Hey there everyone! My name is Brendan Wells and I’m from beautiful East Lake Florida, home of the john Geigle Leaders Club. I’m currently a freshman at the University of Central Florida (Charge on!) where I’m studying journalism with a focus in broadcast. I love spending time outdoors, whether it be at the beach (even though i burn pretty easily), tossing the ball around with my dog Quinn, or making the trek from the soccer field down the mountain for ultimate all the way up to peak (shoutout year two), I love it all the same. I can’t wait to see everyone on the mountain for Blue Ridge 2023!

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

My favorite BRLS experience would have to be getting to spend time with every single group I’ve had. Whether it be as a leader or a counselor, getting to have classes and spend time with people who are now some of my closest friends is one of the most impactful things Blue Ridge has given me.

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

My favorite memory from Leaders club would have to be my first ever rally at Camp Christina in 2017. It was the first time I really learned what leaders was all about and I met so many people who I’m still super good friends with to this day, (Some of my fellow honor leaders were in my group!). It definitely helped me fall in love with the program and started off my journey in the best possible way.

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

Along with serving the school the best I possibly can, I’m most looking forward to meeting all the new faces on the mountain this year. Hearing about people’s stories and experiences is what keeps me coming back to Blue Ridge, and I can’t wait to do the same thing as an HL!

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

Try absolutely everything! It’s also very rare that you have the opportunity to speak to so many people from so many different places, so take advantage of it and learn as much as you can.

Tell us a fun fact about anything!!

Blue Whales, the largest known animal to have ever lived, can reach up to 100 feet long and weigh as much as 200 tons. Their tongues can weigh as much as an elephant, and their hearts as much as an automobile.