Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3012Biography:
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2011-12): 5
What you love most about working for the Griffins: Watching the arena fill up and the noise and enthusiasm the fans bring whether we win or lose.
Favorite Griffins memory: Darren McCartys hat trick during his first game as a Griffin.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Darren Helm
Best thing about your job: Every game brings a different challenge and Im always on my toes.
Hometown: Lapeer, MI
States youve lived in: Michigan
Spouses name/when you were married: Karrie and I were married in 2009.
College: Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University, 2009.
Sports idol as a youth: Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings.
As a child you dreamed of becoming: A hockey player
First job: When I was 16, I worked as an usher at a movie theater.
Proudest professional accomplishment: Being hired full time by the Griffins after working as an intern for two years and working my way to become a director.
Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Being grazed by a flying glow mug while cleaning them up on Opening Night in 2009.
Sports played growing up: Hockey, soccer, and track and field.
Hidden (or not so hidden) talent: I can wiggle my ears.
Favorite foods: Better Made Potato Chips, Thai, and pizza.
Favorite music artists: Jack Johnson, Phish, Linkin Park, and Saosin.
Favorite sports movie: Miracle
Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, soccer, and baseball.
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding the Griffins): Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, and Chelsea FC.
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Traveling, playing soccer, golfing, beer tasting, and attending other sporting events.