I attended Penn State University; interning at Bartlett Tree Experts in Piitsburgh, PA (2004); The ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, PA (2005); The Loxahatachee Club in Jupiter, FL (2006). After graduating in 2007 with dual degrees in Horticulture and Turfgrass Science, I joined The Landings Club in Savannah, GA as a 2nd Assistant at the Magnolia/Marshwood courses, promoted to Assistant in Fall 2008 on the Magnolia course then promoted to Golf Course Superintendent in March 2011 overseeing operations on the Oakridge course where I currently work.
I grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania with a family that loves growing, planting and gardening. When in high school, my first job was at the Hot House, a local gardening center where I expanded my love for all things horticulture (even if it involved pulling weeds!). I moved on to the Washington Country Club where it paid better at the time and found golf course maintenance was my new interest and something I wanted to make a career out of. In college just after Hurricane Katrina, I went on a relief trip to New Orleans and then had dreams of moving South after seeing azaleas in bloom and the oaks with moss on them. Shortly after that, I found myself in Savannah, GA. I worked my way from 2nd Assistant to Assistant and then to my current position as Golf Course Superintendent.
More than anything in life, I love nature.... I consider myself an amateur landscape photographer. I love trying to get a perfect picture whether it's from my cellphone or my Nikon D5600. I love taking pictures of everything from animals, birds, flowers, insects, turf or whatever I can find. I also love, aside from growing grass, gardening, shooting sporting clay's, my two awesome cats (Stache and Tigger), hiking in the mountains, and most recent, drone flying and drone photography with my DJI Mavic Pro.