Lee Childs is the Founder and Lead Instructor at Inside the Minds. He burst onto the poker scene in 2007 when he was able to live every poker player’s dream. He navigated a tournament field of over 6,000 players to find himself sitting at the Final Table of the World Series of Poker Main Event! Lee finished in 7th place and took home just over $700,000!
After that amazing run, Lee was even more dedicated to prove himself at the tables. Having left his job as a Vice President of Technology for a non-profit organization only a month before his WSOP Main Event run, he hit the books and tables even harder than before and began traveling the country playing tournaments and instructing others. He went on to win over $100,000 more in 2007 and to date has racked up over $2.7 Million in live and online tournaments, including a $1,500 WSOP Circuit victory for the coveted ring and $63K!
Lee has spent a lot of time training others how to battle on the felts. He has taught with other poker training organizations including his own company, Acumen Poker, through which he has trained and coached groups and individual players on the intricacies of the game. He writes a monthly strategy column for Ante Up Magazine and is a frequent guest on their award-winning pokercast.
Lee currently resides in West Virginia with his beautiful wife and their amazing son. Lee continues to be a student of the game and loves to teach others how he prepares and executes at the tables. He has a passion for inspiring others to better themselves and their poker games. He’s adept at working with players of all skill levels and is eager to share his knowledge when you get Inside the Minds!
Jason Young caught his life-changing break at the 2008 World Series of Poker where he won Event #17, a $1500 Shootout for an amazing $335,000 and his first WSOP bracelet! Just six months prior, Jason left his job with the Parks and Recreation Department, where he was earning $35,000 per year. In the past three years, he has gone on to amass $750,000 in live earnings, including an outright win at the 2009 Borgata Winter Open. In that event, Jason bested a field of over 1,600 entrants to take the title and over $100,000!
Jason lives in Suffern, NY. He is the owner of what just may be the most amazing restaurant and bar ever, The Turn, and he travels the globe crushing tournaments and cash games. You can get inside the life of Jason on Facebook and his CardPlayer blog, but if you want to learn what it takes for him to punish his competitors at the table, you need to get Inside the Minds!
Poker professional Amanda Musumeci is just a mere 5-foot-1 but at a poker table, the only height that matters is the size of a player’s chip stack. And the towers of chips usually stacked in front of Amanda serve notice that she can’t be pushed around. Philadelphia born-and-bred and with an Italian-Jewish background, Musumeci is pure East Coast. If you’ve played in a card room with her, you know that she can be heard from a distance. Her friends and fans appreciate this because we often can’t find her behind her chip mountains!
Although she’s just 28, Musumeci has already lived several lifetimes as a poker player. She left college in rural Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 2007 after building her first-ever $150 deposit on an online poker website into a $3,000 bankroll in only a week. She soon found herself playing poker in Australia and then living in a luxury high-rise condo near the Las Vegas Strip. For two years in Sin City, she played primarily online, honing her skills and networking with top Vegas pros. She landed a deal with a poker site and quickly turned $15 into $20,000 during a promotional challenge. She struggled in the 2010 World Series of Poker and returned to building her role online. Amanda’s world came crashing down on Black Friday when the DOJ closed down the most popular poker websites and bringing an end to her online poker career.
When the shock of losing her online livelihood wore off, Amanda’s Philly toughness and resiliency came in handy. Over the course of her first full year of grinding the live tournament circuit, she accrued around $800,000 in earnings. She had an outright win in Event #2 at the 2011 Borgata Fall Open for $31,000, and her notable deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event where she landed herself a cool $131,000 for her 62nd place finish. Amanda is fresh out of an amazing 2012 WSOP season, with two final tables under her belt; one for $48,000 for her 8th place finish in the WSOP National Championship, and another for her 2nd place finish in event #9 1500 re-entry event for $481,000! Up until October 2012, she managed to claim finishes in WSOP & WSOPC in every place from 2nd to 8th, but still short of a prized ring or bracelet. That is until she trekked to Hammond, IN. She didn’t leave town this time with just another deep run, she left with the gold, claiming her first WSOPC Ring!
Amanda can figure pot odds in a card game quicker than most people can recite their telephone number. She exudes confidence and isn’t afraid to take control of a poker table. Her boisterous nature tends to gain the attention of the surrounding tables and her ever-changing demeanor and table talk often hits opponents with the shock and awe that leaves them scratching their heads as they walk away, glancing back at Amanda stacking up their chips. She is an expert at cultivating the right image for whatever table she is on and using that image to exploit opponents and keep them in the palms of her tiny little hands. She can quickly evolve from the table jokester to the chip-eating shark!
Amanda has a passion for teaching and helping others. She inspires players to excel at the tables and life. Her mastery of the fundamentals, image cultivation and utilization and post-flop prowess has taken countless hours and hands to develop; yet she is such a great communicator that she is able to break down all of these things for players of all levels. She quickly spots her opponents strengths and weaknesses, and she uses this intellect to pinpoint the same in our students. She is a true champion and if you want to learn how she does it, then you need to get Inside The Minds!
Team Bustout Pro and all-around good guy, David "Coldstone' Inselberg has been a force on the tournament circuit since 2005. He has earned over $700,000 in major events, including an impressive second place finish at the 2010 Foxwoods World Poker Finals WPT Main Event.
David has garnered the respect of the poker community through his dedication and hard work pursuing his personal and professional goals. He will entertain you at the table while squeezing every ounce of information out of you that he can. "I know what they have," he says with a smirk that tells us, well, he really does know.
David is fresh off a hot summer in Vegas where he cashed in an incredible five out of 12 tournaments, including his second year in a row placing in the top 5% of the WSOP Main Event!
He is an expert tournament satellite and sit-n-go player as well and can be found grinding just about every event that any venue has to offer. David brings his dry, witty sense of humor and a wealth of poker knowledge to the Inside The Minds team. When this guy talks poker strategy, you'll instantly add more weapons to your personal poker arsenal. So listen up and listen quickly - because he talks really fast!
David resides in Long Beach, NY with his wife and two children. He has a degree in finance from Northeastern University. When he is not taking all of his opponents’ chips, he spends most of his time drinking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain or attending one of his children’s many sporting events.