Member of the Month: Erik Carlson

Member of the Month: Erik Carlson

Name: Erik Carlson
Company: ATX Video Marketing
Role: Owner

 

      1. What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?
        Moved down to Austin 6 years ago to work full time at a video production company
      2. What are you involved with in AYC AND what is your favorite part of AYC?
        I’m involved in donating my time and skills into creating videos for the FAVE Gala, LEAD Changemaker luncheon, and even bartending for the Texas tailgate.My favorite part about being involved in AYC is the sense of being part of the community with other young professionals. that make Austin so unique and special.
      3. Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?
        I only brunch on Sundays and you will find me at Bangers or East Side Tavern. I’m into brunch so much that my friends’ made a custom shirt for me to wear on Sunday brunches.
      4. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
        Stop time to fit everything in on a day
      5. If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?
        Charlie Sheen. It would always be a party next door.
      6. If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?
        I always take my out of town guests to Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery right when I pick them up at the airport.
      7. If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?
        On town lake with a cooler full of drinks on my stand up paddle board.
      8. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
        Depending on the person I tell them either a cinematographer or digital marketing strategist.
      9. What technology could you not live without?
        Video camera of course!
      10. Who inspires you?
        I’m inspired by my fellow peers/friends who are entrepreneurs
      11. What is your proudest accomplishment?
        Being self sufficient in a business that I went to college for after it being just a hobby while in high school
      12. If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
        Scottsdale, AZ or Chicago (only during the Summers)
      13. I want to learn how to…?
        Fly a plane
      14. Pick:
        Soup or Salad?
        Soup
        Indoors or Outdoors?  
        Outdoors
        Winter or Summer?  
        Summer
        Tea or Coffee?
        Coffee
        Mountains or Beach?
        Beach
      15. Favorite Drink?
        White Claw
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