By day, we’re marketing geeks. Computer nerds. Quirky writers and artists. And damn proud of it!

But after hours, our team members shed their marketing capes – and pursue all kinds of cool Hobbies, Interests and Talents (we call them HITs for short).

Here’s how David Searns, Haley Marketing’s CEO, “chills out”:

HIT: Ice Hockey

Back Story

I always loved ice hockey, but never thought I had the skill to try it. After watching my daughter, Becca, play for a couple years, I finally signed up for a learn-to-play class.

That was six years ago – and I’m still playing today. Along the way, I’ve shown my teammates (especially my daughter) that getting older is no reason to, well, get older. Today, I’m the old guy on my team…but leading the team in points this season!

What do I love most about the sport?

The adrenaline rush. The physical effort required. The fact that I stink (well, I’m definitely not our best player) and it’s still wickedly fun!

Oh, and playing the sport has definitely improved my swearing technique – I’ve expanded my vocabulary and increased my decibel level.

Favorite hockey memory

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to play in a tournament with my daughter (see the pic above). It was a fun, competitive experience – and our team won! Luckily for us, Becca is an extremely talented hockey player.

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