Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3024Biography:
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2011-12): 7
Favorite Griffins memory: 2005-06 Game 7 Playoff Victory over Manitoba and Darren McCarty's hat trick in his home debut.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: There have been many but Matt Ellis, Jonathan Ericsson, Tomas Tatar and Francis Pare stand out.
Best thing about your job: Hitting the Goal Horn for 10,000+ screaming fans!
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
States (and provinces or countries) youve lived in: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, & Utah.
Spouses name/year you were married: Bridget and I were married in 2007.
College degree/year/school: Hospitality & Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University, 2005.
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Steve Yzerman, Barry Sanders, Mark Grace (Cubs)
Personal/professional hero(es): Steve Jobs
First job/your age: When I was 15, I worked at Togos Eatery
Other sports teams youve worked for: Grand Rapids Rampage
If you could trade places for a day with another occupation/person, what/who would it be?: Trey Anastasio, lead guitarist for Phish
Proudest professional accomplishment: Grand Rapids Griffins Employee of the Year (2009); AHL Excellence award for Fan Experience (Western Conference 2009-10 Season); AHL Most Unique Game Operation Promotion or Theme Night (2010-11 and 2011-12 season).
Favorite charities/charitable causes: Griffins Youth Foundation and Kids Food Basket.
Most exciting/unique thing youve done or place youve visited: Italy
Sports played growing up: Baseball and basketball
An interesting fact about you: I weighed a little over 2 lbs. when I was born.
Favorite foods: Anything that's made for me!
Favorite music artists: Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Umphrey's Mcgee
Favorite sports movies: Slapshot and Major League
Favorite websites: Amazon, Reddit, Deadspin, Twitter
Favorite book or author: Seth Godin
Favorite spectator sports: College football
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Chicago Cubs, Michigan State, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings.
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Biking, jogging & boating