What did you do right after graduation? College/career/travel/military?
After graduation, I went to Western Kentucky University and graduated with a BS in Sport Management and a Minor in Marketing. Then I went on to get my MS in Sport Administration at the University of Louisville.
Describe DeSales in three words.
Brothers, Family, Caring
Where are you and what are you doing now?
I moved to Charleston, SC to work the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Ocean Course as an Operations Assistant for an internship. Most recently, I worked the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, WI as an Operations Assistant for an internship as well.
What do you like most about what you are doing?
The people I get to work with. My bosses, co-interns, and everyone else who plays a role at these Championships and events come from all over the US. It's amazing to see how they got to where they are today, what their background and way of life is like, and it allows me to grow and learn each and every day.
What is your favorite memory about DeSales?
On the less serious side, never losing a game of cornhole during Intramurals. On a more serious note, it's how DeSales prepared me for the next step and journey in my life, which was college. DeSales cares about you, your future, and your own path and journey through life.
Who influenced you most during your time at DeSales?
Coach Sievert. He has always believed in me from the minute we stepped on the baseball field together to now. When in doubt, I knew I could go to him to talk to. I learned something new every time we spoke.
What classes and learning experiences did you have at DeSales that are beneficial to the work you do?
I'd say every class has played a role in the work I do today. Most of the time you don't realize that the information you receive in high school can go a long way in life. It may be the littlest task you could be doing and you don't realize that what you did is something you learned from school.
What is the most important thing you learned while you were at DeSales?
Show me your friends, and I will show you your future. I heard this my junior year from one of my teachers and it has stuck with me ever since. Another bit of advice that has helped along the way in life is that "it's the little things that matter and will lead to bigger and better things."
What advice do you have for current (or potential) students at DeSales?
Whatever you do, always have an open mindset in whatever you may be doing or plan on doing. Be willing to listen and hear others out as well. The difference of opinions will happen, but others may have some advice or information you may need to help you further yourself, keep pushing you to go the extra mile or open your eyes to what others may be thinking or feeling.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to golf, bowl, sit back and relax with my family or friends, and hang out with my girlfriend and her dog.
What is something people may not know about you?
I threw a no-hitter in little league.
Do you still stay in touch with any of your DeSales friends?
Everyday! I talk with about 20 of my fellow classmates daily about all aspects of life, but mainly sports.
What’s next for you/where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I'm hoping to be working full-time with the PGA of America as an Operations Manager or Coordinator. If neither are on the table, I am hoping to be stationed in Frisco, TX at the PGA of America Headquarters with a position working in Operations or Event Management.