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MEET OUR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR JOLIET SLAMMERS
Meet Joliet Slammers Manager of Corporate Partnerships Porscha Johnson
Porscha returns for her third season with the Slammers. Get to know the Wisconsin Native and what brought her here!
Q: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
A: The Waterpark Capital of the World - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Q: WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE JOLIET SLAMMERS
A: I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Journalism and Media Communications and I didn’t know I wanted to work in sports until I had two internships working with sports teams that I absolutely loved. I worked with the Lakeshore Chinooks of Mequon, WI (a collegeiate summer baseball team) as a marketing and promotions intern, and later worked with the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team (AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators) as a public relations and communications intern.
Q: WHAT IS AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU?
A: I studied abroad in La Rochelle, France while in college and speak average French.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
A: A good old Friday Night fish fry
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
A: fishing, cooking, upcycling furniture, and spending time with my cats!
Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE SLAMMERS?
A: Getting to learn more about all of the businesses I work with through sponsorships of the team and having the flexibility to be as creative as possible with their marketing elements at the ballpark. I also love meeting all of our fans!
Q: WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT FANS TO REMEMBER YOU FOR?
A: A smiling face and always going the extra mile to give them a great experience!
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM YOUR TIME WITH THE SLAMMERS?
A: Adopting all the strays we find at the stadium! I have taken home two cats (Liberty and Belle) and temporarily fostered a cockatiel named Petey until finding him the PERFECT home! I also really enjoyed coordinating our Stand up for Blue Night at the ballpark last season which had tremendous success and was something I was pretty passionate about. We are in the works of planning another night for 2017!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BALLPARK FOOD?
A: Beer and hotdogs. And cheesecurds.
Q: WHAT IS ONE GOAL YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE?
A: In my retirement days, I'd like to run my own pet boarding lodge.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?
A: I can speed walk- really fast!