Meet Spry Team Member Barbara Walker

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Meet the team behind Spry’s compliance solution. Each week we share stories from the team at Spry highlighting their journey to joining the team, the work they do, and some quirky fun along the way.

Barbara Walker

Position on the Team: Board Advisor

Hometown: Warrensburg, MO

Joined the Team: Near the beginning

Tell us a little bit about your background and what you did prior to joining Spry:
I have 40 + years in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.

In your own words, what do you do at Spry:
I volunteer.

What has been your favorite moment while being a Spry team member?
Getting to know the staff.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Garden, bake, exercise, walk my dog, Twila.

What is your favorite college sport to watch?

Did you play a sport in college? If so, tell us about your experience as a student athlete:

What is your biggest hope that NIL unlocks for student athletes?
Informed decision making!

If you could give one piece of advice to student athletes, what would it be?
Enjoy the moment and take advantage of the amazing resources available.

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Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.