For the past seven years, the Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix has been a major focus in my life. I am a Scottsdale native that transferred to The Ohio State University from ASU in my Sophomore year. I visited Ohio State during a trip to Northern Ohio and completely fell in love with the campus, the culture, and the city of Columbus. I knew next to no one, and while the experience was scary at first, I eventually found my way and became a true Buckeye. After graduating with a BA in Communication in 2007, I lived and worked in Columbus for four years before heading back home to Scottsdale.
While Scottsdale is my hometown, moving back after eight years away was no easy task. I found the Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix through Kevin’s social media efforts and was welcomed with open arms. Since joining the club, I’ve played a large role in fundraising for our scholarship, planning and executing our Buck Breast Cancer events, representing Ohio State for seven years on the Big Ten Golf Classic committee, and, most recently, serving as Kevin’s vice president. I am forever grateful to this club and especially Kevin Fox for welcoming me and giving me the opportunity to continue support this university that I love so much.
I am truly honored for the chance to step into the role of club president of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix. I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to grow on the foundation the Kevin and the board has built. My vision is to expand our club involvement outside of football season and increase our club involvement through more volunteer activities, educational opportunities, and family-friendly events. Our annual scholarship is also one of my top priorities, and I hope to increase the amount we grant each year.
The role of president is not one I take lightly, and I am grateful for the opportunity to put my stamp on this club. I will look to the wisdom of my predecessors and continue the progress we’ve made over the years. I’m always open for suggestions and ideas that you would like to see, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Thank you for your continued support of the Ohio State Club of Phoenix!