26. Passionate. Driven. Future dog mom. Bookworm. Lover of sports.
I know this isn’t a dating profile, but welcome to me. All the nerdy, quirky components that make me who I am.
Many of you had a brief introduction to me in December with my guest post, but if you haven’t seen my full story, you can check it out here.
I’m a Troy University graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism who fell into athletic communications and fell in love with a career.
I’ve been given incredible opportunities from moving up to the director’s chair at Piedmont to sideline reporting with ESPN3.
From the outside, it looks like I stumbled into both jobs and they “fell in my lap,” but anyone on the inside knows years of groundwork were laid for both.
I worked at Faulkner University in Alabama as a sports information student intern while in high school and volunteered with a local sports talk radio show. At Troy, I served as a sports reporter and anchor for the student-run television station while also working for the local newspaper as a sports reporter and feature writer.
I volunteered with the Sun Belt Conference when Troy was the host site for championships, even when I felt I was in over my head with the assigned tasks. Through those connections with the front office staff, when ESPN came calling for a name, mine was at the top of their list as someone reliable and with a solid knowledge of the conference.
I earned the title of director of athletic communications after three years as the assistant at Piedmont. While I didn’t feel like I was ready, I’m thankful others saw the potential in me.
Take a chance. Say yes. When opportunities are presented, seize them.
Life is full of new beginnings. New jobs, new relationships, new opportunities.
When Olivia contacted me about joining the S&S sisterhood, I jumped on it. I couldn’t be more thankful to be brought in to the fantastic group Katie and Liv have compiled.
So, here’s to another of life’s new beginnings and revisiting my passion for writing.