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Ed Saxton, C'05
Assistant General Manager and Marketing Director
Idlewild and Soakzone

 I am currently the Assistant General Manager and Marketing Director at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, PA, which was voted Best Kids’ Park in the World by Amusement Today Magazine. I live in Greensburg, PA with my wife Melissa and three sons, Brooks, Carson and Reed. I am lucky enough to be able to catch a glimpse of the Saint Vincent Campus on my way to work every day. 

One of my favorite aspects of my education was the small class size.  Being able to get clarification from a professor and work closely with classmates not only helped in the education process, but prepared me for the variety of work environments I have encountered throughout my career. These interactions helped me develop as an individual and grow into somebody who is able to work as a member of (and also leader of) a team to accomplish one goal.       

I loved all of my communication classes. The lessons I learned are beneficial everyday. David Safin was the first educator I met that made me feel like I was going to be successful after college. Not only was he able to teach me the fundamentals, but was able to inspire me to achieve outside of the classroom. My time at Saint Vincent helped shape me into the man I am today, and without a doubt, Mr. Safin was a huge part of that. 

The next four years will go fast, enjoy them. Never make the same mistake twice.