We’re proud of the man Trevor Hellman has become. Less than a year ago, he came on as a Coach Relations intern. It had been a while since our last support-specific intern, so he was almost a guinea pig of sorts.
We’re happy (read: relieved) to report he survived all seven months and joined us full time in December. Now, he’s no longer referred to as “Intern”, but “that kid who really loves Arsenal, almost to an unhealthy extent” and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
“Growing up, I moved around a few times. I was born in the little town of Bethlehem, Penn. – not like Jesus’ Bethlehem, but equally as divine. My family lived in nearby Stroudsburg, Penn. until I was six years old, then we packed up and moved to Manchester, N.H. for my dad’s new job. We lived there for three years before uprooting and moving to Lincoln, where I’ve lived ever since. I graduated from Lincoln Southeast and attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where I graduated with a degree in broadcast production in December 2013.
“My love for Boston comes from my mom growing up there, but my overall love for sports comes from my Dad. That happy union makes me the biggest Boston sports fan at Hudl. I love the city of Boston more than anything. Well, scratch that. I love Arsenal more than anything. I just love sports! They’re not just a hobby for me, they’re a way of life. I wouldn’t watch cartoons on a Saturday morning when I was a kid, I would sit in front of the TV and watch SportsCenter re-runs for hours.
“I grew up playing every possible sport. My favorite was basketball, but I played baseball the most. I was too small to play football, which still upsets me. I ran track once, and cross country. I started getting into soccer just before my senior year of high school, and now I play soccer once or twice a week. I wasn’t kidding when I said I played every sport imaginable.
“At Hudl, I started out as THE Coach Relations Intern in May 2013 and stuck around until graduation. During my time in Coach Relations, I dabbled with a design apprenticeship and travel almost every weekend to help cover Nike Football Training Camps and Elite 11 events all over the country.”
What’s your favorite thing about spring?
I kind of have a weird obsession with sweatshirts. I really like when the weather is 65 degrees and I can wear a sweatshirt on a hike or bike ride. I just love being outside! Being able to enjoy any activity outside is my favorite part of spring. Rain is the enemy in my eyes – it traps me inside. I can’t stand that.
What time is it? What are you going to do after answering these questions?
It’s 3:55 p.m. I’m going to golf today. Well, attempt to golf. I’m pretty terrible.
Do you use one movie quote more often than others?
I’m not a big quote guy, mostly because I can’t remember them for the life of me. But I can remember a lot of one-liners. My favorite is from Inglorious Basterds, where Hans Landa, says “Oooh. That’s a bingo!” I just think it’s super funny. I have a weird obsession with WWII movies, and that’s one of my favorites.
What do you like listening to while doing something intense, like running or meeting a deadline?
30 Seconds to Mars, no doubt about it. They’re my favorite band. You can always find me listening to them at work.
Are you a believer in having just one best friend or a number of very close friends that are interchangeably best?
Oh, you have to have more than one best friend. I’m a people person and have a lot of people that I’d consider close friends of mine. I don’t like the idea of saying you can’t have more than one best friend. You can absolutely have multiple!
What’s your favorite restaurant? And what would you recommend?
I love Chinese food. There are a few places in town that I love, but my favorite is a little place called China Wall. I always get chicken lo mein and an egg roll with fried rice. That’s my go-to meal.