Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCF chapter.

First off, tell me about yourself. What are your favorite things? Hobbies? Movie? Shows?
The two favorite things I like to do are to play a round of golf in good company (cigar mandatory), or to spend my day out on a lake using my boat, wakeboarding, wake surfing, or just cruising around with a boat full of my closest friends and guests.

Weirdest/silliest thing about you?
Weirdest/silliest thing about me is that I’ve got really strange love for Winnie the Pooh.

Tell me about your clothing company that’s in the works, Southern Acres Attire. Who are you working with? What are the future plans for the brand?
Currently, I am starting up a clothing line, Southern Acres Attire, with a few of my Delta Sigma Phi brothers, Matt Paule, Matt Montanarella and Chris Volker. Our current plans are to just get our product out there and known. We chose to start small with a few stable t-shirts and koozies to get our name known, and plan to move into a full line including everything from polos to sport shirts, to hats/visors – pretty much anything attire related.

What made you want to start a clothing company? How do you know what to do to start a company?
I’ve wanted to start a clothing line since my freshman year of high school. Being an business owner has been a dream of mine since as far back as I can remember. Currently, I’m a marketing student at UCF, but I’ve been using my experiences from the classrooms as well as first-hand experiences to help guide my portion of the company and to suggest ideas to move forward.

So you’re a new member of Delta Sigma Phi, how is it so far?
Being a member of Delta Sigma Phi has already proven to be the best decision of my life; not only is this fraternity made up of a great group of guys, it’s also shown to help with my grades, everything social, and just in general enjoying college. I experienced two years as a non-Greek student and the few weeks I’ve already spent as a Greek student has been at least ten times better.

What do you want to get out of the fraternity experience?
Honestly, I mainly joined a fraternity for the social growth. Having an entire brotherhood of guys you know you can call at anytime to help, to just hang out, or to talk is a great social experience, not to mention a great way to meet a much larger portion of the student body.

What are your goals for the future?
My only set-in-stone goal is to raise a loving, close family similar to the one I grew up in and be able to support them. Career wise, honestly, I’m still exploring; eventually, I’d like to have my main income come from a personal business, but until that’s feasible just anything that I can support a family with.

So I heard you have a tattoo of a kangaroo on your arm. What does it mean? Why did you get it? And do you have any other tattoos?
I do have a kangaroo; in the simplest of meanings, my name is Joey and a baby kangaroo is a joey. It’s always been a nickname associated with myself since I was a little kid and it’s just stuck with me. At the time, it only seemed logical to permanently exemplify this personal connection for the world to see. I do have another tattoo, but few have heard what it is, and even fewer have seen it…so anyone who wants to know will have to find out a way to see it.

 Keegan is a sophomore at UCF majoring in Environmental Studies and is part of the HCUCF team as an editorial writer. Keegan is obsessed with all things Disney and is currently training for a marathon. If she survives, she will attend law school and dedicate her life to making the hospitality industry as environmentally friendly as possible. 
Nicholas Osler graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. Connect with him on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasosler