Jose Mendoza

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Jose Mendoza

  • Years Paddled:

    2017
  • Age:

    31
  • Family:

    Married my college sweetheart Mckayla Bell. We have two children, Maximus (4) and Stella (1)
  • Where he's from:

    I am from Nicaragua. Immigrated to the United States when I was 6 years old.
  • Education:

    I ventured out to the University of Maine for two years and then transferred to St. Thomas University where I earned a degree in Secondary Education with a focus in history.
  • Work:

    I’ve been teaching History and coaching baseball at Christopher Columbus High School for 6 years.
  • Influences:

    My parents, are the best examples of hard working individuals. They have worked non stop raising my sister, brother and myself. I learned my work ethic from them.
  • Fun Facts:

    My love for outdoor adventure has been growing ever since I spent two years in Maine.
  • Essential CAC Gear:

    Bob's Kayak
  • Additional CAC Gear:

    We'll find out on the trip
  • How did you get involved with the CAC?:

    The reason that I go involved this year is because the time was right and I recently lost my beloved mother in law to lung cancer less than a year ago.
  • In his own words:

    “Be the change you want to see in the world"