We had the good fortune of connecting with Ethan Becker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ethan, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
It started with my love of theme parks which then led to my Youtube channel. I then decided I want to really grow and make Theme Park Wizard a brand.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I currently work for LAUSD with my degree in Urban Studies and Planning. I am currently an office tech, but am looking to move on up into the Planning Dept. Separately I am working on my brand and YouTube channel and looking to grow them both as fast and as much as possible. It definitely took some time to achieve where I am at now with LAUSD because I had to pass numerous tests and go through a massive waiting period and interviews before I got the job. As for my brand and YouTube channel it has definitely been a challenge to get to where I am today with almost 1,100 subscribers and a decent amount of sales for my merch. It was a challenge learning how to edit and make thumbnails and make god videos and it is a process I am honestly still learning as of today.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to some of my favorite places in LA such as Santa Monica, Hollywood, West LA, Runyon Canyon, Downtown, and all of SoCal’s theme parks! I would also take them to Malibu and Venice Beach to check out our beautiful shoreline.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout Youtube and Christopher for really helping me out with my channel and I also would love to shout out Eastwind Screenprint for making all of my clothes and accessories for me!

Website: themeparkwizard.net

Instagram: theme_park_wizard

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethan-becker-89342ab1/

Twitter: @theme_wizard

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThemeParkWizard101

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJcSzAJm8OVI_1P-yjRm1CQ

Other: themestorewizard.com

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