Board of Directors:

  • Travis Unruh- President
  • Cammie Unruh- CEO
  • Lisa Pinkston
  • Sean Payne
  • Mark Tortorice 
  • Svend Jansen
  • Lesley Andres
  • Christy Conrad
  • Marley Schmidt

TRAVIS UNRUH– PRESIDENT

Travis serves as the President of Fusion and the Manager of 18U National Unruh/Greenwood and 16U Premier Unruh/Hunt 23/24 teams. He was a multisport athlete growing up playing football and wrestling into his high school years at Providence High School in Clarksville Indiana. After high school, he attended Purdue University West Lafayette and earned a B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management in 2000 and today he is the President of MAC Construction in New Albany, Indiana. Travis’s passion for both sports and developing youth has led him into coaching softball, football and baseball for over 8 years

Email: travisu@fusioneliteball.com
Years with Fusion: 8+
Years Coaching Softball: 8+ (Travel, High School and Little League)

Fusion President (2013-present)
Fusion 18U National Unruh/Greenwood Manager (Fall 2021-Present)
Fusion 16U Premier Unruh/Hunt Manager (Fall 2021-Present)
Fusion 18U Premier Unruh/Greenwood Manager (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)
Fusion16U Premier Unruh Manager (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)
IFE 04 Premier Unruh Head Coach (2013-Summer 2020)
Assumption HS Varsity Softball Assistant Coach (2019-2021)
LL Softball HC -Won Central Region & 3rd WS Portland OR (2017)

CAMMIE UNRUH– CEO

Cammie serves as the CEO of Fusion. Cammie grew up in Louisville playing high-level travel softball and graduated from Assumption High School. After high school, Cammie attended Spalding University and graduated with a degree in Nursing. Her passion and dedication to the sport and team development is overwhelmingly evident in her mentoring of the athletes.

Email: nursecsu@yahoo.com
Years with Fusion: 8+
Years Coaching Softball: 8+ (Travel)

Fusion CEO (2013-present)
Fusion 16U Premier Unruh Assistant Coach (2013-2021)

LISA PINKSTON

Lisa Pinkston has been involved in the Fusion organization for over 7 years as a mentor, Board Member, VP, 18U Premier Head Coach, 16U Premier Head coach and 18U Premier team Manager. Coach Pinkston is a well-respected coach known and recognized throughout the Travel Softball and High School circuits with connections at the collegiate level. She is dedicated to developing each athlete to their full potential with the opportunity to compete at top showcases and tournaments throughout the region with maximum college coach exposure to obtain their goal of playing softball at the next level.

Email: lisapinkston@gmail.com
Years with Fusion: 7+
Years Coaching Softball: 19 (College, Travel and High School)

Fusion Board Member (2017-Present)
Fusion Vice-President (2017-2021)
Fusion 16U Premier Unruh/Pinkston Head Coach (Fall 2020)
Fusion 18U Premier Unruh/Pinkston Manager (Fall 2020)
IFE 18U Premier Head Coach (2019-Summer 2020)
Assumption HS Athletic Director (2021-present)
Assumption HS Varsity Softball Head Coach (2015-2021)
Softball Preps Owner (2012-2021)
University Of Louisville –Director of Softball Operations- (2010-2015)
KY High School Hall of Fame-Player (2003)
University of Louisville- Player (2000-2003)

SEAN PAYNE

Sean Payne joined the Fusion Board of Directors in 2017. Sean is a well-respected coach known and recognized throughout the High School circuits with connections at the collegiate level. He has coached High School Softball for 16 years winning several Sectional and Regional titles. He has been the Head Coach at Floyd Central High School since 2016 and awarded the Hoosier Hills Conference Softball Coach of the Year in 2016, 2017 & 2018. Through the years, he has had several athletes graduate and continue their softball careers that the collegiate level. Sean also serves as the Assistant Parks Director for the City of New Albany.

Email: coachpayne84@gmail.com
Years with Fusion: 5
Years Coaching Softball: 17 years (High School)

Fusion Board Member (2017-present)
Floyd Central HS Head Coach (2016-present; record 95-42)
School Record Number of Wins (28 in 2016)
Sectional Titles 2016 and 2017
Hoosier Hills Conference Softball Coach of the Year (’16, ’17, ’18)
NFCA National Polling Committee Member (2017-present)
NFCA All Region/All American Committee Member (2018-present)
IN Coaches Girls Sports Association Polling Member (2012-present)
NFCA Coaches Education Committee Member (2014-2016)
Providence HS Head Coach (2007-2015; record 147-90)
School Record Number of Wins (23 in 2015)
Sectional Titles 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Regional Titles 2013, 2014
Mercy Academy Assistant Coach/JV Head Coach (2005)

MARK TORTORICE

Mark Tortorice joined Fusion in 2017 as an Assistant Coach to the 03-Chumbley softball team and in 2018 he joined the Board of Directors. Mark was also an Assistant Coach on the 11U Unruh Baseball Team for the 2018-2019 season. He has a lengthy background in baseball and softball. Mark played baseball at Grand Canyon University and then was drafted by the Oakland A’s to play Pro Baseball in 1985. He played professionally from 1985-1990 for the Oakland A’s and Chicago White Sox. In 2001 he started coaching youth baseball and softball. Thru the years he has instructed over 500 athletes from the youth to the professional level. Mark is very passionate about developing youth and helping them follow their dreams. He is a firm believer that athletics develops discipline, teamwork and life skills.

Email: mtorto@gmail.com
Years with Fusion: 5
Years Coaching Softball: 19 years (youth)

Experience:
Fusion Board Member (2018-present)
IFE 03-Chumbley Assistant Coach (2017-2019)
IFE 11U Unruh Baseball Assistant Coach (2018-2019)

SVEND JANSEN

Svend Jansen joined Fusion in 2019 as the head coach of the 2011 team and in 2020 he joined the Board of Directors. Coach Jansen has been heavily involved in youth sports in Southern Indiana for the last several years, serving as Vice President of Softball at FC Little League since 2016 and Director of the St. Mary of the Knobs Youth Basketball League since 2012. Coach Jansen attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing and Management. Svend moved to the Southern Indiana area in 2000 to work for the Louisville Bats where he served as Director of Public Relations. He has coached softball, baseball and basketball on multiple levels for 10 plus years.

Email: svend_jansen@b-f.com
Years with Fusion: 2

Experience:
Fusion Board of Directors (2020-present)
Fusion 11 Jansen Head Coach (2019-present)
Vice President of Softball at Floyd County Little League (2016-present)
Director of the St. Mary of the Knobs Youth Basketball League (2012-present

LESELY ANDRES

Lesley joined Fusion 2014 as the program’s Financial Adviser.  She is a CPA with experience in numerous fields of business and serves on various Financial Boards in the community.   Lesley brings her financial expertise to the program overseeing the financials and maintaining the budgets.  She has 2 children very active in middle school and high school sports which she is the team parent assisting the coaching staff.  Lesley is passionate about the mission of the program to develop youth to their full potential and giving them opportunities to follow their dreams.

Years with Fusion: 6+

Experience:
Fusion Board Member (2014-present)
St. Mary of the Knobs Financial Board Member
Floyd Central High School Booster Club Financial Advisor

CHRISTY CONRAD

Christy joined the Fusion’s Board in 2015.  She values Fusion’s mission to promote the development of the youth thru sports to teach discipline, teamwork, leadership skills and becoming successful members of the community.  She grew up in the Southern Indiana playing sports throughout her childhood and into high school.  Christy is the mother of 2 children that were very active in sports where she served as Team Parent assisting the coaching staff. Her organizational skills and dedication to the program has been a key part in the seamless growth of the program in just a few short years.

Years with Fusion: 6 Years
Experience:
Fusion Board Member (2015-present)

MARLEY SCHMIDT

Marley Schmidt joined the IFE 04 Unruh Coaching Staff in 2017 and the Fusion Board of Directors in 2018. In Fall of 2021 Marley joined the Fusion 07 Premier Ware Coaching Staff. Marley played travel softball growing up and at Jeffersonville High School. After graduation, she continued to play at the collegiate level at Harding University in Arkansas and Bellarmine University. Marley graduated in 2017 from Bellarmine University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Sports Performance. She brings her expertise in speed, agility, strength training as well as arm health management to the team.

Years with Fusion 4+
Years Coaching Softball: 4 years (Travel and Middle School)

Experience:
Fusion Board Member (2018-present)
Fusion 07 Premier Ware Assistant Coach (2021-Present)
IFE 04 Premier Unruh Assistant Coach (2017-Summer 2020)
Rockets Junior Softball Coach (2018-2019)
Bellarmine University Softball Player (2016-2017)
Harding University Softball Player (2013-2016)