3 results for month: 07/2018


Staff Snaps – Vol. 3: Emma Catherine Nolley

On Staff Snaps we feature some of the all stars who make the good stuff happen behind the scenes at Surfing the Nations. Today on Staff Snaps we're featuring the unstoppable Emma Catherine Nolley, staff of the month for February, and woman in charge of our Campus Life department. You can call her E.C., this joy-filled Texan gal's love for others runs deeps and it shows in the way she cares for our property and all of us who live here, whether staff, service team, Intern, or Summer Challenger. Born and raised? Born in Austin, Texas but I grew up a little outside of Austin in a town called Driftwood. I love Austin. I love Texas for many reasons - I ...

Internship Summer 2018: Sri Lanka

With photos and words from Madi Graham, one of our Internship leaders, we get an inside look at the impact of this Summer Internship team's outreach to our base in Sri Lanka. As this was our second international Summer Internship outreach, it's compelling to see the beautiful photos and hear powerful stories of how our team connected with the people of Aragum Bay. "Even though our languages were different, with one glance into their kind eyes, I knew we had more in common than we ever needed words to express."   A friend once told me that we as humans all have things in common, some connections are just a bit harder to form than others. ...

Global Pioneering School – Summer 2018

With our first-annual Global Pioneering School class recently graduated, we get a chance to hear from longtime staff member Teka Gabaldon about her experience as a student of Global Pioneering School and the long-term benefits of going through a school geared towards making dreams a reality. We live in a generation of passionate people, ready to make a lasting impact on the the world. We’re excited to join a cause, do something we believe in and create a legacy that far outlasts our lifetime. Still, the one thing we seem to be lacking is a plan and the initiative to start. Growing up I lacked commitment and the will to stick something out if ...