Alumnus Brittany Bottoms graduated in 2010 and went to Tarrant County College and Tarleton State University.
What have you done after high school?
“After high school l completed my basics at Tarrant County College,” Bottoms said. “l received my Bachelors of Arts, Marketing at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“l knew l wanted to find a career that balanced my creative and analytical mind,” Bottoms said.
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“Practicing and mastering good study habits now will help much more than you realize,” Bottoms said.
Explain your job now, what you are doing, different aspects of your job.
“l am the Marketing Manager and Riding Academy Coordinator for Fort Worth Harley-Davidson,” Bottoms said. “l also sit on the board for a non-profit, The Ultimate Healing Kit. My role as a Marketing Manager is very diverse and each day is different from the next. l am responsible for sending accurate information to a design company for our creatives, and then making edits and approving the final product. l manage social media campaigns and analyze which strategies perform the best. A large chunk of my time is dedicated to event planning. l am in charge of booking musical talent, food vendors, and planning activities for our guest. I am also responsible for partnering with local nonprofits and planning fundraising activities. As the Riding Academy Coordinator l am responsible for the enrollment of students for our new rider program. l ensure everyone is signed up, paid and all paper work is in place. l prepare class materials and welcome bags for the students and make sure they feel comfortable at their new Harley Home.
The past year I have served on the board for The Ultimate Healing Kit. We raise money through different fundraising activities to build after surgery care kits for breast cancer patients. My main role is the planning and execution of the motorcycle ride, Revvin’ for the Ribbon.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My plans for the future are to one day run my own event planning company,” Bottoms said. “l have found my passion and I cannot wait to explore it to the fullest.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Take as many electives & dual credit classes as you can now,” Bottoms said. “The more subjects you explore and experiences you have the closer you are to finding your passion.”