Day earns new hosting role at SportsMap Radio

Denton Day has a new Saturday and Sunday evening show on SportsMap Radio Network (formerly SB Nation Radio). The story of how he has gone from newspaper sports editor to national sports talk host just three years out of college is improbable.

After graduating from Liberty University in 2017, Day went to work as the sports editor at a local newspaper. He’d worked on Liberty’s campus radio station, though, and maintained a passion for broadcasting. When Day got a USB microphone for Christmas in 2017 he started a podcast, “In My Opinion with Denton Day.”

“The podcast originally started as weekly 15-20 minute episodes discussing whatever happened to be relevant at the time,” he recalls.

An Internet radio station offered Day a lineup spot if he could expand his show to an hour. “I did that for about 10 months before the site folded in May of 2018,” Day says. Afterward, he continued the show as a podcast.

Day joined STAA in June 2018. One month later, he messaged SB Nation Radio through their website to ask, “What are the qualifications for having a podcast linked with SB Nation? If I don’t meet the qualifications just yet or if you’re not searching for a podcast, are the any ways that I can get my foot in the door?”

Network COO and PD Craig Larson replied.

“I sent him my two most recent shows – one of which featured my dad as a guest, which Craig really enjoyed,” Day smiles.

The timing of Day’s email proved fortuitous. “Originally, I planned to reach out in April. I had a message all typed out and ended up not sending it. A few months later I did send the message and it just happened to be at a time when they were looking at making adjustments to their schedule. Talk about right place right time.”

Day hosted his first show on Sunday August 26, 2018, just over a month after contacting the network. For nearly two years, he hosted on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings. With the new schedule, though, Day’s show is airing Saturday and Sunday evenings.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to build a consistent audience,” he says. “As much as I loved my previous slots it was tough to build consistency amongst listeners when one slot is late Tuesday nights and the other slot is early Sunday mornings. Now being in the same slot on both Saturday and Sunday it offers a really great chance to be able to have the same people listening and ultimately interacting with the show either via call-in or on social media.”

After joining the radio network, Day left newspaper for SiriusXM in Washington D.C. He’s currently an Associate Producer with the ESPNU channel. He hosts his SportsMap Radio show from home and is especially excited for his new time slot.

“It’ll be exceptionally fun to once football gets underway – assuming we have a season – to be able to react live to plays and results.”

(Visit Denton”s STAA Talent Page).

Pandemic leads Shelley to St. Cloud Norsemen

The COVID-19 pandemic nearly pushed Mark Shelley out of hockey broadcasting. Instead, it has ended-up moving him forward. An STAA member, Shelley is the new Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the St. Paul Norsemen of the NAHL.

He moves to Minnesota after an abbreviated season with the NAHL’s Amarillo Bulls. When the pandemic resulted in Shelley being laid off by the Bulls, he thought his days of calling hockey might be over. “I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to remain in hockey until I saw an STAA Job Leads email that had some potential openings.”

The St. Cloud job was among those potential openings. When a subsequent STAA email stated that members could send their applications to St. Cloud GM Tom Chorske, Shelley moved quickly. “I had an email sent to the GM within five minutes and was on the phone with other broadcasters and GMs in the division to see if they could offer advice and help,” Shelley recounts.

Besides broadcasting and media relations, Shelley will produce videos and other social media and website content. “Additionally, I will take on a large corporate and ticket sales role,” he says.

Shelley joins St. Cloud as they rebrand following their first year in Minnesota. “The team moved to St. Cloud in August of last year and only changed from the Brookings Blizzard to the St. Cloud Blizzard. Now, they have a new color scheme, logo, a long-term staff, and a base of advertisers. It’s basically a ‘start fresh and build something strong’ type of mindset, and that is awesome,” he says excitedly.

Shelley joined STAA in 2017 on the advice of Hershey Bears broadcaster Zack Fisch. Months later, Shelley attended an STAA Play-by-Play Retreat in San Diego. Shelley says contacts he’s made through STAA aided his pursuit of the St. Paul position.

“STAA has helped me meet a lot of other broadcasters who have all been unbelievably helpful. I would reach out to guys at higher levels and we would bond over STAA while they helped me work on my play-by-play,” he says.

Prior sales experience also boosted Shelley’s St. Paul application. “My sales experience played a huge role in getting this job. Having that background, while I’m no sales expert, certainly made sure that I met every need of the ownership.”

Shelley adds, “I want to thank [STAA] for all that you do. The job leads are life changing, and the emails about strategies, experiences, and advice are so helpful. STAA creates a community that wants to see everyone succeed and does so by having them help each other.”

With St. Cloud being in the NAHL’s Central Division, Shelley will work with other broadcasters he also calls friends. He sees great potential for the Norseman. “With this being the team’s second season in the city, I have an opportunity to work alongside a dedicated staff and for great ownership that all have the same goal of turning this team into a powerhouse organization on and off the ice.”

(Visit Mark’s website).

Sports talk host Creighton calling baseball this summer

“Patrick(July 15, 2020) Veteran sports talk radio host Patrick Creighton has earned a baseball play-by-play job in a league that didn’t exist just one month ago. Creighton is part of the two-man broadcast team for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the new Constellation Energy League.

The Skeeters have long-played in the independent Atlantic League. The Constellation Energy League was put together last month. It features four teams playing a 56-game schedule. The season started July 10th and is scheduled through August 30th.

Former Major League players Pete Incaviglia, Roger Clemens, Greg Swindell and Dave Eiland are managing the four CEL teams.

Creighton’s role with the Skeeters resulted from a longtime relationship with team owner Kevin Zlotnik. “They used to have their radio broadcasts on SB Nation Houston 1560 AM when I was hosting a show on that station,” Creighton recalls. “We would do live broadcasts from Constellation Field, the home of the Skeeters.”

Creighton and Zlotnik had long discussed the idea of Creighton doing a handful of Skeeters broadcasts as a cross promotion but it didn’t work out until now. Creighton will call Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday games. Weekend dates are all doubleheaders.

An STAA member since 2011, Creighton has spent most of the past nine years in sports radio. He’s been hosting local and national shows from Houston since 2013, the past five years for SB Nation Radio and Gow Media.

As much he loves in sports talk, Creighton’s goal in college was play-by-play. He’s broadcast Long Island University football, basketball, baseball and softball, University of Houston baseball, Rice University women’s basketball and high school football, baseball and softball.

“The more you can do, the more valuable you make yourself. I’ve long believed that having as much versatility as possible is always a good thing in an employer’s eyes,” Creighton says.

Creighton would ultimately love to call Major League Baseball. “There’s no better radio play-by-play job than baseball,” he says. “Baseball gives you the most intimate setting, it is the conversational broadcast, and allows you to have the most fun. It is the only broadcast where you paint the picture of the game, and bring the listener right into the action and strategy. When you love baseball the way I do, there’s no better place to be than at the ballpark.

“I have always enjoyed calling games. The more work I can get, the better.”

(Visit Patrick”s STAA Talent Page).

Masur joins White Sox radio for 2020

(July 2, 2020) -PRESS RELEASE- The Chicago White Sox and WGN Radio 720-AM have announced veteran broadcaster Andy Masur will join Darrin Jackson in the booth for broadcasts on WGN Radio and the White Sox Radio Network during the 2020 season. Masur fills the role following the death on April 1 of longtime radio voice Ed Farmer.

Masur, a Chicago-area native, served as the pre-game host for White Sox baseball on WGN Radio during the 2018-19 seasons. He also called an inning of play-by-play for games at Guaranteed Rate Field and filled in for both Farmer and Jackson during the two seasons.

“I am truly honored and humbled to join my friend Darrin Jackson in the White Sox radio booth this season,” said Masur. “Many people before me have said legends cannot be replaced, and the great Ed Farmer is truly irreplaceable. As a fellow Chicagoan, I hope my passion for the city and the game of baseball connects with White Sox fans in a way that Ed would be proud. I want to thank the White Sox and WGN Radio for this fantastic opportunity.”

Masur returned to WGN Radio in 2014 for his second tenure with the network. In addition to his work with the White Sox, his duties included select play-by-play and pre and postgame work for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Northwestern Wildcats, as well as anchoring/hosting duties. Prior to rejoining WGN Radio, Masur spent eight seasons (2007-14) with the San Diego Padres as part of their radio broadcast team and worked a number of games on FOX Sports San Diego. He also was the play-by-play voice of the University of San Diego men’s basketball team for eight seasons.

Masur previously worked for WGN Radio from 1999-2007 as part of the Cubs Radio Network. He served as the main pre- and postgame host and also handled select play-by-play duties. Masur’s previous play-by-play work includes the Loyola University men’s basketball team and baseball and softball on Big Ten Network (BTN).

Masur is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. and Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Ill. Masur and Jackson will debut as the White Sox full-time radio team upon the resumption of the 2020 season.

Work ethic, optimism lead Ahmad to ABC Fox Montana

(June 22, 2020) Mohammad Ahmad faced unique challenges entering the sportscasting job market after college graduation. He invested in work ethic and optimism. The payoff is a sports anchor/reporter position at ABC FOX Montana in Missoula.

“Not only are they giving me the opportunity to report and anchor on the local ABC/FOX affiliates, but they’re also letting me report on another network called SWX. SWX is a 24/7 regional sports and weather channel that broadcasts in Montana and Washington,” says Ahmad. “With that channel comes the opportunity to do play-by-play and sideline reporting for high school sports and the University of Montana.”

Mohammad credits STAA for helping him land the opportunity. “Gosh, where do I start? I could go on and on and on,” he smiles. “From the interview tips to making your demo reel look good, STAA gave me so much advice that led to me getting my job.

After Mohammad was offered the job, his boss told him that as much as he liked Ahmad’s reel, the biggest reason he offered Ahmad the position is because he loved Ahmad’s enthusiasm and excitement during the interview. “No joke,” Ahmad grins. “Where did I learn how to sound excited and confident? STAA’s tips taught me!”

Ahmad faced two notable challenges in building his sportscasting career. The first was his college curriculum. He didn’t have certain opportunities that students from other schools might have had. “I went to the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) and had the privilege of doing weekly live newscasts and covering the Cats for the school paper. I never did and never will take those chances for granted,” says Ahmad. “Unfortunately however we didn’t have hands-on opportunities like live shots, sideline reporting or play-by-play. This is not to discredit what I learned in school – I learned how to be a great reporter and journalist – but for sports I just wished they provided those opportunities.”

Ahmad overcame the lack of opportunity by creating his own. “I did sideline reporting at a local radio station for high school football and basketball. I produced pre-game shows, taped coaches interviews and did halftime and post-game interviews.”

The other challenge Ahmad faced was his concern the sportscasting job market might be more difficult because of who he is. “My name and face make it obvious that I’m both Muslim and Middle Eastern. I thankfully didn’t experience any blatant discrimination or prejudice while covering sports in college. However, I wasn’t naive and knew what it felt like to be discriminated against. I also had an African-American professor of mine remind me that hiring discrimination is a real thing and that he experienced it when he worked in the broadcasting business.

“I did struggle with being confident in my work because I had a fear that hiring managers would overlook my name because of my background.”

Mohammad joined STAA in late 2019 upon the recommendation of Camille Gear, a sports reporter for WYMT-TV in Hazard, KY. “Camille told me about STAA when I met where while covering UK Athletics,” says Ahmad. “She told me how STAA helped her find the WYMT job when she graduated from college. I also had a professor who recommended I sign up before I graduated. And let me say both people gave me some of the best advice ever!”

Mohammad’s advice to anyone just joining STAA is to utilize the resources. “Listen to all of Jon’s advice. Take advantage of the critiques! Use all of that to work on yourself and the rest will follow. Follow the job leads if you’re looking for a job. Reach out to Jon and don’t be afraid to ask questions! He is awesome and WILL help you,” Ahmad says.

Lack of diversity in sportscasting has been a major and necessary discussion of late. Ahmad’s hiring in Missoula is a step in the right direction.

“There were several callbacks and responses I never got on some jobs I applied for,” he says. “Was it because of hiring discrimination? I’ll never know. But none of that matters anymore because ABC FOX Montana took a chance on an ordinary kid from the Bluegrass!”

Schierlinger to wear many sports hats at WHVL in State College

(June17, 2020) Few TV jobs include the opportunity to do TV sports hosting, reporting and play-by-play but Kenny Schierlinger has found one. An STAA member, Schierlinger is joining WHVL in State College, PA. His title is TV Reporter/Production Assistant but his duties are much more.

Schierlinger’s responsibilities will include covering Penn State football games, practices and press conferences, hosting WVHL’s off-season football show and play-by-play for area high school football and minor league baseball.

“I knew I wanted to make the jump into a full-time television position,” he says. “I also knew I didn’t want to take just any TV job. It was important to me that the position would be in a great location and a place I could grow as a broadcaster. With this position, I’ll get opportunities to host shows, broadcast live sports and work with highly experienced professionals within Penn State athletics and Central Pennsylvania.

“I saw the job come in through an STAA Job Leads email and was immediately interested given the job description and location. After contacting them I felt an instant connection with WHVL and felt it would be a great fit.”

Schierlinger’s resume is heavy on radio, so landing a TV job wasn’t easy. However, overcoming obstacles is nothing new for him. “I got into broadcasting later than most,” he says. “Up until my junior year in college at Miami (OH) University, I was a student coach for the Redhawks football team. I decided after fall camp that I wanted to make a jump into broadcasting.”

The first steps in Schierlinger’s sportscasting career were on Miami’s student radio station. “Most of my experience up to this point has been in radio, holding positions as the No. 2 with the Daytona Tortugas and being the radio voice of the Stetson Hatters. Luckily at Miami, I was able to sideline report for ESPN3 broadcasts in addition to making feature stories for Stetson’s ESPN+ broadcasts. Fortunately that was enough to get the offer at WHVL.”

The opportunity to call play-by-play was a key part of the WHVL opportunity. “Ultimately play by play is what I want to do,” Schierlinger says. “The goal is to make it to a national network one day calling football, basketball, baseball and golf all around the country.”

A friend’s recommendation prompted Schierlinger to join STAA in March 2019. “Fellow STAA member Connor Onion said that it would be a great idea,” Schierlinger recalls. “I remain with STAA because it’s a great resource to improve your broadcasting, get inside leads to jobs and always have Jon [Chelesnik] in your back pocket if you ever have any questions or need advice.”

Schierlinger’s suggestion for anyone just joining STAA is simple. “Get on the website frequently to learn how you can better yourself as a broadcaster. You will be hard-pressed to find an organization that is as good as STAA for your career.”

(Visit Kenny’s website).

Biko Skalla New Broadcast Entertainer for Savannah Bananas

(June 12, 2020) The Savannah Bananas are a fun loving, outside-the-box thinking organization. Biko Skalla is a fun loving, outside-the-box thinking broadcaster. A perfect fit. An STAA member, Skalla is the Bananas new Broadcaster Entertainer.

Calling the play-by-play role Broadcast Entertainer is the first clue that things are done differently in Savannah.

“It honestly needed to be a special situation to jump ship in such uncertain times but [Bananas Owner] Jesse Cole gave me no choice but to accept,” Skalla grins. “He sold me on the culture and atmosphere he’s created down in Savannah as well as the amount of resources and immense creative freedom I will have in the booth.”

Skalla moves to Georgia after spending the past two years as a broadcast associate at MLB and NHL Network in New Jersey. Moving down the Eastern seaboard during a national pandemic poses challenges, but Skalla is undeterred.

“It’s definitely a leap going after this right now. There are a lot of moving pieces and I’m betting on myself to figure it out.”

Like the Bananas themselves, the team’s story of finding Skalla is unique. It started when STAA Owner Jon Chelesnik read a book by Bananas Owner Cole. The book included a prompt for readers to email Cole, so Chelesnik did. That introduction led to Chelesnik writing a broadcasting position description based upon what he learned about the team from Cole’s book and a conversation with Cole.

The Broadcast Entertainer position was born and Skalla was attracted to it like yellow to a banana.

“I saw the lead for the opening with the Bananas in an STAA email from the man himself, Jon Chelsnik. I applied just about as quickly as possible, got a virtual interview with the Bananas owner Jesse Cole and the rest is history,” Skalla recalls.

In the spirit of Walt Disney and PT Barnum, the Bananas are re-imagining what a baseball Webcast can look like. Anything might happen, including drone shots, microphones on on-field players and coaches and fans making strategy decisions.

“It was very clear in the job description that Jesse wanted to produce a broadcast unlike any other in baseball,” says Skalla. “That really excited me. I love baseball far more than other sport in the world, but it’s an old game with a pretty old audience. The vast majority of people I talk to think baseball is boring to watch and MLB attendance numbers have been diving for four straight years. But it just happens that the Bananas have only been around four years and they’ve sold out every game at Grayson Stadium for the last three. I see the Bananas as the future of baseball as a whole.”

Skalla continues, “Sure you probably won’t ever see the Yankees play a game in kilts for St. Patty’s Day in July, or create a dance team of elderly woman, or see how many fans they can stuff in a porta potty between innings. But the more ridiculous you can make the trip to the ballpark the more people will want to go. And now Jesse wants to channel that circus-like atmosphere of Grayson Stadium into the broadcast.”

Even the application process was typically Bananas different. “Jesse already had a wealth of innovative, wacky, and exciting ideas laid out in the job description, and he was requesting three more, along with three at-bats of fresh play-by-play filmed on a cell phone of any game that could be found online,” says Skalla. “I loved everything about the application process and the job opening itself, the endless possibilities that broadcasting for the Bananas would bring.”

Skalla made sure his “three batters of fresh play-by-play” demo reflected the excitement of Bananas baseball. “I tried to bring the energy of Grayson Stadium into my girlfriend’s basement apartment in Jamaica, Queens. It was also important to show the creativity I could bring to the table in my mini broadcast so I took chances and got weird with my calls whenever I saw the opportunity.”

When Skalla was invited to interview for the job, he says a resource provided by STAA helped him nail it. “Jon Chelesnik sent me a link to a podcast where Jesse Cole explained everything he looks for in a potential employee. It was like the ultimate review session before a final… tough to beat someone on a test when they have the answer key,” he smiles.

Skalla joined STAA in February 2019. “I found out about STAA from my friends at Syracuse University Tweeting about it.”

Two reasons prompted Skalla to join STAA. “The obvious one is the inside information about broadcasting openings. That’s worth the price in itself as I would have never known about the Bananas opening without getting the job lead from Jon,” says Skalla.

“The other big reason is the quality advice that Jon sends covering a myriad topics in broadcasting like writing cover letters, creating great teases in talk radio, looking your best in stand-ups, how to work emotional stories about players into your play-by-play, etc. It’s also just nice to have someone in your corner and that’s how I’ve felt since joining STAA.”

The end of Skalla’s demo video included a blunt statement of his desire for the job and how he thought he and Savannah would be a perfect fit.

“Luckily for me, Jesse and the rest of the Bananas agreed enough with me to give me a shot,” Skalla grins.

(Visit Biko’s STAA Talent Page).

Pitkin moves closer to home, joins KNEM/KNMO in Nevada, MO

(June 9, 2020) Kansas City native Andrew Pitkin longed to live closer to home. Now he is. Pitkin recently joined KNEM-AM/KNMO-FM Radio in Nevada, MO as News Director and Play-by-Play Broadcaster.

Pitkin moves to Western Missouri after spending the past two years as an account executive and play-by-play broadcaster in Brainerd, MN.

“When I saw that Nevada, MO was only an hour and a half south of Kansas City I figured it’d be worth it to at least submit an application,” he recalls. “I ultimately decided to take the job because it meant I would change my job title from Account Executive/Play-by-Play Broadcaster to News Director/Play-by-Play Broadcaster. After receiving advice from two broadcast mentors of mine, I decided being a full time journalist was a solid career choice along with the fact that I would live much closer to my girlfriend and family.”

Pitkin learned of the Nevada opportunity in an STAA Job Leads email.

“I sent in the link to my Talent Page as quickly as I could. Over the next nine days I had three phone calls with my current employer. The first two calls were job interviews and on the last one I accepted the job.”

Pitkin joined STAA midway through his senior year at Wheaton College in late 2017. “My STAA Membership was vitally important in helping me apply for this job quickly,” he says. “Seeing this job opening before other applicants because of my STAA membership gave me a leg up on the competition.”

Pitkin has enjoyed his first two months in Nevada. “I’m learning every single day how to better myself as a broadcaster and writer.

“Although moving to a new place during the coronavirus outbreak has made meeting people more difficult, as Missouri reopens I’m able to do so more and more and all who I’ve met so far are very friendly.”

(Visit Andrew”s STAA Talent Page).

Thayer, Woodiel New Voices of USD Radio

(June 4, 2020) PRESS RELEASE — A pair of STAA members comprise the new radio team at the University of South Dakota. John Thayer, the voice of South Dakota women’s basketball for the last seven seasons, is replacing Joe Van Goor as the play-by-play announcer for Coyote football and men’s basketball.

Replacing Thayer on the sidelines is Carter Woodiel who will also be the new voice of Coyote women’s basketball.

“It’s been great to work with and learn from a radio veteran like Joe for the past several years,” says Thayer. “I have really enjoyed my time watching the women’s basketball program develop into a nationally-ranked team that contends every year for a Summit League title.”

Thayer hails from Eustis, Nebraska, and is a 2008 graduate of Doane College where he helped launch the Tiger Sports Network. He worked for stations in Colorado and Nebraska before arriving in Yankton in July of 2012. He became the voice of USD women’s basketball ahead of the 2013-14 campaign and joined the sidelines of Coyote football in 2015.

Thayer served as sports director of KVHT/KVTK in Yankton where he hosted a weekday sports talk show called “On the John”. In 2019, he transitioned to Coyote Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder and sports marketing arm for USD athletics. Thayer is also the host of YoteCast, the Coyotes’ official podcast that debuted ahead of the 2019-20 academic year.

Woodiel is a 2018 graduate of University of Missouri and is currently the voice of the Sioux Falls Canaries. He has also served the Sioux Falls Stampede and Midwest Communications in South Dakota.

Woodiel brings a young and impressive résumé to the Coyotes’ nationally-ranked women’s program. He was named Bob Costas High School Sportscaster of the Year in 2012, received two awards from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation – one of the highest honors a collegiate journalist can receive – and a Missouri Broadcasters’ Association award in 2015 for his play-by-play work with KCOU-FM in Columbia. In addition, he has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for his work in radio reporting.

Woodiel spent the 2018-19 season as the broadcaster for women’s basketball at High Point University in North Carolina, and has broadcasted basketball at William Woods University, Westminster College, University of Missouri and North Carolina Central University.

(Visit John’s STAA Talent Page and Carter’s personal website).

Rezac welcomes opportunity, adventure at KROX in Minnesota

(May 5, 2020) After living his entire life in Nebraska, Tommy Rezac is venturing outside the Cornhusker State. An STAA member, Rezac has joined KROX Radio in Crookston, MN. His on-air role includes play-by-play for University of Minnesota-Crookston athletics and various area high schools.

He learned of the opportunity in an STAA Job Leads email.

“The main draw was the chance to do play-by-play for an NCAA University,” Rezac says. “I had been doing Doane University (Nebraska) football on the radio, and that’s NAIA competition. It was a great start and a necessary step, but I felt I was ready to take the next step, and do play-by-play on a regular basis for an NCAA DII or DIII school.

“With the dream of being the radio voice of a major DI school or pro franchise, I saw the opportunity with KROX and the University of Minnesota-Crookston (NCAA DII) as a great step toward that.”

Rezac grew up in Nebraska, graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2017 and has worked at several radio and TV stations in the state. His resume includes one year as Sports Director at KLIN in Lincoln and nearly a year and-a-half as Sports and News Director at NewsChannel Nebraska.

“I don’t know if there’s ever a perfect time to leave Nebraska for me. I grew up there, and loved living there,” Rezac says. “But the top sportscasting jobs in Nebraska are coveted positions that rarely come open. I tried my hand at a couple Nebraska stations, and while it was tough to leave home, I felt it necessary to expand my horizons and try to work my way up the ranks in a different area.”

One thing Rezac believes set him apart in the KROX application process was inquisitiveness. “I asked a lot of questions, which I think is good. The more curious and serious you are about a position, the more questions you ask. I think it shows your prospective employer that they have your attention.”

Rezac joined STAA in 2016 at the start of his senior year in college.

“Being a member of STAA means having access to tools and resources that make you a better sportscaster. It’s a pretty easy way to network with others in the business, share your work, ask questions, hear from longtime pros and of course, the job leads are huge.”

One of those STAA job leads has provided Rezac his next career step in a new state.

“If my career allows me to return to Nebraska one day, I’m all for it. But until then, I plan to visit as much as I can,” he smiles.

(Visit Tommy’s website).