My ping pong journey began when I entered my fresher year in college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), my mentor, Thomas Hu, impressed me at the club fair with amazing back-and-forth rallies. He took me under his wing and showed me how fun it is to train, excel, and compete in the collegiate ping pong scene. I vividly remember traveling to my first USATT-sanctioned tournament in the freezing northeast weather where I had to face 3 lefties in my round-robin group. What are the odds?! While I was I a developing player, training with my
mentor, various pros, and renowned coaches like French national semi-finalist, Damien Provost, I also got involved with the organization aspect of ping pong; I served as RPI club president, USATT regional umpire and certified referee, and received ITTF level
1 and 2 coaching certifications. I volunteered as President for American Youth Table Tennis Org USATT regional sanctioning coordinator (RSC) to coach others on how to run successful tournaments using the state-of-the-art tournament software called SportFist.com,
developed by Tej Singh. This technology helped support tournament coordinators/directors for various clubs, the first ever Puerto Rico USATT-sanctioned team championship, the high school varsity league, and the NYC elementary school championship. As the chief
marketing officer of the recent startup, PongSpace.com, I continue to help unite pongers from all over the States. In 2009, I was working as a business analyst at Credit Suisse across the street when SPIN NYC launched. I had the opportunity to witness the inception and growth of this amazing organization when no one foresaw this successful concept of bar, restaurant and ping pong parlor. I eventually became a regular at SPIN with many of my colleagues during lunch hours, after work, and of course, during my hifts working as a SPIN PRO!