“JP” grew up on a farm in rural Indiana; however, the flat land could not hold him for long. While pursuing a degree in International Studies at Hanover College, he developed a strong desire for experiences grounded in exploration and personal growth. He has been at it ever since. Combining a love of travel and the outdoors, JP has split time between living abroad and working in the big sky country of Montana. He spent the last few years instructing 3-month gap semesters in East Africa and South America, for HMI and other programs, while spending summers in Leadville with HMI Summer Term. He spends his free time traveling, cycling, reading, and playing soccer.