Company: Sealed Air
Position: Commercial Intelligence Manager
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?
20+ years (Indian Land, SC 1993-2011, Columbia, SC 2011-2014, Charlotte, NC 2015- Now
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?
I am a passionate and dedicated individual who loves to work on solving problems and meeting others. I enjoy talking about current events and sports, as well as discussing ideas. I love to joke around (almost to a fault).
DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
Just the feeling of working with others who want to improve the community in whatever way we are going about it at that moment. I’ve volunteered at food banks, litter pickups, community events like Open Streets and The Run For the Warriors (usually held in the fall at Independence Park). Maybe the weirdest thing I’ve volunteered for was applying “no dumping” plaques along sewage drains to help prevent people pouring paint down the drains.
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.
I love to tell people, “Just call me up, I’ll come help”. I think my willingness to just jump in whenever necessary, few if any questions asked, is my biggest contribution. I’m a big fan of if you see a problem or opportunity to improve something, why not just go ahead and do it.
PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Sales Winning Performer 2018 at Sealed Air for being the top rep on my team.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?
Current Events, Economics, Global Trade and Governance, Sports (Football and Basketball top the list, but I can talk for the most part about other sports for fun), Business (like corporate strategy and mergers)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?
“Passion is the result of action, not the cause of it”
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?
5 years – still with Sealed Air, operating a business unit or continuing to form the corporate strategic plan. 10 Years – No clue, I think owning and running my own business would be interesting but I also am very grateful for my time at Sealed Air and would not mind continuing to work here pending the opportunities that come up.
CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I went bungie jumping last year. Whatever I want to do next it’s going to be grounded.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?
WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
Most people know everything there is to know about me, I don’t hide much
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
Prisoner of the moment here, but the way Chadwick Boseman handled his cancer the last four years blew me away when he passed and we were all told what had been going on. I’ve had some family go through different types of cancer and to go back now and look at the incredible impact this man was having while fighting for his life, it’s just incredibly inspiring and makes me ask “why not” when looking at what can be done in this world.
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
I watched “The King of Staten Island” over the summer, it was a decent movie.
WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?
21 Savage “I Am > I Was” tour, kept hoping J. Cole would come out for “A Lot” but honestly 21 killed it and the opening acts were dope including one of this year’s XXL Freshman Calboy.