Hi my name is Jason Heiman, I’m from the Northwest Tampa YMCA.

What is your favorite BRLS story, memory, or experience?

My favorite BRLS experience would probably be when I got to the mountain for my 4th year. It was just such a happy moment for me to finally come back home after being gone for so long, and it’s a memory I’ll always cherish.

What is your favorite Leaders’ Club story, memory, or experience?

My favorite Leader’s Club memory is when I did karaoke at a rally with a bunch of other leaders. We all had the idea to perform “In the Jungle” together, while two of us sang everyone else danced in the background. I love this memory because it was just a spontaneous moment of goofy fun that has stuck with me years after it happened.

What are you most looking forward to for BRLS this year?

I’m looking forward to serving the new leaders on the mountain, and hopefully being able to be a positive influence on them. I’m hoping I can be a good role model to them as my first year’s Honor Leaders were for me.

If you could give your 1st year self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Just be authentic and you’ll get the most out of everything in life.