I am a US Army Veteran that served from 2003 to 2013 in both the active duty and Reserve components. During my time in the Military, I was stationed in Friedberg, Germany and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2007. In the Reserves, I served as a training Non-Commissioned Officer for the 88th Regional Support Command Military Funeral Honors Team.
After being honorably discharged from the Military as an E-5 in 2013, I joined the Gander Team as an hourly Shooting Sports Supervisor in Novi, Michigan. I chose to work for this company after transitioning because I saw a place I could utilize the skills I developed while serving in the military. These skills - leadership, training, and a passion for helping people – have served me well in my career in retail. After a year with the company, I was promoted to an Assistant Store Manager at the Utica, MI location. And a few years later I moved into my current role as the Store Manager of the Fort Gratiot, MI Gander Outdoors location.
Working for Gander Outdoors has allowed me to take my passion for the outdoors and share it with our customers, helping them find what they need for their next adventure. Gander’s leadership has been very supportive of me, recognizing my skills as a Veteran and helping me develop a vision for both my personal success as well as my team’s.