Meet the BetAmerica Team!

Here at BetAmerica we are as passionate about racing as much as our customers are!
Meet some of the BetAmerica marketing team below and look out for any or all of them at a local track near you!

Pete Laverick

Marketing Director
Started one side of the pond working in racing, ended up the other side doing the same. Most famous for very expensive promos.
Favorite Track: York (UK)
Favorite Race: 1983 Grand National
Favorite Horse: Spicer Cub

Jen Perkins

Marketing Manager
I began my career as a racing degenerate at a young age and peaked in middle school, when I developed my own sheets to handicap Wyoming Downs. I have since worked in marketing, simulcasting, and fan education; bred and owned Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds; and planned vacations around visiting new tracks (46 and counting!)
Favorite Track: Rillito Park
Favorite Race: 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic – Zenyatta!!!
Favorite Horse: Sunday Silence

Michelle Yu

VIP Manager
A love of horses led to my passion for racing at age 13. A chance customer at a bar led me to TVG and a birthday trip to the Derby landed me in Kentucky. I love every aspect of racing and most facets of it. I’ve worked on the backside of the track and in front of the camera.
Favorite Track: Keeneland
Favorite Horse: Cajun Gent

Merv Huber

Tournaments Director
I’ve been huge horse racing fan since betting on Silver Charm in the 1997 Kentucky Derby. I won my first handicapping tournament when I was 13 years old. I hotwalked, groomed, and galloped before working in marketing. I love being part of a company that’s always trying new things and working with creative, hard working, fun loving people.

Jason Beem

Radio Host & Producer
I fell in love with horse racing as a young boy watching Captain Condo run at beautiful Longacres Race Track. I spent the last decade announcing races at various tracks and doing horse racing radio. My favorite part of hosting the BetAmerica Radio Network is getting to talk with the people and personalities in the sport and our great horseplayers.

Maggie Leisy

Retention Coordinator
Originally from North Carolina (Go Panthers!). I did not grow up around horse racing, but fell in love with it once I moved to Kentucky to pursue a degree in the equine field. Currently live in San Francisco with my 2 year old corgi, Lily.
Favorite Track: Keeneland
Favorite Race: Kentucky Oaks
Favorite Horse: Go Maggie Go