Director of Game Operations
Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3024
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14)
Favorite Griffins memory
: Three come to mind: 1) Being in Syracuse to witness the Griffins with their first Calder Cup Championship 2) 2005-06 Game 7 Playoff victory over Manitoba 3) 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, Jeff Hoggan, Triston Grant and Francis Pare stand out.
Best thing about your job
: Hitting the Goal Horn for 10,000+ screaming fans!
: Grand Rapids, Michigan
States (and provinces or countries) youve lived in
: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and 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)
: Steve Jobs
First job/your age
: : When I was 15, I worked at Togos Eatery.
Other sports teams you've 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
An interesting fact about you
: I weighed a little over 2 lbs. when I was born.
: Pizza time!
Favorite music artists
: Phish, My Morning Jacket and Umphrey's Mcgee
Favorite sports movie
: Slapshot and Major League
: Amazon, Reddit, Deadspin and Twitter
Favorite book or author
: Seth Godin
Favorite spectator sports
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins)
: Chicago Cubs, Michigan State, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies
: Biking, jogging and boating