Birdies and Burnouts is brought to you each week by a staff of amazing writers. Read on below to find out more about each of our writers!
David “Reid” Boden is a proud product of Appalachia- born in southwestern PA, but having lived most of his life in West Virginia, there are very few things in life he appreciates more than a cold stiff drink, a smooth cigar, classic country music on the radio, and the roar of an engine running 200 mph. His NASCAR fandom isn’t newfound- he was cheering on the Earnhardt family since before he could speak a complete sentence. Ask anyone what their favorite sports memory is, and they’ll give you a plethora of standout performances. His favorite? The fabled finish at the 2007 Daytona 500. Though never having taken a checkered flag himself, he’s been an avid NASCAR fan for going on 24 years now.
He received a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty University in 2018 and a Master of Public Administration from WVU in 2021. He and the love of his life, Haley, reside in Cumberland, MD.
Amanda Cencer is a professional golfer who started her professional career back in 2012. She started playing golf at the age of 17 and never looked back. A long road to play catch up to other competitors, but she was dedicated to making it happen. In 2015, she started her company BackSwing Golf Events. It is an on-course entertainment company which raises money for charities and provides work for female golfers. While competing has stopped for her, she still loves to play and enjoys helping girls trying to fulfill their golf dreams!
Joey Seabright is a teacher and high school golf coach at The Linsly School. He played golf at Wheeling Central in high school, and then earned a scholarship to play golf at Division Two school West Liberty University, where he won multiple events, and earned player of the year honors in the WVIAC back in 2012. He now enjoys teaching PE and health to The Linsly Middle School, and getting to coach three different sports. In his free time, he plays a lot of golf, and he is an avid sports fan. You can catch him on the weekends cheering on the Steelers, Braves, TarHeels, Irish, and getting to enjoy watching the golfers compete on the PGA Tour!
Kevin Stryker is an attorney in Huntington, WV. He has been friends with the founder of Birdies and Burnouts’ since 2009. He has fond memories of hitting up the putting green with Walker, and loves talking all things golf and NASCAR. Kevin is a big sports fan, and double-majored in Sport Management and Marketing at West Liberty University prior to attending law school.