2001-Present: Turfgrass specialist and lecturer, Department of Horticulture & Crop Science, The Ohio State University.
1999-2001: Research Associate, Department of Horticulture & Crop Science, The Ohio State University.
1997-1999 :Turfgrass Science Program Manager, Myerscough College, England
1990-1997: Instructor in Horticulture & Sports Turf, Myerscough College, England
1995 Internship, Turnberry Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
1988-1990: Internships: Notcutts Plant Nurseries, Norwich & Maidstone, England
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY IN EXTENSION & RESEARCH
Extension: Devise & implement the Buckeye Sports Turf Program and disseminate sports turf research to the industry. Currently writing an Online class for groundskeepers & athletic field managers. Manage a website with 2800 subscribers. Carry out 25-30 in-state visits to athletic fields each year, manage the annual sports turf short course, produce an annual sports turf calendar, speak at several in-state workshops and seminars, serve on several industry boards (in and out of state), write Extension/Outreach grants and procure funding.
Research: Athletic field stability and reinforcement, sand selection for athletic fields, cool season grass traits; wear tolerance, establishment speed, over-seeding options, rhizomatous tall fescues & other newer grass varieties. Write research proposals and procure funding.
HONORS, COMMITTEES AND PUBLIC SERVICE
2002 Founders Award, The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association
2002 Crop Science Society of America C-5 division outstanding paper award
2003 Founders Award, The Sports Turf Managers Association
2004 Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Professional Excellence
2011 Founders Award, The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association
2010-2012 Academic Director, national Sports Turf Managers Association board
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation program planning committee
OSU Athletics agronomy team
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2011 (Role assistant)
Integrating microclover with turfgrass to produce a more environmentally sustainable turfgrass ecosystem
The Royal Barenbrug Group. 2007-2012. (Role PI).
- Establishment rate, turf quality, disease resistance and drought tolerance of regenerative Lolium perenne for sports fields
- Establishment rate, turf quality, and playability under traffic of Poa pratensis blends for sports fields
The Ohio State University Cont. Education grant. 2009-2011. (Role PI).
Development of a Spanish version of the Online Sports Field Management Certificate Program
Syngenta. 2011. (Role PI).
Non-target effects of granular and liquid mefenoxam and azoxystrobin formulations on the health and playability of cool-season turf
OLCA. 2009-2015. (Role PI).
The effect of natural organic & inorganic nitrogen fertilizers on soil health and quality of Poa pratensis
The Motz Group 2005-2010 (Role co-PI)
The effects of infill type, shock pad and traffic on the playability of synthetic turf sports fields
The Andersons. 2007-2011. (Role PI).
Effects of granular and liquid trinexapac-ethyl formulations on the quality and growth of Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis and Cynodon dactylon sports fields
Syngenta. 2010-1011. (Role PI.)
- Effects of liquid mefenoxam and acibenzolar formulations on the establishment rate, turf health and disease resistance of cool-season turf
- Effects of granular and liquid trinexapac-ethyl formulations on the quality and growth of Lolium perenne and Agrostis stolonifera
- Effects of trinexapac-ethyl formulations and actiguard on the quality and health of Lolium perenne