Beginning in the Spring of 2003 at the age of 14 I began working at King Ranch Golf Course in Montana as an outside service worker (cleaning carts and picking up driving range balls. I worked at king Ranch for a total of 5 years (4 in high school and 1 after my first year of college). during that time I was promoted to a golf shop assistant after dabbling in golf course maintenance work as a cup setter and weed eater. it was during my tenure in the golf shop that I decided I wanted to work in the golf business for the rest of my life. In 2008 I moved back to Southern Idaho where I worked at 2 public golf courses under lease to the same owner. Following the peak summer season I proceeded to attend the PGA Golf Management Program at New Mexico State University. I earned my Bachelors in Marketing and became a PGA Member following graduation in 2012. While attending New Mexico State I worked for 3 years at Picacho Hills Country Club as an Assistant golf professional for 2 years (2009-2011) and the First Assistant Golf Professional for one year (2011-2012). This was a fully private facility and I learned a lot about management and organization from the two Head Golf Professionals I worked for. My final internship was at Waxahachie Country Club in Waxahachie, Texas (Summer 2011). This is a semi-private, equity club that is open to the public on week days. This was the first equity club I had the honor of working at and learned a lot about how smaller clubs manage themselves. Now, beginning in June of 2012 I am the Head Golf Professional at Tin Cup Country Club and enjoy the experience of managing a golf facility with a loyal and friendly membership base and continuing to grow the game of golf through teaching the game of golf to all ability levels.