Meet The Team

Kevin Sledz

President & Owner

Kevin has worked with various media outlets over the past 6+ years in many different capacities. He now strives to use everything he has learned along the way to build a quality product as owner of Believeland Media LLC.


Brandon Lewis

General Manager

Co-host of the All Things Cavalier Podcast

My name is Brandon Lewis, and I am a recent graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. While at Kent State, I held various positions in student media, including the General Manager at Black Squirrel Radio -- KSU's Student-Run Radio Station. Sports have been a passion of mine all my life, and I'm looking forward to bringing my passion of sports and Cleveland to BelieveLAND Media. When I'm not watching sports, you can expect me to be watching HGTV or YouTube.

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Joey Schneider

Vice President of Operations

Co-host of the All Things Cavalier Podcast

Lake County Captains beat reporter

Born and raised on the east side of Cleveland, I grew up loving all things sports in the The Land. I watch and study almost every game from all teams. Browns, Cavs, Guardians, Ohio State, you name it, I live and breath it. A self proclaimed draft expert for the NFL and NBA. MMA junkie. Wrestling fan. Video game enthusiast. Most importantly a Husband and Father.


Clarence Wilson

Co-host of the Den of the Dawgs Podcast

Clarence is a long time Cleveland sports fan who likes to look at the whole picture in a game, not just the result. Hates hot takes, loves nuanced sports talk.

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Raised in Rocky River, Ohio. Born into Cleveland fandom. I graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Go Rockets!) I played softball for Rocky River High School from 2005-2009. I love all things Cleveland Sports. I try to never miss any Cleveland sports action, as well as Ohio State. My first love has always been the Cleveland baseball team. I grew up going down to Jacobs Field with my Dad, and that love for the game has never changed all these years later. I now spend some of my free time researching future Cleveland Guardians all throughout the Minor League system. I am proudly engaged with a step son who I am excited to make memories with rooting for all the Cleveland teams. When not watching sports I enjoy traveling, camping, true crime, and music.

Co-host of Guardians of the CLE Podcast

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Joshua Ungar

Staff Writer

My name is Joshua Ungar. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and so I’ve become a diehard Cleveland sports fan. I am 25 years old. I’m currently enrolled in the Sports Emphasis Program at the Ohio Media School.


Ruben Rodriguez Sr.

Co-Manager Believeland Prep

Hello my name is Ruben Rodriguez and I live in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. I have always been an avid sports fanatic. From playing baseball and stick ball in the streets of my neighborhoods, to playing football on my Naval ship stationed overseas after graduating high school, to watching Cleveland win its first title in 52 years, sports has been a part of my life. No matter where life took me, sports was always there. I have had the privilege to watch all the triumphs and all of the tribulations that has come with being a Cleveland sports fan. I yelled in disbelief during the drive and the fumble, but cried tears of joy when the shot clock hit 0.0 and Mike Breen exclaimed, “Cleveland, you are a city of Champions once again.” I have always wanted to pursue a career in sports, in any capacity, and I have the privilege of being a part of the Guardians game day staff. My love of sports never wavered, and it will continue to be a part of my life. It’s an honor to show you the passion I have for Cleveland and for sports, and I hope that you will see the impact it has had through my eyes.


Drew "The Werewolf" Starner

Color commentator for OCW

Drew is the color commentator and an interviewer for Ohio Championship Wrestling and Honor Fighting Championship. Drew is also a former MMA fighter and holds a blue belt in Renzoku Jiu-jitsu. He resides in Holmes County, Ohio and holds a piece of history as being in the very first sanctioned MMA bout in Holmes County's history.


Joey Ewell

Marketing Manager

Co-Manager Believeland Prep

 I am currently a Junior at Bluffton University (between Findlay and Lima) I grew up a Cleveland boy loving the Indians, Browns, and Cavs. I grew up in Chesterland but moved to Garrettsville. My majors are sport management and marketing with a minor in coaching. I also play football while attending college. I have always had a love for debating sports and talking about them. Recently in the past two years I have grown very fond of podcasts and have wanted to start one while doing stories. I don't just love to hone in my love of sports to just Cleveland but to all teams throughout the country. Never get me wrong, BELIEVELAND till the day I die!


Brandon Larador

Staff Writer

My name is Brandon Larador! I bleed Cleveland sports! I go to Cavs, Guardians, Browns games pretty often! I love our underdog mentality…..everything isn’t given, it’s earned! Eventually the Browns, Guardians will get what the Cavs got in 2016 but don’t sleep current wine and gold either! I’m sure you can feel my passion through this. I’m in a wheelchair, have Cerebral Palsy but I yell at TVs, in stadiums too and for every victory I’m yelling and doing 360’s lol :)


Paul Huffaker

Play-by-play announcer for OCW

Paul is "The Voice of Ohio Championship Wrestling" as the play-by-play announcer for OCW. He is an avid Cleveland sports & Wrestling fan.


Dean Samples

Co-host of the Piledriver Podcast

Camera operator for OCW

Dean is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan and the co-host of The Piledriver Podcast,


Mike Allen

Co-host of the Piledriver Podcast

Camera operator for OCW

Mike is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan and the co-host of The Piledriver Podcast.



Alek Koberna

Staff Writer

I am Alek Koberna and since birth I have bled Scarlet and Gray. For 21 years I have been a fan of Ohio State and Northeast Ohio sports. Originally from Akron, OH and now in Youngstown, OH. I have covered local high school athletics in the Valley since 2020. I look forward to seeing my Buckeyes win another national championship here very soon and of course beating That Team Up North every year! Go Buckeyes!!


Adam Cooper

Staff Writer

Hello everyone! My name is Adam and I'm a huge sports fan. I'm either watching, reading, or writing about sports. I'm a fan of all sports but football is my passion. I played linebacker in Jr High and High school. If you need to know anything about football, then I'm your guy. I'm from Michigan (Sorry fellas) but I'm looking forward to covering Cleveland sports!


James Ellifritz

Co-host of the Guardiand of the CLE Podcast

My name is James Ellifritz. I’ve been a fan of sports in our great city of Cleveland since day womb. I was baptized into it at Municipal Stadium and the Richfield Coliseum. The story of my love and passion for our teams was introduced like most of you from family, friends, a fellow fans. We all have our stories of what we’ve witnessed in attendance, on television and radio of our favorite moments as a die hard fan. I now look forward to sharing them with you through Believeland Media. Playing the game of baseball was my first love. Our Guardians of the CLE podcast will play hard from the 1st pitch. I hope you’ll step in the batter’s box and take a swing with us.


Brady Hamilton

High School Sports Reporter Intern

Born and raised in Cleveland area. Diehard Dolphins, Buckeyes, Cavs, and Guardians fan. Kent State 24’. I am an aspiring sports journalist. 


Jamore Goulden

High School Sports Reporter Intern

My name is Jamore Goulden I’m from Grain Valley, Missouri I’m a sports management major at Kent State University. I enjoy sports at every level watching athletes thrive and develop is a key reason why I participated in track, football & basketball. I'm excited for the opportunity to cover the media side of sports. 


Marshawn Powers

High School Sports Reporter

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Quinn Minnich

High School Sports Reporter Intern