We are SO excited to welcome Skylar Thorne Kelly to the HOBY Maine 2014 team! Skylar brings extraordinary talent in telling stories and will be helping us tell our HOBY Maine story through his photos and video. Working behind the scenes he will capture the outstanding transformations that happen throughout our seminar weekend.
Skylar is a jack of all trades. Most of his days and weeks vary between photography and video production, but sometimes he dabbles in carpentry, landscaping and heavy equipment operation. He reads lots of science fiction, history and picture books.
Skylar is looking forward to HOBY because, in his own words: "HOBY represents an opportunity to connect with a younger generation and reflect on their experience of 21st century America. I want to know what challenges young people face today and how they are adapting to excel in their environment."
His favorite leadership quote is from Thomas Jefferson: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
Please join me in welcoming Skylar to the HOBY Maine team!
Chris Hebert attended HOBY Maine in 2007 as an ambassador from Wells High School. He returned as a Junior Facilitator in 2008 and graduated from Salve Regina in 2013 with a degree in Global Business and Economics. He is currently working as a Contract Specialist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI.
When asked why he wanted to return to HOBY, Chris said: "I had an amazing experience when I went to HOBY as an Ambassador and I really want to help others have a great experience."
His favorite quote is: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Welcome back Chris! Excited to have you on Senior Staff!
This is overdue as Celina joined Staff months ago! Celina attended the HOBY Maine Seminar in 2013 as an ambassador from Noble High School. She is now finishing her Junior Year at York High School. She is an active member of the band. She volunteers at the Hackmatack Playhouse in North Berwick in the summer and enjoys traveling and visiting family.
When asked why she wanted to return to HOBY Maine, Celina said, "After my experience as an ambassador, HOBY had inspired me more than anything or anyone in the past. It made me grow as a person, leader, and pushed me to make change. I want other young people like me to experience the same thing, and I want them to have just as much fun as I did too!"
Her favorite leadership quote is: "Never dull your shine for somebody else."
Please join us in a long overdue welcome to the team!