Q: Where were you born?

A: I was born in St. Louis.

Q: Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?

A: My grandpa. He was one of the people who fed my love for playing and watching sports.

Q: What are you most proud of?

A: I'm proud of all of my work, particularly my photography.

Q: What is your philosophy to life?

A: To try to bring whatever joy I can into the lives of others.

Q: Where did you go to high school and college?

A: I went to St. Louis University High School and Mizzou.

Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?

A: While I'm the sports editor, I'm also a big nerd. I'm a huge fan of Star Wars and comics.

Q: What drew you to Rolla?

A: I didn't necessarily know what I was getting myself into when I moved here, but the people I get to the chance to meet have been the best part of Rolla for me.

Q: When did you start at The Rolla Daily News?

A: I started in August of 2017.

Q: How did you get into your career path, and why?

A: I love sports, but wasn't necessarily the best at playing them, so the next logical choice was to watch them for a living.

Q: What was a life-defining moment that shaped you into the person you are today?

A: I don't know that I have a specific moment, but my journalism classes at Mizzou opened my eyes to what it really takes to be a journalist and changed how I look at my profession.

Q: Who or what is your favorite musician or song?

A: That's a tough one, I love such a wide variety of music, but the band that I've loved the longest is probably Metallica.

Q: What are your hobbies or passions?

A: Sports, film and video games.

Q: Where is your favorite place and why?

A: Busch Stadium. There's nothing better than watching a game in Baseball Heaven.

Q: What cause are you most passionate about?

A: I'm very passionate about my support of women.