We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Robin Shapiro!
Position: Volunteer Operations Manager
Start Year: 2005
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? I was a seventh grade teacher. Wrangling junior high school kids is actually great preparation for managing volunteers.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? I participated in the 2004 Susan G. Komen Arizona 3-Day. I found the event to be well organized and meaningful and saw that the staff was having so much fun that I wanted to join the party, too.
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? Hopefully I would still be developing leadership skills, ideally in event environments that involve volunteers.
Favorite part of your job? Seeing our hard work come to fruition in the form of participants having fun and feeling that they have made a difference in a cause that is important to them.
What do you like to do in your free time? Ride bicycles with my husband and 3-year old son, trail run, rock climb, read books by smart women, eat yummy food, build a tiny house (that feels like it will never be finished!).
Most memorable event experience? The Kansas City 3-Day when an Elvis impersonator, a Rocky impersonator and a man in a bunny costume serenaded the walkers with “Born in the USA” as they passed by. No joke. It was hands down the strangest thing I have ever seen.
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? Breakfast and coffee at Lux. Morning rock climbing on the Cactus Flower East wall at Pinnacle Peak. Mac and cheese for lunch at Windsor. Afternoon mountain bike ride on the Black Canyon Trail. Dinner and flamenco dancing at Otro Café. Finish up with ice cream at Sweet Republic.
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? A beanie or toque (for my friends north of the border), smart wool socks (just one pair – it’s all you need) and Burt’s Bees chapstick.
One word to describe Event 360? Great People. Well, that is two.