Over the past several years, I have gained valuable experience in a variety of areas within Sports Management: Business, Marketing, Finance, and Sales. Grand Canyon University provided opportunities to learn from some of the best within professional sports; including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Phoenix Coyotes, and Major League Baseball. Most recently, I had the opportunity to serve as a Sports Management Intern for the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club within their Community Relations department. This role enabled me to gain valuable knowledge in the areas of Event Planning, Fundraising, Community Outreach, and day-to-day operations of a professional sports team. In addition to my for-profit experience, I have been able to manage various sports programs within the non-profit area as well. During the last 3 years, I have worked for the Y.M.C.A. of Orange County and currently in the role of Sports Coordinator. This role includes the following responsibilities: organization of youth and adult sport programs, the production and execution of marketing plans, overall staff management, strict budget management, and other supporting tasks as needed by the organization.