Growing up in Clearwater I'd always wanted to be a Sports Reporter in my hometown. But I never would've guessed back then I'd have to learn how to ride a bull, freeze in subzero temperatures or watch legends become mortal on my path.
I got my start as a reporter at Walsingham Elementary when my third grade teacher Miss Pagano sent my article into "Alligator Express." Little did she know it would kick start my journalistic journey, where I've lived and attended college near a big mouse at UCF, hiked in the Black Hills, surfed on the Grand Strand and enjoyed the Sweetest place on earth.
And while all those places were great, it wasn't the same as being at home in Tampa Bay. Where I grew up watching the Bandits, Bucco Bruce and the Rowdies at the original Tampa Stadium, or where I'd root on the Phillies during spring training at Jack Russell. Why the Phillies you may ask, that's because the Giants, White Sox and Mariners all decided against moving to Saint Petersburg, and the Rays weren't born yet .
Over the years, the uniforms and stadiums have changed, but my passion for the sports in the Tampa Bay area has not. And since I've endured rodeos, covering eight man football in the freezing conditions and not to mention the Penn State scandal. I'm glad to be home, living my dream and covering the sports and stories that are important to you and myself.