Nikki & Shannon Brown – Northeast Dallas APA
How long were you APA members before deciding to become League Operators?
Shannon and I played in the APA for almost 15 years when the opportunity to become League Operators presented itself.
What made you decide to look into becoming League Operators? Was the process of becoming a League Operator difficult?
Shannon’s dad was a League Operator in Missouri, and we were both tired of working so hard for somebody else. When the APA League in Dallas became available, we knew we had to jump on it. The process wasn’t overly complicated. We were happy to go through the process as quickly as possible and make the move.
Briefly describe life as League Operators.
It’s hard work just like any business, but we also have down time that helps balance out what can sometimes be long hours. To be honest, we were both workaholics anyway. We love the flexibility APA offers our schedules and the ability to work from home. We’re also both night owls who don’t mind working weekends. If I had to sum up the life as an APA League Operator, I guess I’d describe it as rush, relax, panic a little, relax…on permanent repeat!
What do you most enjoy about being a League Operator?
The people—always the people. I’ve never seen a group that’s so supportive of one another. It’s truly a community—a family. Like any family, you have moments where you don’t see eye to eye on something, but I tell you what, if anyone needs help, and somebody has the ability to provide it, they always do so! It’s truly amazing to be a part of.
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