The Huskies welcome the first of his kind, Jordan Anderson.
Duluth, Minn — The Duluth Huskies are excited to share the story of Jordan Anderson, the first full year Corporate and Business Sales Intern.
Jordan Anderson is 24 years old and from Plymouth, Minnesota. He went to Wayzata High School. After graduation, he went to Oklahoma State University for a semester and then transferred to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jordan graduated in December of 2018 and started with the Huskies in January.
Jordan met General Manager Greg Culver at the Twin’s Job Fair last year and knew from one conversation the Huskies was the team for him. “I interviewed with Greg and just couldn’t get over his passion and obvious excitement for what he was building in Duluth. I wanted to be a part of it.”
In explaining his job in more detail Jordan said, “I do a lot more than just selling and cleaning up. So far this season I’ve had my hands in ticketing, marketing, writing, graphic designing, and so much more. The promo schedule was my baby and I could not be more proud of how it turned out. Now I just hope the people of the Twin Ports area enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”
The processes from January until now have been more than just a job, it’s been an experience for Jordan. “When I first got here, I was like a kid in a candy store. Everything I was doing was pretty new and exciting. I have never really gotten to do any of this stuff before, so it’s been really cool to get in here and learn how it all works behind the scenes.”
There is one specific event this offseason that stuck out to Jordan. “At the end of my first week, I was thrust into action when the Cardinals announced they’d signed Tyger. We were trying to cover it up until our first Hot Stove, but they just released it without telling us. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to write the press release about his new position. I hadn’t written anything in years, so I’m just glad it made sense.”
“I pride myself on my ability to adapt and learn on the fly,” he said. He believes it’s helped him with his current position, and will with the many other opportunities that haven’t even surfaced yet. He also mentioned the helpful hand of his mentors, Culver and Duluth Huskies Owner Michael Rosenzweig.
When asked what he’s most excited about, Jordan was quoted saying, “I cannot wait to see all of the excited faces of our fans and create memories.” “Creating memories” is the most prevalent of Jordan’s occupational mottos, and has been ever since he started working with the Minnesota Vikings. “It was my goal from the start to put together the best promotion schedule ever devised. Now it’s time to execute the schedule I’ve assembled and create memories for all that attend a Huskies game this year.”
A day at the Huskies office starts out, “I do the normal work stuff. Answer emails, recap the previous day’s work, continue building on projects, etc… But then who knows what’s going to happen. One day I’ll be out pitching an idea to a new client, and the next I’ll be working in concessions with Mike.” Jordan also gets to see a different side of the front office duo. “Mike and Greg are like an old married couple, and I get a front row seat to all of their shenanigans. The bickering, the reminiscing, the joking. All of it. It is easy to come to work when I know even my worst day with the Huskies would be better than my best day anywhere else.”
The fun Jordan has had at the Wade hasn’t come without its challenges. “I am now the northernmost member of my family, by a lot. My mom is in Missouri, and my dad just moved to Arizona. Being so far away from them isn’t easy, but thank goodness for technology right?” Jordan also had to bid a premature farewell to one of his best friends. “It’s silly to think my cat, Mowgli, was my best friend, but he was everything to me. I loved him to death. He got very sick shortly after I arrived in Duluth and I reluctantly had to put him down.”
The best part for Jordan has been learning about the history of Duluth, the team, and the Northwoods League. “I hadn’t been to Duluth much in my younger years, so it’s awesome to learn the layout and history. So far, I really enjoy Duluth and the surrounding area! I’m really comfortable up here. The weather is definitely something, but I’ve learned to love it.”
“Go with the flow and just keep swimming,” are two phrases Jordan uses to explain himself. Not allowing stress to get the best of him is one of Jordan’s highest overall priorities. “I truly believe that if I can maintain a level head and keep my composure, I can become better at whatever I’m doing. Things happen that aren’t great. You cannot change the fact that it happened. Dwelling on failures only magnifies the damage. Clean it up, learn from it, and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Jordan is excited for this season and a future with the Huskies. “Greg kept mentioning the opportunity of having a future with the Huskies,” Jordan said, “A lot of internships are just for the experience and you have to look for opportunities elsewhere upon their completion. I fully intend to make it impossible for them to let me go and stick around in Duluth for the foreseeable future!”
The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Huskies as your favorite team.