I caught the bug. I've loved motorposrts for as long as I can remember. I have grown a passion & motivation to be part of the motorsports industry. My love for this industry has only grown bigger over the years; starting out by attending NASCAR races, Track Days, Woodward Dream Cruise, or Auto Shows - and now I've planned multiple events/productions around the world of Motorspors.
Formerly JHE Production Group, with a commitment to create lasting memories with a best-in-class even experiences for all partners and clients. One of the Fortune 500 and national sports marketing specialists. Working with clients such as NASCAR, IndyCar, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Olympic Team Awards Committee.
Currently working with CSM as the Travel & Production Administrator. My job allows me to help our team get from location A to B, and sometimes it ends up having a C & D location as well. I've also started traveling to various NASCAR and INDYCAR races with the role of Announcer Manager to help with pre race ceremonies and on track activities throughout each race weekend.
Michigan International Speedway
MIS opened in 1968 on 1,400+ acres in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Mi. It stands as a 2-mile track, and happens to be the fastest NASCAR track in the sport. Outside of NASCAR, MIS hosts various other events such as; Faster Horses Country Music Festival, Tough Mudder, Spirit of America Blood Drive, Proms, and even Weddings.
I worked as an Intern for two summers (current) at this gorgeous facility. I interned with the Corporate Partnerships department helping manage sponsor/partner activation & execution. Over each summer I developed a partner recap showcasing their return on investment as well as providing future involvement opportunities. I participated in two race weeks each summer managing our Pace Cars, VIP guests, partner experiences, along with other duties.
Phoenix International Raceway
PIR has been part of motorsports since it's completion in 1964. It's a 1-mile track in Avondale, AZ. PIR held it's first race February 16, 1964 - won by Davey MacDonald. PIR is also home to events outside of NASCAR, such as; Weddings, INDYCAR Series Races, Marathons, Driving Schools, and other specialty events.
After meeting some of the PIR staff during one of MIS's race weeks, I reached out to help out at a Phoenix race. I flew out to AZ for the November 2015 race week and worked for their Corporate Sales department, along with the Communications team. Like with MIS, at PIR i helped out with their Pace Car rides, escorting VIP partner guests, and helped execute Victory Lane for the winning driver/team.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
What started as 5 cars packed into a 3 car garage - has grown into a collection of over 150 unique cars in a 40,000 sq. ft. space. The collection holds a variety of Corvettes, Muscle Cars, & Exotics. The collection is known all over the world and is opened up twice a year to raise money for different charities. The collection is also used for mutliple events, corporate dinners, and various parties.
I met the Lingenfelters in July of 2011 and began working their events and worked marketing & apparel. I've helped promote their apparel and collection overall at the Woodward Dream Cruise and various Track Day Events. During their Charity Open Houses I'm generally in charge of event setup and apparel sales. I still work for them on event days as needed.
Concours d'Elegance of America
The Concours d'Elegance of America built it's foundation in 17th century France, the aristocracy would parade their horse drawn carriages through Paris. Concours of America originated at Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall, historic home of auto pioneer John Dodge. In 2011 the event moved to The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mi. The show features over 400 historic & iconic cars, you can find everything from Classic, Exotic, Muscle, Corvettes, Restored, One of a Kind, and much much more.
As the Senior Event & Operations Coordiantor for 3 years I had my hands on every aspect of the show along side our Executive Director, James McCarter. I was responsible a multitude of things, a few included; car owner invitations, registration forms, exhibitor car packets, parking passes, event ticket sales, and motoring tour tickets.