My name is Joshua Reynolds. I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and have been interested in business throughout my whole life. I used my first job at Hyvee to not only raise money for college but also to learn vital professional skills. I succeeded in distinguishing myself from my peers and was recognized as Employee Of The Year for 2017. During my time I've worked in many positions from Courtesy Clerk, to Supervisor. 🍎
After Highschool, I followed in my parent's footsteps and attended The University Of Sioux Falls for Entrepreneurial Studies and tried to live the college experience I'd always heard about. I was proud to serve as both an RA and Student Senator for the class body. Educationally, I was enriched but It wasn't the school I was looking for and with the arrival of Covid-19 to The United States, I chose to put a pause on my higher education. 🟣⚪️
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, I was fortunate enough to find work as a salesperson for Kut and Kill Lawncare. I was given my own office and a wide variety of customers and projects to manage. As my first "real" professional position, I practiced the discipline of sales and refined my technique. 🌲
After the summer, I focused my efforts on raising money to return to school and learn new skills. I took up many "blue collar" skills such as woodworking, small engine repair, and engineering. Graco offered me an excellent position with career-building opportunities and frequent promotions. Responsibility and accurate work were the main attributes I picked up during my position. In August I left my position to start school at The University Of South Dakota. 🔴⚪️
Here in Vermillion, I am flourishing. I'm simultaneously working towards my Marketing degree with the Beacom School Of Business while working as a bartender and operating my own LLC for social media marketing. I've been able to create excellent ROI for my clients while also building my digital portfolio and developing professional connections.