This is a blog for Vince Hordemann. Thank you for visiting my personal webpage!
I started this website in August of 2016. It has evolved over time and exists today for three reasons. First, I like being held accountable. Every week I post my weekly goals and then publish them so they are out there for anyone to see. Though no one ever has, I like that I can be called out on them if I’m not working toward them.
Two, writing every day helps me become a better writer. Communication is an important skill and writing is a great way to improve. Whether it is words on paper or voices in a video, if you can clearly write it, you can communicate it.
And the third reason is that I have an interest in sharing my sports marketing ideas with others. I’ve been in sports marketing and management for almost 20 years yet I’m still trying to figure it out. By sharing ideas and starting conversations, my hope is that someday I will.
I’ve structured this blog as a journal of different projects, how and why I’m working on them and the goals and steps I’m taking to achieve them. I’ve tried to make them sort-able so that if there is a specific project or topic you are interested in, it will be easier for you to follow.
A little background on me
I grew up in Southern Idaho and currently live in Eagle, Idaho. I’ve been fortunate to travel to different parts of the world and have lived in different parts of the country from the west coast to the south. Everywhere that I’ve been has helped to build me into who I am. At the same time, it made me really appreciate how much I love my state of Idaho.
Following high school, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho. My time in Moscow, Idaho taught me how to solve problems and meet friends that I consider family. It was an incredible part of my life.
I started my professional career in Santa Rosa, California as a product marketing engineer. While I quickly realized that the engineering life wasn’t exactly for me, the marketing piece was inspiring and I needed to find a way to apply those skills to the sports world…and make a living at it.
That led me to the pursuit of an MBA, which I managed to get from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an unforgettable experience in an amazing city where I got a top education and met some special people. What’s the good word?
Sports and Business
From there I took a job with the Idaho Stampede in Boise, Idaho as the Director of Public Relations. As a CBA and then NBA D-League team, I got the chance to learn the PR world of sports and hone my communication skills. The team moved me into a Vice President role where I got to work on being someone’s boss. It was a great way to find the right people that fit into the culture I wanted to build.
Eventually, my entrepreneur side won out and I started my own business along with my brother, Clint. We’ve been running Select Basketball (formerly Idaho Select Basketball) since 2002 and have also started other businesses including the Transition Hoops Report (a high school basketball prospect report) and Select Printing (a screen printing company).
My current lifestyle
Life is great! I’m the father of three kids that keep my wife and me on our toes. But they bring more joy than I ever thought possible. And my wife, Jennifer Nichole, is the hardest working woman and most dedicated mother I’ve ever known. It sounds cliche but my family is my greatest inspiration and motivation to work hard, continuously improve myself and make sure that I’m a positive role model.
I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to shoot me an email or contact me via any of the social networks on this page.