Greetings

By , March 1, 2011
Adam Yerdon

Hello readers, my name is Adam (yes another one). I am the new intern here at Great Coasters, helping hold down the fort here in Pennsylvania. I was hired on to help finish the new Millennium Flyer trains for Gwazi – an older GCII ride that opened in 1999, but featured a different set of rolling stock – and to help get the new shop organized, as well as any other misadventures that may come up.
To tell you a little about myself, I’m from Omaha, Nebraska (“somewhere in middle-America”). I attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha for Civil Engineering. I grew up in Omaha, but did find myself living in the Black Hills of South Dakota for a number of years. If you haven’t heard of the Black Hills, or have considered visiting…I would highly recommend it. Mt. Rushmore is truly something to behold.
I have always had a passion for things that featured rails, which got me into model-making at a very young age. Building models and playing games like Roller Coaster Tycoon were all part of my misspent youth, along with outdoor activities year-round…my favorite of which has been Ice Hockey.
Keeping a creative outlet in model building and artistry, led me to keep searching for ways to stay passionate, and use my talents for good and not evil. I decided at a very young age that designing roller coasters seemed like an ideal carrier for me. Since then I have been following the necessary steps to get into the industry and make a name for myself. Going through college and continuously putting my name out there is ultimately what landed me an opportunity to come out here and be an intern for Great Coasters.
With this blog, I look forward to telling you the stories of one of the top roller coaster manufacturers in the world. And just remember, if you feel strongly about something, you need to take the right paths to get there, and never be afraid to ask for directions along the way.


2 Responses to “Greetings”

  1. Brandon Bushman says:

    Glad to see you updating the blog! I was afraid it had died perhaps. Please do keep us updated on all the happenings that go on during your tenure at GCI.

  2. Manni Smith says:

    Hey man, its nice to see you were able to make it far with your passion. I can agree with everything you said because I am the same with roller coaster designing.

    I just had a quick question for you, how did the process for you getting into this firm go? (Step by Step)

    I have great interest in your journey because I Live in DE, and with almost every other firm so far away, I want to follow your steps basically

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