Mike Evans is a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M, where he earned consensus first-team All-American honors after recording a school record of 1,394 receiving yards on 69 receptions, and was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Evans is married to Ashli Evans and has three children: Mackenzie, Ariah Lynn and Amari. Always driven for success, Mike wants everyone to have an opportunity to reach their potential and his goal is to find ways to help kids know that their goals are attainable if they work hard.
Ashli Evans is Mike’s wife. She attended Blinn Junior College in College Station where she met Mike. She now spends her time raising their three kids, all while taking care of their two homes and all of their family needs outside of football. Ashli is very involved in the foundation and is responsible for getting the first gala off the ground this year. She enjoys giving back to her community, families in need, and believes that every child should have the opportunity to get an education and reach their goals.
Robert is a financial Advisor with Edward Jones and has been friends with the Evans family for years. Robert played football in college and earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus in finance from Florida State University. He also has an MBA focused in general business and finance from the University of Maryland. Hallback began his Edward Jones career in 2017 in Tampa before relocating to Georgia with his family. He is very involved in the community, as a member of the Buckhead Rotary Club, his fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, Seminoles Booster Club, Atlanta Boys and Girls Club, Rujohn Foundation and most recently the Mike Evans Family Foundation.
Courtney received her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree from Texas A&M University, where she met Mike back in 2011. She has worked with the Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, Texas A&M Athletic Department, a sponsorship and marketing agency, ESPN, and several other sporting teams. Courtney was asked to serve on the board in 2019 and was named the executive director in March 2020. She brought on Capture Sports Marketing to help the foundation with its marketing and fundraising efforts. Together they have worked to acquire sponsorships, institute the annual Mike Evans Family Foundation scholarship program, and conceptualize new events to help the foundation accomplish its goals of helping those in need and expanding its reach.
Board of Directors
Coach Temple serves as a coach and administrator at Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. He was Mike’s high school basketball coach and has been a part of his support team for years. Coach Temple is the camp director for the annual Mike Evans Youth Football Camp held in Galveston and continues to work closely with Mike on several projects.
Having known Mike since he was a child, Mr. Petteway has served as a father figure to Mike. Mr. Petteway formerly coached Mike in youth football and in AAU basketball from about 8-years-old through his junior year of high school and served as a mentor to him during his childhood. Mr. Petteway seeks to continue providing guidance to Mike by serving on his Board of Directors.
Ms. Dotson is the mother-in-law of Mike Evans. She has been a part of several successful fundraising events and is eager to help the Mike Evans Family Foundation carry out its mission. Brandi is a native Texan, currently residing in Houston. She worked as a registered nurse for almost 20 years and also as a public servant most of her adult life – 10 years of which were as a 911 operator. She grew up in a small town just outside of College Station, TX where sports and community service were a big part of her upbringing. She is a devoted Christian, mother of two wonderful children, and grandmother.
Ms. Kilgore is the mother of Mike Evans and has been instrumental in his life. As a single mother, she raised three children and has been a mother figure to many in the city of Galveston, TX. Ms. Kilgore wants to use her experiences to help others, especially young mothers in the Galveston community. There is no better voice for young mothers who have encountered struggles and had the fortitude to overcome those battles and help their children strive for success.
Owner and CEO of Day 1 Sports and Entertainment, Mr. Gilmore has been a certified agent with the NFL Players Association for 15 years and represents several NFL players, including co-representing Mike Evans as his agent since he entered the NFL. Gilmore is the president of The Total Package Group, a packaging company that works with automotive dealers and is based out of Atlanta and certified with the Georgia Minority Business Development Council. A former coach in both the Pac 10 and Big 10, Gilmore graduated with an MBA in Operations, MS in Sports Marketing from The University of Illinois and BS from Penn State University where he played on the 1986 National Championship team. He’s married to Camille Chang Gilmore, VP of HR and Chief Global Diversity officer with Boston Scientific who also serves on several national boards. They have two sons Dantae’ and Deion.
Mr. Jones is the President of Maven Sports Group. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, is a licensed attorney-at-law, as well as a certified NFL Players Association contract advisor. He is a labor and corporate law expert and has received numerous awards and recognition as one of the top lawyers in the country. He has vast experience in contract and endorsement negotiations, collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and arbitrations and has served as legal advisor to numerous professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and charitable and non-profit organizations. Jones serves as Evans attorney and co-represents him with Deryk Gilmore. Jones serves as legal council for a fortune 500 company, president of a youth baseball league, and has several philanthropic endeavors in the city of Atlanta.
Ms. Edwards is a Galveston native and has always had a passion for helping people. She has been involved in different areas of healthcare: everything from research to, presently, direct patient care as a registered nurse. Josephine is also a founder of her own non-profit organization for adolescents focused in Galveston County. While keeping herself busy with education and community service, she has also managed to be the head of a family of six. The Mike Evans Family Foundation furthers her reach for Galveston County youth and beyond.
Ronald “Slim” Williams
is an American Businessman who founded Maven Sports Group and co-founded the highly successful record label Cash Money Records along with his younger brother Bryan “Birdman” Williams. With his younger brother, he is the executive producer for much of Cash Money artist’s albums, especially Lil Wayne. Williams has served as a mentor to Evans and his business pedigree will assist Evans with his future philanthropic platforms and programs.
Brandy represents the Bryan/College Station region with 10+ years of experience working in the higher education industry. Skilled in adult learning, team building, career coaching, event management, and corporate relations. She is an MBTI Certified Practitioner. Brandy graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Development and a Master’s Degree focused in Leadership Development. She spends her free time with her family and volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley, Kiwanis Club and the Fun for All Playground Committee.