Education seems the perfect marriage between my passion for learned adventure and the needs of communities worldwide. As an exercise in drawing such connections, I work hard on reinforcing all of my interests with communal utility, even those as unlikely as cycling.
Canada Crossing ’08
$14,000 to build a school in Chacaya, Guatemala. In 2008, after a year of fundraising and a 37-day, 3,800-mile bike ride across Canada, a friend Jason Haney and I had raised over $14,000. Today the school has been built, and serves as a permanent structure for hundreds of students. Read the blog.
Western Bike Blazer ’10
In 2010, I led a team of 10 college riders on a 1,000-mile bike ride that raised $12,000 for another school in Cali, Colombia. Today, Principal Eunice Caicedo directs the school, Sendero de la Vida, Amor y Paz — the Path of Life, Love, and Peace — which feeds and educates one of the most unfortunate corners of Cali. Read the blog.