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Howdy! My name is Tyce Herrman, I'm 21 years old, and hail from the vast corn and soybean fields of Illinois (Verona, IL population 400 to be exact). I am finishing up my last year at Stetson University in DeLand, FL where I study environmental science, philosophy, and general ruckus making for social change. I sing to myself incessantly, have an alter ego involving a dinosaur, and have an unhealthy weakness for Moe's Southwest Grill (if you've ever eaten there, you know what I'm talking about). Down here in sunny Florida, I run a bicycle advocacy group appropriately (but not very creatively) named Stetson Cycles, through which I'm trying to build up the cycling culture at my school and get people excited about bikes.
My best friend Francis (check out his profile to see the other half of the dynamic duo) and I are totally jazzed to do Bike & Build. We are passionate about creating a better, sustainable world, and we are pretty darn passionate about bikes!
One of the best feelings for me is teaching someone how their bike works or simply how to ride a bike and then passing on my bicycle obsession to others. Perhaps the only thing better is giving someone the opportunity to flourish and succeed by building them a house so that they may finally have a home.
I think one can reasonably conclude from the 1-2 knockout combo of bikes and homes that Bike & Build is out-of-this-world awesome.
This would be my first build project, and I am giddy (seriously. giddy.) thinking about all the hard work, sweat, and occasional tears (hopefully no blood!) that go into building houses. I'm really looking forward to working with others to create tangible changes in people's lives and connecting with America. I know I'd be learning, teaching, or maybe best put with the underutilized word 'communing', with some amazing individuals.
I love talking to and working with people, especially when I'm "preaching the good word" about issues like affordable housing or cycling. Cycling, working hard, and educating people - sounds like the perfect summer to me!
|Tyce has currently raised $4,525.|
That's 101% of his $4,500 fundraising goal.