Monday, April 26, 2010

The leaders keep rolling on in!

Meet another one of our newly hired leaders! This is Alex!
Hey guys! I’m Alex Thomson and I’m currently a senior majoring in civil engineering at Syracuse University, but originally I’m from Buffalo, NY. I love biking. I used to be an avid mountain biker, but recently switched to road biking and touring and I’m loving it. Last summer, I went on a cross-country bike trip from Outer Banks, NC to San Diego, CA and built houses for groups like Habitat for Humanity. It was an incredible experience and it makes me even more excited for this summer! I love camping. I’m an Eagle Scout who has been on countless camping trips including backpacking in the New Mexico Rockies for a few weeks, backpacking a total of about 250 miles of the Appalachian Trial, canoed the Adirondacks, and many other adventures. More than anything else however, I love to travel, especially with groups (more people = more fun). Every time I’ve ever traveled, I found that a positive attitude and great people will make the trip so much better than I could have imagined. The opportunity you have this summer is an amazing one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. In addition to all the fun you’ll be having, you will meet some incredible people and make some great friends. As a leader, I plan to facilitate an amazing trip and make sure you guys have a summer to remember. I’m excited to meet you all, see you soon!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meet Greg Kass! One of our awesome leaders!

Hello There! My name is Greg Kass and I attend the University of
Vermont where I am studying to be a nurse. I plan to work as a nurse
in an emergency room, in an ICU, or off a helicopter responding to
emergencies. I enjoy running marathons, racing triathlons, as well
as study Bikram and Hatha Yoga. Road biking is a huge passion of
mine. I raced road bikes when I was younger but now use it as a
release. I believe that seeing a new (or even familiar place) on two
wheels really gives you a new perspective on yourself as well as that
place. I’m super pumped about leading trips for Teen Treks this
summer and meeting all of YOU! I also like unrealistic setups that
end in cheesy puns… Did you hear about the vampire bicycle that went
around biting people’s arms off? …It was a vicious cycle! See you on
the road this summer!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hey Everyone! Wanna meet another leader?!

I am excited to introduce: Sarah Lensing!!
"Hey, hey! I am excited to explore new places via bike this summer! Having grown up in a small town in Vermont, I have developed a perpetual desire to seek out and discover new and interesting destinations. I am about to graduate from New York University and can't think of a better way to spend my summer than by biking around with you! I have a natural disposition to challenge myself in unexpected ways and can't wait to share this passion with you. I have been an avid skier since the age of 2 years old. I also enjoy skateboarding, snowboarding, soccer, music...anything that gets me outdoors and hanging out with good people. I hope you are as excited as I am to launch into this new adventure!"