I have lived in Gaffney, S.C. for the majority of my life. Ever since high school I have been very involved in helping the next generation succeed. I was a basketball ref and coach for Church league basketball, I have been on a missionary trip to help children in Mexico, I have been a camp counselor for elementary school kids, and I volunteer with my youth group on Wednesday nights. I am also an outdoors enthusiast. I love to go backpacking, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skydiving and anything else outdoors. I also love to travel to new places and experience new cultures. This year I plan to travel to Iceland to witness the amazement of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. I am also going glacier hiking and snorkeling in Iceland. In addition, I love sports. I am a South Carolina Gamecock, Yankees, Manchester United and Panthers fan and have traveled all over the country to watch these sports teams play.