The Owners

Justin DFW1 150x150 Staff Jay Myers a.k.a. Jaysports – Founder and CEO As the founder and CEO of Dynasty Football Warehouse I eat, sleep and breathe fantasy football. After growing up playing basketball and football I’m so thankful to have this fun and silly passion which helps me stay sane by filling that void of competing head to head against others. My beautiful wife Katie is absolutely amazing, she is so supportive of DFW and my fantasy football addiction.  I have a 3-year-old daughter Addison and another on the way, and my family and friends are the only things that I enjoy more than this hobby. I’ve been playing this game since 2004 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m currently in 10 dynasty leagues and 7 redrafts with more to come. I honestly can’t imagine DFW’s existence without my DFW brethren Dan and Jeff who are my managing partners.  Then our main staff writers Gino, Hosler, Chase, Skip and Richard.  Then our moderators TC, Dave, Jeff and Shawn.  We make it a point to have a lot of fun and I truly believe this is portrayed through our articles and forums making it a great experience for our members and readers who are the life-blood of our site. I want to take a moment to thank our contributors, members and readers for their continued support of DFW.  We promise to do our part to keep the quality content and the positive mojo in the forums going! Jeff Headshot Small StaffJeff Melbostad a.k.a. Shamrock – Owner, Senior Writer, FSWA Member, IT Guy Born and bred in Minnesota I now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my wife. It’s a struggle everyday living among Packer fans but it makes the rivalry that much more fun. I’m currently a software developer for a large banking corporation. I started with fantasy football as commissioner of my then 8 team redraft league in 1996. Since then I’ve tried almost every format of a fantasy football league but developed a love for dynasty above all. I still run my initial redraft league with close friends from 1996 along with two other dynasties. I also participate in 6 other dynos. Other hobbies I have include video games, basketball, and brewing beer (though I’ll admit I’m much better at drinking the beer than making it). dan 21 150x150 Staff Dan Heins a.k.a. Burgandy –  Owner, Senior Writer, and The DFW Dish Out Co-host I was born in Rochester, MN and was raised in a small town near there, and after spending a few years in Colorado moved back to the Twin Cities to start a family.  I am a die-hard Vikings fan and love any sort of competitive sport.  I currently own and operate multiple Subway Sandwich Restaurants, have 2 children under the age of 4, and a wife of 8 years.  Needless to say, I keep EXTREMELY busy.  I started playing fantasy football in my good buddy Shamrock’s leagues when I was introduced to dynasty and have since dropped all my redraft leagues.  For fun, I stay competitive in mud runs, 5ks, and 10ks.  I play guitar and mainly just jam to any blues backing track I can find on YouTube.  While I am busy, my businesses allow me to do the thing that I love most, which is being an active and involved father to our two children.  They are the loves of my life and nothing would be worth doing without them… oh yeah. The Packers suck!

 

The Contributors

Leo 150x150 StaffLeo Paciga a.k.a FFHoudini – Senior Writer, Dynasty PULSE Co-Host I’m a Baltimore native, but I’ve spent most of my life living in a small New England town not that far from the UCONN campus.  I started playing fantasy football way back in 1987 so I’m one of those dinosaurs that used Monday’s edition of the local paper, a pencil and a calculator to track league stats, scores and standings.  Somewhere along the way, I stumbled across this thing called the internet and realized there were a bunch of folks out there who enjoyed this hobby year round by playing some format called “dynasty fantasy football”.  I was instantly hooked and now find myself playing in over 30 dynasty leagues with folks from across the country.  I especially enjoy “rebuilds” – taking an abandoned team that some owner has run into the FF toilet, rebuilding it and achieving a level of success that the previous owner never thought possible.  When it comes to fantasy football, I’m a big believer in statistics and watching player film, but all the quantitative data is worthless without being able to listening to “your gut”.  I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful wife, who not only understands and supports my addiction to this crazy hobby, but she’s also won the Championship in our local redraft league – something she reminds me of constantly. Shawn BE 150x150 Staff Shawn Gallagher a.k.a Bert and Ernie – Moderator and Writer Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, a lifelong suffering Cleveland sports fan has turned to fantasy sports to take his mind off of any disastrous “professional”   Cleveland teams.  A two sport fantasy “athlete”, Shawn has been playing fantasy football and baseball for well over a decade, you could call him the “Bo Jackson” or “Deion Sanders” of fantasy sports.  Because he isn’t able to turn his fantasy sports knowledge into a full time paying job (yet).  Shawn  teaches High school History and English, as a way of communicating with everyone else outside of our crazy fantasy world.  With a strong background in pop culture and music, Shawn also works occasionally as a DJ, where he tries to educate others on exactly what type of music to listen to as well, I guess it seems like he’s always trying to educate others at something alan satterlee 150x150 StaffAlan Satterlee a.k.a. Speedkills – Writer; Chief Editor/COO of FFW Raised in Michigan, I now live in Charlotte, NC after previously living in Knoxville, Houston, a few different places in NJ and Seattle. I started playing fantasy football back in 1990 after picking up a Miller Lite “handbook for fantasy football” and drafting spontaneously with some of my relatives during the backyard wedding reception of my grandmother who re-married later in her life. This was well before the Internet of course and I fondly remember calculating stats by hand when the Monday newspaper came out, photocopying and mailing newsletters, and getting a second phone line so people could leave lineups and transaction requests. I was one of the first customers at the MFL league hosting site, before they were bought out by MFL actually. Before joining the team here at DFW/FFW, I was an owner and founder of DynastyRogues.com and have participated in the Fantasy Index magazine experts rankings and competition for several years with a fair amount of success.
josh haymond 150x150 StaffJosh Haymond a.k.a. JPeso – Writer, Dynasty PULSE Co-Host I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and came back to the area after school. I began playing fantasy football in high school, but in 2005, my sophomore year of college, my world turned upside down when I found dynasty football. Together since 2004, my wife has memorized my hermit-like habits around the NFL Draft – yes, she knew of the addiction before she married me. Evaluating trades gets my juices going, and as such I have been a mainstay in trade-help forums for years. I prefer building around undervalued players rather than letting the market dictate my next move, and hold myself accountable for the calls that I make, good or bad. I am a CPA by trade and work in a business development role with an executive search and consulting firm in the Raleigh-Durham area. I am ecstatic to be a part of the DFW team and look forward to building with the owners, contributors and community. wood 150x150 StaffWesley Wood a.k.a. Wood Chipper – Writer  My dad was in the Coast Guard so I ended up living all over the USA. I call Tennessee my home and am currently living in Norfolk, VA serving in the US Navy. Unlike some of the staff on DFW and FFW I have good taste in teams and am a major diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers. I have played fantasy football for over 7 years while not truly dominating until 4 years ago. Some of my hobbies include filmography, bowling, watching minor league games, and collecting foreign money. Luke Grilli 150x150 StaffLuke Grilli a.k.a. lgrilli – Writer I can remember playing fantasy football back in 1999-2000-ish on Smallworld.com in their salary cap/stock market type leagues. After scouring the site on my dial up connection for the best deals, I would buy and sell players like some Wall Street Tycoon. I eventually became addicted to this virtual game. It wasn’t until college that I realized I could make a few bucks on the side, so it turned into my unofficial second job. My soon-to-be wife didn’t love the idea of me spending 10 hours on the couch each Sunday watching football, but once she realized the more I won, the bigger her Christmas gifts…well she learned to deal with it.
Residing in Southern New Hampshire, I am a die hard New England Patriots fan with a soft spot for the Cleveland Browns, since I went to school in Cleveland. As a Broadcasting and Mass Comm major, but not working in the Communications industry whatsoever, writing for FFW and DFW allows me to scratch that itch. It also helps that I thoroughly enjoy researching and writing about fantasy football as well.

More bio’s coming for Moderators, Writers, and Contributors