Dylan lives for adventures on a shoestring budget. He captures his travels through the unique lens of his artwork. Dylan has climbed extensively throughout the US focusing on the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where he worked as a guide for Fox Mountain Guides and in the Utah desert, taking advantage of the sandstone towers.
When Dylan is not climbing or painting, he can be found surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, trail running, fly-fishing, playing music and practicing yoga.
Sean is currently a sophomore at Gettysburg College. He is majoring in Economics as a student athlete playing on the varsity mens lacrosse team. Sean loves being active, whether its snowboarding, ATV riding or going running. A phenomenal athlete, he boasts accolades as a first team all-state and all-conference lacrosse player, while also captaining a team to a CT state championship title his senior year.
Jordan is a student at Cornell University who is majoring in Policy Analysis & Management and minoring in Law, Business, and Real Estate. In addition to being an executive board member of his social fraternity, Jordan is on the Cornell Varsity Swim Team and in a Professional Marketing & Sales Business fraternity. Recreationally, he is a zealous musician, surfer, longborder, and snowboarder who is always on the search for killer swells or some dense gnar.
Jenna is a sophomore at Duke University (Durham, NC). She has a passion for communications, media and marketing. She is currently a member of the Duke Marketing Club, DMC’s Exec Board, the Arts Annex’s Advisory Board, and is chairperson of DMC’s Student Affairs Committee. Jenna also loves travelling and spent this past summer visiting Colorado, London, and Italy. She is currently planning her next adventure of studying abroad in New Zealand. With Balboa’s mantra of seeing everything and giving something, Jenna is excited to join such a passionate team dedicated to exploring the world and giving back to the community.
Genevieve is a freshman at Trinity College. After taking a year off to study abroad and participate in charity work in Asia, she is working towards a psychology major. Genevieve loves to travel around the world and experience the diverse cultures it has to offer along the way. She is extremely interested in the world of fashion and hopes to pursue a career in the industry later on.
Dominique is currently studying at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. As someone that has always wanted to help others, she desires to one day become a nurse. She partakes in multiple organizations at Fairfield University including, to name a few, the Health Profession Program, College Against Cancer and Pencil Pals.
Chase is a sophomore attending the University of Vermont. At UVM he is studying premed with a minor in wildlife and fisheries biology in the School of Agriculture. If Chase isn’t in class, he is spending his time outdoors. Chase is an avid fisherman and a ski bum who is currently training to become a ski patroller. He also spends much time working and learning the operations of farming at a local dairy farm.
Caroline is a freshman at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and is thrilled to be apart of the Balboa family! At school, Caroline's extracurricular activities include participating in Trinity's theater program and teaching indoor cycling classes at their gym.
In the wintertime, Caroline enjoys skiing in Vermont and thinking about summer, when she can get back on the tennis court. She's currently planning on double majoring in communications and economics. Caroline is passionate about playing a part in local and global service projects and looks forward to spreading Balboa throughout the northeast!
Dana is currently a student at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) where she finds herself active in and out of the classroom. A member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team, Dana is pursuing studies in Economics and East Asian studies. An avid traveler and explorer of cultures, she has developed a passion for Chinese leading her to journey to China this past summer.
Combining her love of travel and life with her affinity for giving back has been a dream of hers, making Dana an excellent member of the Balboa ambassador team and family. She currently holds active roles in several organizations, leading groups such as UNICEF, Saferides, Relay for Life, Gay Straight Alliance as well as Captaining both Lacrosse and Volleyball teams.
Taylor is currently a sophomore at Gettysburg College. She is an economics major, with a business minor, and is a new member of Gamma Phi Beta. Throughout high school, Taylor played three sports - volleyball, lacrosse, basketball and still continues to play them recreationally today.
She loves photography and seeing the world through her lens. In fact, she is planning on studying abroad this upcoming Fall. If you have any suggestions for her please let her know!
Mac is currently a sophomore at Middlebury College (VT), where he studies history and environmental science. Spending split time between the shores of Long Island Sound and the wilderness of Southern Vermont, Mac has developed a deep bond with his natural surroundings. He loves, more than anything, to interact with the outdoors whether it be cruising on a sailboat or shredding through some gnarly powder.
Mac is planning on studying abroad at the University of Oxford followed by the University of Otago, in New Zealand. There he hopes to further expand on his interest of the humanities and environmental sciences, while also following a dream of cultural immersion and exploration. Mac possesses a passion for humanitarian pursuits, which is something he is seriously interested in for post-college years, and is thrilled to be involved with the Balboa team.
Teddy is studying at the University of Massachusetts where he plans to major in Building Construction Technology (BCT). When he has free time Ted loves playing some tennis, snowboarding the VT slopes, or helping out around the community. He stays busy during winters at school helping shovel driveways for the elderly when he is not hitting the books. Teddy also loves kicking it back, watching films and listening to music.
Michaela is a freshman at the University of Delaware. At UD she is working toward two majors, communications as well as political science. As an active member of the Public Relations Society of America she hopes to gain exposure in the industry, where she desires to find a career in the future. Michaela loves traveling around the globe while experiencing the diverse cultures it has to offer along the way.
Lily is currently a sophomore at the University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in Dance, with a minor in Business and Technology Arts and Media. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority in which she holds a position in the education department of the chapter.
Lily danced for 20 hours a week from the time she was 12 all throughout high school. She loves the outdoors, which is what drew her to attend school in Colorado, skiing, hiking, and snowboarding are among her favorite outdoor activities. She loves traveling to Europe and plans to return there to study abroad in the spring of 2016.
Jon is a freshman at Bucknell University and is currently pursuing a degree in economics. For all his life he has showed extensive interest in the outdoors playing lacrosse, football, ski (all disciplines), downhill mountain biking and varied water sports.
Jon has experience with past internships with Grey Advertising as well as MOGO sports and a variety of other start up companies provide an adequate feeling of confidence as we take on the journey of beginning a fresh company with fresh style. He is stoked for this company and can't wait to see smiles on customer’s faces. Consumer happiness and satisfaction is his ultimate goal and can't wait to make it a reality.
Johnny is a Sophomore at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. There, he is a Senior officer for the Alpha Fire Company. Responding to over 1,000 emergencies per year he leads a crew of 5 into an array of emergency situations at any given moment.
While he is not serving the community he is often servicing his friends cars. With his passion for mechanics and his business management degree from Penn State Johnny hopes to combine the two in his future. Johnny is excited to be part of the team and can't wait to see what the future holds for Balboa.
Jaclyn is currently a student at the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority through which she spends much time helping support PCAA, Prevent Child Abuse America. Jaclyn is also involved in LSA student government and is a member of the communications committee.
Jaclyn loves to travel and has participated in international service projects across Latin America. She has worked for other organizations included student government and Relay for Life in her high school in Weston, CT. Jaclyn loves spending her free time with her family and friends, taking her dog for hikes, and baking.
Growing up in both California and the East Coast, Beck has gained a passion for outdoor pursuits. He has been an avid ocean swimmer since he was little and has continued to seek out the ocean everywhere he travels.
Responsible for organizing the overall operations of the company, Beck has served as a driving force behind the development and sourcing of balboa's products. When Beck is taking a step away from the office, you can find him swimming, surfing, spearfishing, fly-fishing, and just enjoying life.
An east coast native Oliver has always loved to travel, especially out West. As a current student at the University of Richmond (VA), Oliver has focused his passion for entrepreneurship and humanitarian causes to help create a brand that generates good for our communities.
Responsible for managing the marketing front, as well as collaborating on innovation and design, Oliver is constantly working on the branding and aesthetic aspects of Balboa. When he is not busy sending a note out to one of the Ambassadors, Oliver can be found in the ocean, hiking, or simply enjoying the summer sun.
Growing up in the Northeast with frequent visits to the mountains out West, Harry has developed a knack for adventure. By studying Cinema with a minor in Digital Art at Elon University, he is able to explore his passions while traveling the world. Harry is currently finishing up his semester in California, where has immersed himself in the film industry in Los Angeles.
In addition to being a videographer, Harry is an avid skier and spends a lot of his time on the mountains in Colorado. This past year, Harry has worked hard collecting footage on his travels for our kickstarter video and has used his camera to make Balboa’s mantra of “seeing everything” come alive.
Walker Edelman is a student at Endicott College in the greater Boston area, who is majoring in Digital Film Making and minoring in Creative Writing. He is currently involved in the Theatre program and Rugby team at Endicott. Walker loves the outdoors and the world of cinema and is looking to pursue a career in the film industry.
Brian will be attending Hobart College as a rowing recruit on an arts scholarship, where he will pursue a major in architectural design.
As captain of his rowing team and a recreational sailor/surfer, he loves spending time in the water. Despite his busy life, Brian also finds time to squeeze in his passion for art. His style ranges from drawing pointillism buildings, to peaks of the Andes, and portraits of his friends.
Jack is a sophomore at the University of Richmond where he is studying finance and mathematics. Not only does Jack balance his hefty coursework, but he helps manage the club lacrosse team, as well as an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Having a love for competition, Purdy can be found playing any sport or game when he is not busy.
Jack serves an essential part of the marketing team where he uses his competitive and intuitive skill set to provide great ideas. He was raised and born in Chicago, providing a foothold in the Midwest.
Dalyan is a sophomore at the University of Richmond where he studies leadership studies and business. Dalyan grew up spending his days on the Long Island Sound, whether it was waking up at 6am and caddying until dawn or just enjoying a nice day on Locust Valley’s beaches.
When he isn’t carrying clubs or providing some friendly advice, he loves playing the links himself. Dalyan is excited to share Balboa’s coast-to-coast energy with everyone he knows. As an important member of the marketing team, he is very excited to see Balboa grow and change lives one product at a time.
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