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 later wrote for Heart Beat of the Texas Hill Country where I entertained with my stories about life experiences in sports. The magazine was a casualty of the COVID shutdown. 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. That same year in November, life took an unexpected turn with an accident while walking one of my dogs. Two of my columns detail my experience. In Jan 2015, I joined an internet podcast 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 later that year. I added caregiver to my resume.
In April of 2019, we loaded up all our belongings in a moving van and moved to North Carolina — and that was no April fools — another sports paradise — home of NASCAR, Carolina Panthers, NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, tons of college basketball and minor league baseball. I am currently employed by the Milwaukee Brewers as Guest Relations for the Carolina Mudcats A team. When not working, you can catch me as fan at some of the away games.
In addition to a passion for sports, my four-legged children — Boxers pups Katie and Jake — keep me on my toes! You can follow me on ‘Lotta Sports Facebook page which is meant to share sports stories and entertain. I am also on Twitter as well as Instagram. 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.
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