Introducing the 2015 TAG Team!
2014 was an incredible year for The Archer's Guild from its genesis on May 5th, to it's first subscriber, to it's first 1,000 views. In just a few days, we'll be eight months old and already enjoying the fresh start that comes with the new year. We're so glad that you've been along for the ride and hope that the new projects that we have in store for 2015 will continue to inspire and instruct you in beating mediocrity.
To kick off the New Year, I want to introduce you to the fabulous team of contributors that will be joining me in writing and dreaming here at TAG. They've each proven themselves in their own ways to be resilient, creative and, perhaps most of all, enamored with life. I'm excited to have them on board to share their unique insights with you... and give you a break from me ;)
Without further ado, please welcome...
Lauren is overrun with a wonderful combination of creativity and action. Having exercised her love for creativity and expression through dance and photography, it's no wonder that she was eager to try her hand at writing. Recently she was one of the key movers and shakers in The Highlander, a Baton Rouge based music festival highlighting local artists and rallying around the much-loved coffee shop, Highland Coffees.
Having beaten cancer three times before turning 21, it's no surprise when I tell you that Hillary is one of the strongest people I know. Within seconds of being around her it's evident. Displaying an incredible marriage of humble service and focused determination, she has used her platform through St. Jude's to share the Gospel and encourage others to never stop fighting. Now she's pursuing her dream of being a chemist so she can save the world... not even lying.
Alex is the guy who oozes class. Think George Clooney or Harrison Ford. You can see it in his personal fashion taste, to be sure, but where it really shines is in the way he lives. Settling for mediocre is out of the question. He's been asking questions, getting involved and dreaming big as long as I've known him. To prove it, when I asked him to be a contributor, despite his own blog to keep up, recently taking a job with the North American Mission Board and getting engaged, he said, "I'm in!" I know you'll appreciate his insights on manliness and ministry.
When I met Christian in college, he was taking the campus by storm. If there was a way to get involved and run things from the back end, it was almost certain he was there. Today's no different - he's pursuing his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting and recently took on a job as the Minister of Family Life at First Baptist Church, Denham Springs. Without a doubt, he'll be putting these skills to use in coming years as he leads worship, founds a local choir and who knows what else he's dreamed up, to make a difference.
Before turning 22, Micah has read more, written more and traveled more than most adults, garnering an impressively large vocabulary which can prove challenging to go head-to-head against in a game of scrabble. His insights on life will take you through the intricate weave of thought as poised by ancient philosophers and I guarantee you'll come away pondering questions you didn't even know to ask. Micah has been one of my closest friends since highschool and has been highly influential in a large number of the posts here on The Archer's Guild which is why I'm so excited to have him on board to share his thoughts with all of you, personally.
Jacob Jolibois is the founder of The Archer's Guild. He has a habit of starting a large number of projects and is oddly enthusiastic about Disney. Ultimately, he's hoping to rid the world of mediocrity, lots of people at a time (one is too slow). Recently, he backpacked across 11 countries with Micah Webber.