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  • Fundraising Goal: $20000!

    Jim Steg

    Jim Steg I am 54 years old Owner, founder of: Steg Custom Homes Inc. Flippin Extreme LLC Flippin Extreme Outdoors … Read More

    97.93%

    Completed

    $ 19586

  • Jim Steg

    Jim Steg
    I am 54 years old
    Owner, founder of:
    Steg Custom Homes Inc.
    Flippin Extreme LLC
    Flippin Extreme Outdoors LLC
    IM Development LLC

    Best selling Author of:
    Chopping Wood
    “An old school mentality in a new age world on how to get sh*t done”

    A few of my athletic accomplishments are as follows:
    4 time Ironman Triathlete
    65 time Olympic Triathlete
    Kokoro-52 hour Navy Seal Crucible finisher 20X Navy Seal Crucible finisher
    9 year Bull Rider
    6 time Ultra Marathon finisher
    150 mile Ride for MS finisher
    Licensed Skydiver
    Philanthropist-Coach-Motivational Speaker-Thrill Seeker Fitness, Nutrition & Fasting Fanatic
    11 Summits Founder....
    (53.4 miles, 17k ft, 42 hours completed back to back no sleep)
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Jason Hersh

    Jason was born in Maryland and traveled to Arizona where he graduated ASU with a small business degree. He has … Read More

    4.12%

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    $ 206

  • Jason Hersh

    Jason was born in Maryland and traveled to Arizona where he graduated ASU with a small business degree. He has been married for 17 years to his wife, Jennifer, and together they have a daughter and a son. Four years ago Jason was introduced to a Tough Mudder event by a his best friend J Ford.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Eddie Aguilar

    Eddie Aguilar is a proud father of his 20 year old daughter in college and his 17 year old son … Read More

    23.5%

    Completed

    $ 1175

  • Eddie Aguilar

    Eddie Aguilar is a proud father of his 20 year old daughter in college and his 17 year old son in high school.
    Due to Eddie's 12 years of wildland firefighting, 10 of those years as a Hotshot, he's continued his love for the outdoors. This is a love he shares with his girlfriend, whether hiking in the deserts of Arizona or in the mountains surrounding Flagstaff.

    Eddie operates and manages a local sawmill, and is also the author of his book "Lasting Impact-Navigating The Rippling Effects Of Suicide" after having been impacted by suicide approximately 20 times.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Kadin Andrews

    My name is Kadin Andrews. I’m a third generation Arizona native and an absolute adrenaline junkie. I have an athletic … Read More

    14.5%

    Completed

    $ 725

  • Kadin Andrews

    My name is Kadin Andrews. I’m a third generation Arizona native and an absolute adrenaline junkie. I have an athletic background and when not on the field I was testing my limits in other ways. I love to push myself and more importantly I love to show others what they are capable of. I work with a group of elite athletes and help lead others to be the best that they can be in the gym and in all specs of life. I love the feeling I get from helping another person reach peak performance and then continue to excel in all areas of life.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Gerritt Bake

    Gerritt is an elite business coach and trainer. His unique approach leans heavily on the lessons and experiences he had … Read More

    21.22%

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    $ 1061

  • Gerritt Bake

    Gerritt is an elite business coach and trainer. His unique approach leans heavily on the lessons and experiences he had in the 15 years he spent as a police officer, working such assignments as SWAT, Narcotics, and Undercover.

    Gerritt’s ability to create a strategic approach to any situation allows businesses and individuals alike to find clarity in the obstacles they face. His real and raw approach allows him to connect quickly with his clients and help them build a tactical plan that leads to predictable results.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Jessica Bannan

    Jessie is the proud mother of three amazing kids and a lover of the outdoors. She pushes herself to the … Read More

    9.22%

    Completed

    $ 461

  • Jessica Bannan

    Jessie is the proud mother of three amazing kids and a lover of the outdoors. She pushes herself to the max in any adventure! She loves the thrill of exploring the unknown; and the adrenaline of pushing through the pain and becoming stronger. The outdoors is not an option for her. It's a way of life! Her church, therapy, happy place, her school, her everything!

    Archery hunting is one of her favorite things to do. When she's not doing that, you can find her on different trails running, biking, looking for Arizona waterfalls, kayaking, or anything you can do outside. She's always looking for the next tougher challenge ahead to complete.

    She believes setting the example for her kids by leading the way more so then just preaching. "Watch as I do" approach, and wants her children to live strong, kind hearted and tough. Leaving behind memories when they're older remembering her as the same.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    David Boyd, MD

    Dr. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of BLINDSPOT medical, an elite and unique clinic based in Phoenix, AZ that … Read More

    52%

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    $ 2600

  • David Boyd, MD

    Dr. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of BLINDSPOT medical, an elite and unique clinic based in Phoenix, AZ that utilizes state-of-the-art imaging and laboratory analysis to detect disease early. His approach epitomizes their motto of “Find it. Fix it. Protect it.” He is a clinical professor, athlete, philanthropist and father to two beautiful little girls.
  • Fundraising Goal: $7500!

    Chris Bonin

    Chris Bonin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He spent most of his summers at his family cottage … Read More

    82.57%

    Completed

    $ 6193

  • Chris Bonin

    Chris Bonin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He spent most of his summers at his family cottage fishing and hiking, and most of his winters on the ice, playing hockey. Chris attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2003. Chris has been practicing Chiropractic for 16 years and is currently practicing at Total Lifestyle Chiropractic in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years he has attended many seminars to provide the most up to date care for his patients including studies in nutrition, physical therapy, radiology and philosophy. He has been a featured speaker and has given many health seminars on a number of topics across the Phoenix valley. Chris' passion is to provide the highest level of Wellness Care for everyone. As a member of the Total Lifestyle Chiropractic team, his mission is to educate and empower the community to make better health choices for themselves and their children.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Neil Bryce

    Neil Bryce is the Executive Producer for Bryce Media INC., a digital video production company based in Salt Lake City, … Read More

    50%

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    $ 2500

  • Neil Bryce

    Neil Bryce is the Executive Producer for Bryce Media INC., a digital video production company
    based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company has been producing marketing and training videos for companies for over a decade. Neil has filmed for the NFL (Arizona Cardinals), Fiesta Bowl, PBS Television, been a play-by-play radio announcer, and was recently awarded and recognized in the 40th Annual Telly Awards for his commercial with Legends Boxing.

    Neil has a deep love for youth and their success. He has worked for Anasazi; a wilderness therapy program for youth in Arizona, has been a Boy Scout Leader, and recently became a football and basketball coach in his local community in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

    Neil is married to the beautiful Michelle Bryce and they have 5 crazy kids including twins; ages 11 down to 5. This keeps life fun and very very busy! Neil's life motto is 'You only live once, be crazy!'

    Neil looks forward to documenting 11 Summits 2020; this is a way for his company to give back and help the CASA to support neglected and abused children in the community. He's looking forward to the adventure!
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Josh Buis

    Josh is a spiritual gangster orginally from Everett Wa and joined the ARMY at the age of 17 and served … Read More

    23.2%

    Completed

    $ 1160

  • Josh Buis

    Josh is a spiritual gangster orginally from Everett Wa and joined the ARMY at the age of 17 and served in the 10th Mountain Division.

    Josh is a husband and dedicated father of 3 beautiful daughters and his oldest and only son who he adopted at the age of 3.
    In 2012 Josh relocated his family from Lynnwood Wa to Goodyear Az with his last $1000, no job and a heart full of belief he could make it. He is now a successful business owner and entrepreneur and in recent years has developed a passion in hiking and running in the solitude of the Arizona wilderness.

    "Love every one with Gods Love, Love yourself first to do so"

    Josh lives by this mantra which he will bring to the 11 summits experience and raising money to make a difference in lives of children.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Doug Chandler

    Born and raised in the Boston area I attended college at BYU in Utah and then in Portland, Oregon before … Read More

    25.94%

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    $ 1297

  • Doug Chandler

    Born and raised in the Boston area I attended college at BYU in Utah and then in Portland, Oregon before settling here in Phoenix in 2001. I also spent 2 years as a missionary in Brazil. I love Arizona because I can be outside year round. You can find me most afternoons on Camelback Mountain, handing out water to fellow hikers who may find themselves unprepared for the intensity of the trail and the Arizona heat. I welcome the opportunity to interact with these other hikers, who know me as the "GOT WATER" guy. @gotwaterguy Fitness and healthy living has been a part of my entire adult life and I enjoy being of service. As a realtor with HomeSmart, I provide unparalleled service to my clients and make moving easy. I am excited to be part of this 11 summit challenge and honored to support CASA.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Torsten Coulson

    Torsten has a background in the military and law enforcement prior to getting involved in real estate investing. His prior … Read More

    24.7%

    Completed

    $ 1235

  • Torsten Coulson

    Torsten has a background in the military and law enforcement prior to getting involved in real estate investing. His prior experience made him mentally tough enough to handle the initial challenges of running a business and overcoming the objections from sellers and Realtors to find creative ways to put deals together. After a decade of investing, Torsten has completed over 6,500 deals.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Michelle Deblasi

    Michelle grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she found her love of all things outdoors. Being out in … Read More

    77%

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    $ 3850

  • Michelle Deblasi

    Michelle grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she found her love of all things outdoors. Being out in nature is an essential way of life for her. As the proud mom to two beautiful daughters, she is always looking for ways to push herself to new levels and set the example to her daughters that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to do. Michelle introduced hiking to her girls even before they could walk, taking them on hikes to explore the many trails around Phoenix.



    In addition to running a busy environmental law practice and an energy policy non-profit, Michelle loves trail running in Arizona’s beautiful desert, hikes the Grand Canyon a couple times a year and competes in endurance events. Leading such an active lifestyle requires a focus on her health. It’s important to her that her daughters learn to be healthy, strong and compassionate women.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Chris Dunham

    Chris Dunham here, married for 23 years, my Queen and I have been together for 24. I have two kids, … Read More

    9.6%

    Completed

    $ 480

  • Chris Dunham

    Chris Dunham here, married for 23 years, my Queen and I have been together for 24. I have two kids, a 23 year old daughter and an 18 year old son. My daughter is giving birth to her first child in December 2019 and my son will be graduating from the United States Marine Corps in November. I am an avid runner, from 5k to 1/2 Marathons and everything in between. Love giving back to the community, currently a Meal Coordinator for Paz de Cristo in Mesa, where I over see meal service 3x a month, as well as being a Board Member with Resurrection Street Ministry in Mesa, we provide food, clothing and services to Homeless Veterans, Families and everyone in-between. I turn 50 in March 2020 so looking forward to celebrating by participating in the 11 Summit Challenge.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Kimberley Floyd

    Kimberley was born and raised in the suburbs outside of St. Louis, and relocated to the Southeast Valley of AZ … Read More

    51.2%

    Completed

    $ 2560

  • Kimberley Floyd

    Kimberley was born and raised in the suburbs outside of St. Louis, and relocated to the Southeast Valley of AZ in 2005. She quickly fell in love with all things unique to Arizona, especially the magic and beauty found within the mountains. Kimberley is the proud mother of 2 grown children, Dakota and Lilly. She is extremely passionate about hiking and fitness.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    David Franks

    I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, just north of Seattle Washington. After I finished with my schooling, … Read More

    14%

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    $ 700

  • David Franks

    I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, just north of Seattle Washington. After I finished with my schooling, I went to work in Dutch Harbor Alaska for the better part of 6 years on a commercial crabbing boat. This experience really taught me a lot that I would carry on throughout my life, made me grow up in a hurry, and it taught me how to work hard! After working in Alaska from 1986-1991, I moved to Southern California. I absolutely feel in love with the warm weather, and the California lifestyle! Growing up I was always very active in sports, and enjoying the outdoors. I got involved in the Health and Wellness industry in California, and started my new career. Over the last 25 plus years, I've realized what a fantastic decision I made. On a daily basis, I get to help others reach their personal goals, not a better feeling in the world! Ive recently moved to the Phoenix Arizona area, where I am continuing my Health and Wellness career.
  • Fundraising Goal: $2500!

    Chris Haynes

    Chris was born and raised in Illinois, and came to Arizona in 2003 to attend ASU. After graduating flight school, … Read More

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  • Chris Haynes

    Chris was born and raised in Illinois, and came to Arizona in 2003 to attend ASU. After graduating flight school, he flew as a commercial airline pilot from 2007-2014. He is also an Air Force veteran and flight instructor. Chris was recently introduced to ultra-endurance sports by a close friend. Being an avid auto-sports driver and enthusiast, he found the appeal of the competitive nature, and the training required to compete successfully. Chris is the current owner of Sonoran Landscape Co, and Flippin Extreme Outdoors.
    “I am truly honored to be part of such a great group of individuals, all working and competing together to raise money for children in need. CASA and the 11 summits challenge are helping children who don’t have a voice and I can’t think of a more noble cause”.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Mark Herrmann

    My name is Mark Herrmann. I am 38 years old and a native to Arizona. I have a wife that … Read More

    26.3%

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    $ 1315

  • Mark Herrmann

    My name is Mark Herrmann. I am 38 years old and a native to Arizona. I have a wife that I have been with for 13 years and we have 3 boys. 5 year old twins and and a 4 year old. I am a Captain/Paramedic for the Glendale Fire Department and have been with them for over 15 years now. I love the outdoors! From hunting, fly fishing, hiking, camping pretty much anything outdoors I enjoy. I found out about what you all are doing and raising money for from John Roush and I just had to be a part of it. Thank you guys for having me and I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Robert James

    Robert is a proud father and husband. He has a daughter Raelynn (3), son Jeremiah (18 months) and another son … Read More

    59.68%

    Completed

    $ 2984

  • Robert James

    Robert is a proud father and husband. He has a daughter Raelynn (3), son Jeremiah (18 months) and another son due April 2020. Robert grew up in Southern California playing soccer. When he wasn’t on the soccer field, he always found himself outdoors. A passion for fishing, hiking, and sports keeps Robert and his family very active. Prior to moving to Arizona in 2013, Robert played collegiate soccer at Azusa Pacific University and graduated with a BS in Applied Exercise Science.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Luke Kayyem

    Luke is a highly sought after Men’s High Performance Coach, Corporate Consultant, and Keynote Speaker. An early adopter of experiential … Read More

    64.46%

    Completed

    $ 3223

  • Luke Kayyem

    Luke is a highly sought after Men's High Performance Coach, Corporate Consultant, and Keynote Speaker.

    An early adopter of experiential coaching, functional fitness, organic whole foods, yoga, meditation, mindset, and LIVE social media have established Luke’s reputation for being RELENTLESS in the game of life and sharing his knowledge in the art and science of expansion with the world.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Deric Keller

    Deric R. Keller is a Phoenix-based coach, businessman, and sales specialist whose compassion, integrity, and work ethic have all earned … Read More

    19.2%

    Completed

    $ 960

  • Deric Keller

    Deric R. Keller is a Phoenix-based coach, businessman, and sales specialist whose compassion, integrity, and work ethic have all earned him the reputation as a service-driven leader. He is also a Warrior Certified Trainer and Decorated Combat Veteran on a lifelong mission to create positive change in people’s personal and professional lives by helping them shift their perception. Throughout the course of over a decade, he has garnered extensive experience within the sales industry.

    Currently, Deric is the Founder and Owner of Battlefield Boardroom, where he imparts people with the true-and-true system they need to become their best version of themselves, as a father/mother, spouse, leader and businessperson.The marriage of battlefield tactics into modern day business. Breaching boardrooms and working from the objective backwards. Prior to that, he served as a VP of Sales and an Owner/Trainer for The Wolf Project.

    Deric has been happily married to his lovely wife for the last 14 years, and together, they are the proud parents of seven children ranging from ages seven to twenty.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Chris Kraft

    Chris is a Rochester Institute of Technology grad. – Electrical Engineer from upstate New York. Chris spent his career in … Read More

    81%

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    $ 4050

  • Chris Kraft

    Chris is a Rochester Institute of Technology grad. - Electrical Engineer from upstate New York.

    Chris spent his career in the Semiconductor Industry focused on Manufacturing Operations.

    Chris was with Texas Instruments in Dallas for fifteen years and ten years at Electronic Data Systems in Plano Texas as Vice President of the High Tech and Semiconductor Division.

    Chris then created and launched as CEO an International Semiconductor Operations Consulting Company serving the worlds largest Semiconductor Companies.

    In the summer of 2000 Chris found the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado and has been enjoying the outdoors and training there for the last fifteen years.

    Chris’ motivation comes from his two magnificent sons CJ and Ryan that he raised with his wife Laureen.

    Ryan after graduating The University of Colorado Magna Cum Laude joined the United States Navy.

    After tragically losing Ryan in 2014; Chris added Ryan’s work out to his so he could do it for Ryan since Ryan is not here to do it with him. It is his way of coping with the loss of Ryan.

    After graduating Colorado Mesa University Chris’ son CJ joined the United States Marine Corps 3/5 Infantry.

    To give back, Chris has been in the Colorado Fire Service for the last eleven years and serve’s as Captain on Loghill Fire Dept. and Lieutenant on Ridgway Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Nick Long

    NICK LONG is a 40-year-old High Performance Sales Coach, CEO Consultant, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor. He has built several businesses … Read More

    0.5%

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    $ 25

  • Nick Long

    NICK LONG is a 40-year-old High Performance Sales Coach, CEO Consultant, Serial
    Entrepreneur and Investor. He has built several businesses with his last 2 companies going fromstart-up to $30mm a year within 4 years using the same principals he teaches his Corporate/Private Coaching clients. Over his 18-year career as an entrepreneur the companies he has founded, owned and/or invested in have done over $400 million in total revenue.

    Mr. Long has a passion for people and building a rich culture by establishing "tribes" inside
    companies. He believes that if you can get people to be part of a movement versus a moment it
    will accelerate the growth of any company. Using the principles of The Next90 has allowed Nick
    to empower sales professionals to take control of their lives and income understanding they are
    the greatest asset they can ever invest in. This is done through impacting the lives of an
    entrepreneur 90 days at a time with an intense focus on daily physical fitness, intentional
    meditation, being emotionally present for their families and creating a bigger purpose for their
    lives other than themselves or chasing a check.

    Having spoken on stages in front of 1000’s, working one on one with individuals and coaching
    sales forces across the country, Nick doesn’t operate from a place of theory…its proven process
    with proven results. His past and current clients have experience massive growth and most have been able to double or triple their incomes inside of 90 days. Once a person is ready to level up and willing to do the work required, Nick provides the blueprint and accountability necessary to achieve it.

    Above all..his single greatest accomplishment is being a father of 2 (Daughter Nevin 5, Son
    Noah 4) and married to his beautiful wife Nicole of 6 years. He and Nicole love to travel and
    experience new places all over the world. The one word that drives Nick is legacy and his family
    is at the epicenter of that journey!
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Yolande Miracle-Colburn

    Yolande Miracle-Colburn is semi-retired and living in Ridgway, CO. Yo spent the last 15 years of her career in business … Read More

    35%

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    $ 1750

  • Yolande Miracle-Colburn

    Yolande Miracle-Colburn is semi-retired and living in Ridgway, CO. Yo spent the last 15 years of her career in business analytics (last 5 years at Pepsico) and the early years in healthcare and fitness management.

    After moving to Colorado to follow her passion for the outdoors and mountains, Yo has become active in community contributions by becoming a fire-fighter for Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department, recently joined the Colorado State Board of CASA, and is active with different projects for CASA of the 7th Judicial district and other non-profits.

    Yo spends her free time running, biking, hiking, skiing, and exploring the San Juan mountains of Colorado with friends and a super special guy.
  • Fundraising Goal: $7500!

    Art Missirlian, DDS

    Dr. Art is a “soon to be” retired dentist. He has built offices in the states of Nebraska, Colorado and … Read More

    33.33%

    Completed

    $ 2500

  • Art Missirlian, DDS

    Dr. Art is a “soon to be” retired dentist. He has built offices in the states of Nebraska, Colorado and Alabama. He was selected to serve on the Board of Dental Advisors, for the company 3M, for the past 4 years. Art has been married to his wife Penny for 39 years and they have 2 adopted children that are grown. In their 39 years they have cared for 9 foster children and opened their home to 4 exchange students.

    Art has also used his skills as a dentist to serve the poor around the world. Traveling to Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, Mexico and Israel. When not working and serving others, you can find him hiking, climbing, on his road or mountain bike, on his Harley or on the golf course. His main passion is climbing and hiking which has taken him to places such as Everest, Peru, Ecuador, Colorado and the mountains of Arizona. Art is out to prove that age is just a number and by no way defines a persons ability to conquer the mountains.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    James Nagle

    James is a proud father of 2 boys. He has been into fitness his whole life. Before kids he was … Read More

    10.5%

    Completed

    $ 525

  • James Nagle

    James is a proud father of 2 boys. He has been into fitness his whole life. Before kids he was an avid hiker and an amateur boxer for 3 years. After kids he got into karate and was a karate instructor for 6 years.

    Back surgery lead him down a different alley. He quit teaching and tried a different art. He is currently a brown belt under grand master Larry Tatum.

    James got his boys into hiking and the outdoors before they could even walk carrying them everywhere he went. And continuing taking them out even more once they could walk and explore on their own beside him.

    James has recently picked up mountain biking and extended day backpacking. He feels absolutely at peace in the wilderness and if he doesnt get out a couple of times a week he feels like hes missing out on something.

    When hes not outdoors, he loves coaching kids and recently started coaching football.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Hunter Peek

    Hunter grew up in Queen Creek, AZ, and has always been an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys multiple action sports and … Read More

    25.5%

    Completed

    $ 1275

  • Hunter Peek

    Hunter grew up in Queen Creek, AZ, and has always been an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys multiple action sports and takes every opportunity he can to be in the mountains or out on the lake.
    Hunter graduated from Arizona State in 2018 with a B.S. in Finance. He currently resides in Scottsdale, building his career in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Jack Pollock

    Jack Pollock is a loving father and husband. Building a legacy for his daughter Everly (4) and son Kingston (2). … Read More

    48.6%

    Completed

    $ 2430

  • Jack Pollock

    Jack Pollock is a loving father and husband. Building a legacy for his daughter Everly (4) and son Kingston (2). Jack has always had a passion for the outdoors growing up dirt bike riding, snowboarding, surfing, off roading, always finding ways to be in the wild living life to the fullest. While competing and training for Spartan Obstacle Course races Jack found a passion for trail racing, particularly the Ultramarathon distance.
    Jack is an active entrepreneur and in 2010 Co Founded non profit organization Rock the Autism, focused on bringing music therapy to children with Special Needs. Although he moved on it sparked a desire to give back, especially for children in need.
    Jack's love for the outdoors combined with his empathy for children made 11 Summits the perfect opportunity to make a huge impact. He is honored to carry a small amount of weight for the children of CASA who wake up everyday in fear and uncertainty. Marching humbly with this extraordinary group of summiters he embraces the challenge and looks forward to an amazing experience.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Jeff Rifkin

    Jeff has always found adventure in the outdoors. He traded the high rises of Chicago for the rugged mountains of … Read More

    62.26%

    Completed

    $ 3113

  • Jeff Rifkin

    Jeff has always found adventure in the outdoors. He traded the high rises of Chicago for the rugged mountains of Arizona when he was 18. Jeff is an accomplished professional in the commercial real estate industry but loves being out on the trails. In 2018, Jeff competed in his first marathon distance and rode that wave all the way up to a 100-mile Ultra race.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Mike Rosenthal

    Mike grew up at the beach, body surfing, playing volleyball, and other team sports, but got his first taste of … Read More

    45.4%

    Completed

    $ 2270

  • Mike Rosenthal

    Mike grew up at the beach, body surfing, playing volleyball, and other team sports, but got his first taste of endurance sports when he decided to join the cross country team at a local JC, and later raced outrigger canoes, both just for the challenge, and adding physical and mental toughness.



    He transferred to ASU, where he completed a BS and MBA, then started his career in the telecom industry in Washington, D.C., adding a MA at GW at night while working there. He was fortunate to join the cell phone industry near it's beginnings, and spent around 20 years enjoying the industry's meteoric growth, working his way up the corporate ladder mostly at what is now Verizon, including stops in Texas, Florida, DC/Virginia, Northern and Southern Cal. He then decided to leave his corporate career, becoming a serial entrepreneur, co-founding or joining several early stage tech companies in senior roles and helping them grow and succeed.



    Everywhere his career has taken him, he missed Arizona, which got under his skin during his college years A few years ago he happily decided to move back to stay. He had been a regular mountain biker and road biker when living in CA, but does much more hiking now, in AZ. Mike is a hiking nut, a huge college football fan, an avid shooter, a real estate, stock, and angel investor, a venture mentor, dog adopter, mountain biker, motorcycle rider, and generally enjoys all sorts of new outdoor adventures and physical and mental challenges.



    As for his age, he no longer counts it chronologically, but by how many minutes it takes him to hike up the Cholla Trail at Camelback.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    John Roush

    My name is John Roush, 34, born in San Diego, California and moved to Phoenix, Arizona at age 10. I’m … Read More

    50.6%

    Completed

    $ 2530

  • John Roush

    My name is John Roush, 34, born in San Diego, California and moved to Phoenix, Arizona at age 10. I’m naturally competitive and enjoy being challenged. As a teenager I ran track and played football for Thunderbird high school and Glendale community college. I started working construction right out of high school. I married my beautiful wife, Jaclyn, in 2008. We now have four boys. Landon, 11, Identical twins Zachery and Wesley, 10, last but not least Hudson, 2. For fun we like to go on road trips, hike, camp, off-road etc. Pretty much anything fun out in nature. I am the President of Next Generation Windows & Doors, Inc. We specialize in custom fabricating and pre-manufactured window and door installation. I run my business with pride and integrity. I enjoy educating and inspiring my clients, builders, and installers. We are always seeking innovative solutions to daily challenges in the construction industry. The more I learned about 11 Summit and what the Casa stood for, I knew I needed to be a part of this. These kids need a voice and I’m proud and honored to be a part of this movement.



    Let’s do this!
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Josh Saunders

    Born in Grants Pass, Oregon to Chris and Chisty Saunders Saunders, the younger brother of Shawn Saunders, spent the final … Read More

    12%

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    $ 600

  • Josh Saunders

    Born in Grants Pass, Oregon to Chris and Chisty Saunders

    Saunders, the younger brother of Shawn Saunders, spent the final two seasons of his collegiate career at Berkeley, after spending the previous two at Cal-State Fullerton. He was named a First Team All-Pac-10 selection in each of his two seasons with the Golden Bears, and during his senior season he became the first keeper ever to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year. He has a B.A. in American Studies.

    Currently he works for the Meadows of Wickenburg, Az as a case manager helping people to long term recovery from addiction as well as a mirrored role for the players of the Major League Sports.
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Ben Shapiro

    Ben is an Engineer, father of twin boys and husband to his high-school sweetheart. 9 years ago his family moved … Read More

    21.4%

    Completed

    $ 1070

  • Ben Shapiro

    Ben is an Engineer, father of twin boys and husband to his high-school sweetheart. 9 years ago his family moved to Phoenix near Camelback Mountain and fell in love with the hiking, running and vitality in our vertical City Park. He and his wife, a designer, started a Community cultural event, social-media and clothing company, Camelback Culture, in 2018. Ben is reliably found dancing and training on the Phoenix trails almost every morning at Sunrise where he met many of the 11 Summit's generous people and this opportunity to raise for a cause under the beauty of Arizona skies
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Frank Sole

    Triathlon Coach, Master Technique Swim Coach, Author. Married to my soulmate for 40 years and counting. Father of two and … Read More

    15%

    Completed

    $ 750

  • Frank Sole

    Triathlon Coach, Master Technique Swim Coach, Author. Married to my soulmate for 40 years and counting. Father of two and lover of life!
  • Fundraising Goal: $7500!

    Dale Syta

    Dale is from Anchorage Alaska where he grew up pursuing all things outdoors including hunting, fishing, hiking and a life … Read More

    66.67%

    Completed

    $ 5000

  • Dale Syta

    Dale is from Anchorage Alaska where he grew up pursuing all things outdoors including hunting, fishing, hiking and a life of sport. After graduating from the University of Nevada Reno he moved to Denver Colorado in 1996 and planted new roots. For the Last 20 years he has been in the Mortgage Lending Industry and currently is the Sr Manager Mortgage Sales for Bellco Credit Union. Dale is married to his beautiful wife Farah and have an Australian Sheppard fury girl Bailey. In his free time Dale enjoys Green Bay Packers Football, Fly-fishing and has been pursuing Half and Full Distance Ironman events. Dale is committed to a life helping others fulfill their potential and is excited to be part of the 11 Summits and Raising funds for such a Great Cause!
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Josh Wells

    Josh Wells is in Arizona native who grew up in the mountains of Flagstaff. He graduated from Northern Arizona University … Read More

    42.9%

    Completed

    $ 2145

  • Josh Wells

    Josh Wells is in Arizona native who grew up in the mountains of Flagstaff. He graduated from Northern Arizona University and played football for the Lumberjacks.

    As a previous football lineman, endurance sports haven’t come naturally for Josh yet enjoys the challenge of adapting his body to go the distance. Last year Josh completed a full Ironman race in Tempe to celebrate his 40th birthday.

    Josh did the first half of the 11 Summits in 2019. He fell in love with the dedication, generosity, and enthusiasm of the 11 Summits team. He is committed to completing all 11 Summits this year to support this wonderful cause.

    Josh is passionately married to his wife, Faith who works as a nurse. They share a blended family with three wonderful children. Josh currently serves the community of Sedona as a Captain Paramedic for Sedona Fire District. He has over 16 years in the fire service and loves the challenge of this profession
  • Fundraising Goal: $5000!

    Scott R. Wells

    Scott R. Wells is a husband, a father and an entrepreneur. He is also on a journey of expansion never … Read More

    15%

    Completed

    $ 750

  • Scott R. Wells

    Scott R. Wells is a husband, a father and an entrepreneur. He is also on a journey of expansion never settling for the status quo and always looking for an adventure.

    He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA degree in Marketing and is a Certified Trainer and Certified Partner with world renown Austin based, DigitalMarketer.

    His work as the Visionary & CEO of ConversionFormula is centered around bringing cutting edge digital marketing tactics and strategy to the senior living & care industry.

    When he is not working, he can be found hiking mountains around Phoenix with his amazing wife Becky and sons Ryland & Ryder.

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