About Us

Brendan Smith

Founder

Brendan is a long-time Washington Wizards fan who is passionate about the DMV and its community. He played high school basketball in Virginia and has a passion for coaching. Brendan has written for several blogs including Wizards Xtra, Hoops Nation, Sir Charles in Charge, and Beale Street Bears. Brendan plans on getting an Associate’s Degree and either finishing his degree, working in the corporate world, or continue his dream of coaching basketball. He is the founder of DMVSN and currently resides in Fauquier County, Virginia.

Frank J. Platko

Site Co-Manager

Frank is a longtime passionate fan of the Wizards, Ravens, and Orioles. He’s also a big fan of Maryland basketball and football. He’s lived in Montgomery County, Maryland and has years of sports writing experience. Frank is currently a contributor for SBN’s Baltimore Beatdown. He plans on pursuing a degree in Political Science or Journalism at UMD or UMBC.

Hunter Rooney

Site Co-Manager

Hunter is a longtime D.C. sports fan and currently resides in Southern Maryland. He was a 3-year captain for his high school baseball team, and has vast knowledge of every major sport. He will soon transfer to Towson University to pursue his degree in Mathematics. Hunter would eventually like to enter the coaching world and help player develop their skills on and off the field.

Dom LaNave

Podcast Coordinator & Dom and Thunder Co-Host

Dom LaNave is the Podcast Coordinator for DMVSN. He is currently the co-host of The Dom and Thunder Show alongside Alex Brannam, which launched in April of 2017. The Podcast releases every Saturday on the DMV Sports Network and covers the national sports landscape with a D.C. Sports Niche. He is an avid fan of all D.C. Teams – Nats, Caps, Wizards, and Redskins – as well as tennis and Minnesota & Cal football and basketball.

Charley Collier

Editor

Charley is from Franklin, Tennessee and currently attends the University of Tennessee where he majors in Journalism. Charley has lived in Tennessee his whole life, but his family is deeply rooted in the DMV. He grew up playing sports through high school, and spends almost all of his free time watching sports. He hasn’t missed a Titans home game in over a decade, and can be seen on TV surrendering the cobra at just about every Tennessee football game. Charley is also a diehard Nationals fan.

Josh Webb

Editor & Hogcast Co-Host

Josh is a longtime D.C. sports fan, now residing in Delaware where he attended Wilmington University with a major in Communications. He has experience covering the NBA for Hoops Nation. Besides writing, he also has experience podcasting and working in radio with various stations. Josh is currently the Quarterbacks Coach at Lake Forest High School and aspires to be the Head Coach of a program some day.


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