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Advisory Squad

Advisory Squad

We seek to be the DOPEST brand in Basketball. With this aim, we know that authentic, experienced and innovative business leadership is critical. To that end, we sought the advice of proven leaders who have created, operated and scaled businesses with excellence. We are extremely excited and honored to have these professionals serve on our Advisory Squad.



Pharlone Toussaint is the founder and principal consultant of Audacity LLC and a passionate scholar and activist in the flourishing Sport for Social Development and Peace sphere of influence. Currently assisting with the strategic planning and development of multiple businesses, she uses her experience in player development, community relations, marketing and the non-profit world to effectively direct and contribute to already established team efforts by building upon already remarkable brands. 1891 is looking forward to leveraging Pharlone’s experience in the sports industry as well as social enterprise.



J. Heffy Provost is an accomplished Executive with over 20 years experience leading companies to outstanding results in highly competitive service industries. Extensive profit and loss responsibility with consistent above plan growth performance for Revenue and Net Operating Income. Experience in driving sales, product, and operating improvements across a wide spectrum of business profiles including small and medium private businesses as well as large, division business units in companies with $1B+ in revenue. We are excited to have Heffy’s business leadership and culture building experience as a part of the Board of Advisors. 



Ryan Wilson is CEO and Co-founder of The Gathering Spot located in Midtown Atlanta. In this role he is responsible for the club’s overall management and strategic vision. A lawyer by training, Wilson founded the company with his co-founder, TK Petersen, after identifying the need for a space for professionals of all backgrounds to have a private membership experience that spoke to their business and social interests. Ryan’s vision and ability to execute is well known in Atlanta. His knowledge in community building, innovation and niche branding are the elements that excite us in terms of what he will bring to the team.