First day at SKLZ consisted of working out with an EXOS trainer, meeting with team executives & watching World Cup action with the rest of the SKLZ HQ team members.
Team competition on the VersaClimber
Using the Recoil 360 to increase leg strength
EXOS trainer Cody Carter warms up the intern team with a Mini Band circuit
Completely wiped after an intensive EXOS workout
Our summer interns are officially at SKLZ HQ for the summer. We sat down with each of them to get to know more about them on and off of the field, court and pitch. Here’s the scoop:
PLAYER: Marc Everds
Marc is currently working toward his MBA at the University of San Diego. He’s an experienced surfer and spends each Memorial Day running his own surf contest, The Del Mar Surf Classic.
PLAYER: Sean Garrido
Sean is a senior at the University of Arizona earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance. For four years running, Sean served as captain of his high school football team. This past summer Sean interned at Independent Capital Management Inc. He has experience with nonprofits in his former roles as a Financial and Administrator Assistant for the Mary Y Nino Foundation and as a Financial Planning and Research Analyst at the DBMH Project. He was also elected Recruitment Chair for the CHIMES Junior Honorary.
PLAYER: Blaire Bender
Blaire is entering her senior year at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations with minors in Computer Information Technology and Business Administration. She is currently a digital strategist in the Quack Cave – the first social media command center in collegiate sports – at the Oregon Athletic Department. This past fall she interned in Arizona at the Fiesta Bowl working on projects for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Her first two years at Oregon she played club lacrosse and currently serves as a Nike Brand Ambassador for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco.
PLAYER: Tyler Semerdjian
This past May, Tyler graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business. He co-founded Topsesh.com, a social networking website that connects athletes and companies within the surf, skate, snow and bike industry. In addition, he co-founded Zelli Nutrition, a natural food startup geared toward providing sustainable energy bars. He also founded the Athletic Business Club on campus, which he helped grow to more than 650 members.
PLAYER: Derick Delucchi
A rising senior at the University of San Diego, Derick is working toward a B.A. in Business Administration. He is a cornerback on the USD Football team and enjoys hunting, fishing, surfing and golfing. Aside from athletics, Derick is an experienced landscaper, spending the last few summers working for his family’s ranch.
TEAM: Product (Design/Engineering)
PLAYER: Michael Wu
Michael is earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and spent last summer at Vocollect Inc. as a Quality Engineering Intern. In high school, Michael played varsity football.
TEAM: Product (Development)
PLAYER: Josh Ledgerwood
Josh is entering his sophomore year at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he’s working toward a B.S. in Materials Engineering. As a San Diego native, Josh played many sports in high school. Along with his interest in sports, he is also a freelance graphic designer.
TEAM: Product (Management/Marketing):
PLAYER: Parker Lawlor
A recent graduate of Pacific Ridge, Parker will play lacrosse at Middlebury College in Vermont this fall. In high school, he was captain of his varsity team for three years and made the All-Coastal Conference lacrosse team three times. In addition to being a leader on the field, he was Senior Class President and a member of the National and Chinese honor’s societies.
PLAYER: Teddy Simonson
Teddy is a senior at the University of San Diego, earning a B.A. in Business Administration. He is passionate about fitness and training, and loves researching new training techniques. Last summer he interned with Morgan Stanley, working under the Senior VP Financial Analyst. He has also spent many summer months as a Lifeguard Supervisor at the Tucson Country Club. In 2013, Teddy served as president of his fraternity.
TEAM: International Sales
PLAYER: Devon Roeper
A native of San Diego, Devon is a sophomore at Columbia University. She is studying Political Science and Economics and plays forward on the Women’s Basketball team. In high school, Devon received a McDonald’s High School All-America nominee and also played varsity lacrosse. This is Devon’s second season as an intern at SKLZ.
Blaire Bender Blaire is a Digital Brand Marketing Intern at SKLZ this summer. She's heading into her senior year at the University of Oregon studying Public Relations with minors in Business Administration and Computer Information Technology. She enjoys playing lacrosse and living in San Diego. View all posts by Blaire Bender