We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Amy Schwager!

Position:  Twin Cities Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
Start Year:  2004. With a brief intermission in 2014
Amy S.

What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? Event Marketing Coordinator at In Motion Events.

Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? I walked in the San Diego 3-Day in 2002. After 60 long miles and a few blisters, I can truly say it was an unforgettable journey that I will cherish forever. It was after that experience that I knew I had to be involved in this event any way I could.

If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? Gallivanting through the world with my sweet family. In college, I spent a year studying in Spain. Upon returning from Spain, I was lucky enough to embark on a “Semester at Sea,” visiting 11 different countries. Those experiences left an imprint on my heart and I can’t wait for the opportunity to dust off my passport to explore and learn all over again!

Favorite part of your job? Having an opportunity to contribute to the success of such a meaningful project, while at the same time having the scheduling flexibility to enjoy watching my little boys grow up.

What do you like to do in your free time? Being a mommy to my yummy little men, Brooks and Bryn and their big brother, our sweet golden retriever, Newton. I love to surf, but haven’t quite mastered the art of surfing during the “winter months” so you may say I am not a “true surfer” just yet. I love being outdoors and relish any time to return to Colorado (where I grew up) to play in the snow or hike in the picturesque mountains.

Most memorable event experience? Caboosing the Kansas City 3-Day. My bike was way too big, and I had no idea how to operate my Nextel. Not a great combination. However, those technical difficulties quickly faded when I came upon 2 little girls, probably around 4 years old, on the side of the path holding a sign saying,  “Mommy we miss you, please come back”. As the tears welled up, I was dumbfounded at the reality of this plea. We do not realize how precious life is until it is too late. We tend to take each day for granted, not understanding what tomorrow may bring. This is why we walk.  And this is why I feel so grateful to do what I do. Every. Single. Day.

You’re showing off your hometown to a friend who has never been to visit before. What’s on your must see/do/eat list?  I love, love, love living in San Diego! If I had to pick a few of my favorites….here they are: Breakfast at Naked Café. Then head north on the coast for playtime in the surf and sand. We have a little secret spot….just north of San Elijo State beach. Walk down 55 steps and you are at your own beach. After catching a few waves, it will be time for some yummy fish tacos and a Sculpin IPA at the Fish Shop in Encinitas. Then over to Lofty Coffee for an afternoon latte and stroll down Cedros Street (2 ½ blocks filled with over 80 unique boutiques, galleries and cafes). My favorite stop is Arron Chang’s Ocean Art Gallery. Next we will head south to La Jolla to walk along the ocean path, ending on the roof top deck at George’s for happy hour and sunset. Then back up north to the Belly Up Tavern to catch some live music.

On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? Hand sanitizer, Starbucks gift card, my wool winter hat (even if it is sunny out—I am always cold).

One word to describe Event 360?  Happiness

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