Byron is the founder of the Junior Slam Series. He is passionate about junior curling and is active in the junior community. He is the Head Coach at the University of Guelph and actively coaches at the U18 and U21 level in Ontario. Byron created the vision for the Junior Slam Series and takes great pride in the continued development of the Slam “experience” for all involved, from athletes, to coaches, to parents, to fans.
Partner / EVENT Convenor & COACH
Stephen is a business partner in the Junior Slam Series. You may know Stephen as the brains behind Curl Coach, the world’s #1 curling charting software. In addition to the hugely successful Curl Coach, Stephen developed the robust technology, Live Scores and Live Stones, exclusively for the Junior Slam Series. Another of Stephen’s creations is the new Junior Slam Series mobile application launching in early 2019. This tool will bring the Junior Slam Series closer to the curling community, ultimately to your fingertips. In addition to his imaginative and word leading software development Stephen is a huge supporter of junior curling as a parent, coach, and convenor.
Education / Developer
If you follow along with the elite tour players, you will have definitely come across Morgan Lavell, who has thrown lead stones for six seasons for Team Flaxey. Morgan got her first taste of elite competition as the 2014 Ontario Scotties Champion and has gone on to win multiple World Curling Tour events since, including competing at the 2017 Roar of the Rings.
Morgan brings to the RockTalk stage a ton of energy, a wealth of experience and an honest approach to sharing the tools, tricks and experiences that have brought her to elite stage. She’s hitting the ice this season with Team Kaitlyn Jones.
EVENT ORGANIZER, CONVENOR & COACH
Ron has been involved in junior curling on many fronts from organizer, to convenor, to coach. Ron was a founding member of the Ottawa Youth Curling League, a competition coach at the U18 level and a member of the Russell Curling Club for over 25 years. Ron manages eastern Ontario for the Junior Slam Series.
Tye is a student at Laurier University, a competitive curler, an aspiring Competition Coach and a terrific role model for young curlers. He has been working with the Junior Slam Series since 2017 and acts as a convenor for several events in our series.