Hi; I’m Bret the intern, is how I introduce myself now at all the meetings I get to tag along to. I just recently started my internship here at Midwest Marketing and everyday has been a learning experience. When I’m not trying to soak up as much knowledge as I possibly can, I’m working on getting acclimated with Rapid City and the Black Hills. My love for the Hills started when I was very young. My family would take long camping trips out here and do all the classic tourist activities. The Black Hills were always my favorite vacation spot and I knew I always wanted to come back to stay.
I’m originally from Manannah, MN which is a small town about two hours northwest of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. I grew up on a small horse ranch in the country and spent nearly all of my time outside. When we weren’t riding our horses, you could find me hunting, fishing, hiking or doing any outdoor activity you can think of. I absolutely loved the outdoors but I also had a passion for music, country music. When I was around six years old I picked up my first guitar and I’ve been playing ever since.
After I finished high school I knew that I wanted to go to college in South Dakota. Being a small-town kid I didn’t want to go to an overly large school, because that seemed somewhat overwhelming to me. So, I decided that I was going to go to Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. I had it all planned out, I was going to attend DWU, be a Wildlife Management major and everything would be just the way I thought it would; until my first Biology class. After three days in that class I dropped my Wildlife Management major and switched over to Business Marketing. I’m very thankful that I made that decision because I fell in love with the ins and outs of the marketing world.
After being in Mitchell for two years I wanted a change of scene. I had always had a fascination with the Black Hills so I decided to look for an internship in Rapid City. Soon I stumbled on Midwest Marketing and knew that it would be the perfect fit for. So far, I have really enjoyed my time here in the Wild Wild West and I can’t to see what the rest of the summer has in store.