I was born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1989 , but my family moved to Portland, Oregon when I was only one. I graduated from Franklin High School where I played Volleyball for three years. I also enjoyed playing softball, basketball, cheerleading, and swim team. I started coaching volleyball at Beaumont Middle School and later joined the staff at NE Portland Volleyball Club. I continue to play myself with friends in an adult volleyball league. I firmly believe that participation in athletics is a huge contributor to success in both the classroom and life for many young adults. I look forward to this new adventure coaching 14U for MVA!
A third-generation bilingual Los Angelino, volleyball has always been an important part of my life. I started playing on the sand while I was still you enough to eat it and my father continues to brag about playing against legends like Karch Karaly and Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
A proud Libero, I took my game indoors to Valencia High School where we won 2 CIF State Championships and started a 112 game winning streak that went from 2001-2013 (a California State record that still stands). I played for an elite club team (Santa Monica Beach Club) and was ranked as a top 10 libero.
In need of exchanging the desert for the trees, I moved to Eugene where I studied and played at Oregon. While there, I coached our Men’s Club team for two years and helped guide us to numerous tournament titles. I also met my future wife, Samantha, while studying abroad in Spain.
I currently work as an Admissions Director for the University of the Pacific and spend most of my time supporting high school students as they make the transition to college. I am truly passionate about supporting the dreams and aspirations of students as they grow towards their future and I believe that sharing the game of Volleyball with others is one of the best ways to do that.
Born and raised in Vancouver, WA. I graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 2014. I was a 3 year varsity volleyball player, outside hitter but also played all the way around. After I graduated I was granted an opportunity to be the schools game manager. I would get the gym all set up for game days and then run the score boards. Nothing felt better than being able to give back to the school I graduated from. I still felt this emptiness inside, like I needed and wanted to do more than what I was doing.
When I turned 21, I was granted THE BEST OPPORTUNITY OF MY LIFE. I got an offer to coach the C2 team for Fort Vancouver High School. From that point forward I knew that coaching is something I wanted to do until I’m not able to walk anymore, but even then that won’t stop me. At the end of my first year coaching, I realized that I needed to take it down a level and go to a younger age.
This is now my second year coaching the Roosevelt PIL Youth Cluster Middle School Team. Last year I coached 6th grade and this year I was able to move up with my same girls and be their 7th grade coach. I wanted to be with the younger girls because I always wished growing up that I had a positive role model to look up to that wasn’t just my mom. I want these girls to have the best time of their lives playing the sport we all love so much, VOLLEYBALL!
I am so excited to be here! Thank you for having me!