Sports Turf Manager
National Sports Center - 7 years
7 years as a member of MPSTMA
My job is
like any other sports turf managers job, overseeing the mowing,
painting , scheduling, and keeping peace between coworkers. What's
unique about my job is that we have 52 soccer fields and a brand new
185,000 square ft (4.2 acres) synthetic field to take care of. along
with the newly renovated 4.5 acre Mn United FC practice field. We
host many tournaments one of those includes USA Cup the largest
soccer tournaments in the world that brings in about 1200 teams.
Why are you running for office?
I have been on
the MPSTMA Board now for the past 5 years. I enjoy the being
involved, knowing what's going on and voicing my opinion .
What issues should MPSTMA focus on for the future of the
focus: The focus should be on safety. With the increase in synthetic
fields combined with the injuries there needs to be more education
for not only the manager but the public using the fields. The past
few years there has been,I wont say a lot, but a good number of
field mistakes in big games nationally that we need to learn from.