Tell us about your job.

My primary job is to lead the fundraising efforts for our athletic programs by informing alumni about the direction of the athletic department, getting them engaged and fostering support for those initiatives. On a day-to-day basis, I meet with our alumni and other supporters of UR athletics, and frequently attend athletic events and alumni functions.

How long have you been at the University?

I started in this job in October 2008, however I graduated from UR in 1998 with a degree in speech communications. I played defensive end for the football team for four years.

Tell us about your professional background.

After graduating from UR, I worked in the insurance industry with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia for six years. After that, I went to work for an independent insurance brokerage firm, and then came to Richmond.

About five years ago, I joined the University of Richmond Alumni Association board and then moved onto the executive committee. I met Dr. Ayers and had the opportunity to travel with him to alumni events across the country. About that time, I was offered the job of radio analyst for UR football, which brought me closer to the athletic department. When a job opened for an athletic fundraiser, I thought it was a good fit for my background.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of this job is meeting and getting to know alumni and Spiders who have so many different stories to tell. As a former student-athlete, working in this job is a way for me to give back to my alma mater and especially to athletics.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy pickup basketball and played on a University intramural team. I also volunteer with Big Brothers-Big Sisters and enjoy being with my family and friends who live in Richmond.