Born in Evansville, Indiana, I first discovered my love for the game of golf at the age of 14. While earning a Psychology degree, I used my passion for the game to earn a Division 1 scholarship at The University of Evansville where I became an All Missouri Valley Conference player and an All Academic Conference nominee. Graduating in 2003, I then traveled to Orlando, Florida where I became a PGA apprentice in 2004 working for Rick McCord at The McCord Golf Academy at Orange Lake. I spent nearly seven years working under the tutelage of “Top 100” Teacher Rick McCord.
In 2006, I became the Head Teaching Professional of an 8 person staff at The McCord Golf Academy. After significant time there, I then earned the Director of Instruction position at Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio. I am now currently in my 5th year as the Director of Instruction of the beautiful private club Mirabel in Scottsdale, AZ. My teaching experience expands over nearly 11 years and has recently helped direct and revamp the teaching programs at these locations:
- PGA Class A Member 2008
- Consecutive years voted “Best Instructor in the Valley” (2014 & 2015 AZ Foothills)
- 2013 Northern Ohio PGA Section Teacher of the Year
- Trackman Level 2 Certification
- Multiple winner of Northern Ohio PGA Section Tournaments
- Course Record 63 at Oberlin Golf Club