In honor of our bright and dedicated workforce, we are proud to highlight some of our most committed staff at Team Services in our monthly TS Employee Spotlight.
How long have you worked with Team Services?
What is your job title, and what does it entail?
Manager, Consulting on the Dairy Management, Inc (DMI)/Fuel Up to Play 60 account. My main role on the account is managing the NFL player activations for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. We schedule around 200 NFL player appearances year-round on behalf of DMI and their local state and regional dairy councils. I find the right players for our events, work with agents and/or the NFL Player's Association to negotiate deals and deal with all the logistics needed to get a player to/from an event.
What is your reason for working in the sports industry?
Like most kids that are under 6' 0" , my athletic career ended in high school and all my hopes and dreams of playing in the NBA were crushed. I still had a love for all things sports-related, so I knew getting into this industry was something I wanted to do.
What are some hobbies of yours?
I love playing basketball. I play in a pickup game Sunday mornings from 9am - 12pm. Sundays during the NFL season are my favorite day of the week. Basketball from 9am - 12pm followed by football from 1pm - 11:30 pm. Love it!
If you were stuck on a tropical island with 3 people of your choice, who would they be and why?
My wife. If I didn't put her on this list she'd probably send me to an island all by myself.
Tom Hanks. If anyone can get us off the island, he can. He's been there, done that.
What one item you'd love to check off your bucket list?
I'd like to visit the Grand Canyon and go on a hiking trip.
What is your favorite part of working at Team Services?
The people and being connected to the sports industry, especially the NFL.
If you could switch jobs with one individual for a day, who would it be? Why?
Jerry Reese, General Manager of the New York Giants. I'm a die-hard Giants fan and would love to step in and take over for Jerry during the NFL Draft.