The dream of this expedition came to me while
backpacking along the Yellowstone River. I became entranced by
the notion that the very water that I was observing in Montana,
would eventually flow into the ocean some 3,200 miles away. "The
dream was formed"
I believe that this expedition in an incredible
opportunity to demonstrate that great obstacles can be overcome
through the pursuit of your dreams. I am also very excited by
the possibility of raising funds for organizations that instill
this belief in young people.
I have made a conscious choice to dedicate my
life to the service of others. After graduating from Wabash College
in 1998, I undertook a series of short-term volunteer projects.
Including working in a group home for underprivileged youth,
rebuilding a medieval village in France, and working at a peace
and reconciliation center in Northern Ireland. The past 4 summers,
I have lead outdoor adventure trips for the American Youth Foundation.
My long-term plans are to start an after-school-program and work
I can't wait to get out on the river!