Where are you from originally?
Columbus, Ohio! Most recently I call home Denver, Colorado.
Why did you choose to become a field advisor?
I choose to become a field advisor because I believe in the transformational power of experiential education. I experienced the positive impacts of learning outside of the walls of the classroom and want to share that experience with young people today to shape and expand their worldview.
How did you begin teaching/traveling?
I began traveling during high school down to Honduras to assist at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS. This experience made me hungry to keep learning from other cultures and people from different life experiences, which led me to study abroad throughout Central America and Barcelona, Spain. After college, I served with the Peace Corps in rural Peru, which is where I began teaching and mentoring young adults. I continued my teaching over the past several years with the State of Colorado by leading educational programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners. I continue to travel for personal growth reasons throughout the world every year and am excited to do so with Winterline!
What are you most excited for about Winterline?
I am most excited to share my passion about global experiential education with students, and mentor them through this process.
What’s the most important thing students and parents should know about you?
I truly believe in the power of authenticity, and bringing that to grow and learn from every experience and person you encounter.
What’s the most incredible thing you’ve seen or done while traveling?
Sky-diving over the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the Amazon Jungle with locals!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
As a kid, I used to perform in half-time college basketball games as a mini ‘Harlem Globetrotter’! Ask me how to spin a ball on your finger.