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Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL) | Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations       Odessa, TX | 2018 – Present

  • Broadcasted all 60 regular season games on radio and online television
  •  Wrote, produced, and hosted bi-weekly coaches show and pregame, intermission, and postgame shows
  • Produced and managed social media content including graphics, videos, and in-game updates
  • Produced printed material, such as line charts, programs, schedules and game day packets
  • Sold advertisements and tickets in the local community
  • Coordinated media posts and releases, as well as hosted press conferences for major events
  • Significantly increased radio station share rating on game nights

 Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) | Broadcast Intern         Muskegon, MI | September 2017 – April 2018

  • Assist with on-air play-by-play talent in game-day stat-sheet and lineup preparation, spotting and in-game stats.
  • Wrote postgame recaps for
  • Ran social media accounts during games
  • Wrote, produced and hosted intermission shows that included period recaps, score-updates and story segments

 Big Ten Network Student U | Play-by-play/on-air talent                               Michigan State Univ. | 2013 – 2018

  • Play-by-play, color commentator, and sideline announcer for Michigan State University hockey, baseball, softball and soccer
  • Operated on site audio and coordinated with the main board ops at the Chicago headquarters
  • Handled camera operations as necessary

 Impact 89 FM | Show host/hockey reporter                         Michigan State Univ. | September 2013 – April 2018

  • Hosted hockey podcast “Behind the Mask” and grew it from a neglected show to an award-winning podcast
  • Hockey beat reporter responsible for three to five stories per week, including news, gamers and audio/video elements
  • Live tweeted games and created relevant social media content, including audio and video
  • Publicized and coordinated social media posts regarding hockey coverage and breaking news

 Spotlight Media | Sports Production Intern                                       Lansing, MI| May 2017 – May 2018

  • Assisted in production and directing of “The Drive with Jack Ebling” daily radio show and “Press Pass” weekly television show
  • Assisted in talent and guest acquisition for both shows
  • Graphics producer and floor director for “Press Pass”
  • Worked and directed board operations in both studio and live recordings for “The Drive with Jack Ebling” and assisted in social media content

 ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) | Sports Intern                                                          Chicago, IL | May – August 2016

  • Logged baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sporting events on an AP EMPS system
  • Worked with reporters in the field covering Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks
  • Assisted with camera ops for location coverage of sporting events



Audio recording and editing | iPhone, iRig Pro, Hindenburg, Audacity

Video shooting and editing | Avid, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Media Composer

Graphics | Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign


Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism | Sports and Broadcast concentrations (May, 2017)
Bachelor of Arts in History (May, 2018)

Broadcast Education Association

National 2nd Place Student Play-by-Play category (2018)

Michigan Association of Broadcasters
1st Place College Radio Talk-show category (2017)

2nd Place Play-by-Play category (2017)

Honorable Mention Play-by-Play category (2018)