I grew up in West Michigan, attending Belding High School. I attended Central Michigan University with a major in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. I worked for a year at WSYM in Lansing and joined FOX 17 in August of 2006 with the addition of the FOX 17 morning news.
I currently live in Greenville with my wife Kara and sons Carter and Easton. I enjoy covering sports in West Michigan, especially at the high school level.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.


Recent Articles
  • Passionate and committed coaching staff helps Big Reds to football success

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — If you ask Muskegon’s football players, they’ll tell you about their coaches. “They are very passionate about what they do,” senior Billie Roberts said. “They take their job serious.” “They are so passionate at what they do,” senior D’Andre Mills-Ellis added. “They spend endless time and energy coaching us and getting us ready for every game.” The staff is made up mostly of guys who played for head coach Shane Fairfield while he was an assistant under […]

  • Muskegon seeks 2nd football state title in 3 years

    MUSKEGON, Mich. —  Muskegon High School will play in the division three state championship game at Ford Field for the fourth straight season Saturday. The Big Reds take on River Rouge (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. in the final game of the weekend. Muskegon (13-0) had breezed through most of the season before finding itself in a tie game in the fourth quarter of the semifinal against DeWitt before pulling out a 28-21 win. “It is always good to have those […]

  • Sports Sizzle: Ben Wallace and Trey Conner from the Grand Rapids Drive

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Grand Rapids Drive co-owner Ben Wallace and vice president Trey Conner stopped by the FOX 17 studio to talk the start of the a new G League season, Sekou Doumbouya and more.

  • Brady Rose grew up with Shores football, now he is starring on the team

    NORTON SHORES, Mich — Mona Shores junior Brady Rose has been around the Sailor football program since before he can remember. “I think is just remember being in the weight room and being at the games,” Brady said. His dad, Ken, was the school’s head football coach from 2004-2010 so Brady and his two sisters were around the program a lot. “I know that they grew up here,” Ken Rose said. “The life of a head coach, you’re in the […]

  • Mona Shores takes experience to Ford Field

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Mona Shores is heading to Field Friday to play Detroit Martin Luther King (11-2) in the division two state championship game. The Sailors played in the state final last season as well and several key players saw a lot of action in that game. “It helps this being our second year there where a lot of these kids played in that game last year,” ninth year head coach Matt Koziak said. “King is a great program, […]

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Central turns turnovers into points in semifinal win

    JENISON, Mich. — Grand Rapids Catholic Central scored four touchdowns off four Unity Christian turnovers is a 56-17 division four state semifinal win Saturday at Jenison. CC forced a fumble on the Crusaders first drive of the game and Nick Hollern scored a few plays later on a 1-yard TD run for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Just a coupe plays later, Cougars linebacker Matt Moore intercepted a pass and returned it 51-yards for a 14-0 lead. “I […]

  • Offensive line blossoms for Muskegon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The offensive line may have been Muskegon’s biggest question when the season started. The Big Reds graduated four starters from last season’s team and have been starting two sophomores up front. “Everything is always different when you go from playing with some very experienced guys to some younger guys,” senior center Deandre Mills-Ellis said. “You have to coach up but as far as physicality they have progressed a lot. How we are playing as a unit, it […]

  • ‘Rebirth’ leads Mona Shores back to semifinal

    Muskegon, Mich. — Mona Shores struggled in its showdown with OK Black rival Muskegon back week eight, falling 53-0 on its home field. “That was kind of a wake up call to us,” senior quarterback Caden Broersma said. “We aren’t as good as we think we are and everyday, every practice, every rep you got to go 100 percent to get to the final goal and we are one win away from the final goal and all that has come […]

  • Grand Rapids Christian earns chance to defend title with semifinal win

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Grand Rapids Christian knocked off Kingsley in straight sets Friday in a division two state semifinal at Kellogg Arena. “We have been so gritty all year,” senior setter Jordyn Gates said. “Every team has given us their best, whether they’re ranked last or second or first, they’ve given us everything they have so our mindset every single game is no matter who we’re playing we’re playing the same offense and same defense.” The defending state champion […]

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