My name is Jonathan Olson and I am a young professional currently working for the Mary Free Bed YMCA and Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club. In my current position, I helped run the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club social media account which included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and developed a social media strategy and calendar to ensure that everyone in the company are on the same page for social media posting to maximize reach and engagement.
Prior to this position, I was the Marketing Assistant for the University of Tulsa Athletics Department where I managed social media accounts, graphic designer for the Marketing Department and was responsible for the marketing and promotions of Women’s Soccer and Softball.
In addition, I was the Marketing Assistant for the University of Detroit Mercy Athletics Department where I helped managed social media accounts, graphic designs for campus flyers and was responsible for the marketing and promotions of Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse. I have interned with Grand Valley State University Athletics Department and Miami University Athletics Department and I have worked with West Michigan Whitecaps. During that time as an intern, I have experience in event and facility management and marketing and promotions.
I’m a Michigan native and I grew up and still reside in the city of Grand Rapids. I’m a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan where I graduated with a bachelor degree in Economics and Xavier University where I graduated with a master degree in Sport Administration. Throughout my time in college, I was involved in PULSE, Detroit Project and HISO at the University of Michigan and Xavier University Graduate Student Association.
Outside of work, I enjoy working out, playing pick-up basketball, cooking, video games and being able to explore different aspect of the region in the USA. One of my favorite TV show for me to watch is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, pretty much any Food Network shows and would try to catch any of the Michigan football and basketball games as well as the Detroit Lions games on TV.