City and state: Seattle, WA
High school attended: Lakes High School
Graduation year: 1984
Colleges attended/degrees earned:
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
General Manager - Lake Spanaway Golf Course/ PGA Head Golf Professional
Describe the path you took from high school graduation to where you are today:
I loved the game of golf and my parents were both educators in the Clover Park School District. I combined teaching with golf and found a passion for introducing people to the greatest game ever!
How did your experiences in Clover Park School District help prepare you for this path?
I was taught to always put forth my best effort in everything I did. Clover Park School District allowed me to try different things and ultimately uncover what I was meant to be.
Who was the most influential teacher or administrator to you as a student in the district? Why?
My most influential teacher was Dick Zakovich. He was my PE teacher at Hudtloff and Lakes. I was fortunate to have him for six years. He inspired me to always give all I had in competition.
Do you have any favorite memories from when you attended school in Clover Park School District?
My classmates have all gone on to be very successful people: Great parents, community servants and role models for future generations. AWESOME CLASS OF 84!
What opportunities exist in your career sector for new graduates? Is postsecondary education required for this field?
I have the best job! If you love working with people and taking pride in being a customer advocate, you can be very successful in the golf industry.