Rod Haden has played several different roles since beginning his career at the Erwin Center in 1999. From working in the administrative offices to supervising event staff to assisting with computer services, Rod has seen it all. As we prepare to begin a new season, Rod shares what makes our beloved venue so special to him and why he wakes up every morning excited to go to work.
“I joined the Erwin Center in 1999 and quickly fell in love. What we do here is so special; a crazy combination of show business, athletics, academics and everything in between. Where else could I ever hope to work where I might come in behind clowns and elephants or spend my afternoon listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama? I’ve helped insert batteries into thousands of red, white and blue lights handed out to fans before the Dixie Chicks concert and I’ve walked miles of concourse wiping up gallons of spilled beer and wine. I never know what I’m going to get when I come to work and I love it like no other job I’ve ever had.
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