Hometown: Sharpsville, PA

Family: Wife - Leah; Kids - Manny(8) & Nolan(6)

Hobbies: golf, disc golf, mountain biking

Education: Penn State University Shenango Campus - 

Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Marketing

The PGA of America - Masters of Business in Professional Golf Management

 

Professional Golf Career:

  • PGA Class A PGA Professional

  • Long Drive Competitor and Golf Entertainer.  

  • Performed over 250 events worldwide for corporations, charities & events. 

  • Top 10 All Time Money list - Long Drivers of America Tour

  • Multiple Top 10 Finishes in World Long Drive Championship Events -LDA Power Golf Schools Instructor - Trackman, TPI Assessments, Club Fitting

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Featured in media articles:

  • Golf week, Golf Magazines, Golf Tips Magazine 

 

Titleist Performance Institute:

  • TPI Certified Professional

  • Level 2 - Golf Certified 

  • Level 2 - Junior Certified

  • Level 2 - Power Certified 

 

Trackman University:

  • Certified Professional 

  • Level 1 and Level 2

 

High School Career:

  • 4 year letterman in Basketball

  • Top 5 all time leading scorer - 1,141 points, County and League MVP, scored 39 points in a game

  • 4 year letter winner in Baseball - All county selection 

  • 4 year letter winner in Golf - All county selection

College Athletic Career:

  • Hiram College

  • Men’s Basketball 

  • Men’s Golf

  • Penn State Shenango

  • Men’s Golf

 

Coaching Career:

  • JV Boys Basketball Coach - Sharpsville High School (6years)

  • Head Boys Basketball Coach - Brookfield High School - (4 years)

  • Assistant Boys Basketball Coach - Hickory High School, Sharon High Schoo

  • Assistant Boys and Girls Golf Coach- West Middlesex High School

  • First Tee of Buhl Park Coach

Professional Certificates:

  • Indiana University

  • Lilly School of  Philanthropy

  • Planned Giving Certificate


Professional Business Career:

  • Chief Executive Officer - Edgewood Surgical Hospital and Lawrence County Surgery Center 

  • Regional Sales Manager - ComDoc, INC. A Xerox Company - Presidents Club Award Winner 

  • Head Golf Professional - Oak Tree Country Club

  • Assistant Golf Professional- Sharon Country Club, Squaw Creek Country Club, Pine Lakes Golf Club

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Volunteer Boards:

  • Penn State University Shenango Campus Alumni Association

  • Penn State Shenango Business School Advisory Board

  • Valley Shenango Economic Development Corporation Member

  • Penn Northwest Development Corporation 

  • Marketing Committee

 

Awards:

  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce - champion business organization - Buhl Park

  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce - business growth - Buhl Park

  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce - innovation - Buhl Park

  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce - 40 under 40

 

Personal Values:

  • Dedication

  • Commitment

  • Loyalty

  • Disciplined

  • Self motivated

  • Honesty

  • Integrity

  • Compassionate 

  • Caring

  • Not content

  • Pleasure is short lived

  • Don't celebrate success very long

  • To master and move on

  • To be Challenged

  • Learn through Discovery

  • To be efficient

  • Detailed

  • Organized

  • Optimistic

 

"Take pride in doing what the average person won't. What are you willing to do". 

"Pride is a reward that reinforces a good habit".

 

Favorite books:

  • Bob Rotell’s - golf is not a game of perfect - fall in love with the process

  • Richard Thaler - Nudge

  • Levitt and Dunner - freakonomics

  • Malcolm Gladwell - Tipping point, outliers, what the dog saw