ISA Staff

ISA Headquarters Staff

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Robert Fasulo

Executive Director

Bio:

Robert Fasulo is a global strategist with over 25 years of cross-cultural management and communications experience in Olympic and world sport. Multi-lingual and with extensive experience in delivering communications, public relations, marketing and bid campaigns, Fasulo brings a unique blend of creative and entrepreneurial skills to the ISA.

Fasulo launched his own consulting agency, Robert Fasulo international (RFi) in 2010 and since then he has provided high-level, strategic consulting and business development services to major corporations, sports marketing and media agencies, national and international sports organizations, events, major event bids and international sport leaders.

Most recently, Fasulo has been a key adviser to the ISA’s successful effort to be recommended for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the United States’ successful bid for the 2021 IAAF World Championships. He now joins the ISA as Executive Director.

Prior to launching RFi, Fasulo served in a number of key Olympic leadership roles including Chief of International Relations at the U.S. Olympic Committee, Director of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Chief of Staff at the IAAF.

As ASOIF Director, Fasulo also served on the IOC Coordination Commissions in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 as well as the IOC Olympic Programme Commission.  As IAAF Chief of Staff, Fasulo was also appointed Secretary General of the International Athletic Foundation, the Monaco-based charitable arm of the IAAF, where he was responsible for the managing a US$20 million endowment as well as developing grant criteria, donation guidelines, financial policy, project monitoring and athlete award programmes.

Fasulo attended the University of Portland, Oregon where he was a scholarship member of the track & field team and graduated cum laude in 1986 with a BA in communications.  Following a 2,700-km cycling tour though Europe in the summer of 1987, Fasulo lived in Rome, Italy for 13 years and subsequently Lausanne, Switzerland for six years.

Fluent in four languages – English, Italian, French and Spanish – Fasulo has traveled to over 65 countries and 150 cities.  He currently resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife, Peta, and two children, Micaela and Luca.

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Claudia Alvarez

Finance and Administration Manager

Bio:

As an independent contractor since 2011, Claudia joined the ISA in 2013 with a professional background in corporate finance following her experience as a Financial Manager for a Management Consulting firm. Born in San Diego, and raised in Mexico, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from San Diego State University, as well as certificates from USC Marshall School of Business and University of San Diego.

Claudia is an avid traveler, who enjoys combining her passion for travel with her love of running. She also enjoys yoga, rock-climbing, and most recently surfing, having bought her first board weeks after joining the ISA. As the ISA’s Finance and Administration Manager, she will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management, accountability requirements and human resources management of the ISA.

 

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Harrison Robbs

Manager of Event Operations

Bio:

Harrison Robbs joined the ISA in August 2013. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with honors, majoring in History. As Manager of Event Operations, Harrison coordinates the logistics of the ISA’s World Championships, as well as managing ISA merchandise, archives, and equipment.

Harrison was born and raised in San Diego, California and is an extremely passionate surfer, who you can find surfing near the ISA Headquarters in La Jolla on any given swell. 

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Megan Burns

Membership and Development Manager

Bio:

Megan came to the ISA in 2013 after recently returning home to San Diego from her time abroad in Australia. Megan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication Studies with a specialty in Sales and Marketing, and comes from an extensive background growing up in the surf industry. Megan is an avid traveler, surfer, and enjoys photography and music.

As a Membership and Development Manager, Megan will be managing communication/registration for all ISA World Championships, the ISA Scholarship Program, In-competition and out-of-competition Anti-Doping, and supporting the ISA Educational Programs.

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Alex Reynolds

Associate Membership and Development Manager

Bio:

Alex Reynolds joined the ISA in September 2014 after spending two years in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa working for Christian Surfers Africa as the Africa Correspondent. During his time in South Africa, Alex realized the potential for surfing to positively impact people’s lives, and it is this passion that gets him excited to work with the ISA and serve its mission to develop surfing across the globe.

Alex, a passionate surfer who tries to spend as much time in the water as on land, studied Marketing and Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also has extensive experience working as a surf coach, serving in adaptive surfing programs, and working with Aleph Surf – an organization that uses surfing to mentor and teach life skills to disadvantaged youth. As the Membership Assistant, he will take all his experience and knowledge to further develop the ISA’s Educational Programs and Membership initiatives.

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Evan Quarnstrom

Marketing and Media Manager

Bio:

Evan joined the ISA in March 2015 after graduating from San Diego State University in December 2014. After completing a year-long study abroad program in Chile, he received a dual degree in International Business with an emphasis in Latin America and Spanish from SDSU and La Universidad de Valparaíso.

Evan grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where he developed a love for ocean sports and surfing. When he’s not in the water he enjoys playing volleyball, jamming on his guitar, and learning new languages. Fluent in Spanish, he is now studying Portuguese.