The Receptionist has left the building

Fair warning: There are naughty words in this video not approved by your mother.

Travis Betz (guy in the video) and I are two guys from the same high school both living in California and chasing slightly different dreams. I’m working at Youth Specialties, equipping and encouraging youth workers, Travis is making twisted little independent films.

Travis was one year behind me but we were involved in a lot of the same stuff in school so we crossed paths a bit. If I remember correctly we were both in show choir and some musicals together. [Jazz hands!] I’ll let you make assumptions about a high school that produced both a guy who makes independent horror flicks and a guy who spends most of his time thinking about church stuff. There are some strange correlations.

Yesterday was Travis’ last day at his day job where he worked as a receptionist. For the last five years he’s combined the relative boredom of answering phones with his passion for making movies, putting together some amazingly fun stuff in a YouTube series called, The Receptionist.

So here’s to you Travis. Chase those dreams, baby.

By Adam McLane

Adam McLane is a partner at The Youth Cartel, co-author of A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media, blogger of 10+ years, and a fan of all things San Diego State University Aztecs.

3 replies on “The Receptionist has left the building”

Yeah, this guy beat me out in the YouTube NextUp contest. Doh! lol He’s getting the $35k from YouTube, one-on-one mentoring, and soon site-wide promotion on YouTube along with the other winners, which effectively turns YouTube into a full-time career. Congrats to him!

@tim- Yeah, I didn’t figure out why he was quitting until after I created this post. Excited for him and hope it goes well. That’s a lot of cheese for making videos!

He got a major plug from one of the of the top YouTubers which sent him a lot of votes. I got a couple pats on the back from other YouTubers, but nothing to compete with people who have around 1 million subscribers. Oh well. Good for him!

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