I’m not sure what kind of person I would be if I didn’t play sports as a kid, especially softball.
I had so many incredible teammates, created memories I will never forget, built character, determination, work ethic and a number of other positive qualities that helped me in my professional and personal life, not to mention, got to spend some amazing quality time with my dad. I miss playing the game so much and still have dreams about being on the field. While running has stayed with me for over twenty years, letting go of competitive organized sports like softball and basketball was one of the hardest transitions I made as a college freshman.
Filling that void is perhaps what inspired me to pursue a creative career, and even more specifically, focus my attention on the human side of sports and the stories that surround a team.
I have produced and edited many human-interest video features as a reporter/producer for “Varsity Life,” a high school sports show that aired on NBC10 in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as “Talkin’ PawSox,” a news magazine highlighting the Red Sox farm system, and most recently, as the original host and first on-air correspondent for the Patriot League Network. My stories highlighting Patriot League Division I athletes helped showcase the mantra of the league at the time, “Today’s scholar-athletes, tomorrow’s leaders.”
Check out my old production work as an on-camera host and reporter as well as video producer and editor.
As the first Patriot League Network correspondent and primary host, I was the face of the digital network that connected ten reputable academic institutions and full-time Patriot League members, including Army West Point, The United States Naval Academy, Colgate University, Boston University, Holy Cross, Loyola University Maryland, American University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University and Bucknell University.
During the 2009 and 2010 baseball seasons, I worked on the YurView (formerly Cox Sports New England) program, “Talkin’ PawSox,” as a co-host and producer. The news magazine show featured the ins and outs of the Red Sox farm system.
For five years, I produced and reported human-interest segments on high school athletes for the weekly NBC10 & Cox Sports New England program, Varsity Life. Each week during the school year, I could be found at a Rhode Island high school interviewing and connecting with students, parents, teachers, coaches and administrators.