I have been working at NCSA since December of 2018. As a former student-athlete in college one of the most painful memories I have was the recruiting process. Now that I am a parent of 4 student-athletes, I am so impressed with the unique services that NCSA provides that I decided to join them with the goal of helping student-athletes across the country. The best part of my day is getting the chance to speak to families who are embarking on the recruiting journey. I believe I can share with them my personal experience as a player, as a parent, and now as a consultant representing NCSA.
I played soccer at Presbyterian College back in the ’90s. To this date, being a student-athlete in college was probably one of the most pivotal moments in my life. While at Presbyterian College I was part of a special group of young men. During those four years, PC won 3 South Atlantic Conference Championships, 2 Conference Tournament Championships and was afforded an invitation to the National Tournament in 1995. We finished the year ranked #10 in the country. On a personal note, I was a 3-time All-Conference selection and was selected All-South my senior year.
Above and beyond the accolades are the friendships, memories, and lessons learned that continue to shape my life today. Balancing academics and athletics is no easy task and being able to work with highly motivated teenagers is very fulfilling for me professionally. Post life in college I spent the next 20 years working in Corporate America in many sales/leadership positions. Always wanting to compete at something my professional career brought me back home to Virginia where I am raising four children. Although I learned of NCSA as a parent, I truly feel that I was meant to serve in this capacity as a Recruiting Specialist.