You make your own luck.

What’s happening! Thank you for stopping by. Before I delve into my career path here are some quick facts about myself and my journey thus far. First off,  I am a  Central Michigan Graduate with a BAA in Broadcasting and Minor in Sport Management.Graduation

My story started in 2008 as Graduate of Michigan Center High School. Growing up I split time between my Ma (Mom) and Dad’s where I am the oldest of 5 half siblings.  I’ve  got 3 brothers on my Dad’s side and a brother and sister on my Ma’s side.


Not Pictured: Carter 9, and Cooper 5.

College started out rough at first. I didn’t have the slightest clue or direction. After a few years of ups and downs I finally began to realize what I had wanted to do all along. Everyone tells you to go get a business degree or something generic when you go to school. With that said, there is no shame in that route. However, I know that I will inevitably have to work for the majority of my life (unless I win the lotto, which would in essence take the fun out of things) so I decided that If I enjoy what I am doing, I will never have to work a day in my life. So I chose my career in sports broadcasting and never looked back.

After two years of failed news reporter auditions I was still set on breaking into the industry. Thus, I began my work at my first job at MHTV Sports as a cameraman instead of my original “I’m going to be a reporter” path that I saw myself on. This was humbling, yet motivating at the same time. After a few years, I worked my way up to a producer role and took my talents to my next stop

.MHTV Sports

The Great Lakes Loons are the LA Dodgers Single A minor league team. With a fantastic stadium in Midland and more opportunity for sports camerawork I knew this is where I wanted to be next. I worked one season as an intern, and was brought on as an hourly employee for the next season where I found my home behind the audio board as the stadium’s gameday DJ and part-time PA Announcer.


While working for the Loons I soon found out there was an ESPN radio office and station right next to the room where I worked. With no experience or knowledge of sports radio I walked in and asked if there was a way that I could help. This lead to an interview. The interview led to an internship, and an internship led to me being able to act as a reporter for every major sport the Mitten State has to offer.

Spring Game

This past January I flew to LA for the week and covered every press conference and practice for Michigan State and Stanford leading up to the Rose Bowl. I was fortunate enough to be able to not only have a seat in the press booth, I was able to be on the field for the last 5 minutes of the game.

2014 Rose Bowl

With HOMTV becoming the next exciting chapter in my life I am learning new things every single day. I aspire to one day work as an analyst/personality for college football on ESPN. Until now, I have no on-camera or newsroom experience. So while I have experience in the field I am a greenhorn in this new medium. Once it became clear I was going to be able to do this internship over the summer excitement flooded over me even though some of it was a garnished with a bit of uncertainty. A few weeks in and I can see that I still have a long way to go but the people around me are going to help make it all possible. This feels like a great place to learn and grow and I am elated to see what is going to happen next.


When I’m not working you can find me playing paintball, snowboarding, and going to concerts.






About CertifiedChance

23. Aspiring Journalist. Reporter for ESPN100.9 Engineer for IMG College. Sports. Family. Friends. Food. Travel. Blog Topics: Main - Sport 1st Alternate: Travel 2nd - Food
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