Welcome back to another edition of the blog: Your bi-weekly source of all things happening in and around the world of Kanga Coolers.
Well, school is out and kids all across the country are trying to find an internship or job for the summer. Some staying close to home, some moving far away, some staying in their college towns, and anywhere in-between.
Here at Kanga, we are excited to welcome back some familiar faces for the summer, adding some new ones, and continuing the good times far into the dog days of summer.
Out of hundreds of applicants, we narrowed down the process to three interns as well as bringing one person on full time! We chose the following based on: the ability to have fun, how well they handle breakfast beers, and if they have what it takes to make the office ping pong league more competitive.
Okay jokes aside, we are super pumped to have these guys joining the team and make an impact from the start. We hope they weren't looking for your typical 9-5 because that is just not the case at the Fun Factory.
Without further ado, the “new” guys!
Breck Dismukes: Full-Time, Operations Manager/ Head of Packaging
Well isn’t this a sight for sore eyes... Breck is back and better than ever! After leaving us to “finish his college degree” (whatever that means) Breck Is joining the team full-time and we are pumped to have him back with us! Here’s a little bit about the man, the myth, the legend…
School: Recent Appalachian State University Grad (Go ‘Neers!)
When did you start working here? Breck has been on the team for over the past year!
What are you looking forward to this summer? Breck is looking forward to joining the team in a full-time role, going on team trips over the summer, and continuing to crush beers in the warehouse with the boys!
What’s your favorite memory working here? Breck's favorite memory from working at Kanga is the relationships he’s made along the way, popping Frawley’s workout ball, and getting roasted on Tik Tok!
I made most of this up for Breck because he didn’t respond to me in time but who cares! We love this guy!
Jackson King: Returning Intern, Operations/ Warehouse Guru
School: Senior at Furman University!
When did you start working here? I started working here on August 17th, 2020, and worked throughout the Fall semester during COVID-19 until early January!
What are you looking forward to most this summer? I’m looking forward to some record-breaking numbers, fun with the boys, making the most out of my internship, and learning from the best. I’m also looking forward to turning 21 so I can try beer for the first time!
What’s your favorite memory from working here? My favorite memory was when we tailgated on top of a mountain- it was crazy! Besides that, all the craziness and fun that comes with a typical day in the office!
Matt Sweyer: Returning Intern, Director of the Oxford Comma, Dude writing this blog
School: Rising 17th Grader (5th year) at Clemson University
When did you start working here? I started working here last August and have been working remote/ part-time for the past semester!
What are you looking forward to most this summer? I’m looking forward to helping expand the written word at Kanga Coolers, writing about fun stuff that happens in the office, Teddy and I secretly going to Hawaii, and just having more time with the guys!
What’s your favorite memory from working here? Out of all the crazy memories working in this office, I would have to say just eating lunch with the guys every day in the conference room. Some of the funniest moments of my past year have happened in the office and not many people can say that!
Jacob Smock: New Guy, Graphic Communications Intern
School: Rising Junior at Clemson University
When did you start working here? Last week! But man has it been crazy so far...
What are you looking forward to most this summer? I’m looking forward to learning more about how to operate a business while also having fun!
What’s your favorite memory from working here? I have only been working here for about a week but I have enjoyed the environment and playing games around the office with the guys!
Well, somehow they are letting this crazy group have real responsibilities at a beer-drinking company. What could possibly go wrong? Just kidding, the new guys are excited to show the old heads (Logan is 25 now so he is old) a good summer and we can’t wait for you guys to meet the summer squad!
That’s all I’ve got for now, I’ll see you back here next week.
- Matt (Big summer guy, Office Lake Day Coordinator)