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Meet Our New Digital Content Manager: Jacob Bases

We are excited to announce that we have hired Jacob Bases as our new Digital Content Manager.  We sat down with Jacob to learn a little more about him and what exciting plans he has for LEC!

LEC: Tell us a bit about yourself - who you are, how long you've been in the Mankato area, what else you're involved in work-wise and hobbies.

JB: My name is Jacob Bases, and I have been living in Mankato for ten years after returning home to be closer to my family. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, participating in hobbies such as mountain biking, hiking, birding, and photography. Additionally, I enjoy creating various types of music from programming synthesizers to playing Bass Guitar and Baritone Ukulele.
Working with people has always been a joy for me. During my time in Mankato, I worked as a bartender for a number of years and co-founded Triple Falls Productions LLC with a close friend. We specialize in producing and capturing events and entertainment, and we also host a podcast that focuses on arts and culture in the area.

LEC: What drew you to want to work at Living Earth Center?

JB: In 2022, my awareness of the Living Earth Center grew through my friendship with the garden manager, Mal Murphy, and the former marketing advisor, Noah. I began attending some of the garden's events and had the chance to meet other staff members. I found the garden's areas and the philosophies behind the events appealing. Naturally, when the opportunity to get more involved presented itself, I was happy to step in.

LEC: What are some things you have in the works as far as digital content for LEC?

JB: I intend to produce a podcast that helps the Living Earth Center tell its story, as well as helps educate folks on the topics that align with our mission and values. This podcast will have impact statements, stories, and educational segments to help folks with a range of issues from the garden to food preparation and sustainability.
I also plan on capturing our events at a higher level to preserve the educational content and show people what we have to offer.
Finally, I would love to make some fun video content to draw in a wider audience, maybe some cooking reels or anything else I can learn and share along the way.

LEC: Anything else you want to share?

JB: My favorite local bird is the Pileated Woodpecker.