Q: When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: Dolphin Trainer. Living in Hawaii, I loved to surf and would often see dolphins in the water. I also loved to go to Sea Life Park (mini Sea World in HI) and watch the dolphin show. I just remember telling my mom that I wanted to be a dolphin trainer when I was watching the dolphin show.
Q: Who did you look up to either when you were younger or as you progressed in your career?
A: Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player, ever. I loved watching him play. Game 6: 1998 NBA Finals. Utah. End of Story.
Q: How long have you worked for Troon and what has been your career progression?
A: Going on 8 weeks, now. I was previously with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and based in Hawaii for 16 years.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your new role at Troon?
A: I work with a great team, at Troon. Everyone has been very supportive.
Q: What do you do in your daily job or life to inspire other minorities to get them interested in the game of golf or into the golf business as a career?
A: When I lived in Hawaii, I would always get my friends and colleagues out on the golf course… and most of my friends were minorities (of very different ethnic backgrounds).
Q: What is your dream foursome for golf?
A: Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Jo Koy – funnest round ever!
Q: What is one interesting fact not many people know about you?
A: I lived in Germany for 9 years as a kid (Darmstadt and Heidelberg). When we lived there, my dad would take me golfing with him for 9 holes after he was done with work. I only had a 7-iron that he cut down and re-gripped for me.