Q: Where are you from?
A: I grew up in Salem, NH and currently live just outside of Raleigh, NC.
Q: What team did you play for and what position did you play?
A: Salem High School and Left/Right Wing.
Q: Did you attend a University or College and what was your major?
A: I attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and my degree was a Bachelor of Science in Facilities Planning & Management.
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I am Director of Construction Project Management for US Renal Care.
Q: Any advice for achieving your goals?
A: Make sure you actually set your goals for yourself, write them down, revisit those goals frequently and track your progress to ensure you are keeping yourself focused on what you want to achieve. Most people talk about things they want to accomplish, but do not put in the time, effort and dedication necessary to achieve their goals.
Q: Why did you choose to play hockey?
A: My father first got me on skates when I was about 4 years old, so I would give him the credit for getting me involved in hockey. Though, I would say the fast paced nature of the game, the creativity, the competitiveness and the brotherhood/family that you develop while playing is why I will always love the game.
Q: Do you still play hockey?
A: When I first moved to North Carolina in 2016, I continued playing in competitive men's leagues, but over the past few years, I have not played as much as I would like. My wife and I are expecting our first baby boy June 1st, so I really look forward to introducing him to the game and getting him on skates just as my father did with me.
Q: Do you have any hockey career highlights, accomplishments, or favorite memories?
A: Some of the greatest memories have to be while playing at Salem High. Playing with some of your closest buddies in front of other classmates, teachers, etc. is something you can never forget. Aside from high school hockey, I would say playing CanAm tournaments in Lake Placid, NY and winning a few gold medals on the same sheet of ice as the 1980 USA Olympic team are memories I will have with me forever.
Q: What's the biggest lesson you have taken from hockey that translates into everyday life?
A: Your team's goal of winning the championship at the beginning of every season and working towards that goal each day directly translates into everyday life. To accomplish anything in life you must set goals for yourself, your family and your career. Without something to work toward or look forward to, you will continue to spin your wheels and never make the progress you desire.
Q: What's your connection with TSR?
A: We started going to TSR when they first opened their doors. Throughout the years, I became friendly with Brendan, Dave and others that worked there. I still remember I would just go there on random days and hangout for a couple of hours.
Q: Any advice for younger athletes or those who want to start playing hockey?
A: Remember to always have fun. You cannot play this game forever, so cherish the times you are playing.