My most recent job was working for Bonobos. I have worked at two different Bonobos locations, Denver Cherry Creek and 29th Street Boulder. Bonobos was my favorite place and company that I have worked for so far. I found that I was and still am a great ambassador for the brand. The company is based around fit and specializes in making sure that every guy has their best fit. From swimsuits to tuxedos, I have helped guys get ready for weddings, vacations, work, and first dates. My favorite part about Bonobos was the freedom to be who I am. Since the store offers such a variety of clothing I am able to wear Bonobos products for any way I am feeling. Whether it is jeans and a flannel, golf pants and a polo, or even a suit with a new Henley, I express myself to the fullest every day. Also as 6'7 male with a 44L Blazer Size and a 36-inch inseam, I am a clear example that Bonobos can fit just about anybody, and look great in our clothing as well.
What started out as a holiday job, turned into a great two years. Working at Volcom was so much fun and taught me how to truly enjoy myself at work. I started at Volcom shortly after moving to Colorado, and shortly after moving, I found my love for snowboarding. Volcom is a brand that surrounds the snow/skate/surfboard community and its stores represent that. The people I worked with at Volcom truly love the brand they worked for and I admire that still.
Johnston and Murphy was my first retail job, and what I would call my first adult job. What started as a way to pay bills while chasing the dream of playing pro rugby, began to be a great learning space for me. Inside the Cherry Creek Mall, I learned that my passion was interacting with others, and the fulfillment of helping someone get what they need. Johnston and Murphy taught me a lot of my strengths. and weaknesses.
Throughout high school and ending in 2017, I worked at Camp Bowman located on Goshen Scout Reservation, during the summers. I taught many different merit badges including wilderness survival, archery, nature, fishing, swimming, and more. Camp Bowman was where I learned to have fun with my work and help others to do the same. Teaching young scouts was both attention-demanding and overwhelming, yet fulfilling. One of the biggest takeaways I had from being a camp counselor and instructor was the required amount of patience. Patience was something that I not only had to possess around rambunctious scouts but also was something to show them. Every first archery lesson started with a scout asking when they could shoot, yet I would tell them to be patient, so they could learn how to safely handle a bow and arrow first. Another learning point for me as I got older was managing younger staffers. This taught me how to manage groups as well as a delegate and trust your co-workers. The best part about camp was a camp-wide campfire (depicted above). Here, twice a week, the staff would put on a show for the entire camp. As a camp-wide event, this was usually performed in front of a couple hundred scouts and adults. Performing in campfire gave me a huge amount of confidence in who I am and my ability to be in front of others, I thank Camp Bowman for the memories and the lessons learned.