MAY 23rd      Top Gun 🎬 Maverick @ Northgate, Seattle
MAY 25th       Claire Dyckman 🌺 Memorial Service @ Sea-Tac
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    How did a college 🏀 hopeful who could draw become a broadcaster instead? Thanks to my lively middle school drama teacher and some great campus marketing at Auburn's WEGL-FM...that's how! 

    Nine cities and over 25 stations later, the joy of my job still is being apart of and serving my community. From country radio afternoons in Chicago and Milwaukee to road traffic reporting in Las Vegas and Seattle, I strive to be an entertainer and problem solver- while relatable on-air, on-line, and in-person around town.

    MAY 23rd                         Top Gun 🎬 Maverick @ Northgate, Seattle
    MAY 25th                          Claire Dyckman 🌺 Memorial Service @ Bonney Watson
    MAY 26th                          Golf Lesson ⛳ @ Jackson Park
    MAY 26th                          Golf Lesson ⛳ @ Riverbend Golf Complex
    MAY 27th                          Drop-In 🏒 @ Kraken Iceplex 1215p
    MAY 28th                          Golf Lesson ⛳ @ Jefferson Park
    MAY 28th                          On-Air 📻 @ Warm 106.9FM 12-6p
    MAY 28th                          PNW Draft 🏒 Coach Cup 🏆 @ Twin Sisters Brewing


    I found my 💗 of broadcasting in college, but fell harder for live events when I was a Las Vegas local. For me, nothing beats being in public to connect with the community through fun, organized events! Pre-pandemic, I helped host the WHL Challenge Cup and the Great Puckaroo Roundup hockey tournaments. And this year I presented the Inaugural PNW Draft in April 2021, and the first Seattle Draft adult hockey weekend in October!

    From Olympic hospitality rooms and Super Bowl afterparties to charity bell-ringing and golf cart tour-guiding, let my experience help make your next event unforgettable...

    Very soon, I played in my first tournament on my first ever trip to Vegas! (having to find extra players for my team at a local practice) And shortly after becoming the adult league assistant for my rink in Denver, I started announcing for Colorado State Club Hockey and coaching goalies. After announcing for the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers, I game hosted for the WHL's Silvertips & Thunderbirds as well as the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. 

    Recently I've been the game operations manager for the Seattle Totems Hockey Club, volunteer admin for the Seattle Kraken Fan Page on Facebook, pro hockey writer for Pacific Northwest Sports, and host for the Inaugural PNW Draft in April 2021. I ❤️ this game.

    I grew up ⛸️ing in Northern California, but my mom's hope was to raise a figure skater! Later living in the Dirty South with little ice available, I saw Felix Potvin's flashy glove saves on ESPN National Hockey Night. In high school I just knew I was going to play hockey someday. And I did for the first time in the Winter of 2000 with some used Garth Snow leg pads.

    We made a run for the 🍁 border in Bellingham, Washington for the 2022 PNW Draft! Happening every year mid-April in a different PNW city and a week later in 2022 for families to observe Easter. Each of the 57 adult tournament players received a custom jersey, socks, food and beverage, and a weekend full of fun! Special thank you Clark Weise for his help and to our 2022 PNW Draft sponsors: Iron Horse Brewery, Coconut Kenny's, Twin Sisters Brewing Company, and Play It Again Sports Lynnwood!









    630-830p PNW Draft Selection Party @ Twin Sisters Brewing Co.
    9p Twin Sisters Brewing 10 Play It Again Sports Lynnwood 6
    1030p Iron Horse Brewery 10 Coconut Kenny's 3
    10a Iron Horse Brewery 12 Play It Again Sports Lynnwood 11
    1130a Twin Sisters Brewing 8 Coconut Kenny's 4
    1p Play It Again Sports Lynnwood 8 Coconut Kenny's 7
    230p Twin Sisters Brewing 6 Iron Horse Brewery 3
    4-7p Tournament meal break by Coconut Kenny's
    7p PNW Draft 2022 Third Place Game
    Play It Again Sports Lynnwood 5 Coconut Kenny's 1
    830p PNW Draft 2022 Championship Game
    Twin Sisters Brewing 10 Iron Horse Brewery 1





    POINTS                         GOALS                         ASSISTS                  PENALTY MINUTES
    #19 Nik G  14                #19 Nik G  10                #88 Khalil D  8            #7 Mike C  3
    #97 Carson E  12          #97 Carson E  9           #7 Ryan L  6                #97 Andy J  3
    #87 Colin M  10             #87 Colin M  7              #63 Dandee F  5         #10 Kyle N  3
    #88 Khalil D  10             #77 Alexander D.  5     #7 Luis S  5                #34 Michael M  3
    #77 Alexander D.  9      #10 Triston N  5            #19 Nik G  10             #97 Sean C  3
    #63 Dandee F  9            #91 Jon B  5                 #77 Alexander D.  4   #88 Mark S  3
    #7 Ryan L  9                  #63 Dandee F  4           #29 Sean W  4            #91 Jon B  3
    #5 Travis F  7                 #5 Travis F  4               #8 Brandon D R  4     #10 Triston N  3 
    #29 Sean W  7               #97 Andrew W  4          #97 Carson E  3         #97 Andrew W  3
    #91 Jon B  6                  #34 Michael M  4          #87 Colin M  3            #29 Sean W  3
    three more with 6         one more with 4           five more with 3         three more with 3


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    SEPT 2006 at Kauai's Poipu Bay

    As a little boy, my Grandpa Ritter taught me to love the game of golf...even if I was forced to watch it on 📺 EVERY Sunday! From those early days in the Bay every corner of the country...and now back in the Pacific Northwest, I've played over 160 courses in 17 states and provinces across North America and Hawaii. I'm not a PGA-Certified instructor, but have given golf lessons for the past 15 years to beginners and intermediate players of all ages. Let's go play!

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    When I was little, I used to read every highway sign on long 🛣️ trips. After my older brother introduced me to a map book, the car was much quieter and my love of travel grew!

    I've been to every US state besides Alaska, with overseas trips to China & Japan so far. One of my best friends describe me as "the chamber of commerce for everywhere" because I've lived in 12 different states and provinces. I take after famous explorer Rick Steves, seeking out the most local hot spots and economical travel plans. And India is next in my sights...

    Zoom in and check out my favorite spots on the map for your future adventure! Purple colored for experiences, red for food, orange for shopping, yellow for scenery, black for lodging, brown for nightlife, grey for drives, green for golf, dark blue for ice rinks and light blue for ski hills!

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