What I Do at WPT:
I am responsible for a variety of the company’s day-to-day functions. This includes the administrative and financial tasks. My days typically involve; working with vendors, racetracks, Partners and other owners, insurance companies, federal and state filings, tax-related matters, billing and financials, and working with other team members for upcoming events and initiatives.
The majority of people don’t realize what goes into running a syndication business – managing approximately 60 – 70 horses and the human resources tasks of 11 team members. I can say – it’s a lot!
Thoughts About My Job:
I grew up attending the races and yearling sales at Saratoga, and I owned riding horses virtually my entire life. I still have two senior citizen horses I care for that have been with me for over 20 years. It’s an amazing feeling to know that I have been able to combine my profession with a life-long interest – few people can say this. West Point Thoroughbreds has given me the opportunity to meet hundreds of incredible people and travel to some pretty cool places.
It is my goal to let the partners focus on the fun aspects of horse ownership and not get distracted with the “mundane parts”. I make it as easy as possible for them to understand the contracts and quarterly statements. We are very transparent and are always looking for ways to improve the ownership experience, whether it be by implementing new technology or incorporating suggestions from Partners.
I grew up about 20 minutes outside of Saratoga Springs, where seeing a cow in the road was a regular occurrence.
My parents got me involved with horses at the early age of 8. It started with riding lessons and led to my horses still living in my parents’ backyard – over 20 years later.
I was recruited to row at Syracuse University and graduated from The Whitman School of Management, focusing in accounting.
After graduating, I moved to New York City to work for a public accounting firm. It took me less than six months to realize I did not belong in the City and moved back to the Saratoga area, (I made it a point to be back before the Saratoga meet started). I then worked at a regional accounting firm in Albany, New York from the Spring of 2007 until I joined the West Point Team in November 2010.
Since joining West Point, I obtained my CPA license and moved back to Saratoga Springs.