Nov. 15, 2005
What were your job responsibilities when you served as an intern at the US Open Golf Championship last summer?
“My first priority was dealing with client services. I was responsible for making sure the corporate clients had everything they needed and were happy at all times. However during tournament week, when things tended to get a little crazy everyone on staff was really good about lending a hand, I got to experience work with our operations crew and player registration. I had a wonderful time this summer – it was truly a wonderful experience.”
Do you like to play golf and/or do you enjoy watching golf?
“I have never been much of a golfer, however during my stay in Pinehurst I was given the opportunity to play course #2 following the championship. I can say this; I am a lot more appreciative of the game now than I was before.”
What is your favorite Denzel Washington movie?
“That’s a tough one, but if I had to choose I would have to say either John Q. or Man on Fire.”
What was it like to watch your brother play in a game on ESPN last year?
“It was almost surreal. Jason and I have grown up watching college basketball. Whether on TV or at the gym our dad would always be sure to point out learning opportunities. When you’re little you have a tendency to place college athletes on a pedestal as a dream that you hope to reach one day. Jason and I would always imitate our favorite players. It sounds cliché, but I remember the first time I saw Jay play on ESPN. I was in our locker room and I started jumping up and down screaming at the TV as tears filled my eyes. I am so proud of my little brother, who is safe to say now isn’t so little anymore. As a senior in college, I have a new favorite athlete; my brother. Way to go Jay!”
What makes “March Madness” so special?
“You’re guaranteed something entertaining is on TV. There is always a game on – a buzzer beater or huge upset. If I had it my way, I wouldn’t leave the family room except to use the bathroom or eat… oh wait, I already do that.”
What is something few people know about you?
“I have torn my ACL three times, just kidding. I was a guest on the Rosie O’Donell Show. During my senior year of high school when I attended the McDonald’s All-American game, we presented Rosie with an honorary game ball, I was lucky enough to be the team’s spokesperson. And no, surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous at all!”