We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Brian Preyers!
Position: Tour Production Manager, 3-Day Operations & Sites Manager
Start Year: 2010
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? Before I began at Event 360, I worked as a restaurant server for Razzoo’s Cajun Café and a part-time EMT for a local hospital. I also worked as a local handyman and landscaping professional.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? Heather Story. I had no previous knowledge about Event 360 or the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® before Heather informed me of an open position on the 2010 touring team. I quickly applied after hearing about her experience on the Komen 3-Day and how fun and exciting it was working with the other Event 360 staff.
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? If I wasn’t at Event 360, I would probably be working in the landscaping industry somewhere. Nowhere fun… that’s for sure.
Favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is I get to interact with so many people working on different aspects of the 3-Day® projects. I truly believe we have the best in the business working here and it is very exciting to work with the best and plan our events with flawless precision.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy playing my guitar, doing anything outdoors, reading, bocce, cooking, traveling and spending time with my wife and our son.
Most memorable event experience? My most memorable experience would definitely have to be the very first MuckFest® MS in Jacksonville. I was recruited to be on the build and event team and we spent three weeks in Jacksonville building the event for the first time. The group that was recruited with me was a very fun group to be a part of and we made the best of every situation. It was mostly fun to be on the front line of something new for the company. We were building the first event in a new series of events for Event 360 and it was exciting to figure everything out for the first time.
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’m from Washington, D.C. originally, but I’ve lived in Charlotte for much of my adult life…so I’ll say for Charlotte, NC: a must see is NASCAR. Charlotte is the hometown of NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame is right downtown. There is also the Charlotte History Museum and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A must do is Lake Norman. Grab some friends, rent a pontoon or jetski and head up to the lake. During the summer months, it’s the best place to be. A must eat is the barbeque… duh! You’re in North Carolina, so of course you’re surrounded by some GREAT BBQ restaurants and dives. Whether it’s Mac’s Speed Shop uptown, Hickory Tavern in University City or Lexington BBQ in Lexington (my fav!), you can’t go wrong with any place.
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? My Leatherman. Don’t leave home without it and don’t carry it on a plane. Pocket Notepad. I am constantly writing notes about things to order, special circumstances, or changes that need to be addressed for this year or next year. A backup pair of socks. Weather happens.
One word to describe Event 360? Focused.