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Theme: The Drive Inside

This event occurred on
April 11, 2013
7:00pm - 9:30pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Evergreen, CO
United States

This event is about students and community members sharing what drives them, what motivates them to make an impact in the world and here in the EHS community and to inspire others to "Advance the Global Community."

Evergreen High School Auditorium
29300 Buffalo Park Road
Evergreen, CO, 80439
United States
Event type:
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Travis Macy

An Evergreen native and EHS graduate, Macy is a high school English teacher, father, and athlete. Macy has published numerous articles on teaching in the 21st century, presents regularly at conferences, and received the International Reading Association’s Award for Technology and the Jefferson Foundation’s My Teacher My Hero Award. Travis competes professionally in adventure races around the world, and he is sponsored by Vitargo. He believes rules about drive that generate success in training for and competing in ultra-distance races at the world class level can be applied to everyday life.

Michael Cheshire

Michael Cheshire is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, husband, father, and pastor. He founded the Journey Community Church in Conifer, CO in 2008, with his family and a group of ten close friends. Michael's first book “How to Knock Over a 7-Eleven and Other Ministry Training” has had outstanding sales both in the US and the UK. It tells the hilarious story of how he and his rag-tag team of friends started the church with a unique focus on getting outside the traditional “church” box to meet real needs in their community. Michael is a driven visionary which leads to his entrepreneurial success. Along with being the Senior Pastor at the Journey, he also runs several businesses including Mountain Roads Driving School, First Punch Press Publishing Company, and The Angry Llama Restaurant. All of which facilitate raising thousands of dollars each month to give back to the community. Michael is passionate about leadership and entrepreneurship. He believes that socially minded businesses are the future of the non-profit world! He is a regular contributor to several nationally syndicated publications including The Leadership Journal. He also does training and consulting with leaders looking to start businesses that will make a difference in their communities! His next book, “Why We Eat Our Own” is highly anticipated and deals with the issues of infighting in the church. Connect with Michael and stay up with all he's doing on twitter at

Kate Bellino

Kate is a senior at Evergreen High School who has accomplished many things in her short life. She's done gymnastics, been an avid pianist for 10 years where she accompanied the famous Yo Yo Ma, cooks whenever she has time and loves to travel the world. She is definitely not a one-track-minded person. She will be attending the University of Colorado in the fall and will be majoring in international business and hopes to pursue a career in data privacy. Her ultimate life goal is to travel the world through cooking, talk about an "eat pray love" moment. Kate sets her goals high and settles for nothing but the best in her accomplishments and herself.

Ben Holland

Ben is a senior from Evergreen High School who participates in numerous events around the community. In the last year, apart form maintaining a high GPA in all AP/Honors classes, he has broken several team records at his club swim team along with placing amongst the top swimmers in the western zone. He can also be found around the community at community service events and teaching swim lessons or lifeguarding at the local rec center. Ben was also honored this school year by being selected for drum major of the state-finalist Cougar Pride Marching Band. Amongst all this activity, he finds motivation in his life with the little things. His personal motto is "Nothing Less" and he strives to apply that to everything he does.

Dan Brooks

Dan Brooks is the Teacher Librarian at EHS and a new resident of Evergreen. He is not your typical librarian, nor is he a typical techie geek. He is a teacher and learner who loves life and seeks to make a difference in small and big ways every day. From a typical screwed-up childhood with divorced parents, he has spent his life trying new things and exploring the world, near and far. After graduating from St. Olaf College with a major in Russian, he spent two years as an inaugural member of Teach for America – teaching 4th grade in inner-city L.A. Ever since that, he has spent his whole career (over 20 years) working with kids in a variety of ways, as well as a few years at the district “Ed Shed.” He is loving being back in a school with great kids and an amazing team of people that consistently pursue innovative ways to be excellent.

Dale Atkins

Dale is an internationally known avalanche and mountain rescue expert who graduated from EHS way back in . . . . Well, let’s just say it was a long time ago, back when teenagers could be members of a mountain rescue group. Nearly 40 years later he’s still a member of Evergreen’s Alpine Rescue Team (ART). Dale turned an avocation into a vocation; a vocation of helping people in the mountains. Dale trains rescuers around the world and has published and presented numerous technical papers and general articles on a diverse range of topics from avalanches, mountain rescue, human factors, risk, to decision-making. Professionally, Dale works for the Swedish rescue company RECCO AB. While he still volunteers with ART, he is also the president of the American Avalanche Association and the vice president of the Avalanche Rescue Commission of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue. From his earliest days with ART, Dale learned to embrace uncertainty, and it is a principle that guides him today.

Organizing team

Hohman II

Evergreen, CO, United States
  • Dan Brooks
  • Amy Graham
  • Kristi Brunink
  • Amy Kuenker
  • Wiley Cruse
  • Brent Olyowski
  • Robyn Kehoe Ramsey
  • Cheryl Manning
  • Brian Hughes