At the beginning of the summer, Evolution Dog Wash had the pleasure of hiring Parker Skiles as an intern. In the past three months he’s been with the company, Parker has learned to build dog washes from the ground up and assist on the business side with database management and marketing. Here’s his story.
Parker grew up in Golden, CO not far from the Evolution Dog Wash headquarters. As a family friend to Evolution Dog Wash owner, Matt Ogden, he knew Parker would be a great addition to his team for Parker’s hard work, dedication and drive for excellence.
Over the summer Parker learned how to assemble and build Evolution Dog Wash machines to custom specs and make variations per customer’s requests. “At first, I was intimidated to build something so high tech and substantial, I didn’t want to let anyone down. But I quickly learned step-by-step and with the support of the build-out team and high-tech experts, I could actually put together a high-grade, stainless steel dog wash that would pass all our final inspection tests before being shipped out perfectly to the field. It was a pretty rewarding experience,” says Parker.
In addition to building dog washes, Parker was also able to assist on the business and marketing side, gathering research and data to help build and grow the company. He will soon be reaching out to all our Evolution Dog Wash customers to collect photos of our dog washes in the field being used and enjoyed by dogs all across the country. If you are a customer and have a photo to submit and share with others, please send it to Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parker is currently a senior at the University of San Diego, studying business and finance. After college, Parker hopes to pursue a career in corporate finance. In his free time Parker likes to play golf, travel and spend time with his family and friends. Parker has one dog, a pug named Einstein, who loves treats and going to his local Evolution Dog Wash.