Blake Slunaker

College: Ball State University

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN 

Title: Social Media/Video Apprentice

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

In kindergarten, we had a career day at school where everyone went around and picked a career that they wanted to do when they got older. For unknown reasons, I chose to be a garbage man. At 10 years old, I realized that job requires being up way earlier than I would like so I pivoted to something sports-related. My two favorite sports have always been baseball and football. At that age, I was dead set on making it to both the MLB and NFL. Obviously that did not work out, however, I continued playing both sports for many years after and even played college football for two years. I learned many lessons about life through these sports that I still carry with me today. 

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

I really enjoy just spending time with people I love. Whether it be my family or my friends, I love making memories with them and having a good time whenever we are together. 

How do you think your colleagues would describe you?

Handsome, charming, hilarious…Oh wait this said how would my colleagues describe me? Probably as quiet and a little reserved, but overall a nice guy.

What’s an item on your bucket list?

I would love to live outside of the country for at least a year. I think it would be a cool perspective to see how people live in other parts of the world. 

Who is someone you admire, and why?

I have extremely high admiration for both of my parents. We were never the richest people in the neighborhood growing up, but they both always found a way to provide and I have learned an endless amount of things from them. They have shown me how to treat people with respect and how to always find a way to make it happen even when things look bleak. I’m extremely blessed to be raised by them and apply their lessons in my daily life.