The following blog is written by Elevate Intern, Brittyn Moellering. Brittyn is a rising senior at Auburn University with an interest in marketing. Continue reading for her overview of a recent Elevate host experience.

Creating Experiences Through Your Passions

For most of us, interacting with a penguin, leopard, or kangaroo is something you may never experience or may only experience at a zoo with a large fence standing in between. For Jungle Jack Hanna, taking care of these animals is just another average workday. Jack Hanna, an American Zookeeper, has been the star of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. He has also had the opportunity to appear on shows such as David Letterman, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.

A few weeks ago, Chick-fil-A created a Virtual Zoo Field Trip experience that Elevate’s founder, Billy Boughey, was able to be a part of. This interview with Jungle Jack Hanna was nothing short of extraordinary. Not only did this interview engage over 140k viewers, it also informed thousands of children and adults on some of the most incredible animals in the world.

Jungle Jack Hanna was accompanied by:

  • an African Black Footed Penguin
  • a Clouded Leopard
  • a Grey Kangaroo

Billy was given the chance to not only expand his knowledge on each of these rare animals, but also hold and interact with them.

Jack Hanna expressed his knowledge and passion for these animals by creating an unforgettable experience for Billy and their viewers. Animals may not be your passion, but the experience that Jack Hanna created for his audience, led to a sense of awe and wonder in the minds and eyes of over 140k people.

Often times the easiest way to get people excited about your passion is simply by inviting them in to experience your enthusiasm. Just as Jungle Jack Hanna does every day, how can you take your passions, share them with other people, and create an unforgettable experience?

To see Elevate Founder Billy Boughey’s perspective on this recent experience, visit his blog and get the behind-the-scenes look.

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