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.
DIRECTOR OF TEAM SALES
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.
Sam Smith joined Select Events in 2021 as an Administrative Associate. Prior to her start with Select, Sam was the Scouting and Recruiting Coordinator for All-Academic Basketball and an Operations Co-Op for Zero Gravity Basketball. Sam is a 2018 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s of Sport Management and a Minor in Business. While there, she was an Operations Intern for the men’s basketball program. She is also a 2020 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master’s in Sport Leadership. At VCU, she was a sport operations graduate assistant. Sam was born in New Hampshire but spent most of her time growing up in both Tennessee and Virginia.