Competitive soccer has been a huge part of my life growing up. It awarded me an opportunity to play at a NCAA Division 1 school. Being a college athlete came with its challenges but it allowed me to experience many valuable life lessons in my 4 years in the United States. Being a part of a team became an integral part of my successes as both an athlete and student. I learned the importance of work ethic, time management and leadership skills. These experiences helped prepare me for the work force and my chosen career in law enforcement.
As an athlete, I had to learn to adapt to new coaches, new teammates and learning new systems of play; all these every changing situations highlighted the importance of commitment and proving once again that playing sports builds character.
I am grateful for my time on the soccer field. It gave me the perseverance to pursue my dreams. As I start my new chapter in law enforcement, I will continue to draw from my athletic strengths and use my experiences to guide me. I am glad to be home in Chatham-Kent serving our great community.