God, Country, Family, & Sports.
A Baltimore Native, she is a mid 20’s something, who strives to live every day with passion, on purpose, for a purpose.
While she may have a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in Environmental Science, upon graduation, she quickly learned that her first love of sports was really where she had wanted to be.
So I’ve always loved sports, not sure how as my parents are not big sports fans, but I fell quick and hard for the world of sports. To be honest, I grew up with the impression that you go to school, you go to more school, and then you work. My mom was a teacher and a college adviser, my dad works for NASA, and the rest of my family are teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc… so the sports industry was never something I really ever considered an option or possibility. It wasn’t until college when all of my friends seemed to be sports management majors and loving it that I realized, “well that’s cool.” Left college, came home and got a job with the Nationals and have been knee deep in the sports biz ever since.
Having been previously MLB and MiLB employed, she has continued her close relationship to the world of sports, by working full time for the biggest, baddest brand – Under Armour, whose mission is to make all athletes better.
Two torn up knees basically ended the dream of playing professional soccer growing up, so a solid back up? Work in Sports. Homegrown in Baltimore, MD, Under Armour is the brand I grew up with. It all started at a U-13 soccer tournament when my parents had to run out and buy me a coldgear compression shirt. Now that I’m behind the doors, I love it even more. .As KP always likes to say, “We are just getting started.” Every day is something new, and the pace is absolutely manic. But it’s a tremendous brand to be a part of.
You’d think being busy making all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation wouldn’t leave too much time for anything else. Well you’re right, so why blogging on Not A Gameday Guide?
I’ve always been a sports fan to the core. Not entirely sure how that happened because my parents are not huge sports fans, but here I am. I gradually found myself connecting with the sports world on social media. It was the weirdest thing because I felt like it was online dating but for sports. It’s pretty cool being connected to very like minded people who just eat, breathe, think and talk sports all the time. What has come out of it is Not A Gameday Guide. Blogging lets me connect to people in more than 140 characters, which can be nice sometimes. Not a true writer, but this kind of writing has been way better than the science related, MLA formatted papers I’m used to.
When not relentlessly working to make all athletes better or watching sports, she can often be found outside and/or at a ballpark. Coupled with loving sports, the outdoors, and life, she also loves surrounding herself with good people and her dogs.
Sports are my passion and life is a journey. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this experience with me… or something.