|School: Madison||Graduation Year: 1998|
Year Inducted: 2019
Sports Played: Baseball, Ice Hockey
High School Honors: 2 Baseball letters. 1st Team All-PIL and 1st Team All-State as Junior and Senior, State Champions as Junior, PIL Player of the Year as Senior.
Played Hockey 2 years for the Portland Jr. Hawks.
Post High School Career: Played Baseball at Mt. Hood CC. 1st Team All-League. University of Oregon grad in Psychology and Business. Has worked at Legacy Health for the past 16 years, manages Access Department at Salmon Creek Hospital.
An achievement such as this can only remind me of all the relationships and memories I have made while playing sports. From waking up at 5am for practice as young boy, to traveling the country to compete at the highest level, I vividly remember the feeling of comradery with teammates. Many of these teammates have gone on to be my best friends, many of whom I see regularly in my life. In addition, sports have taught me so many lessons and are responsible for shaping the person I have become. Perseverance, confidence and humility are characteristics that I can thank sports for helping me hone as a young man.
I would also like to say thank you to my coaches for their guidance and belief in my abilities. Coaches Tom Gustafson, Jeff Erdman and Dave Candelo deserve special attention for the amount of time and effort they put into helping me sharpen my skills — both in sports and in life.
None of the memories I cherish would have been possible without the love and support of my parents Vaughn and Barbara. I am everlastingly grateful for the sacrifices they endured so that I could play sports at a high level. Thank you for helping me achieve this great honor.