prior to co-founding Select Events Basketball in 2017, Matt worked as the Tri-State Regional Director at Zero Gravity Basketball for five years. Matt grew up in Newton, Massachusetts.
Zach Park is the Director of Select Events Basketball. His roles include day-to-day operations, sales, and business development. Zach has been working at Select Events since its inception in 2017. Zach grew up in Durham, New Hampshire and is a 2017 graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Sport Management. He was a three-year student manager for the men’s basketball team.
DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Kenneth Pannell started with Select Events in 2021 as the Director of Middle School. He has spent more than 10 years contributing to the culture of women’s basketball, including his work with the nationally recognized Rose Classic brand. Kenneth’s presence has recently expanded with his addition to the ESPN HoopGurlz team as a national evaluator and a voter on the McDonald’s All-American committee. Kenneth grew up in Hurt, Virginia and is a 1994 graduate of Old Dominion University.
Spencer Hogan started with Select Events in 2021 as the Director of the Midwest Region. Prior to coming on board with Select he worked as a Co-Op for Zero Gravity assisting with running the Adidas Junior Gauntlet. A graduate of Lock Haven University with a degree in Sports Management, he recently completed his MBA from SUNY Cortland in 2019. Spencer was born and raised in Binghamton, New York.
ANGELA SANTA FE
Angela Santa Fe joined Select Events as the Director of the Northeast Region in 2021. For eight years prior, Angela was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Regis College. In her tenure, Regis advanced to the NCAA tournament four times after winning consecutive Conference Championships. Angela is a four-time Conference Coach of the Year. As a player and graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Angela helped lead the Huskies to three straight runs in the NCAA Tournament, including competing in the National Championship game in 2006.
Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, Santa Fe graduated with a Master’s Degree of Organizational and Professional Communication from Regis College in 2012.
Director of Operations
Derek DeMasi is in his first year on staff with Select Events Basketball as the Director of Operations. Prior to Select, Derek was a member of the Miami Dolphins organization as their Manager of Team Operations. Before his time with the Dolphins, Derek spent the previous 5 years in various coaching support staff roles with two Division I men’s basketball programs – East Carolina University and Florida Gulf Coast University. Derek has also spent time as an assistant basketball coach at both St. Andrew’s School in Rhode Island and Wheaton College of Massachusetts.
Originally from Johnston, Rhode Island, DeMasi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Rhode Island in 2011.
Assistant Regional Director
Peter Clear is an Associate Director with Select Events. He has been with Select since early 2022. His role focuses on day-to-day operations and business development. Peter is originally from Sudbury, MA, and is a 2019 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Communications and Sports Journalism.
Assistant Regional Director
Daniel Getchell-Lacey started with Select Events in the beginning months of 2022 as a Co-op, spending the majority of his time in the Midwest Region and was recently brought on as a full-time staff member in September 2022. He is a recent graduate of Springfield College and was able to gain ample sport event management experience throughout his 4 years before receiving his degree in Sports Management in 2021. Daniel grew up in southern and central New Hampshire and most previously worked in a sales role with sports apparel company ISlide.