Name: TJ Deluccia
How long have you been in Greenville? I have been in Greenville for 8 years, but in the Upstate for 24 years.
Most interesting fact about you: I have flown a prop plane with my friend's dad, who was a pilot for the Air Force, over the Clemson area a few times. It was so much more fun/terrifying than I could have imagined.
I also had the opportunity to help produce and be in a Budweiser commercial that aired during the World Series a few years back.
Your background: I was born in South Florida and my family moved to the Upstate of South Carolina when I was still in pre-school. I am constantly asked where I am from because of my lack of a great southern accent, but truth is I'm from here.
I went to Wren in Piedmont, SC through all of grade school (started dating my now wife in high school) and went a whole 20 minutes down the road to attend Clemson University.
Post college I was able to jump straight into an amazing career in advertising and marketing where I got to touch faucets of print production, account management, video production management, project management, experience design, and digital marketing. But beyond the experiences, it's the people in the city that has made this such a fun career thus far.
Last year, my wife and I were blessed with our first child, a baby girl, and I really love that she will be able to grow up in a place like Greenville.
Currently reading or watching: Reading: 15 Commitments of a Conscious Leader and watching: Cheers.
Hobby: I have a host of hobbies that go all over the map. Creative hobbies are acrylic painting, sound engineering, logo designs. Athletic hobbies disc golf, golf, rec soccer (goalie), and college football enthusiast. Food hobbies - I love all things foodie from high end pizza. I'm always down to eat something new, and I recently created homemade hot sauce from my small garden.
Tagline/motto: Encourage People to Live in a Spirit of Play. Keeping life in perspective and taking each day as a chance to be positive when surrounded by negative.
Who do you work for? Engenius. Engenius is a digital marketing agency demystifying the world of digital marketing to help businesses get everything they need in a marketing portfolio and nothing they don't.
What is your day-to-day on the job? My job is to keep the team on track on a day-to-day basis, but also always thinking about the big picture and how things could be improved to set Engenius up for long-term success. I want our team to always be looking to improve and question the way we do things as a part of our culture/DNA.
I look for adaptability of my teammates and leverage their strengths regularly, helping to transform our CEO's vision into a concrete plan.
Every day is completely different, but connecting with each individual as often as possible to figure out how I can utilize their talents to make them fulfilled in their role and to help Engenius hit its goals as a company is why I love to come to work everyday.
How do you think Greenville would describe you in one word? "Collaborative." Everyone is capable of an amazing, original, game changing idea, and I want to hear all of them.
How would you describe Greenville in one word? Authentic
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville morning hangout? Village Grind
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville evening hangout? Birds Fly South/Hampton Station