As the youngest of four girls, I’ve kind of always thought I was meant to go into a sports-related field. Give my poor father a break from the constant dance recitals and school musicals he endured when we were growing up.
But to be honest, I sort of just fell into it.
I grew up in New Prague, a small town about 50 miles south of the Twin Cities. After heading to the University of Minnesota, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in journalism. But it took a chance meeting on spring break for me to decide that my future needed to involve sports.
Yes, I had my life-changing epiphany sitting on the beach in Mazatlan, Mexico, talking SEC football with a law student from the University of Alabama. Roll tide, sir.
Since that day, I’ve covered the nationally-ranked Golden Gopher volleyball team for the Minnesota Daily, interned in the sports department at both WCCO-TV & at KFAN radio, spent the summer hanging out the Twins Live set at Target Field and was a sideline reporter for FOX Sports Prep Zone at FOX Sports North in Minneapolis.
Most recently, I was a cast member on the second season of Major League Baseball’s MLB Fan Cave where I competed against eight other fans to become MLB’s Ultimate Fan. While I didn’t win the grand prize, I did get to represent my favorite team – the Minnesota Twins – while watching baseball for a living in New York City! Pretty sweet gig.
I have huge aspirations and goals for myself but right now, I’m enjoying where I’m at.
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