Dana Quinn

Dana Quinn

Assistant Race Director


Playtri

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Moved out of my home state after college.
Moved to Arizona which also did not work out.
Tried new things in areas of my career interest.
Moved to Texas, where I personally never wanted to be, then reached out to Playtri.
Moved to California which didn't work out.
I took the job with Playtri just to take up my time and fell in love with it.

Education

High School
Santa Fe High School
Bachelor
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Flagler College-St Augustine

Career

Assistant Race Director

I create fun experiences for the community.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Entrepreneurship
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I arrive to coworkers that I truly enjoy being surrounded by, I check and get caught up on emails then my day can range from going to race sites, filling out permits, organizing the race trailer to meeting with the city police. A great day at work for me is race site day, I spend the day outside designing in my head what and where things will go and happen. We figure out how to create the best experience for our participants that we possibly can.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Personal skills. It's about getting out there and talking to people. You need to learn the local laws and permit requirements, how people move through race sites and to prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network. It is all about who you know next to what you know. Calling and emailing people that have careers that sound interesting and learning everything you can from them. Volunteer to show those people what you can do, hard workers are hard to find so show up to impress.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You are floating, you need to figure out a real job and do it." "You aren't smart or committed enough to make it."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
LGBT