Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Private and Commercial Recreation from Missouri State University. Completed two year program for the National Institute of Golf Management in Wheeling, WV. Was Acushnet scholorship winner for PGA apprentices in 2007. Obtained PGA membership in January 2007. Elected as Midwest Section PGA District 6 Director in Fall of 2008. Co-Founder of the Heart of the Ozarks Jr Golf Foundation that has raised over 1 million dollars since 2001 - all going back to improving golf for kids in Southwest Missouri.