Big thanks to LadyBallers for giving me 15 minutes on the soapbox as part of their Female Sports Professionals series. Please head over to LadyBallers to check out the full interview (including all my unsolicited career advice for anyone trying to break into the sports industry) but here's an excerpt about how I ended up at Yardbarker:
Please give us a little background on how you got to your current role:
I ended up at Yardbarker through networking. In 2007 I got an email from Pete Vlastelica (then CEO of Yardbarker) who had seen a Greg Oden video interview I’d done for FanHouse and wanted to meet me. We kept in touch and he hooked me up with video interviews with Yardbarker athletes here and there. Over a year later when I was looking to make a job move I reached out to Pete and I was fortunate that he gave me an opportunity to work full-time with Yardbarker’s athletes. As the company evolved over the next few years I tried to involve myself in new areas and I now manage our editorial group and wear various other hats.
And check out the rest of their Female Sports Professionals series -- tons of fascinating experiences and perspectives!