Finding balance is easier said than done, especially when you have numerous career choices that interest you. I have spent my adult life working in marketing during the day and pulling double duty working equally hard at all of my fun filled activities at night.
When people ask me to explain who I am and what I do, it can turn into a long story. For the sake of time, I’m going to make that long story short and highlight who I am and what I do.
I thoroughly enjoy traveling the world and I have fortunate enough to find a way to do that and get paid to travel. I have a lot of fun of working on international executive protection assignments for high profile clients who require maximum discretion. It seems this type of role was made for me. I love working with these types of clients and being able to see the world through a completely different perspective.
Everything I’m passionate about all seems to stem around martial arts. The opportunities & benefits of this lifestyle are endless. For starters; I have been chosen as the official ring announcer for Real MMA. They are a fantastic fight organization who really takes pride in taking care of their fighters. They currently sponsor many up and coming fighters who live in the Real MMA fight house. Real MMA helps coach these athletes through all aspects of their training programs and features these up-and-coming fighters weekly on their very own television show. Every couple of months they get to showcase their skills in the ring, and I get a front row seat at all of these events. I enjoy getting to get up close and personal to not only ring announce but provide post fight interviews.
In continuing my love for the fight game, I thoroughly love getting to talk about the sport and support the fighters. There is no better way to do this then to provide commentary for the best of the best. If you live near or in California, I highly suggest attending one of the California Fight League promotions. This fight organization continues to have sold-out promotions and completely stacked fight cards that have continuous nonstop action. I get the pleasure of commentating these fight cards as well as providing post fight interviews. I thoroughly enjoy working with my team and the many veterans in the sport.
I continue to serve as an ambassador for the Masters Hall of Fame. It’s a dream to be a part of such a decorated group. Each year I get to induct and witness first hand hundreds of martial artists from around the world who gather together to recognize excellence in martial arts.
This year I was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum Hall of Fame. This is the official “Hall of Fame” for the martial arts community in America. This organization recognizes individuals who have made historic an iconic impacts upon the martial arts community as a whole. To say I have not returned from my cloud nine would be an understatement.
Tapping into the firearms side of me, leading-edge body armor has recently chose me to be there spokesperson for their new ultra-thin ballistic vest. We just completed filming the live shooting demonstration. To call this a job would certainly be unfair, I call times like this nothing shy of fabulous.
Last but certainly not least, I am pleased to announce I am the official Las Vegas entertainment correspondent for KVVB.TV in California. I will be providing a weekly entertainment report called “King’s Corner” to the high desert. This entertainment piece is co-produced alongside Gary Sauer. Our goal is to provide information that is geared towards making all of visitors feel like locals. So next time you are visiting Sin City to work or play you can have cliff-notes about Las Vegas from a locals point of view.
This year looks like it will be a busy one, and that alone could not excite me any more. I look forward to seeing many of you throughout the year at these events. If there’s any advice I can give anybody, is to live your dream to the fullest and not to let anyone tell you you need to conform. I’m living proof you can do it all!