I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where I quickly found and developed a passion for the St. Louis Cardinals. My family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, prior to my eighth-grade year, and I have resided in Michigan ever since.
I graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in May 2014 with a degree in communication and English.
I worked as sports editor of my college's student-run newspaper and served as co-editor-in-chief for the 2013-14 school year. I ran cross country and track at Hope, an NCAA Division III school. I continue to run post-collegiately.
While I am a runner myself, I am also a huge fan of the sport—cross country, track and field, road racing, ultrarunning—and follow running on a daily basis.
My dad grew up in Ohio, and he's a diehard Cleveland sports fan. Since I've been watching, listening and reading about Cleveland sports all my life, I support the Browns, Cavs and Indians. Also, St. Louis' lack of an NBA team makes it natural for me to cheer for the Cavs. However, Cardinals and Rams above Indians and Browns—undoubtedly.
I like to instill a positive atmosphere wherever I go. I like to be joyful, and sports bring me loads of joy.
Thanks for the edits, James. Always appreciated.
Thanks for cleaning things up, James. Great tweaks as always!
Thanks for the edits, I hate when I unintentionally make the Derrick/Derick mistakes.
Thanks for the edits on my skiing article and the kind words, James. Much appreciated.
Thanks for the edits, James. Not sure where I got Sark's name in there.
Thanks for the edits, James. Can't wait for the college basketball season either.
Thanks for the edits, James! Really appreciate the kind words and feedback.
I appreciate the edits and feedback James! I completely spaced on accrediting profootballfocus.com for the advanced statistics so I'll make that edit right away!
Thanks for the edits and kind words, James. I really appreciate it.
Thanks for the edits James, always appreciate your feedback.