The following are short biographies highlighting those currently involved with Free Sports Press.
To contact any of our associates, simply click the email which follows each bio.
Mike Crook: FSP Founder/Senior Sports Writer/Photographer/Videographer
Raised to bleed Garnet and Gold, Mike's first passion will always be Florida State football. Though he does enjoy watching just about any sporting event if given the opportunity.
By day Mike works as a Network/Desktop Administrator for a national mortgage/insurance company. By night he gets to dive into his creative side.
He founded and runs EHP Designs, a multimedia and computer products website, as well as being a freelance web designer and amateur photographer.
Recently one of his Rapid City Rush pictures was picked to be used for their season ticket advertisements for the fall.
Mike looks to expand his talents into other realms of multimedia in the future, possibly take EHP Designs into a full-fledged multimedia company.
But for the time being, he is just enjoying doing all of this as a side hobby.
Contact Mike directly here.
Sarah Crook: FSP Senior Videographer/Photographer/Statistician
Sarah has evolved into quite the sports fan over the years, including a huge love for the local Rapid City Rush and Florida State Seminoles.
She is a local cosmetologist in Rapid City and has been enjoying this profession most of her adult life.
When not cheering on her Rush or styling her clients she can be found relaxing with a good book or taking in the beautiful sites of the Black Hills.
She has recently moved from a role as our statistician to our co-photographer and videographer.
Her strengths as a videographer are spilling over into photography, as well, and she looks forward to growing her skills in both areas.
Contact Sarah directly here.
Trisha Cuka: FSP Statistician and Backup Photographer
Trisha is a mother and avid hockey lover with the addition of the Rapid City Rush to the Black Hills region.
She currently resides west of Rapid City but has been available as our statistician when needed and is always excited to go to a hockey game.
She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and getting out to "The Hills" whenever time allows.
Contact Trisha directly here.
Niki Everson: TPSM Founder/President and Contributing Photographer for FSP
Taken directly from Think Pink SM.org:
Niki is a twenty-something year old mother of a wonderful six year old who, when not chasing interviews and photos with the top collegiate football players in America, works for a local municipality in the state of Florida.
Niki Everson is an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to her Florida State Seminoles football team, and an up-and-coming sports writer/photographer. She gives a bold, fresh outlook to the on field action with a woman’s point-of-view.
Jason Roberts: ESM Founder/President and Contributing Photographer for FSP
Jason Roberts is the founder of both PRISM Press Group (now defunct) and Envision Sports Media.
He is their principle photographer and contributes some of his work to FSP in exchange for articles on his site, similar to the working relationship we have with TPSM and Niki Everson.
Jason is a huge fan of the South Florida Bulls and can be seen at numerous sporting events around central/southern Florida.
Deanna Rainey: Contributing Journalist/Photographer for FSP
Deanna is the newest member of the Free Sports Press family and an avid lover of all things "college football".
She is a proud supporter of Florida State and University of South Florida athletics and can often be seen attending games for both teams when able.
When not attending college sporting events Deanna spends her free time with her two wonderful daughters.