I grew up in a small farm town in Central Illinois where I developed my love and interest in sports. I was a 3- sport athlete in high school, participating in football, basketball, and baseball. I began the college recruiting process my senior year of high school with little time or guidance. I chose a school that wasn't a fit for me, and later transferred to Benedictine University my sophomore year. When my college baseball and academic career ended, I had an itch to stay around sports and decide to focus my future career in the sports industry. NCSA has provided me with the opportunity, not only to be around sports and a like-minded team, but has allowed me to also share my story with student-athletes and their families. NCSA allows me to help student-athletes go after their dreams and pursue the next step in their lives.