My name is Caleb Riddle, I am 20 years old and I grew up in Chesapeake Virginia.
For my whole life I’ve always known that I was on a different path than most other kids around my age. When I graduated from high school in 2011 I tried going to community college for about a semester but I quickly realized that it wasn’t the right time for me to be there. At the beginning of 2012 I decided to become a full time volunteer with a non-profit organization called Invisible Children as a Regional Representative aka Roadie. My role was to travel across the nation and do media presentations for the viral film Kony2012 at high schools, colleges and places of worship.
I volunteered with IC for five months and then I moved to Mackinac Island MI to start working as a horse carriage tour guide for the summer of 2012. The island was a place that my family would go to visit every summer when I was a child so it was a dream come true to be able to work and live there for the summer.
As my summer started to end I actually ended up re-applying to volunteer another semester at Invisible Children and got accepted as a Movement Intern. My main role as an intern was to plan and coordinate a massive international event in Washington DC called MOVE:DC which ended up being a huge success.
With 2012 being such a busy year I decided to take an extended vacation for a few months before going back to Mackinac Island to work. This past summer I drove vintage horse carriages for the Grand Hotel and have made my way out to Montana to work at a ski resort and will hopefully save enough for my next adventure in the Himalayas.