B.A. Sport Management (2010)
B.S. Sport Management (2010)
Mass Communication Minor
- Brand Development Lead for Rock ‘Em Apparel, Orlando, FL
- Started a non-profit called The Winning Edge Leadership Academy with College GameDay’s Maria Taylor.
Our mission is to educate, foster professional mentoring relationships, and provide networking opportunities to ethnic minorities and women who are seeking a career in the sports industry.
What advice would you give a current HPSH major at Bemidji State University?
My advice is to make the most of every experience and opportunity and work like you are getting paid a million dollars. I came from Atlanta to Bemidji not knowing what to expect and found myself driving to grad school* two days after graduation because everyday I was on campus I worked hard to learn and showcase my skills. From working for Brad Folkestad in athletic media relations covering sports I had only seen on TV (hockey is not big in the south) to reenergizing the student fan club, Beaver Dam, I let people know I was not playing games when it came to what I wanted to do.
* 2012, M.S. Sport Management, University of Tennessee
What is your fondest memory about your time at Bemidji State?
My fondest memory has to be when the student body and the entire community came together at a pep rally to donate items I was collecting to send to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Never would I have imagined a small town of 15,000 people would come together and do what they could to help people who live in a small island 2,300 miles away. That is something I will never forget especially since I framed the Bemidji Pioneer I was featured in, written by BSU alum Kelly Schultz, to talk about my heritage and cause. It was then I knew Bemidji was where I needed to be at that time in my life.