Our relationship grew as Jeremy sponsored my daughter and later sponsored me. His support continued as the primary sponsor of a small women’s event I helped start; the Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championship. Over the next several years, this small event grew and quickly became a premiere women’s disc golf event, with champions like Catrina Allen, Paige Pierce, Valarie Jenkins, Sarah Hokom, and Paige Shue. The support that Dynamic Discs gave this event was incredible and helped the tournament succeed!
In the fall of 2015, Jeremy sought someone to be the Tournament Director for the Dynamic Discs events hosted in Emporia. Again, I was fortunate that he called me. After a few phone calls with Jeremy and the ability to continue my primary job remotely, my wife and I relocated to Emporia. I became the part-time Events Coordinator at Dynamic Discs in January 2016.
The next seven-plus years have been a rollercoaster ride. The excitement never really slowed down. From running the annual PDGA National Tour Glass Blown Opens, a few DGPT editions of the Dynamic Discs Open, three PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships, two PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, and countless other events, my experience as a tournament director grew.
Dynamic Discs also grew rapidly, creating an opportunity to add to my responsibilities. Over the last seven-plus years, my position evolved into a full-time role that included the duties of community relations, special projects, and human resources. In the fall of 2021, I was named the company's president. I have spent the last year and a half leading the organization through many significant changes, including the recent merger/acquisition of Dynamic Discs by the House of Discs. This acquisition will be fantastic for Dynamic Discs and the other brands in the House of Discs. The future is bright as Dynamic Discs heads into a new era that the recent explosive growth in our sport has jumpstarted.
The last fifteen-plus years of being associated with Dynamic Discs in one form or another have been amazing.