San Diego State University – Civil Engineering
Favorite sports team(s)
Dodgers, Clippers, 49ers, Auckland Blues
Favorite sports movie(s)
Moneyball, White Men Can’t Jump, Happy Gilmore
What made you choose SDSU SMBA?
The cohort structure and comprehensive sports business curriculum made me
choose the San Diego State Sports MBA.
What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program
(personally and professionally)?
As a student in the program, I hope to exponentially grow my knowledge
base of business operations in professional sports organizations.
Do you have any background/experience in the sports industry? If not, any work
After graduation from my undergraduate studies at SDSU, I spent 6 years
building a successful career in construction management and was a Project
Manager for one of the largest commercial general contractors on the West
Coast. As I progressed in my construction career, I was afforded the
opportunity to be the head coach of the San Diego State rugby team. The
role has exposed me to day to day operations and management of a sports
team as well as leadership for college age players.
What area of the sports industry are you attempting to enter, and why?
I am attempting to enter professional sports operations. This area of
sports interests me most and will allow me to leverage my construction
operations & management.
So far, what is your favorite class, and why?
So far, my favorite class is Statistical Analysis. This challenging
course will provide experience interpreting data to build effective
Sports Business Discussion
Recently, an MLS labor deal was struck at the eleventh hour. Without
providing an opinion on the specific details and outcomes, I think it is
fantastic that the MLS and MLS Players Union were able to reach an
agreement without a strike or lockout. Either would have had a major
detrimental to the MLS growth potential and momentum coming into the 2015
season. Agreeing on a deal ensures the MLS will start the 2015 on the right
foot with national television coverage and increased exposure throughout
the country. It’s exciting to see how the MLS will grow in the near future.