Travis Tresca - Board Chair
Travis, a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services, Inc., recently moved to New Orleans to form Cancienne-Tresca Wealth Management. Travis spent three yeas at Louisiana State University before joining his family business in Orlando, Florida. There he graduated from Rollins College with a BS in Economics. However it was during his stay at LSU, he developed a deep fondness for Louisiana and in particular New Orleans. Through his involvement with youth organizations including i9 Youth Flag Football, F.I.R.S.T. Robotics and 4H, Travis saw first-hand how teaching children teamwork, fair play and good sportsmanship can help develop interpersonal skills that can carry them well beyond the classroom and playground. He is really looking forward to working with Playworks NOLA.
Will is the founder and CEO of Pro Placement USA, a job placement firm specializing in career management to former college and professional athletes. Will is a New Orleans native and received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans. While at Loyola, Will was a member of the basketball team and served as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and was responsible for recruiting and evaluating student-athletes. As the Reporter and Co-host of Loyola's Weekly Basketball Show, Will provided color analyst and play-by-play on radio broadcasts for basketball games. Before starting Pro Placement USA, Will was the Director of Development for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana where he was responsible for the development and implementation of statewide fund-raising activities including management, analysis and reporting of development projects.
Tiffany Johansen Martinez
Tiffany is the Health & Wellness Manager for The NHP Foundation. The NHP Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making investments that preserve and create affordable multifamily housing in low-to moderate - income families and seniors. The Foundation also provides a comprehensive array of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for its residents. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in health education and coaching from Central Michigan University, Tiffany ventured to New Orleans to aid in the relief effort after Hurricane Katrina and fell head over heels for this unique city. With the nine years of health-based youth programming experience, Tiffany believes that her ideals and Playworks coincide with one another, as well as their love for kickball.