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 of the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League.
The past few seasons I have been in Odessa, Texas telling the story of the Jackalopes via their radio and online television broadcasts. In this capacity I have met and interviewed many players, coaches, and officials throughout the organization and our league. But my storytelling is not limited to just radio. It extends to print, were I write recaps and compelling stories for our team website and social media where I coordinate our efforts during the game to provide our fans with the best experience no matter if they are in the stands or on the go.
I received my broadcast journalism and history major 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. I have been broadcasting, on TV and radio, since high school and have worked at Impact 89FM Sports radio and Big Ten Network Student U since 2013 at Michigan State.
I hosted, wrote and produced the podcast “Behind the Mask” for Impact Sports. The show is devoted to covering MSU’s varsity hockey team and was voted “Best On-Air Personality” by the Sports department in 2016. In addition, I can be found behind the mic broadcasting Spartan hockey, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer on Big Ten Network Student U and online live tweeting for Impact Sports.