Brooke Giacin is a Division I student athlete at Baylor University.
I was featured in the Aug. 2018 issue
of Sidelines Magazine!
My name is Brooke Giacin. I believe with ambition and passion, anyone can create their own success.
I am a sophomore student athlete on the Baylor University Equestrian team. My experience as a student athlete has allowed me to develop time management skills, to never lose sight of your goals, and how to be a team player. Equestrian is an individual sport; however, at the collegiate level it becomes a team effort. This skills have helped me excel in my academics and work environment.
I am a Finance and Journalism major, I have taken courses in public speaking, quantitative business analysis, software applications, and interviewing.
As a senior in high school, I started my own freelance photography and videography company. Through this I learned how to pay attention to detail and step out of my comfort zone.
By starting this business, it introduced me to the marketing industry which enabled me to work as a marketing intern for the Traverse City Horse Shows. Traverse City Horse Shows taught me interpersonal skills, active listening, and problem solving.
I could go on and on explaining the impact horses have had on my life; however, horses divulged one of my true passions and talents: photography. As cliche as it sounds, I think photography forces the viewer to focus on the moments and capture them. Life is too short to be oblivious to the beauty that surrounds us. My passion and background allow me to be creative in my field.
2020 has taught people across the globe to appreciate life at a deeper level. I do so, through the camera.
I believe it is essential to learn from others while simultaneously growing from them. Working for and with Kathy Russell, Annie Patterson, Catie Staszak, Shownet, Diana Hadsall, and Bridgette Ness has granted me the knowledge and abilities to develop a style of my own. This style has helped me cultivate a name for myself and opportunities to work for international and national media teams. These include Traverse City Horse Shows and Equiline. In addition to media outlets, I have worked side by side with the CEO and designer of Ruespari, Adrianne Marciano. She has taught me the importance of detail in any component of business.
Art can be creative but how you make it abstract is a gift in itself.
"You have to be odd to be number one."
- Dr. Seuss
Brooke Giacin working behind the scenes with Ruespari.
Brooke Giacin (right) and Kathy Russell (left) working at the Palm Beach Masters in 2019.
Brooke Giacin working for Kathy Russell at the Palm Beach Masters 2019.