Born and raised in Metro Detroit, the son of hardworking parents who like many other families in Detroit worked for the automotive industry. The hard work my parents put in was instilled in me at a young age. I discovered a passion for sports early on in my life and ended up graduating as a multi-sport athlete from Harper Woods Notre Dame. My passion for sports and business led me to a career with the Detroit Pistons where I managed the Detroit Pistons Youth Training Camp Program for nearly 8 years. I was able to take my coaching experience back to my alma mater Northern Michigan University and coach as the Men's Basketball Assistant Coach.
I am truly grateful for the opportunities in life sports have provided me and that is why I am so passionate about giving back to my community and helping today's youth and high school programs reach and surpass their goals and aspirations. The experiences I had growing up in sports helped mold me to who I am today and financial burdens should not take-away from the experiences youth athletes and artists have nowadays. This position is intrinsically motivating and it fulfills me to give back time and effort to these hard-working coaches, teachers and students. I am honored to be able to help programs raise money in the most efficient, and effective way possible. By helping programs raise significantly more money in way less time allows coaches and students to focus on their goals rather than raising the funds to support their program!
Please contact me to discuss the advantages Vertical Raise offers and how our partnership can positively impact your program!