I was born and raised in McDonough, Georgia (about 20 miles south of Atlanta), where I attended Union Grove High School and graduated in 2005. I grew up playing baseball, attending church and working with my parents at their sign business. When I arrived at Maryville College, I only knew my roommate, but new friendships were quickly made. I graduated from MC in 2009 with a degree in Business and Organizational Management. During my time at MC, I was a punter on the football team, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and in the spring, I could be found in the pitcher's circle of an exciting intramural softball game. Fortunately for me, I was able to establish relationships with nearly all the faculty and staff as I was a student worker in the school’s post office while I was here. My younger sister, Hayley, attended MC as well and graduated in 2011. I loved this community and town so much that I bought a house here after graduation; and I am thrilled to be back on campus, this time as a staff member. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends and family, play guitar, watch the Atlanta Braves and attend concerts and sporting events.
- Favorite book - Fourth Down and Long: Everything is Possible When You Believe by Tony Lotti
- Favorite TV show - Sports Center and Baseball Tonight
- Last movie I saw - The Campaign
- Hobbies - Playing guitar/singing, watching sports, playing corn hole and cooking out
- Favorite sport - It’s a tie between football and baseball
- Favorite dessert - My mom makes the best pistachio pie or “green stuff” as I used to call it
- Favorite place to be - Destin, Florida and Turner Field
- Place I would love to see - I would love to travel to every Major League baseball stadium
Why I love MC
When I visited Maryville College during my senior year of high school, my entire thought process of choosing a college was simplified. In fact, it was pretty much wrapped up. MC was, and still is, so beautiful. Being from Georgia, I never imagined going to school out of state, but on that particular day back in January ’05, I couldn’t see myself anywhere else but MC.
Upon arriving at MC for football camp my freshman year, I quickly formed a bond with the 100+ players and coaches. I now consider them part of my family. After classes started, I couldn’t believe how friendly everybody was on campus. A wonderful sense of community was formed. This campus is like its own little town. There is excitement when walking across campus with the anticipation of who you might run into or which professor might sit next to you in the dining hall.
My time and experience at Maryville College was undoubtedly the best four years of my life! My reward as an admissions counselor would be to recruit prospective students so they can experience the best four years of their lives here at Maryville College, just as I did!