Hometown: Placentia, CA
Can’t travel without: A guitar
I am the oldest of four kids (younger sister Lydia, younger brother Matthew, youngest sister Abigail). My Mom and Dad (Debbie and Tim) are both coming on this trip with me; In fact, I’m blessed to have my whole family along for the ride. I lived in Nebraska till I was 14 and moved out to California six days before high school started, so that was an adventure. I love to travel and have been to roughly half of the Lower 48 states at some point in my life. I also love camping and hiking, so it’ll be awesome to do that outside the U.S.
I love sports of all kinds, with my favorites being football and lacrosse – a minor regret I have is missing an entire season of football, although I’m sure I’ll be distracted (in a good way) to miss it too much. I also love music and cannot go without a guitar for 5 months, meaning that I’ll just have to bring one along. Finally, I look forward to making new friends on the trip with my team members and other people we will meet, and strengthening the relationships I already have.