drew payne

founder & ceo

Drew has a passion for education and the impact sports can have on communities. From hoops to baseball, he has played sports throughout his life, and continues to play today. Prior to launching UpActive, Drew founded UHV Group,

providing operating advisory services to Blackstone portfolio companies within the real estate and education sector. Additionally, Drew has focused on social impact investing, sports, and real estate. Born and raised in San Francisco, Drew is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

mark saltzburg

founder & operating partner

From New Jersey's Southern Shore, Mark is a former college baseball player and recreation center operator. Mark loves to golf, run, ski, and pretty much do any out-door activity. He enjoys coaching and continues to help his hometown youth basketball and baseball programs.

An entrepreneur, Mark previously served as the founder of a medical equipment company, building a regional sales and distribution team. Mark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a law degree from Widener Law School.

Stephen Minix

Executive Director

Stephen has dedicated his life’s work to the belief that all children deserve an excellent education inclusive of access to activities that enhance college and career readiness while also promoting a healthy life.

Stephen’s love of athletics began early as he excelled in wrestling, baseball and basketball and continues today as he fosters a love of sports in his two young daughters.

Stephen has served youth in Los Angeles’ public schools as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and district coordinator for afterschool programs - recognized as the CIF LA City Section Athletic Director of the Year in 2015 and the Norm Mackenzie Rookie of the Year Winner in 2012.Stephen graduated from Pepperdine with a BS in Physical Education and MA in Secondary Education.



300 Brannan St. Suite 504 San Francisco, CA 94107

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Chicago 102 W Burlington Ave. LaGrange, IL 60525
Los Angeles 833 S. Spring St. 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90014
Philadelphia 230 S. Broad St. 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

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