My big break happened right after college, but was in the works for many years. Growing up in a hockey-crazed family, I gained a passion for sports at a young age. I worked in the sports information office throughout college, but didn't fully realize that there was more to sports communications than media guides and stats.
A great opportunity - interning for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) - presented itself. I immediately packed my things, moved to Colorado Springs, CO, and was accepted into the USOC's intern program. To my delight, I was placed, appropriately, at USA Hockey's PR department.
It was an invaluable three-month internship. As the end drew near, I wanted to remain part of the Olympic movement, particularly with USA Hockey.
Luckily, a full-time PR position opened up just before I was scheduled to leave. I interviewed for it, and was hired shortly after.
After four years at USA Hockey, I moved into agency PR. I am so grateful to have worked at such a great place, and learn the ropes from some of the top PR pros in sports.