We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Jon Lueders!
Position: Seattle Crew and Volunteer Coordinator, Susan G. Komen 3-Day®
Start Year: 2011
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? I simultaneously held down three different positions at my college (The Rochester Institute of Technology), all for the same group on campus – the Student Life Center. I did clerical work in the front office, drone work in the main building, and managed up to 50 other student workers in the evenings.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? Two things: my mother and sweet, sweet freedom. After college, I wasn’t ready to be shackled down in a cubicle for the rest of my career, so when my mother informed me that there were some 3-Day tour positions available, I jumped at the chance.
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? One of two things: working for the Department of Defense doing satellite imagery, or coaching running (either high school or college).
Favorite part of your job? The freedom. The ability to travel and meet wonderfully fantastic people everywhere I go is absolutely incredible.
What do you like to do in your free time? Running has been an integral part of my life since I was 11, and I continue to escape to it as much as I can in free time. I also enjoy reading, craft beer, and spending time with my incredible friends.
Most memorable event experience? On the Twin Cities 3-Day in 2013, I had the honor of being the caboose for the first two days of the event. I met two wonderful women, whose excitement and spirit gave me a refreshed perspective on the event. It was fantastic to spend so many hours beside them, and crushing when I had to put them on a bus to camp on day two because one of them was too dehydrated to continue.
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? The go to list for my current hometown includes, the Cascade Mountains (for running and hiking), Uphill Running (for running and drinking many beers), Sunset Alehouse (food and beer), Big Block Brewery (for, you guessed it, beer and really cool décor – it’s literally in a garage). After that, we can hit the touristy parts of town; the Public Market, the Space Needle, the…. zzzzzzzzzz
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? My Kindle – loaded with many books that I never have time to read on event, extra pairs of socks (because wearing wet socks is, literally, the worst), and usually some “boost” food supplement shake for breakfast (because who can eat a meal at 4:00 a.m.?).
One word to describe Event 360? Family