What are you currently doing for your career?
I currently own three companies based in Rochester, Michigan—Michigan’s Premier Baseball, Michigan’s Premier Sport Performance Training and The Studio Boxing and Fitness. Michigan’s Premier Baseball is a travel baseball organization made up of six teams that train and compete year round. Our goal is to refine kids physically and mentally, ultimately developing college-ready student athletes. Michigan’s Premier SPT is a training company. We train various middle and high school sports teams in Oakland County, including football, lacrosse and baseball teams. The Studio Boxing and Fitness is our main facility. Overall, I manage all employees, finances, oversee day-to-day activities, plan marketing events and coordinate communication.
How did RC’s sports management program help you achieve what you have become?
I learned many valuable lessons at RC. The professors in the program shared a great deal of wisdom that has been valuable to my role in managing teams and running businesses. I even saved some of my most important assignments because they helped me put into words who I want to be and clearly define my goals for the future.
What advice would you give to students who are thinking about becoming sports management majors at RC?
My biggest piece of advice is to do what you are most passionate about. My last two years at school flew by because I loved what we were learning. I chose sports management over a traditional business degree for two reasons. First, after deeply examining the course descriptions of the two, I had more interest in one over the other. Second, working various jobs in high school and college gave me a reference point for realistic jobs in each industry.