Elevate your career

Our Mission

At Ascend Athletics, our mission is to foster a community built on unwavering values of Loyalty, Integrity and Grit. We relentlessly pursue our vision, which is to lead and support the greatest athletes in the world, on and off the field. 

At Ascend you have 3 agents at your disposal at any time. Whether you are on the East or West Coast, we have contacts that spans across the country.


At ASCEND, we are selective about the players we recruit. Unlike most agencies, we limit the amount of players that we sign each and every year. 

ASCEND is the industry leader when it comes to on-field and off-field analytics, giving our players the edge to keep them in the NFL Longer than any other agency.

Our Team

Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in the representation industry. With over 700+ contacts and connections within the NFL, our athletes are positioned better than anyone else to maximize their opportunity.

Our team has offices in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York.

Lindsay Crook

Founder & Director of Football
Randy Fisher

Founder & NFL Agent
Pat VanHall

NFL Agent & West Coast Ops
Donald Thomas

Director of Player Development
Melissa Wamp

Director of Media Operations
Mark Serrano

Public Relations & Media
Karli Gerwel

Client Relations
Derien Ivy

Client Relations & Player Evaluation
Riley Besecker

Finance & Accounting

NFL Services

Pre-Draft Training

Contract Negotiation

Marketing, Media & Social Media

Endorsements and Public Relations

Medical Evaluations & Second Opinions

Analytical Analysis

Additional Services

VIP Services

Mental Support Programs

Post-Career Planning

Community Relations & Outreach

Off-Season Planning

Brand Launches

Other Services

Wealth Management

Tax & Insurance Planning

Real Estate

Legal Services


Coaching & Front office

Ascend represents some of the most impactful leaders in the game of football. Our team provides expert legal counsel, advice and advocacy to our Coaching and Front Office Clients. 

NIL Representation

Our team is at the forefront of NIL Representation. We help athletes & families navigate the ever growing complexity of NIL & Transfer portal. We have connections and contacts that span across every college football program and ensure our athletes are in the best position possible.

Our Marketing Partners

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