Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3046Biography:
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2011-12): 13
What you love most about working for the Griffins: Being a part of an organization that truly cares about its fans, its employees and the community.
Favorite Griffins memory: The first Griffins/Sled Wings sled hockey game in 2005.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Matt Ellis, Bryan Helmer, Niklas Kronwall, Joey MacDonald, Donald MacLean.
Best thing about your job: Spreading the Griffins' gospel!
Hometown: Crestview Hills, KY
States (and provinces or countries) youve lived in: Kentucky, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan
Spouses name/year you were married: Colleen/1995.
Children: One son, Regan.
College degree/year/school: Sport Management from the University of Dayton, 1992.
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Walter Payton, Tim Krumrie, Eric Davis, Magic Johnson.
Personal/professional hero(es): Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A pro football player, then a veterinarian.
First job/your age: Working at my dad's refrigerator hardware manufacturing company, age 10.
Current dream job: Owning either a canoe livery or a sports-themed microbrewery.
Other sports teams youve worked for: Grand Rapids Rampage, Kansas City Blades, Dayton Bombers.
Proudest professional accomplishment: Winning the AHL's PR/Marketing Award in 2007.
Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Accidentally (and momentarily) unplugging Bob Kaser's mic during a new logo unveiling in Kansas City.
Professional memberships/civic leadership positions: Serve on the board of directors for both the Griffins Youth Foundation and the West Michigan Sports Commission.
Favorite charities/charitable causes: Disaster and hunger relief agencies.
Most exciting/unique thing youve done or place youve visited: I went skydiving in college.
Sports played growing up: Baseball
An interesting fact about you: I rode a bike 1,500 miles through Europe the summer after graduating high school.
Favorite foods: Burgers, pasta, Mexican
Favorite music artists: Rush, Yes, Van Morrison
Favorite sports movie: Bull Durham or Miracle
Favorite book or author: John Eldridge
Favorite subject in elementary school: Math
Favorite spectator sports: Pro and college football, cycling, hockey
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Cincinnati Bengals, Michigan Wolverines football, Cincinnati Reds, Kentucky Wildcats basketball.
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Kayaking, cycling, hiking, reading.