My path to joining the NCSA team was a bit different than many of my teammates. I grew up in a southwest suburb of Chicago, playing travel baseball and high school basketball but focused solely on academics at the college level, receiving a degree in broadcast and electronic communications from Marquette University. I was then fortunate enough to have spent nine years working in television sports in Wisconsin, covering all levels of athletics throughout the state from the high school, college, amateur and professional ranks.
I had tremendous opportunities working in television, covering Frozen Four Champions, NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 teams, Rose Bowl teams, NBA and MLB playoff games, and being on the field of Super Bowl 45 watching my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Even with those lifelong memories, going to high schools throughout the state and getting to see and interact with the passionate, enthusiastic high school athletes is something I truly miss.
Too often at the high school level, I saw talented players not given the chance to continue their athletic careers because they were from a small school or just didn’t know how to pursue the recruiting process. That is what attracted me most to joining the NCSA family. It is an extremely rewarding experience to help high school athletes achieve their dreams of competing at the next level. I take great pride in working for NCSA and being able to play a tiny part in the recruiting process of thousands of student-athletes.