Meet the Team: Jarrett Jackson

Jarrett Jackson

Welcome to the TMC interview! What attracted you to Tigermoth Creative?
I was attracted to Tigermoth by their passion and drive to promote their clients’ stories, using a variety of skills that each of the partners possess, combined with an authentic care and belief in the product.

You’re going to serve in the Project Manager role. What’s the key to effective project management and client relations?
Being an effective PM is recognizing that time is your best friend and worst enemy. Knowing that allows for prompt responses and finding the best ways to approach a particular project or parts of a project. This is especially key in regards to client relations as it is vital to the success of the project and any associated timelines.

What excites you most about working in downtown Greensboro?
Downtown Greensboro offers a small window into the history of the city. As the city grows, there is an artistic influence which makes for some scenic murals and streets. Also, what better location to work than one that offers a multitude of places to eat!

Who is your biggest inspiration in life and how did they help shape you into the person you are today?
My biggest inspiration comes in the form of my family, from my grandmother down. My mother and each one of my aunts and uncles all played a pivotal role in my development. High standards were set from a young age, but they also made it clear that we aren’t perfect and will sometimes fail…but how you respond to adversity is what will make or break one’s success.

Who is on your playlist right now? What are you watching?
My playlist, hmmm…it is a mixed bag of music from pop, to R&B, to hip hop, to alternative rock. Music is a mood thing for me so the time of day and my mood will determine what I am listening to. 

I enjoy watching “The Walking Dead” — however, I am currently in a show hole, so I have started taking recommendations. After flipping a coin, “All American” is what fate selected.

What is your ultimate dream job? If you could make an impact doing anything, what would it be?
My dream job has changed over the years. I used to want to be a professional basketball player, then bad bones and a hard head derailed that…so now my dream job would be a professional motorcycle or race car driver (anything that gets the adrenaline pumping). 

If I could make an impact doing anything, it would be something environmental but not quite sure what it would be.

How do you spend your free time outside of Tigermoth?
In my free time, I am with my daughters doing whatever it is they want to do. Other times I am playing golf or going to the drag strip. Then there are times I am hanging out at Hanging Rock or going to the beach. Also, I like visiting breweries and vineyards to try the different types of beer and wine that’s offered. When I am not on the go, I love binge-watching tv shows and movies.

What surprises you the most about Tigermoth?
The biggest surprise to me is the size of the company — their reach and the amount of opportunities they are awarded reflect that of a much larger company. 

What are people surprised to learn about you?
Not too sure how to answer this, but I do like seeing people’s reaction when I tell them I have never seen any “Star Wars” movies. 

Also, I grew up playing the violin from third grade to eighth grade. I stopped playing once I got to high school as my focus shifted strictly to basketball.

Tell us about your ideal summer day.
The perfect summer day for me would be waking up for an 8 a.m. tee time, followed by a spirited drive on some curvy country roads before heading to relax the rest of the day by the pool with a cocktail in hand and some food on the grill.

Where would you take the Tigermoth team out to dinner?
It would have to be somewhere interactive, like some sort of murder mystery dinner. What better way to have a meal than while also being a suspect in a mystery?

What would your 10-year-old self think about you?
If for some supernatural “Adam Project” reason I was able to meet 10-year-old me and introduced myself as the 38-year-old version, I think his the first words would be, “You’re shorter than I expected to be!” I would tell him to keep doing things exactly the way he’s doing them, but to listen to the doctors — it’ll save a lot of pain and broken bones.  

Overall, the 10-year-old version of myself would be satisfied to know that some things didn’t go as planned or imagined, but if this is the worst case scenario, then we’re on the right track.

Jarrett Jackson is a Project Manager at Tigermoth Creative. New York born, North Carolina raised, Jarrett is known for his humor and heart, with aspirations to coach basketball and mentor young adults.