As leader of the D-backs, I work to create the best workplace culture and fan experience in sports.
You have to be driven, and you have to love the job. I always tell our staff that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. So sure, there are days—and even entire seasons—that are tough and grueling, but I still have that passion, so I still love what I do.
Here's the first step for college students
Realize you don’t know everything, and use this time as an opportunity to learn. Get your foot in the door somewhere; a lot of companies believe in promoting from within, so if you see an organization you want to become a part of, take that entry-level position, and slowly but surely, you’ll work your way up.
"What makes you think you can run a baseball team? You’re crazy—you don’t know anybody, and you didn’t even play professional baseball."
Going all the way back to my college days, I would always tell people that someday I was going to work for the Dodgers. They thought I was crazy, but I was just always determined to make it happen. People will tell you to set reasonable goals, but I always say go the other way—shoot for the moon! Kick doors down. That’s the way I live my life every day.