While playing junior college baseball in Tennessee, one of our jobs as a team was to maintain the field. I enjoyed it and had a knack for it. When I returned to Canada for summer break, I found a job at the sports complex maintaining fields for the City of Welland. Upon my completion of college, I was then fortunate enough to work and learn from some of the best in the southeastern United States sports field construction and renovation industry. A year and a half later, I returned to Ontario to become the head groundskeeper for the Niagara Stars which were part of the Canadian baseball league. I was also responsible for completing all the major renovations in Quebec for the league. From there, I started with Mar-co Clay Products and worked there for 10 years. While at Mar-co, I completed the Sports Turf Managers Short Course at the Guelph Turf Institute and received my certificate. I then made the change to the municipal environment with the City of Woodstock Parks Department in 2014, where I then gained a full time position as their sports field skilled labourer on August 10th, 2015.