In May this year, NEXT Kicked off their Summer Internship Program.
You heard from Collin Edwards previously and this month, we are happy to welcome Andrej Suttles. A Furman Grad and entrepreneur at heart with a passion for helping others.
We asked him to write a little about himself and answer a few questions. Hope you enjoy learning about this engaging young man as we did!
My name is Andrej Suttles, that’s right, with a silent “j”, & I’m a recent Furman Graduate where I studied Computer Science and Science Education while also setting the career receiving yard record for the Paladins on the football field. 🏈
I’m a huge family person & love to help the next person out as long as they’re willing to help themselves! I currently have 2 kids, my English bulldogs, Debo & Shayla! 🐶
I enjoy capturing memories in motion through my media company, Suttlesolution Media LLC.
To make a long story short, we help small businesses & entrepreneurs connect to their target audiences & help them tell their stories through various visuals!
In addition to media, I have a podcast I enjoy doing, No Rain No Rainbows 🌈, that focuses on self development & going through the rain to get the sunshine! Everybody wants the pleasure, but they don’t want the rain, but you can’t get the sunshine, without a little rain!
Finally, I enjoy serving on the Board Of Directors for STRIDES tutoring, a faith based nonprofit that helps kids maintain their reading and math levels!
For this final quarter, My goal will be to launch a nonprofit here in the upstate, T.H.E.M(The healthy empowerment movement), that will strive to build children’s confidence & their ability to handle criticism while also combating childhood bullying & obesity. We plan to do this through a Bootcamp that the kids will attend and participate in which will yield them a certificate of completion upon finishing the Bootcamp!
A little Q & A!
- What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
Tom & Jerry FOR SURE!
- Can you play any instruments?
Instruments make music, & I can whistle, so kinda 😉
- What’s the strangest talent you have?
I have this weird talent to where I can monetize any idea that comes to mind.
- Do you have any strange phobias?
I don’t like feet. – Podophobia
- What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Go Skydiving, Hop on a moving train & ride it somewhere, See the Northern lights
- How many different states have you lived in?
3! (GA, FL, SC)
- If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nipsey Hussle – Face The World
- What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island?
Machete w/ Fire starter, Flare Gun, Large Filter Water Bottle
- What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?
” Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”