Being able to return home to Erie in August of 2010 for my first job in the industry here at Lilly Broadcasting is turning into a great experience. Growing up here it never crossed my mind that I would be working in Erie after graduating from Waynesburg University, especially with the winters that drag on for most of the year.
Fort LeBoeuf in Waterford is my high school alma mater and in my spare time I enjoy golfing, playing hockey and watching sports. I'm all over the map when it comes to favorite pro teams but my passion lies with the Cleveland Browns, Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Mariners. This passion was the reason I studied Sports Broadcasting and Sports Information at Waynesburg.
There I had the opportunity to cover major sporting events in Pittsburgh like the 2006 MLB All-Star Game as well as numerous Penguins and Steeler games. During my time at Waynesburg I directed and produced football and basketball games for WCTV, the school's television station. This helped me develop a passion for the television industry because of what goes on behind the lens as I strived to learn everything I could about the technical side of things.
Unfortunately, as my one professor told me, you ruin your TV viewing experience by doing that. You see everything differently and can pick out the smallest imperfection, he said to me. So far he's right but that's what makes this industry great, things constantly change!