Meet Atoya Burleson, CEO/Host of inSIDELINES. Atoya has been in the sports world for most of her life. She attended the University of Nevada on a track and field scholarship and became a collegiate hurdle champion as well as won a championship with her track team. Atoya also met the love of her life, Nate Burleson, while in college. Nate was later drafted by the NFL where he played 11 years with the Vikings, Seahawks, and Lions.
Through the years, Atoya has thoroughly enjoyed establishing relationships with many women from all walks of life. “Sports, psychology, and education have been my life so merging them all together and sharing them with others while allowing other women to do the same has been an honor.” Atoya's dream of giving women a voice in the sports world through connecting, empowering, and creating a safe place for other women to comfortably unveil themselves has finally come to pass. Listen and laugh as guests share their truths about life, love, sports and all the moments in between.
Tia Avril is a midwestern native currently residing outside of Seattle, WA. After studying Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, where she met her husband Cliff Avril, Tia dove head first into corporate America for several years. The birth of Tia & Cliff’s first child brought upon a host of changes including a relocation to Michigan where Cliff had been drafted to and was playing for the Detroit Lions. It was here that Tia experienced her first bout of “So, what’s it like being an NFL WAG?” questioning. After roughly 8 years of this type of questioning, as well as a host of others, inSIDELINES was born!