MEET CREW #4
Originally all from Texas, these three and their dog are the fourth and current crew embarking on a LOST bus tour!
Hey y'all, my name is Shekinah and I'm 20 years young. I'm a native Texan, born in Dallas but raised in Houston. Much of my life growing up consisted of leotards, pink tights, and ballet shoes. I was a dancer for 15 years, training in ballet, tap and jazz styles (with a little broadway thrown in the mix). After graduating high school, I ventured out to Florida and lived in Orlando for a summer. I ended up moving back home to be with my family after receiving the news that my dad had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Whilst living at home, I graduated from LoneStar Community College with a 2-year degree, worked as a camp counselor for Carolina Creek Christian Camp, and traveled to Ecuador, Israel, and Mexico. Blake and Brannon invited me to hop on the bus when they began their journey, but unfortunately the timing didn't work out. I got the invitation again when they passed through Houston five months into their trip. This time I couldn't pass it up. I decided to quit my waitressing job and I became the third member of the LOST bus crew. I'm doing this for myself, but also for my dad. He gave me my passion for exploring new places, people, and cultures.
Howdy everyone! My name is Brannon Morrison, I’m 20 years old and I live (or lived) in Austin, TX. I was a gymnast and cheerleader for a majority of my life... about 15 years now. So, naturally, I am a very competitive person and have always been driven by one goal: winning. That being said, earlier this year I won one of the best titles a cheerleader can win. I became a Collegiate Grand National Champion. A few months went by- then one day, it hit me. What was once before just a cliché now resonated within every fiber of my being. There is way more to life than winning. So, I guess you could say, I’m currently searching for that “more”. I feel like the LOST bus is an amazing opportunity to assist me on that journey! My favorite quote is “climb a mountain not so that the world can see you, but so you can see the world”. I’m tired of climbing mountains for the world to see me... so I figured it’s time to change things up and do something a little different!
What’s up, buddies! My name is Bryan Wilson, I am 23 years old, and I am from the small town of Lindale, Texas. I played a variety of sports growing up; soccer, football and basketball being some. However, I think the sport that stuck with me the most was boxing. Once I got out of high-school, it was the only sport I pursued (outside of cheerleading). I took Krav Maga in Tyler, Texas for almost two years before I went to Trinity Valley Community College to cheer. This is where I met one of my best friends and now bus-mate, Brannon. After our time at TVCC, we went our own ways. While he prepared for the bus, I continued to work as a coach. He stayed in my ear about getting on the bus, but I just wasn’t ready to leave my home, family, and job security. As time passed, I realized that the direction I was going in life wasn't where I wanted to be. I wanted to see the world outside of Good Ole’ East Texas. This trip is going to be a great learning experience for me; a chance to learn more about the country, the people from different states and their culture, but more than anything a chance to learn about myself.
Hi humans! My name is Hermione. I am just three years old and was a little puppy when Brannon rescued me from a shelter in Austin, TX! I have been his best friend ever since. I love to run around and explore. My hobbies include sniffing things, whining when Brannon gets too far away from me, shedding, and chasing squirrels (even though it makes Brannon mad). Sometimes I like to pose for pictures, too. But my absolute favorite things are cuddling up for bedtime, belly rubs, treats and exploring new places. I am extremely friendly, even though some people think I look intimidating. I get along with other dogs/people perfectly. I have been able to ring a bell to go outside to the bathroom since I was a tiny, so, you could say that I'm a pretty smart dog. Being an adventure dog is what I was made for. I love every second of it!