Welcome Jeremy Elrod

We’re excited to welcome the newest member of our Blue Ion Greenville marketing team: Jeremy Elrod.

Jeremy joins us with a diverse background and an array of experiences from running his own Podcast, slanging King of Pops or just general business consulting for some of the best brands in town. We’re excited to bring him on can’t wait to see what he’s able to accomplish in the years ahead.

Read on to learn a little bit more about Jeremy…

If you could interview anyone in the world on your podcast, who would it be and why?
Probably Yvon Chouinard. I love the outdoors, and, even aside from the obvious of him founding Patagonia, I bet he has some pretty rad stories to tell. He just kind of seems like the worlds most interesting man.

What three words would your family use to describe you?
Adventurous. Ambitious. Stubborn.

A six-year-old child asks you if Santa Claus is real…. What do you say?
You’ve got a good thing going here, kid… and unless you want lottery tickets and gift cards to Applebees as gifts for the rest of your life, just keep believing.

Whats the one thing you always have when going on a hike or an adventure?
I’d like to say something cool like a journal or a my favorite knife (both of which I do often carry)… but what I know makes it on every trip would be some kind of camera, whether it’s a GoPro, a fancy DSLR or just the one on my phone.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I wanted to paint the bathrooms in my new house, but first needed to repair some spots and places along the walls and ceiling where the paint was chipping. I decided to do the job myself and watched some instructional YouTube videos, which said to use a putty knife and simply chip away the surrounding area that came up easy. Unfortunately when I began chipping away it ALL came up easy… so I ended up turning a few 4 inch cracks into several 2-3 foot patches. It quickly went from DIY to DI-WHY THE HECK DID I DO THIS???

If you could get rid of any one state, which would it be and why?
Without question or any hesitation whatsoever – the state of Kansas. I drove it from end to end once on a road trip to Colorado, and felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Nothing to see but rolling tumble weeds and wind mills on repeat the entire way.

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
I feel like a little of both, but definitely more of a hunter.

What is always in your refrigerator?
Duke’s Mayonnaise. Chicken Salad. Sirracha Sauce.

It’s 5pm. What are you drinking?
If I could snap my fingers and magically have a beer in hand, probably anything from Creature Comforts… like a Tropicalia or KoKo Buni. Reminds me of good times had in Athens.

You’re having a bad day, what makes it better?
Being silly and spending some quality time with my wife and dogs.

If you could choose only one song to play every time you walked into a room what would it be?
Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees.

What do you want to do when you grow up?
Roam the world and write short stories.


Cheers, Jeremy!