Challenge Center Staff

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Get to know the Challenge Center staff a bit more!

 

Cesar Cesar

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Political science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Visiting new places

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m excited about learning new skills and talking to people

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

The first thing I bought with my money was a Max Steel figure action, when I was 8 years old. I think still have it, somewhere around my house.

 

Andy Andy

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

I am currently studying Recreation Therapy

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Acrylic Painting

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am excited to learn about the climbing wall and High Ropes Course.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

A cat for my 18th birthday. I had to get rid of her when I joined the military.

 

Geoff Geoff

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Environmental Science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Rock Climbing

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m most excited to further develop my communication skills in ways that nurture growth and development in myself and others.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I bought myself a nice tent years ago and I still use it :)

 

Jake Jake

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Environmental Studies

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

PC Gaming

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Working at the challenge center I am the most excited about getting participants up on elements and watching them conquer their goals or fears. However, I am the most nervous when responsible for leading the opening welcome for a group.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I bought a bunch of parts to build a computer when I was a freshman in high school and assembled it myself. It still runs today!

 

Khang Khang

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Chemistry

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Watch movies

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am excited to connect with my lovely coworkers, and I’m nervous that I won’t able to finish my task or do good enough.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I bought my phone and I still have it.

 

Tobore

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Communications

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Voice Overs/Voice Acting

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

The First Significant Item I bought was my computer and I still have it.

 

Marissa Marissa

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Currently, kinesiology but want to study biology.

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

I love to travel and draw

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m most excited to get this experience and learn more about the challenge course. I’m most nervous about messing up and not keeping up with the others.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I would say my shoes and yes I currently still have them.

 

Erin Erin

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

… I have a lot of favorite hobbies… but if I have to pick one, I’ll go with hiking (which has been converted to walking my dog around the neighborhood for the time being).

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am most excited to see everyone again! I miss y’all!! I’m nervous that I have forgotten a lot though, I’m really hoping it will all come flooding back to me as we begin our online work!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My memory is falling me, but I’m gonna say my car or Macbook Pro would have to be the most significant items I have bought with my own money. And yes I still have both and use them on the daily.

 

Javier Javier

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Computer Science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Playing Soccer

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Getting back on campus.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

Little Big Planet 2 for my PS3. I still have it.

 

Karly Karly

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Camping :)

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am most excited to meet my new coworkers!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

A pig! And no :/

 

Matt Matt

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

RPTA

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Play’n Music

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am excited to meet all of the new hires and I fear nothing!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

Pizza, and no. I ate it!

 

Katie Katie

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Child Development

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Reading

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m excited to learn new things along with being outdoors all day. I’m nervous that I’ll make a mistake and get criticized harshly for it.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

A necklace, I do still have it.

 

Tommy Tommy

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Business Administration – Entrepreneurship

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Fitness

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am excited to continue growing as a person

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My Truck and I still own it

 

Izzy Izzy

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Health Science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

I love to dance! and be creative.

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m most excited about getting to work with new faces and colleagues! I love meeting new people and growing with them.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I remember buying my mother a gift for Mother’s day a while back. It was an engraved ring and she still has it hanging in her car.

 

Yami Yami

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Political Science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Hiking, drawing, and listening to music

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Learning a new skill is very exciting such as learning how to do knots and be outdoors.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My glasses and no I don’t have it the prescription expired.

 

Madi Madi

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Recreation and Park Management

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

I really enjoy creating art. I draw, paint, and sculpt!

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m looking forward to leading games, uplifting others, and making the people around me feel supported. Although I may get nervous before speaking to a group I know that others will have my back as well. I’m excited to be part of the Peak team!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

When I was 18 I bought myself a plane ticket and flew to Los Angeles by myself to visit a loved one. It was an empowering experience to fly alone and overcome the fear that came with that. I did not keep the plane ticket but was proud that I bought it myself.

 

Valerie Val

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Recreation Administration

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Geeking out over true crime

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I am excited to work and laugh with everyone. I am most nervous about presenting activities to groups because I know I am getting rusty.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My first DVD: Scary Movie…you better believe I still have it!

 

Ivan Ivan

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Undeclared/Interest in COMS

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Hiking

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I most excited about getting to work with everyone and create a bond as teammates.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

This is an interesting question but I think its was a portable speaker and yes I still have it.

 

Savanna Sav

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Psychology

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Video Games

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Getting to meet all the new staff and be part of their training!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My pet hamster and unfortunately no. RIP Streak

 

TJ 

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Kinesiology exercise science

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

play/watch soccer

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

im excited to see my coworkers again

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My xbox one I still play it

 

Valeria Valeria

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Child Development

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

at the moment NAPS

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Im both excited and nervous to become a team lead someday!

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

I bought my dad a pocket watch and my mom a heart locket necklace with my big girl paycheck. I don’t buy myself nice things, only food ! lol

 

Jess Jess

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Communication studies , public relations

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Doing make up or hiking

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Doing the welcome

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

My Mac book air, and yes I still have it

 

C.J. CJ

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Kinesiology

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Playing sports, working out

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

Excited to meet new people and have fun with everyone

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

a pair of yeezy’s, yes it took my whole check and yes i still have them

 

John John

What are you studying/did you study in school? 

Kinesiology

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

I loooooove climbing and fishing but lately I have been trying to get better at woodworking!

What are you most excited/nervous about working at the Challenge Center?

I’m most excited to create programs and trainings that give people new skills.

What was the first significant item you remember buying with your own money? Do you still have it?

An old Dodge Durango in High school….man that thing sucked. I sold it 1 year ago.

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