Nothing speaks better for our regional than when someone from here decides to return after college and make this their home as an adult. Trey Gilreath with the Johnson City Cardinals is that guy! If you are having a bad day, a few minutes hanging around Trey will have you smiling and cutting up before you know it. If you haven’t had the chance to meet this incredible guy, here you go.
BRIAN: Trey, thanks for taking time to talk with me. Will you please start us off by talking about where you grew up and how that time in your life shaped who you are?
TREY: I grew up here in the Tri Cities. I don’t believe I can narrow down a certain time that helped shaped my life, but I do have certain people that have. My Father, and Mother have been extremely supportive and shaped me in to the man I am today. Another person that I must include is my collegiate baseball coach Jeremy Christian. He taught me how to handle a lot of situations that help me every day. Without those role models it is hard to tell where I would be today, so for that I am very thankful.
BRIAN: The people who live here and this region itself are truly remarkable. What do you like best about being in this area compared to other places you have seen?
TREY: I was lucky to have the opportunity to travel the country while playing collegiate baseball. One thing I realized is that there is no place like East Tennessee. The people in this area are truly the best. It is one of the few places when someone asks how you are doing, they genuinely care.
BRIAN: Faith is another huge part of daily life for many of us in this region. How does your faith impact your day-to-day routine and guide you?
TREY: Faith is a huge part of my life. I trust in his guidance with every decision I make. I believe God guides me through my darkest hour, as well as my brightest. I owe all my success to him.
BRIAN: I want to end this with giving you the chance to tell folks about your work and how they can learn more. But first, I know you focus on families a lot in your promotions, does the response to that indicate this region places a high value on family life?
TREY: I believe so. This region is very family oriented, and it is great to see. During the summer families are together the most. We want those families to come out and make memories at the ballpark. The best part about my job is seeing a family in the stadium having a blast, and making memories for a lifetime.
BRIAN: Ok, here is the one I have been waiting for. There is always something cool going on with the Johnson City Cardinals! Tell folks a little about it and how they can learn more.
TREY: It is an exciting time to be a Cardinal. The community has been great in supporting us, and like I have always said we are nothing without our fans. We wanted to say thank you to our community and fans by giving away replica championship rings. Marsh Regional Blood Center helped us make that possible this year, and it was a great turn out. We have a lot of great promotions still to come, three bobblehead nights, two firework nights, jersey shirt night, and much more. If someone would like to know more they can visit www.jccardinals.com, and if they are interested in tickets call us at 423-461-4866 ask for David and he will take care of you.