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Our Team

Meet our team covering the top ranked high school basketball players from Australia and New Zealand.

Anita Ondine

Anita oversees all aspects of LivOn Basketball's business, with a special focus on it's media and technology strategy, including development of its ground breaking online scouting platform as well as content production for LivOn Basketball's primary website. Anita has almost two decade of experience in legal and business management. Anita was Senior Vice President at a major global investment bank, and is also a qualified intellectual property and technology lawyer. Anita holds a B.A. in Political Science and Law Degree from the Australian National University, and is a Board Member of Screen Tasmania, the Tasmanian government screen development authority.

Anita directs and produces media content and has a specialisation in transmedia storytelling, where stories are told across multiple media platforms.  Anita has developed, produced and executive produced over a dozen transmedia properties including “Pandemic 1.0”, Lance Weiler’s transmedia extension to next feature film “HiM.” Anita also produced the first short film from the Pandemic story world which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and via a US cable network reaching 28 million homes. Anita teaches transmedia workshops and consults for media companies developing their own transmedia content and strategies via her business, Transmedia Next.



Holly Smith-Abbott

Holly works exclusively for LivOn Basketball in the Asia-Pacific region, performing the role of Senior Academic Evaluator. Holly has has over eight years experience in international secondary school education and was most recently the Assistant Director of International Academic Certification in the Eligibility Center at the NCAA national office where she was responsible for validating and certifying the academic credentials of prospective international student-athletes from around the world. Holly maintained the NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility, and authored over fifteen individual country profiles. She was also the liaison to the NCAA International Student Records Committee (ISRC) and assisted in developing the committee's policies and procedures and individual country policy. Prior to her six and a half years at the Eligibility Center, Holly served as a Compliance Assistant at the University of Richmond (Virginia), where she worked with international student-athletes from over fifteen Division I athletic teams. Holly received her M.S. in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a cum laude graduate of Wofford College (South Carolina) with a B.A. in Government and Sociology. 

Colin Toomey

Colin is a problem solving user experience (ux) design expert with over 12 years of experience in ux design, and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a B.S. in Graphic Design from Mount Ida College and a M.F.A. in New Media Design from the Academy of Art. From startups to leading brands, Colin has worked with a wide range of clients including AT&T, Cisco, Adobe, ON24, AAA, and Genentech. Currently, Colin works with companies from fortune 500’s to startups to create compelling stories for various companies, products and services using out of the box user experiences. Previously, Colin lead the San Francisco design team at AT&T Big Data where he focused on using AT&T's big data advantage to effectively allow people to use AT&T data to better target themselves with their audiences across online, mobile, and TV platforms. Some of Colin's specialities include Interface Design, Interaction Design, Touch UI, Mobile UX, Information Design, HTML5/CSS3, and Online Education Development. View more of Colin's great design work at: www.designercolin.com.

Gino Pilato

A graduate of Southern Oregon University, Gino covered basketball during his time in college and relocated to Boise, Idaho where he produced online content for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Development League and gained extensive experience working around professional basketball. For the last five years, Gino has been actively involved in basketball in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A. as an independent consultant and a freelance writer where he covered the NBA D-League for SB Nation's Ridiculous Upside and had his work appear in The Oregonian and The Idaho Press-Tribune among other various media outlets. 

Ethan Brilliant

Ethan holds a B.A. in Communication Arts and has extensive experience working in various levels and areas of basketball operations. Ethan works at the intersection of traditional basketball knowledge, statistical analysis and advanced computer technology. From 2004-2009 Ethan held positions as a Manager and Assistant Coach on the collegiate level (NCAA). Ethan served as an Internet Operations intern for the Boston Celtics where he worked on a web redesign that was honored by Commissioner David Stern as the best NBA Team Website for the 2006-07 season. In 2009-10, Ethan worked for the coaching staff of the Maine Red Claws (NBADL), providing statistical data and analysis. During the second half of 2010-11, he consulted for the Idaho Stampede (NBADL). Ethan joined the Idaho Stampede full time for the 2011-12 season as Head of Basketball Operations and Assistant Coach. Ethan lives in Boston, MA and has been involved with the prestigious Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) AAU grassroots program since 2013.