our core values
Our full-time staff members are dedicated to supporting students and their families throughout the process. We help educate students and parents about the university process and provides them with the right tools to choose institutions that best-fit their needs.
Our staff is dedicated to bettering the lives of students and making the USA university sports scholarship admissions process as stress-free and rewarding as possible.
MEET THE TEAM
Tyler is a South African entrepreneur and co-founder of Aspire Atlantic. Tyler grew up in South Africa, where he earned a soccer scholarship to the USA and pursued a BSc Finance degree at Gannon University. Beyond University, Tyler spent two years working in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for Research Underwriters Insurance before moving back to South Africa in 2015. His passion for sports and desire to help others fulfill their dreams sparked the creation of Aspire Atlantic.
Tamryn received a Tennis and Hockey Scholarship to St Andrews School for Girls. Following high school, she earned a Degree in Sports Psychology with Honours in Sports Management at the University of Johannesburg. Tamryn is passionate about people, sports and is always ready to put her energy into getting the job done no matter how big or small the task. During her time at USA Scholarships and Aspire Atlantic, Tamryn has built thousands of relationships with Universities and Coaches in the USA. Tamryn is your go-to girl if you wish to study internationally.
Student Account Manager
Lindi graduated from The University of Pretoria with a BCom Sport Management Degree. Her passion for sports, and desire to help young students inspired her to join the Aspire Atlantic Team. Lindi is an absolute sports fanatic; she was part of the Mpumalanga Provincial Athletics and Netball teams. This passion for sports and students ensures that our athletes’ dreams become a reality.
Student Account Manager
Chase brings with him a fresh perspective and loads of enthusiasm. Upon completion of his high school career, Chase pursued his degree in Sports Development at the University of Johannesburg. Majoring in Human Movement Studies and equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, Chase puts his body and mind to work, helping students hone their skills on and off the field. Working with students and assisting them in achieving the unthinkable brings him great joy and excitement.
Rynard is our go-to recruiter who works with student-athletes and their families to make their dreams of accessing the best universities, while they pursue a career in college sports a reality. As a former professional sportsman himself, he knows what drives students to obtain international exposure in their respective sport. Understanding education is key. Rynard holds a Bachelor of Sport Sciences from the University of Pretoria and was also inducted into the Golden Key Society for top academic achievements. Rynard has been in the shoes of many students he interacts with and also has the passion of the parents at heart with his own young family and two little boys.
Warren van Blommestein
Warren is your out and out sports fan! After finishing his schooling at one of South Africa’s most prestigious high schools, he began pursuing his passion by studying Coaching Sciences, acquiring a CAF B Football License and a United States Soccer Federation C License. This enabled him to begin an exciting career in the USA, where he was involved in coaching and the College Recruitment process, helping soccer players win scholarships to USA institutions. Warren is passionate about providing talented Student-Athletes with the opportunity to become the best version of themselves and firmly believes the USA is the best place to do this
Brad grew up and attended high school in Johannesburg South Africa, before heading to the USA to study in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating with a BA in Social Studies from Harvard, he spent his free time helping students follow in his footsteps, by counselling them on how to study in the USA. Brad is a sports fanatic and has a steadfast belief in the quality of a USA degree, meaning he works with a burning desire to help as many student-athletes as possible achieve their dreams.
Nicol has been a sports enthusiast since day one. After completing high school, he studied B.Sc Human Movement and Physiology at North-West University, where he also started working as a sport analyst. He lived out his love for sport by competing in 14 sports disciplines throughout his career, where he competed at university and National level. His passion for students is contagious, with a drive to give every Student-Athlete the opportunity they deserve.
WHY SA NEEDS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If South Africa is to compete with other developed nations such as China, India, Russia and Brazil, we need to get our best and brightest students the best education possible that exposes them to environments where they can learn from, and experience systems abroad. The best way to learn is through experience, and once the students have lived abroad and have an innate understanding of how things work, many of them will come back to South Africa and implement their skills here. Tyler Hollingsworth, Co-founder of Aspire Atlantic, won himself a soccer scholarship to the USA, after graduation he spent two years in the Finance industry learning from the American. In 2015 he came back to South Africa, brought what he learnt home and started a business that provides students with the same opportunities he had. We are a platform for change, not only in the lives of the students but for the future of the nation.