Shelly Boyum-Breen is the author of Shelly Bean the Sports Queen – a children’s book series promoting the adventures of a strong little girl who loves to play sports. A native of Brainerd, MN, Boyum-Breen grew up with aspirations of playing professional sports.
After receiving her B.A. in Physical Education from Augsburg College, she spent five years in the education field, coaching high school and college basketball and tennis teams. Boyum-Breen then transitioned to the business of professional sports for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx organization. She later moved into a consulting role that included serving the 10th Anniversary WNBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
Boyum-Breen is the Founder and past-President of Foundation IX and the Let Me Play grants, increasing the rate of girls’ participation in sports and fitness.