When I think about what training means to me, I feel an immense urge to smile. In many places, training is a stressful endeavor – here, not so much. That’s not to say there is nothing stressful about ZAC training, but everyone shares the process, which helps us make the most out of our time together. No one is out of the loop, so to speak. Our managing partners, multi-year staff, and new team members all sit down together to hash out how to make this place great for customers and each other. Part of that process is identifying similarities and differences between us all, but the most important part is forming relationships with one another. Our group at Zion Adventure Company is unique, in that we are all friends.
When I got the assignment to put together a video highlighting moments in our training, I was psyched. Training is something I look forward to. We spend time talking about ZAC philosophy and shop duties, then we go outside… TO PLAY! Training this year involved canyoneering, climbing, biking, hiking, and fording the Virgin River in dry suits. Obviously, however, not everything is fun and games… One of the most amazing parts about training is taking the opportunity to talk about the human experience. Each of us came here knowing our job is to talk to you, someone interested in adventuring in Zion. Guess what? We WANT to talk to you, get to know you, and your reasons for visiting Zion. (As if anyone needs an explanation to want see this place!)
So it wasn’t simple trying to comprise a video that I thought showed the personality of Zion Adventure Company, but I gave it a go. It was important for me to show that we are silly, professional, active, interested, and aware. I love the video medium, and hopefully it connects with you. Thank you for letting me share my art with you.