We've mentioned in a few recent blog posts that we hired Work For Your Beer's inaugural class of interns for Summer 2017. These rockstars have been kicking butt at managing events and creating content since the first day that they started! We're introducing you to them one by one. You've met Nicole and Emma; now, meet Sam!
As a Work For Your Beer Marketing & Events intern, Sam has taken the lead on managing and growing our fitness events at Lenny Boy Brewing, including yoga, Sip & Sweat, run club, and Twerk For Your Beer. He is also taking the lead on videography, in addition to researching beer-centric cities that Work For Your Beer could expand to in the future.
Name: Sam Rhoten
School: Western Carolina University
What made you want to apply for an internship with Work For Your Beer? If I had to choose only one thing that made me really want to apply for this internship, it would be the fact that I constantly get to work face-to-face with the craft beer community in Charlotte while also working around exercise classes.
What made you excited to accept this internship offer? The thing that made me most excited when I first accepted this position was the fact that I would get to work alongside multiple Queen City breweries while also getting people in the community active.
What have you learned since starting your internship? I have learned so many things since I started my internship with Work for Your Beer! I have been able to improve my videography and photography skills, research and find potential expansion opportunities, and build event organization experience.
What has been the most exciting part of your internship so far? My first week of the internship, my awesome bosses provided me and the other interns with free tickets to New Belgium’s traveling beer carnival, Tour de Fat. I also really enjoy interacting with the Charlotte brewing community and making videos for the classes.
What has been the most challenging part of your internship so far? The most challenging thing for me has been figuring out a way to creatively market our amazing exercise classes to increase attendance. We have a great group of regulars at our events, but we are always looking for new faces to show up!
What is your favorite thing about being part of the Work For Your Beer team? My favorite thing so far during this internship has been the fact that I have gotten to work alongside some amazing breweries like Lenny Boy Brewing Company and Cabarrus Brewing Company.
What is the coolest thing that you’re working on right now? I am working on a video series on what WFYB is. I am also helping create a video for an amazing social media campaign Emma plans to start called #workforyourbeerbod. I have always been very passionate about videography, so all this editing and filming I am doing is a great experience for me.
What are you looking forward to in terms of the rest of your time with Work For Your Beer? I am really looking forward to more collaborations with breweries and also researching potential expansion of the company to other cities.
What fitness activities do you personally like to take part in? I am more of a beer yoga guy. But I did shake what my momma gave me at the Twerk for your Beer: Guys with Thighs night.
What is your favorite local beer in Charlotte? Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's Hornets Nest