Were you excited or apprehensive when you heard about the opportunity to work in Oklahoma City?
Michael: I had a background in visiting. I was certainly familiar with Oklahoma City, not as intimate with the details of the spirit of the community of how well the business community works together. But I knew enough that I was excited to want to come here. The organization, the RedHawks and the ballpark we work in is a jewel of the city and it's important to the quality of life, and then to take a step in my career in a location that was going to put me close to family and close to Brian. How would you turn down an opportunity like that?
How do you feel about Oklahoma City and the sports environment?
Brian: I can tell you that there was some skepticism when we were launching our business here as to whether or not Oklahoma City could sustain interest in professional sports. When you now answer that question in 2013 and you think about a thriving NBA franchise, a thriving baseball franchise, a young but developing hockey franchise and you think about the horse track, I think that question has been answered. I think Oklahoma City has a terrific appetite for supporting diversity in the sports environment.