I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I grew up mainly in West Seneca, graduating from West Seneca West Senior High in 2018 and after one year at St. Bonaventure, and three semesters at Erie Community College, I graduated with an Associate degree in Business Administration. My plan is to attend the University at Buffalo for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in financial analysis. Ultimately, my end goal would be to become a financial advisor.
When I am not in the office or a classroom, you can find me just about anywhere. After 17 years of playing hockey, I still get out at least once a week in an adult league to enjoy one of my first developed passions. Golf has crept into my life over the past couple of years and my bittersweet love for it always leads me back to the course. Going camping with my family is something I treasure deeply and of course, there are the days that everyone loves the most, that include relaxing with loved ones and taking a break from all stress.
Growing up, my parents instilled in me what I believe to be to most important handful of values: family, tenacity, and selflessness. I had many people who I looked up to at a young age. Losing both grandparents on my mother’s side before the age of ten, I realized early that life is short and to never take a day for granted. Trying to live up to be half the man my grandfather was, is something I carry with me on an everyday basis. Through this, I do my best to emulate some of his qualities to further help myself develop into the person I would like to be.
I met Jeremy roughly a decade ago through my little brother and his son becoming friends. From the first time I met him, I knew that he was the type of man that I would love to learn from. A humble, caring, intelligent individual with a knack for helping others. After a couple years of knowing him, I needed an internship for my academy in high school. Without hesitation, Jeremy was on board. Flash forward about 5 years and I was given the opportunity by Jeremy and David to work up front and help with everyday tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, and engaging with clients while I finish up my remaining two years of school. After recently meeting Dave, I was grateful for the fact that I now had two great teachers to learn from and help me throughout my educational journey.
The past couple years of my life have been a roller coaster. Moving into an apartment with my beautiful girlfriend of five years, Haley, and getting our first pet together has truly been a gracious welcome into the life of adulthood. I couldn’t imagine being where I am today without the tremendous support of my family, friends, and of course, the Beck and Burgio groups!