Bike & Build - Michelle Patrick

Michelle Patrick

Prov. to California 2014
Miles: 4160 / 4160       Days: 77 / 77       Build Days: 15       Rest Days: 3       Location:  Route is over    

Hi everyone! Iím Michelle Patrick, a proud native Vermonter and maple syrup guzzler. I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011, where I studied education, history, geography, and community development. I love maps, pumpkin flavored coffee, and showering, but have actually spent more of my time in the water than on land. I have dedicated a rather large part of my life to competitive swimming, and have been coaching at the collegiate level for the past three years. I also just earned my masterís degree in public administration! After completing research on the prevalence of community service in collegiate athletics, I knew I wanted to become more involved in the non-profit world.

I heard about Bike & Build from a friend of a friend, and the intensity of the program literally made my heart race. I know what I wanted for summer 2014: an adventure across the USA with a group of motivated individuals just as crazy as I am, working to secure one of the most valuable parts of our lives: the home.

I currently live in Schenectady, New York, where the income differences are vast. The larger capital region has recently taken initiatives to revitalize these former manufacturing cities, visibly seen with newer downtowns and multi-family housing structures built within walking distance. While there are plenty of organizations which exist to provide support to Schenectadyís communities, there are limited housing-specific groups. Habitat for Humanity, however, has been very active in garnering support from local teen youth.

I canít tell you how excited I am to hop on a bike and see the country. I believe it is the absolute best way to travel: slow enough to appreciate the beauty you see, and quick enough to feel like youíre accomplishing something. I am beyond excited to plan, ride, grab a hammer and mingle with awesome people.

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A HUGE thank you to all of my donors who helped me raise $5,000!! I really couldn't have done this without you all. So close to the beginning of our trek, June 12th!

Douglas Johnson- 15
Tim Cleworth- 25
Julia Crimi- 25
Neal Anderson- 25
Ashlynn Nuckols- 200
Sammi Chickering- 40
Joe Martinez- 25
Alicia Humbert- 50
Matt Crimi- 50
Dave Whaley- 25
Coach Barile- 25
Mats and Jenn Trojbom- 100
Chelsea Davidoff- 20
President Richard Schneider- 100
Carol Boardman- 100
Christa Sherburne-Law- 25
Judy & Lee Cohn- 100
Karen Lebiecki- 50
Jon & Donna Patrick- 200
Joanne & Scott Gordon- 50
Annemarie Gallo- 25
Steff Ulrich- 50
Bill & Sandy Griffith- 100
Jesse Cohn- 50
Mike Cairns- 50
Shannon & Scott Felix- 20 + spinning class!!
Jess Lavallee- 25
Mark & Bonnie Phillips- 200
Jack Aldrich- 25
Billy Phillips- 20
Sam Frye- 10
Christen Deming- 20
Maria & Pete Crimi- 50
Jennie & Campbell Clegg- 50
Ray & Arlene Hills- 50
Faith & Joe Herzog- 50
Matt Wahl- 50
Alison Opolski- 50
Tim Cameron- 20
Louise Patrick- 100
Joan Westerfield- 25
Wendy Brennan- 25
Walter & Jenny Fratin-25
Mr. Parm- 25
Jane Maheaux- 20
Sheryl & Mike Patrick- 50
Carly Schwer- 15
Mark & Debbie Graziano- 35
Betty Johnson- 10
Bill & Lisa Stevenson- 50
Brad & Michelle Johnson- 100
Juke & Marilyn Coppola- 150
Mike & Lynn McClintock- 100
Pam & Robert Weiner- 50
Amy Martin- 50
Geoff & Donna MacDonald- 100
John & Marsha Moy- 100
Kara Haraden- 300
Sean Caron- 100
Sara Gregory- 100
Janice Ludeke- 150
Arianna Breitstein-Arazi- 50
Dianne & Artie Wilmot- 50
Larry & Marie Wood- 100
Ben Courtney- 30
Betsy & Don Weaver- 200
Courtney Nyce- 25
Greg Osilka- 25
Beth Van Parys- 25
Nate Steinbauer & Steph Choate- 35
Michelle Moreau- 25
Drew & Maria Milikin- 25
Susan Jenal & Mark Gallagher- 120
Jim McLaughlin- 50
Arlette Woods- 100
Tommy Patrick & Rita Messemer- 100
Michele Angrist- 30
Marcia Catrambone- 20


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Michelle has currently raised $5,195.
That's 115% of her $4,500 fundraising goal.
Prov. to California's Affordable Housing impact:
Jun 11 - Providence, RI
Jun 15 - Danbury, CT
Jun 18 - Stroudsburg, PA
Jun 22 - Hagerstown, MD
Jun 30 - Huntington, WV
Jul 8 - Springfield, IL
Jul 14 - Lawrence, KS
Jul 15 - Lawrence, KS
Jul 24 - Loveland, CO
Jul 29 - Salida, CO
Aug 1 - Montrose, CO
Aug 4 - Moab, UT
Aug 7 - Green River, UT
Aug 17 - Sparks, NV
Aug 22 - Stockton, CA