You all know the guy in the “Dos Equis” commercial, right? Well did you know he is based on my life? No, not really, obviously. But I do have quite the interesting background to some. I am a junior from Pittsburgh, PA (yes, I am ACTUALLY from Pittsburgh unlike most people that say they are) majoring in Sports Broadcasting and minoring in Business. I am not interested nor will I ever be into science even though I’ve been successful in past science classes I’ve taken and the content came easy for me. Honestly, I am in this class since I need one more science requirement for my major and my adviser automatically put me in it! Science is just not my type of thing and I would not even think about being a Science major because I would get way too bored.
Now sports, THAT is my kind of thing! I am widely known for being one of the biggest baseball nerds out there. My athletics background is quite extensive, but I’ll give you all my very quick spiel.
First, I am a diehard Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates fan so DEAL WITH IT! I grew up with a fan of both teams throughout my childhood and they are a massive part of my life. I’ve gone to roughly 20 or more games each of the past 8 seasons for both teams and never miss watching a game. I got to have my picture with and touch the Stanley Cup (that’s me in the picture to the left) in 2009 since I am a Pittsburgh Penguins Season Ticket holder. I had the pleasure of being the Head Coach of a 15-16 year old baseball team this summer. Currently, I am a member of the Penn State University Hockey Management Association and the Equipment Manager for the Club Hockey team here (I know, how neat is that?). In addition, I am one the two Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League writers for The “Mc” Effect. I will also be the host of a sports talk radio show and my own baseball ONLY radio show on PSU ComRadio in late September (SO MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN!). I am aspiring to work in baseball in the media, broadcasting, or in the front office in the not too distant future.
But the one thing I think distinguishes me from a lot of people is my neat travel experiences.
I have had the pleasure to go on NINE cruises in the past 11 years (yes, NINE different times I got to sail on a giant ship in the middle of the ocean. Scary, eh?). I have gotten to go to some places where most will never get to see first-hand. But most importantly, where I have had some of my greatest life-long experiences and where I met some of my best friends. My growing list of destinations is: Key West, Cayman Islands, Mexico (Cozumel), Puerto Rico (San Juan), Bahamas (Nassau, Freeport), St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Aruba, Curacao, Turks and Caicos (Grand Turk), Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Yukon Territory (pictured to the right), Canada (British Columbia) and Alaska (Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan).