I like the access and availability to information pertaining to all walks of life in turfgrass management as well as the comradery that is built between members.
What are your favorite and least favorite parts of your job?
That I can take my dog, Scarlet, a German-shorthaired/Brittney Mix to work every day. As well as walk-mowing the golf green. Least favorite is when the house manager pulls me away from my job to check the lights around the house or to move a birds nest on the front patio... just let nature be.
What is your favorite OTF memory?
OTF convention week is always a good time. Especially getting the opportunity to see old colleagues.
What influenced you to get into the turfgrass industry?
When I was a Sophomore at The University of Toledo, I replied to a help wanted add to work at Brandywine County Club in Maumee. So I thank Chip Singler and Loren Stone for my start in the turfgrass industry. As well as Vince Zellefrow who is a Superintendent out in Southern California who so graciously accepted my transfer within American Golf Corp. from Bentree Golf Club to Lomas Santa Fe County Club. He took me under his wing and showed me the in's and outs.
What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working and why?
The game of Baseball lives within me. Its a passion.
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Where is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
Cardiff by the Sea, California. Its a little surf/beach community north of San Diego. I called that place home for 7 years. It will always be my go to place to just "get away."
What is your favorite quote?
"You play on Grass, not green." -I think Ben Hogan said that, but I can't find a reference online, go figure. He's obviously referring to the fools who think grass always has to be green to be healthy or alive for that matter.