Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Position: Pitcher, Right Field
Did you come here to play baseball?
I wasn’t recruited. I found out Northland had a team when I got here. I thought that was cool.
Why did you come?
I had family in the Drummond and Cornucopia areas so I used to come every summer. As soon as I went on the website and found that Northland had forestry, I knew it was my spot.
Why did you stay?
Having the opportunities to do field and lab research (see p. 10) while also being able to continue playing baseball has been awesome.
How is baseball going?
I came in with a group of guys that have stayed here and they love it too. We hang out almost every day. Being able to get off campus some days to play a sport I’ve played my entire life and see new areas, and see them with the guys I already spend every day with, has been very fun.
Describe the campus.
Tightly-knit and caring.
If you were to give the insider tour of Northland, where would you go?
The greenhouse. That’s a green space that not many people visit. And on top of that, I would probably take them on a walk across the Wheeler Bridge, especially in the fall, because it’s amazing with all the sugar maples mixed with the green of the cedars and a few basswoods, oh man, it’s pretty.
What are your plans beyond Northland?
Continue with forest ecology. Hopefully, become a professor at Northland someday.