I started playing Water Polo in the summer going into my Junior year of High School. I was a basketball player for nine years prior and a surfer since I was five. I was drawn to Water Polo because I knew how to swim pretty well and thought the setup looked like Basketball in the pool. I became a starter on Varsity and was the Captain, team MVP and First Team All-League by my Senior year. I helped lead the team to our first ever appearance in CIF, and finished in Quarter Finals.
I was recruited to play for Jason Gall at California State University of Bakersfield following High School. I was easily the worst player on the team and had to work my way up from the last person off of the bench. Despite my current position on the team as a freshman, I had goals to be a Captain and starter for the Roadrunners. By my Junior year I was one of the Captains and remained a leader for the next three years. I red-shirted my Senior year so I could keep improving to become a starter. By my fifth year I was a Starter and played 2-meter defense primarily for the Roadrunners.
After receiving my Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology, I coached at a few camps, including the Azevedo Shooting School with Ricardo and Tony Azevedo and Malibu Water Polo camp with coaches Terry Schroeder and Merrill Moses. In the fall of 2014 I became the Assistant Water Polo Coach for Santa Barbara City College. I helped to lead the team to a Western State Conference Championship in their first year. I was also the Assistant Swimming Coach at SBCC for the 2015 and we won the Western State Conference Championship for our swim season as well.