2022 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Army Veteran
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Being raised in a military family it was natural for me to join the Army when I was 17 and served for 26 years before I retired as a Master Sergeant. 10 years into my military career I became a member of Co D, 2-151 Infantry, Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD ) and was immediately sent to Airborne School. The following year I earned my Ranger Tab. In 2006 I was assigned to a Public Affairs Unit where I became an actor/director/writer in a video series called Camp Atterbury Television. This is where I found my love for being creative and making entertaining videos.
Fast forward to 2009, I deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan where I spent my tour in charge of Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) and the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) earning a Bronze Star for my actions. I retired in 2012 and have been an entrepreneur since 1997.
What if Bane (from Batman) was now 50 and trying to live a normal life in Gotham? What if you wanted to workout but you only had “tiny hands?” These are the kind of videos I create, to include one of most cringe worthy “Silkies Hike” promo video. If you want to watch Bane train for and conquer Kilimanjaro, follow Bane @50 on TikTok.
I am also the founder of Tactical Web Design and an avid dog lover. One of the founding members of Merging Vets and Players (MVP Chicago), a Certified Veteran Fitness Operative (FitOps) and a member of Chicago Veterans.
At 53, I still accept adventures that test my physical, spiritual and mental toughness. I am looking forward to help spread the word about this great cause.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.