We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Emily Clay!
Position: Event Execution Coordinator
Start Year: 2017
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360?
I worked as a customer service representative for a sporting goods company.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360?
I first participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® when I was 16 years old and knew this was the company I wanted to work for. I finished high school, graduated from college then just waited for a job to open for me!
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working for Event 360, I think I would be working for a nonprofit, hopefully working directly with participants or volunteers.
Favorite part of your job?
The people. I have the best coworkers, we have the best participants and we work with wonderful clients and vendors.
What do you like to do in your free time?
My husband and I recently started rock climbing, so we do that a few times a week. I love doing things with my dogs like hiking, or going to breweries.
Most memorable event experience?
Last year I was the caboose for the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day. I was so nervous about the job, but it quickly became my most memorable event. I was able to connect with walkers and crew all day, hearing their stories and learning why they participate. I was also able to fill different roles for each person that I interacted with; some needed entertainment, some needed someone to listen to them, and some needed a little help getting to the next point. I loved being in the middle of the event experience with our participants and being reminded how important the work we do is.
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?
If someone were to come visit me in North Carolina, I would probably take them on a little road trip to my favorite places. We would start out with breakfast at the Moose Café, where they have the best biscuits and apple butter around! From there, we would go north a bit and spend some time hiking in Hanging Rock State Park, where we would even see our wedding venue from the top of one of the mountains! On the way home, we would be hungry again, so a stop for lunch at Pastabilities is a must! If they know me, they know the day would absolutely be followed by some custard at a local chain called Goodberry’s Frozen Custard.
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag?
Snacks, work gloves, water.
One word to describe Event 360?