Our Sidekick community is made up of people from all walks of life. Their backgrounds, their passions and their stories are part of what makes them so good at what they do. Kasey is an all rounder with a background in pharmaceuticals and tennis instructing and a future in changing people’s lives. He has been in a movie, juggled multiple canapé trays and takes every opportunity by the horns. See why he loves what he does.
Where were you working before you started Sidekicking?
I spent six years in Boston working at a pharmaceutical company. The company supplied life changing therapies to patients worldwide. I was part of the team that begun the medicine creation process. I also worked with the Patient Insights department – our focus was on developing ways to improve our patients experience with the therapy and with the company.
Tell us something unique about yourself (hobbies, interests, experiences etc)
I’ve been a background actor in a feature film. You’ll see me here and there in the first five minutes of a movie called I Feel Pretty. I don’t know if I’ll win an Oscar (the competition is stiff). I’m a bit of a “movie goer” so being on the set of filming was a really cool experience for me.
What was your first Sidekicking gig?
I worked wait staff at a function for a catering company. I was hoping to ease into the experience with some canapé service, but that’s not how it played out. I was selected for drinks tray carry and was pretty nervous. I thought I was going to make a mess and ruin the entire evening, but I managed to keep the drinks upright and off of any guests. Success!
Coolest thing you’ve done at Sidekicker?
This is a tough one, it’s a toss up between two. I was able to land a job at the Melbourne Cup partnering with Uber and really enjoyed the role and the cup atmosphere. The other experience was working at the Night Noodle Markets serving up Pimm’s and making some friends along the way.
What was your first job?
I worked as a summer tennis instructor with my best friend for the parks and recreation department in the town I grew up in. It wasn’t Pawnee, but we had our fun. I worked with children from 6 – 12 year olds. I remember thinking the younger children were a riot.
What do you hope to do in the future?
Be happy. That’s the main goal, the dream. I don’t mind what I end up doing as long as I’m happy doing it. I’ve always been driven to help others, so I’m sure it’ll be something that’s revolving around people. If it’s a job that helps support me traveling and making other people happy, even better.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I wanted to be everything when I was younger. I had this desire and idea to have a different job every year. Always something new to be doing, constantly learning, that was really appealing to me.
With Sidekicker, I get to do that. I’ve held a variety of roles since starting at Sidekicker, so I’m always trying something new and learning.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to be a Sidekick?
Update your profile and elaborate on past experiences that will make you an attractive candidate. You want to be able to paint a picture for the client as an attractive candidate.
When you’re applying for Sidekicker roles, be honest and be true to who you are.
Why do you love what you do?
I love working with Sidekicker because I never know what I’m going to be doing next and that’s exciting to me. Getting an opportunity to do something I haven’t done yet is appealing. It means I’m constantly learning and challenging myself. It allows me to meet so many people from so many different walks of life – which is something I’m passionate about, it’s one reason I travel and why I moved to Australia.