WHO WE ARE
MyHuddle was co-founded by Christina VandenBerg, a former D1 Athlete at Harvard, and her husband, Curtis VandenBerg, a Pediatric Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon. Based on their personal and professional experiences with injury, they became inspired to address the often overlooked mental side of injury and build a solution specifically made for today's high school athlete and their parents. MyHuddle was born.
Together with a team of top athletes, sport psychs, coaches, and sports medicine providers, MyHuddle is on a mission to help injured athletes and their parents bounce back better from injury with guidance and resources at their fingertips. If you'd like to be part of this mission or learn more, we'd love to connect! Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Hagner VandenBerg
CEO & Co-Founder
Christina is a former college athlete who is passionate about using her background in technology to improve the health and well-being of student-athletes. This passion is rooted in her own experience as a high school athlete and Division 1 soccer player at Harvard. From battling injuries and losing streaks, Christina went on to lead her team in goals, be named Harvard’s ‘Breakout Female Athlete of the Year,’ and help her team win back-to-back Ivy League titles. Realizing that investing in the mental side of her training and health was the difference maker in her performance, Christina became invested in making mental support and training accessible to all athletes. Prior to MyHuddle, Christina spent a decade working in tech and sports at Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups, from ZipRecruiter to TeamSnap to Under Armour Connected Fitness. She holds an MBA from Stanford where she served as a Graduate Student Mentor to Varsity Athletes and today serves on the Harvard Soccer Alumni Board.
Curtis VandenBerg, MD
Curtis is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete and captain of his high school football and baseball teams, the draw to help young athletes was magnetic as he progressed through medical training. After his residency in orthopaedic surgery, Curtis completed two years of advanced fellowship training in sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics. During this time, he served as a team physician for the football and gymnastic teams at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, and treated a variety of athletes - from D1 superstars, to high school athletes, to weekend warriors. With all these patients, he began to see a common theme: the mental and emotional side of injury recovery was often just as difficult as physical recovery. Realizing that few resources were available, Curtis became inspired to do more to help athletes and the journey to MyHuddle began. In his practice today, Curtis serves pediatric and young adult patients across the Denver Metro and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at CU School of Medicine.