Born: Davenport and now lives in Coralville.
Family/Pets: My girlfriend is Kate and I have a cat named Ophelia.
Hobbies: Outside of work, I love to spend time in nature and watching basketball.
First job: My first job was at Culvers, I definitely did NOT love it.
Career: I started my career at McGrath about a week after moving from the Quad Cities to Coralville. I had no prior sales experience, I quickly fell in love with the auto industry. I’ve spent my time with McGrath learning and growing with the company and I can’t wait to see where I go!
Something that would surprise others: I like to do graphic design when I can. I got interested in it as a kid and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Why did you want to be an Emerging Leader: I was first referred to the Emerging Leader program by Tammy Roberts. She told me that the program would give me many tools to help become a better leaders here at the Coralville location and in life.
Proud accomplishment: I’m proud to be given an opportunity to be an emerging leader-of course!
Passion that gets you fired up: I get motivated every morning by wanting to make my family and friends proud. I want to make sure that what I do has a positive effect on the people around me.
Who do you admire: I’ll always admire my Dad above all. As long as I can remember he has always set an example of hard work and determination, going above and beyond for loved ones, and giving to those around you without expecting anything in return.
Something you want to do before you die: Before I die I would like to travel to as many countries as possible. I would really like to see Australia and Japan.
Definition of happiness: Being surrounded by family, friends, good health, and success!
Personal motto: The harder you work today makes tomorrow easier.
Favorite piece of advice: “What would you rather bet, corny and happy or unbuttoned up and miserable? It’s an easy choice, don’t you think?”
What do you hope to achieve at McGrath: My goal here at McGrath is to get an opportunity to move into the finance department. I would love to learn as my areas of the business as possible.