Fund Raising

League Partner consultants can help set up and run your benefit tournament - we have years of experience. And League Partner can handle registrations, scheduling, referee assignements, and more.

Who We Are

Robert Smith is co-owner (with George Pauly) of Ring Development, a software company in business since 2002. Ring's flagship product is League Partner. Robert led the development team that designed and implemented League Partner.

Before starting Ring, Robert was Principal Engineer for Evolve Software (San Francisco), and prior to that, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina Central University. Robert has played soccer since high school, has coached youth soccer since 2001 (Class E License), and has refereed adult soccer since 2006 (Level 08).

Board of Advisors

Grant Underhill holds a National C coaching license, a Grade 8 referee license, and is currently the director of Chapel Hill United. Grant has coached more than 60 youth teams from recreational to classic levels with age groups ranging from U6 through U17. Grant helped found the Carolina United Soccer Club, and the Mid-States Challenge Soccer League, and he has served on the executive board of North Carolina Youth Soccer Association. Grant played his collegiate soccer at College of Wooster in Ohio where he co-captained his team.

Margie Dietz is founder and co-owner of White Oak I.T., providing computer instruction and innovative software solutions. Margie has published collaboratively with scientists at Duke Medical Center, including an international project in Cairo, Egypt. She received her PhD in 1996, then worked for IBM for ten years in the sub-specialty of Software Performance Engineering (making software run fast!)

Margie has taught courses at Duke, presented at the local schools and museums, and trained scuba divers for 15 years in association with Water World in Durham. In 1995, Margie won the J. William Mullen Award for exceptional presentation from Computer Measurement Group.

Anselmo Lastra is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Duke University. He has chaired a number of conferences, including I3D and Graphics Hardware, and is an associate editor of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. His research interests are in the areas of image-based modeling and rendering, and graphics hardware architectures.

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