Back in 1974, I was hired on as a Flight Attendant for Delta Air Lines. It didn’t take me long to mesh my love of sports with my job. In my first year of flying, I worked an AJ Foyt charter to the Indy 500 and got to go to the race. It was then I discovered there was more to car racing than my little brother going go-carting. While based in Houston, I became a hockey fan while laying over in Portland, Maine which was home to one of the Philadelphia Flyers farm teams. I also worked several flights for the Houston Aeros hockey team. Later in my career, I was a regular on the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox charters. In addition, I worked ones for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and LA Dodgers. When my Supervisor tried to woo me into Management, I delayed the move for one year as I would have to give up charter flying. I did finally put my feet on the ground my last 8 years with Delta.
I retired and relocated to the Texas Hill Country after a career with Delta Air Lines spanning over 30 years. I held as many “jobs” as the number of years we lived there — worked at a camp, receptionist in a travel center, meet and greet at a fitness center, assisted two VPs at an airplane manufacturer (and where my husband worked on the assembly line which built a turbo-prop for NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth), database management for a home plans designer, updated “back door” websites for several organizations and On-Air “Side-Kick”/Sportscaster for a radio station. I organized the first Bark For Life in Texas, a canine fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and chaired the event for the several years. In my “spare” time, one of my Boxers and I volunteered doing Canine Literacy at an elementary school, Canine Education at preschools and visiting nursing homes and health rehabilitation facilities. It was at the radio station I “gave birth” to the ‘Lotta Sports name for my identity. Nicknamed as C’Lotta during my Delta days, it seemed a fitting choice. In summer 2012, I was contacted by a magazine about writing a monthly sports column and wrote for them until they turned out the lights March of 2015. (It wasn’t the first time I had written. For several years, I wrote for about.com recapping Wednesday shows for the former ABC Soap, One Life to Live.) I currently write for Heart Beat of the Texas Hill Country. I try to entertain with my stories about life experiences in sports. This website is “home” for all of my columns.
In January of 2013, we relocated back to the DFW area, a playground for many sports I enjoy. In addition to my own Facebook page, I have created the ‘Lotta Sports Facebook page which is meant to share sports stories and entertain. You can follow me on Twitter @LottaSportsCS. I occasionally baton twirl and participated in several Spring Branch (Houston TX) Alumni halftime performances. “Feel Good Times” are playing Spades and Scrabble on Pogo.com where I am known as boxermomtx2. November 2013, life took an unexpected turn with an accident while walking one of my dogs. Two of my columns detail my experience. From Jan 2015 – Mar 2018, I joined an internet radio station offering my special take on sports as well as whatever left the mouths of my cohorts!! Life took another unexpected turn when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. I can now add Caregiver to my resume. In addition to a passion for sports, my four-legged children — Boxers puppies Katie and Jake — keep me on my toes!
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