St. Louis, MO
NEVER LET THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT KEEP YOU FROM PLAYING THE GAME.
Welcome to my webpage! I want to share my professional life with you by telling you a little bit about my past experiences and future hopes. To start off, I have always had an unconditional love for sports. I played sports as a child and all the way up until college. I briefly played basketball and golf for a small college called Morningside in Sioux City, IA for 2 years but soon decided to transfer to the University of Iowa where I found out that sports management was where I belong.
At U of Iowa, I studied Recreation and Sport Business. My professors taught me the basics of sports mangagement both in the aspect of running a team and managing recreational organizations. The biggest advice I took from my professors was to build my experiences outside of the classroom because the sports world is all about networking!
My first real experience working in sports started with my job as a recruiting intern for Iowa Football. That job gave me the chance to work closely with marketing towards football recruits. With only 5 co-workers in the same position as me, I realized that teamwork and communication would be my biggest takeaway from this job.
Last spring I did a marketing internship with the Burlington Bees. They are a Class A minor league baseball team. The staff was great and although small, the community was very supportive of this organization. From pulling tarp on a rainy day to restocking the pro-shop, I was able to get a close look at the operations of a semi-professional team. I learned that community is a major importance in the survival of any team.
Last summer I did a marketing and special events internship with the Kansas City Chiefs. I worked closely with the Chiefs Kids Club. This organization gave me a better view of the professional side of sports. I learned that although the work is more specific to marketing, the scale of work is much larger. The Chiefs showed me that you must know your brand, and make sure that all of your staff is on board with the overall goals of the organization.
This fall I started graduate school at Lindenwood Unviersity in St. Charles, MO. I am working to recieve my Masters of Business Administration while helping their athletic department as a graduate assistant. After school I hope to pursue a professional career in sports.