As my high school playing days were counting down, I knew a few things: I wasn’t going to go pro (or Division I for that matter), I loved the game and I had a drive to continue my career. Playing at Lawrence University, a Division III school in Appleton, Wisconsin, shaped me into the person I am today. I was able to put together a solid career there and came out with two Silver Slugger awards, a Gold Glove, a MVP and named to an All-American team my senior season. Besides the unforgettable memories I made on and off the field with my teammates, I also received an excellent education at a strong liberal arts university. The education is always something I want my kids searching for in this process to help them find the best fit. After I graduated, I have had numerous sports experiences before NCSA working for companies like Perfect Game and the San Diego Padres that really have helped me feel comfortable in my current role here. I came to NCSA for this job because I strongly believe in honest evaluation, and I want to do everything in my power to help kids who are at a crucial stage in their lives. My favorite part about working at NCSA is being that connection piece between the student-athlete and the college coach. Giving that kid the tools to succeed in recruiting is something I believe can really translate as they grow up through college and beyond. I feel valuable with the work I do for my families and a great sense of fulfillment as we close out a tough process together.