Meet the Team

The Compete Every Day Team

Jake Thompson, Chief Encouragement Officer

Jake Thompson, Chief Encouragement Officer

Jake Thompson is the Founder & Chief Encouragement Officer at the global lifestyle brand Compete Every Day. Jake is a native Texan, and graduate of both Texas Christian University (B.S.,2006) & University of Dallas (MBA, 2008). He is a speaker, writer, & active participant in life. Prior to launching CED, Jake spent years in both the sports representation industry & later, as a creative & strategic marketing consultant. Now, he is focused on utilizing his passion for changing lives to remind all that their life is worth competing for.

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Christine Reppa, Chief Experience Creator

Christine Reppa graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Marketing and a BA in Plan II Honors. She competed as an NCAA athlete in rowing at Texas and has always led a very active lifestyle. Christine has been an entrepreneur and marketing strategist since the age of 7, when she opened her first business, a local lemonade stand. She now has her hand in a little bit of everything at CED including marketing plans, community initiatives, and customer care. 

Christine has a passion for travel, the great outdoors, yoga, and the power of community. Her favorite activities include sweating it out on her mat, juicing or blending anything deemed healthy, hugging trees, getting to know new people and places, and brainstorming ways to create the best CED experience possible. 

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Set & Stone Co., Chief Design Crew

The S&S team is comprised of its 3 owners; Hance Taplin, Dean Xu, and Keir Simon all of whom bring distinct experiences and talents to the CED brand. With a combined 20+ years in design, branding, strategic thinking, innovation and merchandising, they add a unique and innovative perspective to the company’s creative direction. They currently or previously have collaborated with groups such as Nike, Rogue Fitness, City of Dallas, Dallas Love Field Airport, American Film Institute, Pepsi, Mizzen+Main and Ascot + Hart.

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Event Staff

CED local event staff is comprised of badass competitors passionate on changing the world. You can find these awesome individuals at CED events around the state of Texas at running, CrossFit, fitness, & baseball events. Be sure to stop by and say hi to these great folks! 






Interested in joining the Compete Team? If you think you’ve got what it takes to compete 24-7-365 with our team, drop us a note to

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