Member of the Advisory Board

Olympic finalist for Haiti, an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and philanthropist


Mr. Laine is an Olympic finalist for Haiti, an entrepreneur, an author, a public speaker and a philanthropist. Competing for Haiti at the 2012 Olympic Games, he advanced to the finals where he finished 11th. Before then, Mr. Laine earned degrees from Harvard University (AB), The University of Texas (M.Ed) and Georgetown University (JD). He also studied for and passed the New York State bar exam while training and competing as a professional athlete.

Mr. Laine wrote “Legal Eagle: Soar Your Way to Law School Success” (Keith Publications) to counsel and encourage law school students and is in the process of completing his autobiography, “A Foot in Two Worlds” (Thinkworks Publishing). He is the founder of Jump for Haiti, a foundation focused on providing sporting opportunities and development for children in Haiti. As a public speaker Mr. Laine travels the country speaking to audiences about entrepreneurship, chasing one’s dreams, education, building a better Haiti and many other subjects. He is also laying the groundwork for his own entertainment and marketing management and consulting company.

Mr. Laine currently has his sights set on winning Haiti an Olympic medal in 2016 and is an adjunct professor of sports management at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.