I’m the Scout.com publisher of Big Red Report website, covering Nebraska football, basketball and recruiting. I have worked with Scout.com since 2008. Before my full-time position with Scout Media, I worked in the television industry at WFAA-TV (ABC) in Dallas, TX as a sports producer/internet reporter.
This is my personal website. Its focus is to be a portfolio of not only my past work, but future projects as well. I consider myself to be a tech geek, lover of all things Apple, and have been known to swing the sticks from time-to-time.
My wife is a senior pastor and lately I have been serving the church in a video and web production role – making weekly videos.
After growing up in Pleasantville, IA, I attended Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota. While there, I was the station manager of KBSB FM-90. Unlike most college radio stations, FM-90 was the only Top 40 station in town, meaning we did very well in the 18-35 demographic ratings. Along with my management duties, I was the school’s official voice of Beaver basketball for three seasons. Because of my academic achievements and extracurricular activities I was awarded the Roy & Eva Lind Scholarship, given to a promising Mass Communication major.
Before graduating, I took an internship with the WOI ABC-TV Sports Department in Des Moines, Iowa. After six months, the internship turned into a full-time job as the station’s Sales Promotions Coordinator. There I created and implemented promotional opportunities and marketing initiatives to generate revenue with sales team.
After a year, missing the world of sports, I found a job in Dallas, TX as a show producer for Southwest Kia SportsTalk, a daily 30-minute sports show on KFWD-TV (owned by BELO). During my time, I oversaw all aspects of video production, took on a large part in the show’s writing, and was crucial in the overall direction of the program. I also maintained and expanded a sustainable rolodex of contacts within the DFW sports community.
SportsTalk was eventually canceled due to a lack of sponsorship in a slower economy, but KFWD’s sister station WFAA-TV (ABC-Channel 8) quickly hired me to join their sports department as a sports producer/digital reporter. In my two years with the station, I was fortunate enough to cover the following sporting events: Super Bowl, World Series, NBA All-Star game, Army All-American game, NCAA basketball tournament, Cotton Bowl, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, and PGA.
It was in April of 2011 when I decided to go full-time with Scout.com (formerly owned by FOX Sports and now owned by CBS), moving back to the Midwest and covering the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Before my decision, I jumped between schools, but my main focuses were SMU, TCU, Iowa, Texas, and the Big 12.
I’m not going to lie, it’s a pretty rewarding job. I have to remind myself often that I get paid to write and talk about sports – something most guys only dream of.
In April of 2016, the Lord called my wife to be the senior pastor at Casa View Christian Church in Dallas. We moved back to Texas, continuing to cover the Huskers and working the TCU site.