North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, May 17, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Jason Mann

Jason Mann returns for his 5th summer at North Star. He's currently in China on an internship so we don't have an updated staff spotlight for him, but here is his info from last year. We're thrilled to have him back! 

 This past year has gone by incredibly fast and I cannot believe its already time to be getting back to camp for another fun filled summer. This past year I was hard at work taking business and marketing classes so I can finish up my degree at UW- Stevens Point. If all goes according to plan I should be finishing up and graduating next May.

Along with school I was also hard at work repairing, re-building, cleaning and tuning up bikes for friends, family, students and various other customers. Our bike shop "Dr. Wheels" seems to be more of a hobby than an actual business but its a work in progress and allows me to further my experience and knowledge with bike maintenance and repairs. I also worked for Wheel and Sprocket (a bike company in Wisconsin and a new location in Illinois) at their spring bike expo sale in Milwaukee at the state fair expo center. Their was over 3000 bikes at the sale and it was an awesome opportunity and experience for me. Along with studying and various work I have been working hard to stay in shape and be ready for the summer of trip leading. I ride my bike as much as possible, run, go climbing, lift weights and practice several martial arts to keep myself disciplined. Other than that not much else is new, just looking forward to my fourth summer as a trip leader.

More About Jason

Favorite Tombstone pizza type: Veggie

Favorite project at camp (that you don’t necessarily instruct): Biking

Your three favorite movies of all time: The Big Lebowski, IP Man, Wizard of Oz

Preferred wanegan offering: Starburst

Best evening program at camp: Espionage

Favorite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny

Favorite camp (card) game: Malarky.... its a tripper thing

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?:  Bruce Lee and George Washington

What is your dream job: Working for Trek (the bike company) or operating my own business

A little known fact about yourself: I have a terrible sense of direction... but not to worry this is more so in urban areas ha ha, particularly if I'm driving. Out in the woods with a compass and map I'm golden, so we don't have to worry about any lost campers or trippers ha ha.