Lindsey Goodson: January 2022 Wild Thing Award Winner

Lindsey Goodson: January 2022 Wild Thing Award Winner

Being intentionally adaptable means “consciously embracing change, through mutual flexibility, strategic innovation, and purpose-driven versatility, to advance our people, products and services.

Lindsey Goodson has tackled a lot of responsibilities from her 2021 summer internship position to full-time employee. With grit and determination, Lindsey completes multiple projects that aren’t in her job description. 

When one of her team members were out on leave, she stepped in to fill the gap and help our company recruit new hires. To do so, her outstanding organizational and communication skills were put into use. 

Lindsey has grown so much over the past year and we are so appreciative of her hard work! Congratulations, Lindsey Goodson! 

That’s a Wrap! 2021 Year End Wrap Up

That’s a Wrap! 2021 Year End Wrap Up

If you were along for the ride you would have known it was a WILD one. As a team, RiverWild faced many challenges that may have seemed to be an inconvenience at the time. This did not stop our hardworking employees from bringing that “W” this year. We embraced the change and adapted with an unwavering drive in order to succeed. Showing up each day with a Will to Win helped us make this one of the Best Places to Work. 

RiverWild CEO and founder Reid Smith and Jaclyn Smith are so proud of each and every one of their WILD employees this year. They appreciate all of their hard work and dedication throughout the year. 

Thank you to everyone who has invested their hard work and time to serve each other and the community. Here’s to 2022! Stay WILD! 

Austin Marsland: Annual 2021 Wild Thing Award Winner

Austin Marsland: Annual 2021 Wild Thing Award Winner

Congratulations to Austin Marsland, the Annual 2021 Wild Thing Award Winner! Throughout the year, Austin has exemplified our WILD core values as a leader. 

Hands down, Austin brought the Will to Win. His high drive and work ethic are endless, pushing him to achieve success. Between his time commitment, energy, and hours, Austin carried out the values of our mission. 

His desire to win is unstoppable. He works tirelessly to push our new home construction efforts forward. He also tackles enormous transactions related to rental portfolios and the farm. 

Connecting with others around the office shows his true compassion for our employees. He also worked hard to bring forward new software to increase operational efficiencies. 

By having an efficient and effective system for the company, he checks things off his to-do list at a fast pace. Something that people may not realize is that Austin completes so many things no one even knows about.

Congratulations to Austin Marsland on his big win! Our company would not be where it is today without him!

2021 Compassion Award Winner: Eric Gutierrez

2021 Compassion Award Winner: Eric Gutierrez

Each day, OneCompassion strives and encourages others to live compassionately. Not only does this mean to serve each other but to also serve our community. To do so, one may go out of their way to better others, often when it’s inconvenient. Without order or question, one seeks out those opportunities day in and day out. 

Serving our community goes beyond personal benefit. It is all about dedicating time, energy, and effort towards a bigger cause. Whether it is through volunteering or giving financially, any act of kindness serves both each other and the community. 

Through an ample amount of humility and consideration for others, OneCompassion recognizes Eric Gutierrez as the 2021 Compassion Award recipient. Throughout the year Eric went above and beyond by helping our people division and marketing teams to develop bilingual communications. Being a servant leader to his team, Eric has helped our Spanish-speaking employees stay engaged and informed. 

During the holiday season, Eric volunteered to help our annual Holiday Ministry. He continued to help us communicate with Spanish-speaking families. Along with communicating, Eric helped contact 17 of our 107 families to determine needs, gifts, and scheduled delivery times. Our team is so grateful for Eric as he has taught us valuable language skills and his dedication to serve others along with OneCompassion. 

With a Will to Win and a big heart, we congratulate Eric Gutierrez on winning the 2021 Compassion Award. We greatly appreciate his humble service and contribution to the community!

5 Reasons You Should Intern at RiverWild

5 Reasons You Should Intern at RiverWild

By Michelle Lantz, 2021 Intern

Are you looking for a WILD internship this summer? Look no further than the heart of Clayton, NC. Here at RiverWild, we have so much to offer. Expand your horizons, compassion, and will to win with us! Here are 5 reasons from a previous intern on why you should apply! 

1. Real World Experience

Break out of your comfort zone and experience the real world! RiverWild and its motivated group of employees are there to guide you. Whether you have a lot or no experience, you are treated equally. With an inclusive culture, everyone works together as a team to accomplish set goals. It is a glimpse into the “real world.” In the end, you may picture yourself completing a job you never thought you imagined. 

2. A Place to Call Home 

Whether you are walking through RiverWild’s office doors or stepping out onto the field, know you have people to call home. This work family is so inviting as they strive for success. As an intern, you will have a community of people who have your back in and out of work hours. 

3. Networking Opportunities

Throughout your time at RiverWild, people are here to help you network. Share this amazing opportunity with friends, family, and your LinkedIn fans! You never know what other glorious job offerings may come your way! 

4. Great Lunches

After working hard, lunch is a must! Walking downtown for a bite to eat with your co-workers or grubbing on a catered lunch are memories to make! 

5. Social Events 

Learning beyond your internship title, you get insight on RiverWild’s core values and passion behind the company. Attend lunch and learns and monthly group meetings to expand your knowledge! Not only are you connecting with your fellow interns but improving your critical thinking.  

Are you ready to apply? Click here to view open positions! Our team is excited to meet you. For more information view our website.

Tucker Hobbs: 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award Winner

Tucker Hobbs: 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award Winner

Congratulations to Tucker Hobbs on winning the 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award! 

Tucker Hobbs is an excellent example of what it means to be WILD. Now with a navy hard hat, his teammates can look up to Tucker, his leadership, and his knowledge on ways to apply our core values every day.

Two summers ago, Tucker was only an intern. Developing a will to win, he worked alongside Nick Kerley. He has grown tremendously at what he does helping him earn a promotion to the coordination level. Each day his grit, determination, and mission to impact and develop people shine through his work. 

Bringing that W to work allowed Tucker to be impacted and developed by others with more experience and is willing to be taught. He even turned down an opportunity to go on the project coordination team to gain field experience and grow his career in the field. 

Being intentionally adaptable can also be seen in Tucker. From different crews, job sites, and roles, his flexibility allowed for greater success. With each project, Tucker embraces change and holds himself accountable. 

Working alongside his teammates, Tucker lives compassionately. You can see how much he cares about our people and company. 

His disciplined execution stands out as he embraces a safety mindset. He tries each day to be efficient, especially with our fast-paced culture. 

Providence is so grateful for all that Tucker has done for the company. From intern to full time he brought that W while being impacted and developed. 

Congratulations to Tucker Hobbs on a job well done!