We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Cheryl Stern!
Position: Brand Manager, MuckFest® MS
Start Year: 2005
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? Freelance camera operator in the film and television industry.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? A burning desire to do something more meaningful than create the next reality TV show, and a fortuitous cup of coffee with one of my best friends – who happened to mention that there was a position open at Event 360 that would be perfect for me. (Thanks Suzanne!)
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? Hopefully using my love of writing, photography and film for something positive. Most likely working for a non-profit, trying to do a little bit of good.
Favorite part of your job? The people. Hands-down. Though I love writing and editing and creating, and I love working outdoors staffing our events – what I love the most about my job are the people that I’m lucky to work with and for. From my fellow staff members to the participants in our events, I get to interact with some pretty incredible humans on a daily basis.
What do you like to do in your free time? Go on adventures with my two-year-old daughter and our dogs, jog, binge-watch shows on Netflix, spin, build Ikea furniture, and sing out-of-tune in the car while forgetting the windows are down.
Most memorable event experience? There are many to choose from, but the 2008 Atlanta 3-Day is definitely toward the top. I was working as the event caboose (following all participants on a bike to ensure that everyone was safe and accounted for) during a torrential downpour and unseasonably frigid temperatures. While I typically pride myself on being over-prepared for every situation, I was admittedly super naïve about the weather that morning when I set off on my bike. I have vivid memories of wrapping my hands in layers of food-service gloves at a pit stop in order to keep my fingers from freezing. And I may or may not have offered my life savings to the first co-worker who could find me a cup of hot cocoa.
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? A picnic and outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, dinner and drinks at The Magic Castle (where I like to think I moonlight as a magician’s assistant), a hike in the Arroyo Seco followed by my favorite local breakfast: a James Brown latte from The Highland Café and donuts from Donut Friend (Nutellavision and Hüsker Blü are both personal favorites).
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? Cherry chapstick, my leatherman, and wet wipes.
One word to describe Event 360? Steadfast