I am a native of Oak Park, IL (home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemmingway, Edgar Rice Burroughs and other creative storytellers) and currently the play-by-play broadcaster for the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League where I broadcast over 60 games per year.
I have been in Odessa, Texas, for the past few seasons, telling the story of the Jackalopes via their radio and online television play-by-play broadcasts. My storytelling is not limited to only play-by-play broadcasts. I produce and host the pre-game and post-game shows, as well as the intermission reports and a weekly coaches show. I additionally publish game recaps, stories and videos for our team website and social media platforms. In my two seasons with the Jackalopes I have significantly grown our radio listenership. I pride myself in providing our fans with the best entertainment experience no matter if they are in the stands or on the go.
In addition to being an experienced and polished broadcaster, I bring a skill set on the hockey operations side, including advertising and season ticket sales, managing the team website and day-to-day interactions with fans, season ticket holders and vendors as a front-office representative.
I received both my broadcast journalism and history degrees from Michigan State University and am a lifelong hockey player, fan, and student of the game. My passion for broadcasting began at a young age “announcing” Chicago Blackhawks games from my seat at the United Center. In high school, I created the first ever radio broadcast for the men’s lacrosse team allowing parents the opportunity to follow the games when they could not attend. While at Michigan State, I worked at Impact 89FM Sports radio and broadcasted various sports, including Division I college hockey, for the Big Ten Network Student U.
I have excelled professionally earning multiple awards for broadcasting and sports journalism from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. In addition, I was honored for my play-by-play broadcasting at the national level by the Broadcast Education Association.
I pride myself in being a well-rounded, versatile broadcaster, journalist and storyteller inspiring to bring the great game of hockey to life for my listeners and viewers.