The Northern Baller team was created by the reunion of Mike and Olivier who shared a common passion and vision for the sport. To these 2 enthusiasts was added Karolanne, our Web/Marketing specialist. Following their vision, the team is there as much to inspire people to move outdoors with family and friends as to offer quality clothing dedicated to"ballers". Our team has found its North and thinks we can help you find yours!
Since Mike was able to put one foot in front of the other, sport has always been a part of his life. Sports he literally tried them all. By way of basketball, baseball and hockey! This observation and his implication as coach of the baseball and basketball teams of his 4 children will have led him to reflect on how to bring young people, families and friends outside to practice these wonderful sports. And hence the birth of the Northern Baller brand and sports lifestyle. Mike firmly believes that by bringing back the simple love of sport, getting people to go back to playing outside will help young people to Find their North, their passion.
Always “in” for a basketball game, games with friends have forged a team spirit, discipline and a competitive spirit. Team sport is of paramount importance to Olivier. He is now a big fan of football, a sport he would have liked to be introduced to at a younger age. Persevering, tenacious and genuine, these qualities have enabled him to excel in the business world for over 15 years. The experience and situations experienced in team sports have allowed him to find his north in the business world. Now a devoted family man, he wants to pass this passion on to his children.
Karolanne can be said to be an accomplished woman on all levels. Having several years of experience in Management Marketing in the aerospace and manufacturing industry, Karolanne learns enormously quickly, no matter what you ask her. She completed a DEC in presentation design as well as a BAC in management at HEC. Karolanne is a team girl, leader, meticulous with unparalleled perfectionism. A born competitor, she began to show interest in sports at a young age. A devoted mother, for her the participation and involvement of her children in sports is very important. Always present and ready to encourage them in their sporting activities, she never misses an opportunity.