Tell us about yourself.
Spending my entire professional career in sports tourism, I got my start in Florida with Polk County’s Tourism and Sports Marketing in 2006 before joining the Dallas CVB in 2010 – eventually being part of the Dallas Sports Commission launch near the end of 2014. I enjoyed an amazing 10 year run at DSC that included Super Bowl XLV, both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Final Four, Wrestlemania 32, the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, various college football bowl games, international soccer matches and two separate cycles of FIFA World Cup bid activity. My last event was the NHL Winter Classic before transitioning to TTS as Director of Sales & Strategic Planning at the beginning of 2020. I enjoy leveraging my experience in both sales and service as well as numerous major event local organizing committee roles ranging from corporate social responsibility projects to transportation to volunteers in order to connect with our event producer’s needs. I draw inspiration from incredible professional mentors that have taught me along the way and everything I do is for my lovely wife and four kids at home. I have a soft spot for superhero and underdog stories, always look forward to an annual golf trip with friends and still support my Fighting Illini from Texas.
Three words that best describe you.
What awards and recognitions have you received while working at TTS?
Monthly Essential Piece for November 2020 and April 2021; Inaugural Corey Award for Embracing Work/Life Balance.
Which core value is your personal favorite and why?
Embracing a Work/Life Balance. I joined TTS so that I could have more of a life at home with all of the amazing flexibility I’m afforded!
Name of the person that inspires you the most.
What is your favorite memory of working at TTS?
Staff surprised me with a new wagon and library full of books with personal messages in them after we adopted our little girl.
What is the best thing about working at TTS?
Our leaders genuinely value people first and then work towards getting results.
What are your hobbies?
Spending time with my kids, golf, all things superheroes, backyard bbq with friends and family.
Where did you go to school?
Lincoln Land Community College / Webber International University
Who is waiting for you at home?
- Wife – Katie
- Sons – Vaughn, Cru and Zyon
- Daughter – Berlyn
- Dogs – Payton and Gracie
To make the world a better place we should...
Focus more on solutions and less on placing blame.
"The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure they have enough. You don't look to see if you have as much as them." - Louis C.K.Joe Albsmeyer