BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse is pleased to announce the hiring of seven new staff members: Bridget Caine, Lucia Perfetti Clark, Edward Furlong, Christina Gibson, Emily Gibson, Heather Wallace and James Wilson. Additionally, Nathaniel Badder, a current employee, has recently been promoted.

Bridget Caine has been brought on as the donor relations manager at US Lacrosse. She worked previously for the development and alumni relations office at Duke University. Prior to that, she was a legislative liaison for the Maryland General Assembly and a marketing and sales coordinator with Long and Foster. Caine graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in political science.

Lucia Perfetti Clark joins US Lacrosse as the officials education and training manager. From 2001 to 2008, Clark worked for the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services as the grants manager and evaluator. Clark earned her B.A. in psychology with a criminal justice minor from the University of Connecticut in 2000, an M.A. in criminal justice from SUNY Albany in 2001 and is currently working towards an M.S. in sport management at SUNY Cortland. 

Edward Furlong comes on board as a network administrator at US Lacrosse. Most recently he has worked as a computer operations technician for the National Aquarium in Baltimore and prior to that, as a laser printer technician at Laser Line, Inc. Furlong is currently working towards a network management degree from Anne Arundel Community College.

Christina Gibson is the newly hired fundraising associate at US Lacrosse. After graduation, Gibson worked in Manchester, England for the English Lacrosse Association as a local development officer. She is also a certified US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program (CEP) Level 1 Trainer. Gibson graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with a B.S. in selective studies in education. She was a member of the women’s lacrosse team at Syracuse under Head Coach Gary Gait.

Emily Gibson joined US Lacrosse in July 2009 as a part-time employee working for the sport development department. In March 2010 she moved into the newly created public relations associate position. Gibson is also a certified US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program (CEP) Level 1 Trainer. She is currently working towards her B.A. in communications at Loyola University Maryland. Gibson is a member of the women’s lacrosse team and is in her final season at Loyola under Head Coach Jen Adams.

Heather Wallace has stepped into the assistant art director position at US Lacrosse. After graduation she worked part time at Biographical Design as a designer. Wallace is a 2009 graduate of Towson University where she earned a B.A. in graphic design.

James Wilson is the new director of information technology at US Lacrosse. He previously worked for the National Aquarium in Baltimore as the manager of computer operations. Wilson is a 1995 graduate of the University of California where he earned a B.L.S. in mass communications and a 1997 graduate of York Technical Institute where he earned an A.A. in computer science.

Nathaniel Badder joined US Lacrosse in June 2008 as the officials training and education manager and moved into his new role as the director of national teams in November 2009. Badder previously served as associate director of athletics at Brentwood School (Los Angeles, Calif.) and as a news desk editor for the NBA. He has coached lacrosse at the youth, high school and collegiate levels, and is currently the head coach of the boys’ middle school team at the KIPP Ujima Village Academy. He is also a US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level 1 Trainer. Badder is a Baltimore native and a 1998 graduate from Middlebury College (Vt.) where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a 2004 graduate from Elmira College (N.Y.) where he received his master’s degree in general education.

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