Sunday, November 13, 2011

Craft Talk: Meet Ed Link

IRC member Ed Link is a fun guy and knows how to entertain a crowd! He's responsible for Business Development for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and in about four years time since he moved to the area, he's helped expand the chamber and rotary membership rosters.

When he's not drumming up business for the chamber, you'll find Ed on the beach playing volleyball, his new athletic love. "My office on the weekends is the beach and the volleyball fields." He's also learned the fine art of wine tasting--California has abundant opportunities for this--- and sailing--which evidently seems to be a lot tamer in the open ocean than his AK roots.

Before he moved to California, he lived on a riverboat in Little Rock, and was the membership chair of the Little Rock Chamber. He also filled his free time with sailing and sailboat racing on the river in Arkansas, evidently the winds there providing challenging sailing.

Ed, a jock at heart, tells us his Conway, Arkansas (30 miles north of Little Rock) upbringing was a wholesome and great place to grow up. The school system there especially catered to his athletic love of baseball, and he eventually joined a minor league baseball league in Hayes, KS.

Thanks Ed for the entertaining craft talk!