OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM…
Out of Balboa High School in San Francisco, California, McLeod Bethel-Thompson began his college career at UCLA then transferred and graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in History and a plan to take his football career to the highest level. After a one year stint as a backup QB for the San Jose Sabercats in the AFL, Mac has found a home in the NFL.
His NFL career has taken him through San Francisco with the 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles. With a remarkably selfless family and a globally-minded perspective, he sees his position as an NFL QB as a tremendous opportunity to contribute to sports and education on a global scale. Bethel-Thompson is 1/4 El Salvadorian himself and is thrilled to return to El Salvador to help develop a community that could benefit from his contributions.
Born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco, Cassady was a soccer player and ballet dancer in her youth before competing at the collegiate level in crew at Indiana University. Intrigued by the earth’s environmental processes, she earned her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University in Geology and her Master of Science in the same field from San Diego State University in 2010.
Cassady became involved with CASEProject to connect her passion for environmental conservation with her desire to learn from and be inspired by people around the world. She hopes to continue building strong ties with Central American schools and communities, emphasizing girl’s participation in CASEProject’s sports programs and work with communities to understand and explore possible solutions for the environmental issues they face.
From Sonora High School in the small town of Sonora, California, Scott Schoettgen took his football career to Division III Willamette University in Salem, Oregon after one year of football experience as a high school senior. Four years later Schoettgen graduated solidly in the record books and with a degree in Exercise Science. While in college he spent a summer in Costa Rica working with a sports ambassador program called BEYOND Sports that opened him up to the whole idea of sports-based philanthropy. He signed as a WR with the San Jose Sabercats in 2011 and spent two years with the ‘Cats in the AFL. After the 2012 season he reconnected with BEYOND Sports and continued to experience, first-hand, the power of sports and education in developing communities. He is currently working to create a television series about the power of sports around the world to make a difference for the world at large.
Former standout at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland California, Toler III followed a great family tradition of playing football and studying at Cal Berkeley becoming a third generation student-athlete for the Golden Bears. Since graduating, he has found himself playing with the Washington Redskins, the Oakland Raiders, NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League, an Italian pro league, and more recently in the Arena Football League with the San Jose Sabercats and the San Antonio Talons. He returned to Cal Football as an assistant football coach continuing his family’s great tradition at UC Berkeley, and is now the Wide Receiver Coach for the Fresno State Bulldogs.
Between leading youth football camps, volunteering in classrooms, and spending time around various youth groups, Toler III has been extremely active in the youth communities with every organization he has been a part of. With his enthusiasm for volunteerism, Toler III can’t wait to bring his passions to Central America.
Burl Toler III
From Costa Mesa, California Tony has joined the group to help bridge the gap between sports and education. He is an academic, an all-around great human being and played football for 4 years at Willamette University alongside Scott Schoettgen. Tony is currently a school psychologist for Green Dot Public Schools. He works at a high school in South Central Los Angeles where he conducts psycho-educational assessments and provides mental health support. Tony is ecstatic for the opportunity to be a part of CASEProject as it allows him to work at the intersection of sports, education and community.
Brother of Burl Toler III, Cam played 4 years with Cal-Berkeley Football in college adding to the rich Toler family legacy at the #1 public university in the world (UC Berkeley). Cam is an avid thinker, Biomimicry enthusiast, and advocate of community, who’s talents have awarded him recognition in the 2012 Ideas Competition, and success in the San Francisco Bay Area. He now lives and works in New York City, where he designs affordable housing for a mid-size architecture firm, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, but he returns to his hometown of Berkeley, California every Summer to teach architecture at his annual Youth Architecture Camp. Cam immediately jumped on board with The CASEProject and the chance to blend his passions for sports, youth-oriented community service, and design.