Blowfish Intern Alumni

See where your former Lexington County Blowfish interns are now!

Tyler Covington- Tyler was a Ticket Sales Representative for the Blowfish who also worked closely with our Food and Beverage department during the 2017 season. He is now the Director of Ticket Operations at the Citadel.

Brian Principe- Brian was the Director of Media Operations and Broadcasting and the voice of the Blowfish on Z93.1 the lake from May 2016 through the end of the 2017 season. He is now working in Athletics Communication at the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston South Carolina.

Kyle Calhoun- Kyle worked as a Group Sales Coordinator for the Blowfish from January 2017 through the 2017 season. Kyle is now the Assistant General Manager for the Blowfish.

Anna Vergelli- Anna started out as a Marketing and Game Day Promotions intern during the 2017 season. She continues to work for the Blowfish as the Director of Community Relations.

AnnaGrace Foell- AnnaGrace was started off as a Marketing and Game Day Promotions intern during the 2017 season and is now our Director of Marketing and Promotions.

Andrew Geckle- Andrew began working for the Blowfish in Fall 2016 as a Marketing and Community Relations intern. He was then promoted to Assistant Director of Stadium Operations during the 2017 season. In 2018 Andrew is going to be an Account Executive for the Aberdeen IronBirds (they are a short season A class affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles).

Briana Blakely- Briana was a Community Relations/ Guest Services intern during the 2017 season and she is now working for the Carolina Panthers in their Guest Services department.

Kelly Shackelford-  Kelly, the Community Relations and Merchandise Coordinator for the Blowfish through the 2017 season is now the Co-Owner of a Sonic franchise in Chapin.

Preston Jordan- Preston was a Stadium Operations intern with the Blowfish during the 2017 season. He is now a Management Trainee at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse (TCM).

Wei Lee- Wei worked as a Box Office intern with the Blowfish during the 2017 season. She now works in the Facilities and Operations department for the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Justin Hall-  Justin was a Media intern for the Blowfish during the 2017 season. He is now interning with Gamecock Central and is the PA voice for Hammond Skyhawk Football and Basketball.

Nick Spano– Nick was a Media and field operations intern for the Blowfish during the 2017 season. In 2018 Nick is going to be an Account Executive for the Columbia Fireflies (they are a single-A class affiliate of the New York Mets)

Emily Stone-  Emily was a Community Relations intern for the Blowfish during the 2017 season and is now working as the Social Media Coordinator for the University of South Carolina Student Government.

Ryan Blackburn- Ryan was a Merchandising Intern for the Blowfish during the 2017 season and is currently working with the University of South Carolina as a Men’s Basketball Team Manager, as well a writer for SB nation.

Elli Peltonen- Elli was apart of our Ticketing staff during the 2017 season and is currently a Digital Inside Sales Representative with the Raycom Media Company.

Dillon Tan- Dillon was with us as a Sales Representative during our 2016 season, and later received a promotion for the 2017 season to Director of Sales and Service, working closely with our sales and box office staff. Dillon is now a Legal Assistant with Kirby Law LLC.

Alex Haney- Alex was a Sales and Accounting intern during our 2017 season, and is now in a full time leadership development with Chick-Fil-A West Columbia.

Richie Blanchard- Richie was apart of our Box Office/Ticketing staff during the 2017 season, as well as helping with our Food and Beverage Department. Richie is now a Sponsorship Intern with Live Nation.

Colleen Mitchell- Colleen started as a Community Relations and Marketing intern in Fall 2015. In Spring 2017, she was promoted to Ticketing and Promotions Coordinator. She is currently completing an internship with the Miami Marlins in the Community Outreach department.

Jarrett Dowling- Jarrett was an promotions intern as well as our on-field MC during the 2012 season. She is now working with Experience ColumbiaSC


Quotes from your former interns!

“The internship with The Blowfish provided me with invaluable experience in the sports industry. The opportunity to be involved in several areas of this organization was vital to both my personal and professional growth. Of all internships I have participated in, this one was second to none. I can confidently say that I would not be in my current role professionally if not for the knowledge I attained here. Above all, if you are seeking a professional future in sports, I highly encourage you to apply with The Blowfish.” – Tyler Covington

 

“The Blowfish provided me the opportunity of a lifetime to be a leader and manage my own projects while still a student at the University of South Carolina. The experience that I gained during my time with the Blowfish allowed me to move on to other opportunities such as an internship with the Kansas City Royals in the Dominican Republic Academy and currently an internship with the Miami Marlins. Bill Shanahan and the entire Blowfish family helped me grow as an individual as well as a professional in the sport industry” Colleen Mitchell