Meet the Northeast Nomads for the People Can Tour! Olivia, Travis, Kristin, and Jason are gearing up to hit the road, visiting thousands in the Northeastern United States and Canada to present new insights on the potential of the North Korean people and exciting ways to stand with them and support change. Read on to get to know this incredible team:
Travis (pictured left) is from the Mitten State AKA Michigan and was inspired to get involved after reading Nothing to Envy. He was so moved by the stories presented in the book, that he began searching for ways to make a difference in the lives of the North Korean people. After finding LiNK through a Google search, he jumped at the chance to be a Nomad. If you spend a bit of time with Travis, you will quickly discover his hidden talent for quoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze word for word.
A SoCal native, Kristen (pictured second from left) didn’t have to travel far to join us at HQ. Her interest in being a Nomad came after she noticed a distinct lack of conversation surrounding the North Korean people within the Korean-American community. One interesting fact about Kristen is that she once led a three-part harmony to the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” 8,840 ft in the air on the top of Half Dome.
Olivia (pictured second from right) decided to join our team as a Nomad after reading Escape from Camp 14 and learning about North Korea’s political prison camps. From Charlottesville, VA, Olivia spends her free time doodling and creating prints of her artwork. If she had one superpower, it would be the ability to speak any language at any given time.
Jason (pictured right) is from Long Island, New York. He first heard about LiNK from a resettled North Korean he met while studying abroad at Hankuk University in Seoul. He was instantly inspired and got involved as soon as he returned to the States. When on summer break, Jason spends his time teaching children from the ages of six to fifteen proper singing, acting, and dancing techniques for the stage.