This month we're highlighting new member Nelson Colon who is the Marketing Coordinator for Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Find out why he joined EMERGE Lakeland and what you should him when you bump into him at an event or committee meeting. If you'd like to be featured on the EMERGE Lakeland Member Spotlight, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland?
I joined EMERGE Lakeland because I want to be more involved in the community, help the city of Lakeland in any way I can & I also wanted to network with other young professionals in Lakeland.
2. Are you originally from this area? If not, where from?
I am originally from Bronx, NY but was raised in Lakeland since age 8.
3. What do you like most about your job?
I love being able to interact with people from all over the world. I manage all the inbound leads for the company so I talk to people all over about their various projects.
4. What do you like most about Lakeland?
Lakeland is a great city, great place to raise a family and has small town feeling but still sort of the big city feeling. The people are great, lots to do, and just a great overall town.
5. What are some of your hobbies?
Working out, anything sports related, spending time with my daughter Jordyn, and spending time with family and friends. Enjoying life the best & most I can!
6. If someone sees you at an EMERGE event, what are some topics they should ask you about to get the conversation going?
I can pretty much talk about anything. I really don't have a mold & never fit in with "cliques." My friends joke that I can walk into a room of 30 people and make 27 friends. Being in sales my whole life, you meet people from all of walks of life and you have to be able to adapt to your audience. I also read a lot and stay informed about as much as I can with many subjects/topics in our world.
7. Anything else you want to add?
I just love life so much and am very positive and love to learn. I am excited to be a part of EMERGE Lakeland and I want to learn from my fellow professionals and become a valuable part of the community through my hard work and dedication to it.