Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in southern California and attended college at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. I received a scholarship to play tennis there, as well. After graduating from Concordia, I went on a month long backpacking trip to Europe with two of my best friends. This is where I discovered my passion for travel and experiencing new things. As soon as I arrived back home, I quit my job and moved to Chicago. I’d never been, but I’d heard a lot of good things, so figured I would give it a shot. I ended up meeting my wife in Chicago a couple years later, who grew up in KC, which is why I’m here now! Our dog, Ryder, really wanted a backyard, so we purchased our first house last April (in Brookside) and we are expecting a baby girl in July!
What is your role at SR: Education Consultant
Before working here, what was the most interesting job you held: It’s a volunteer job, but my wife and I have coached Special Olympics tennis for the past few years since moving to KC. One of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. You can have the worst day ever, and it’s impossible to leave w/out a smile on your face.
Hobbies/interests outside of work: Sports (watching, fantasy, playing tennis & golf) traveling, craft beer, eating out, hanging with friends
Favorite movie/book: Movie – I Love You, Man
Book – I’m currently reading “The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-be”. I’m only in month 4, but I’ve already learned a ton.
Hidden Talents? In college, I finished 4th and 8th in the World Series of Beer Pong. I haven’t played in a long time, but pretty sure I’ve still got it.
Greatest Achievement: Probably a tie between earning a college tennis scholarship and holding the record on the office “Pop-A-Shot”.
What is your most treasured possession? Well, when I think about things I’d grab if my house was on fire…I’d make sure my wife and dog were out, but I’d definitely head back in for my craft beer collection.
What did you want to be when you grew up: Jerry Maguire
What is your favorite thing about Scott Rice? I really enjoy working with schools and Universities. My favorite part is touring the spaces after we’ve installed the furniture and seeing them in use. The smiles on the student’s faces makes it all worth it!
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Travel