How did you get your start in the golf industry?
Worked on a course while I was attending college.
Can you tell us a few things about your early life, where were you born, what high school, first jobs?
Born in Lowell, MA. Grew up in Pepperell, MA. Went to North Middlesex Regional High School. Had a paper route with my brothers, and worked odd jobs for the neighbor down the street. My first real job was on a farm hoeing squash and picking corn.
Can you tell us a little about your family, how you met your wife, kids’ names?
I have a wife (Laura) and three children (Grace, Eamon, and Quinn). Met my wife at UMASS Amherst
Where did you go to school for turfgrass management?
Stockbridge School of Agriculture at Umass Amherst
Who was your earliest mentor in the industry and how did he inspire you?
My earliest mentor was Bert Frederick, longtime Superintendent at Vesper Country Club. He said that I had a knack for the business and should pursue it.
What is your favorite part of the job, or least favorite?
My favorite part of the job is being outside on a warm morning and watching the sunrise. My least favorite is managing personnel.
Do you collect anything? Hub caps, license plates, signs…
What do you like to do away from work? If you have time to yourself what do you like to do?
Away from work, I like to garden and spend time at the lake or at the ocean