Skylight Showcase: New Hires of October 2018

Introducing the latest addition to the team! Learn more about Skylight’s Jack Coakley below:

Jack Coakley, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Cleveland

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

Right away, I felt a real connection with the leadership at Skylight. The men and women that make up this organization are genuine, ambitious, and kindhearted. I knew instantly that this was culture I wanted to be a part of.

What causes, or community services do you have a passion for?

Supporting local agriculture projects and food justice organizations has always been very important to me. Too many people in our country struggle to gain access to affordable and nourishing food items. Giving these initiatives a helping hand brings environmental wellness and social prosperity to people across our communities. Although I just moved to the Cleveland area at the tail end of the season, my hope is to work with groups like the Ohio City Farm in the near future!

Tell us about a few things you have on your bucket list.

Being a fervent home cook, I like to challenge myself by making my favorite dishes from scratch. I would like to perfect my ramen making abilities by the end of the year, since I could eat a bowl of it every day—the real kind, not the stuff that comes out of the microwave!

Also, I would really like to learn to surf, at least surf a single wave (this one always gets a chuckle from my friends and family, given that I am famously ungraceful).

What was the first concert you ever went to?

When I was 11 years old my dad brought me to see his favorite band, The Pogues. They’re an Irish punk band that were very popular in the 80’s…I was the youngest one there by a wide margin!  They put a tremendous show that my dad and I still talk about to this day.

If you absolutely had to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?

My rendition of “What’s Up?” By Four Non-Blondes is a real showstopper!

Thanks for sharing!