As a summer intern for Dorna in his hometown of Chicago, Ales applied for the job of sign operator for the Cincinnati Reds and the University of Cincinnati games—even though he was only a sophomore.
He soon found himself traveling the country and rubbing elbows with some of the biggest-name athletes in professional sports.
Now the Midwest region manager for Dorna, Ales has been to all 50 states.
“I’m a sports freak. It’s tough to be in the sports business with the long hours and whatnot, but it’s ultimately a dream industry.”