My First Sixth Months: Partner Relations Manager Edition

In one sentence, what does the Partner Relations team do?

Our team works as the bridge between Sixthman and our "partners" (the teams that represent our headlining bands and/or the various companies we collaborate with) to bring the event of their dreams to life!


What are your top three moments thus far?

1.     Getting hired! I worked for Sixthman as a Ninja Intern and then a Part-Time Ninja when I was in college and always looked up to the Partner Relations team during that time. Then I moved to Nashville for a few years after I graduated and got incredible experience working at an artist management company. That job gave me the skills to thrive in this role today. It’s a dream realized to get to do the work I am doing now!


2.     Every moment on the ship. I love seeing all of the hard work everyone puts in come to life. I love acting on my feet when a partner throws us a curve ball. I truly enjoy bouncing all over the ship all day making sure our partners are happy and taken care of.

And sometimes we get to do really silly and fun things on board, like – surprise someone with a bathtub full of ice and beer or be the transporter Chris Jericho’s championship belt across the ship.

3.     Developing relationships with my specific partners. I currently lead the relationship with the partners on The Outlaw Country Cruise, The Walker Stalker Cruise, and The Melissa Etheridge Cruise. Every partner is different, which is part of the fun, and I love figuring out the best way to communicate and work with them to create the best events for our guests.


Favorite ship snack?

Anything from the juice bar!


Most steps walked in a day on the ship?

25,000? Somewhere around 8 miles…


If you could pick the towel animal that shows up on your bed every day, what would it be?

A sloth :)


Final thoughts?

I love my team! Major shout out to Gabrielle, Alex, Darby, and my fabulous leader, Natalie, for teaching me SO much over the past six months. #youhavebigeyes #GabbyWendyandtheNewGirl 

-       Sixthman Ansley