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My life until today: born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, I went to KU for two years (ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!), dropped everything, moved to Florida with my parents, finished my degree at USF, moved to Chicago, rocked the Windy City, got certified to skydive, did a “semester abroad” in Austin, moved back to Chicago to work with Chicagoland Skydiving Center, took a trip out west to Skydive Elsinore for the Chicks Rock Boogie, and now moved out here with the boy and the dog, currently calling Lake Elsinore, California home.
::deep breath – that was a long sentence::
Now that is the very, very condensed version.
I like to jump out of airplanes. So much in fact, that I’ve created a lifestyle that has skydiving weaved in just about everything I do. After quickly falling (quite literally) in love with the sport in 2005, I reignited my love for freefall in March 2010 at Skydive Temple while in Austin to speak at SXSW. I am a USPA-certified skydiver, trained at Freefall University at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. But I haven’t been a skydiving bum slash entrepreneur my whole life. No, no, I was a cubicle dweller for a bit after college. I’ve worked with some of the best and brightest agencies in the business, and, from what I gather, I was on a rocket ship up the corporate ladder. My life used to work like this: I’d work 9-5 (or you know, 8-11 sometimes, yay agency life), then, at 5:00 on Friday, you’d find me bolting to my car, backpack and blanket in tow on my way out to the dropzone to squeeze in a jump before sunset and camp out for the weekend.
Now? I’m working with Skydive Elsinore on all things events, digital and social media. I’ll be spending my days at the dropzone, cranking out some serious planning for the event calendar, helping to manage the skydiving teams, and rocking out with some of my social media marketing know-how between jumps and packing my parachute. Not a bad gig, right?
This blog here, Sydney: Unfiltered, is “a raw take on my life as it is: unpredictable, frightening, and wildly exciting.” Here, I explore the day-to-day learnings of a nomadic 20-something, including the transition from college to corporate, corporate to entrepreneur, the various happenings as I start my own company, as well as my adventures in the bright blue skies. It’s a little bit of me, a little bit of my company, 3Ring Media, and a little bit of foodporn as well. Rather than have three separate blogs, I’m rolling it all into one happy place on the internet. I don’t live three separate lives, so I’m not going to keep three of my favorite things separate.
I’m a graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations with a focus on digital/emerging media. I currently reside in Lake Elsinore, California, happily surrounded by a handful of different mountain ranges, 45 minutes from the beach, and about an hour to LA or San Diego.
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Orrrr you could always just shoot over an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.