Chief Executive Officer and President
Paul Tyler, a New York financial service executive who is an experienced triathlete and writer, brings to World T.E.A.M. Sports an extensive background in creating partnerships and building collaboration. Following 13 years with MetLife, Tyler left the corporation to start 1837 Media, a digital media marketing and communications company. Tyler also recently launched TriEssential, a website and iPhone application that provides training tips, news and information for active triathletes. A past Face of America ride participant, Tyler is very active in triathlons in the northeastern United States.
Chief Operations Officer
As Chief Operations Officer of World T.E.A.M. Sports, Van Brinson is responsible for the overall operations of the organization.
Van enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1986 and was selected for a commissioning program in 1988. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1992 after graduation from North Carolina State University. During his service in the Marine Corps, Major Brinson served as a Communications Officer for three years prior to being selected for training as a Naval Aviator. He received his wings in 1997 and was stationed in El Toro and Miramar, California and Quantico, Virginia.
Van participated in humanitarian assistance operations in East Timor, the evacuation of the crew of the USS Cole, and flew in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return from Iraq, Major Brinson was selected for duty with the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, HMX-1 where he served for four years. He was assigned to the Operations Department at the Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico, Virginia. In September, 2010, Van retired from the Marine Corps.
Van first became associated with World T.E.A.M. Sports during the inaugural Face of America ride in 2000. Having seen the difference that athletics made in the lives of wounded service members, he became more actively involved with the organization, participating in Face of America rides and directing the 2011 and 2012 rides. In 2010, he participated in World T.E.A.M. Sports‘ Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride.
Van and his wife Allyson live in Raleigh, North Carolina and have two children.
Senior Event Manager
Over the past two years with our team, Kim has planned and managed major events such as our annual Face of America bike ride for veterans, numerous children’s events including our Adventure TEEN Challenge, Boston Celtics Experience with Ultimate Sports, and Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. She led our Soldiers to the Summit at Snowbird adaptive skiing initiative for disabled veterans and served as the traveling finance and communications representative for our two month Sea to Shining Sea cross country bike ride for veterans.
Prior to joining World T.E.A.M. Sports, Kim worked with Prism Public Affairs, a Washington D.C.-based public relations firm where she managed coalition efforts, online communication campaigns, and implemented media strategies for a variety of clients. Kim is an active volunteer with Maryland Therapeutic Riding and is a member of the National Art Honors Society. She has also been involved with the Fisher House Foundation at Walter Reed Hospital, and aided the efforts of Luke’s Wings Charity, which provides travel planning services and airplane tickets for the families of wounded U.S. soldiers.
Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she majored in Marketing and Business Management.
Richard RhinehartDirector of Communications
A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism, Richard manages all external communications for our organization, including websites, social media, digital newsletters, special publications, promotional materials and handouts. He joined World T.E.A.M. Sports in October, 2010.
With more than a quarter-century experience in publishing and marketing communications, including terms at VeloNews, Women’s Adventure and Buzzworm’s Earth Journal, Richard has exceptional knowledge about media and communications. In the 1990s, Richard served for six years with USA Cycling, the national Olympic sports governing body in Colorado Springs. During his term with USA Cycling, Richard developed the American Mountain Bike Challenge racing series, managed the organization’s business newsletter, and directed other member programs.
Based at World T.E.A.M. Sports‘ Denver office, Richard is currently active with the National Speleological Society in the American West. He is the author of four popular books regarding Colorado caves.