I love traveling the world and using my films to inspire others and spread a positive message. I try to capture unfiltered human emotion and spread the joy of living a happy and eventful life. I often brand myself as a story-teller, because so many films today are focused on the aesthetic instead of focusing on what truly moves someone, which is a good story. So go out! Create your own sto… eww. Nevermind, that’s cliche. Did you get the point?
I am a jack of many trades but only a master of myself. I try to maintain movement; traveling, exploring, learning, and growing. I am a man of God, an adventurer, a drone-r, photographer, a videographer, a (kind of) carpenter, a handy(ish)man, I sing, I drum , I (sometimes) guitar, I own a harmonica, I skate, I climb, i’m a red bull enthusiast, and a master* barista, serving coffee and free smiles. I want to use all of these parts of me to inspire everyone that I can, to get up, go out and explore life, doing all the good you can!
I’m a professional amateur. I enjoy using photography to capture new experiences that are commonly overlooked in people’s everyday lives. I travel because I believe it is necessary for humans to appreciate the various kinds of beauty in the world and realize the limitations of our own views. Through The State Race, we are able to discover the hidden gems of our own country while encouraging others to begin their own journey’s by whatever means possible.
Brendon met Teagan in a rock-climbing class at KSU. And of all places, she lives in ALASKA!! We had an awesome 4 days with her exploring Anchorage! 🙂
Trips: Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, New York
Say hello to this goofy dude! (no really, he made a video asking Meghan Trainer to Prom). Justin met us in Cincy and Kentucky for a crazy adventure!
Trips: Ohio, Kentucky
John Martin Maund
Meet John Martin
Hey! John Martin is a long time (and newly wed!) friend of Brendon’s. We got to meet up with him in Virginia for a quick adventure in Lynchburg. Also, he’s met Drake Bell, which is pretty cool!
Grant’s the kind of guy you can count on to say yes to just about anything: personal chauffeur, ultimate couch host, and even last-minute ziplining!! We’re glad we got to hang with you Grant, thanks for joining the adventure!
We first met Caleb on Instagram through his D O P E community page (@stoked_world). Then he took us (as strangers basically) in and showed us an epic Michigan adventure! We met back up with him in Idaho on his and Joe’s Western/Canadian roadtrip!
Trips: Michigan, Idaho, Montana, Maine
Haley first tagged along on our Tennessee trip! As a nature and conservation enthusiast, and a killer good time at a concert, she made the trip thrice as fun!
Alex and Hunter were neighbors growing up, having water-gun battles and playing whiffle ball every day. He goes to UK in Lexington, and has the coolest house ever! See you at the next Pint Night!
Brendon’s best friend, a Florida kid stuck in Seattle, and a hero of the US. Elijah Hobbs housed us for a night in Washington and (tried) to show us Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park!
Abbie is a peach. She wants to know who you are, how you feel, and if or how she can help you! She speaks her heart and understands the power people have to do good. Also, she’s always down for an adventure!
Trips: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Listen here… Mary Kate is probably the Smartest, coolest, and healthiest friend we know. She’s studying genetics at the University of Iowa so that she can one day engineer a glowing tree!
We met Joe in Michigan, boating on Lake Michigan; and met back in Idaho up on his & Caleb’s major road trip! Joe is both fun and professional, adventurous and entrepreneurial. He balances two worlds!
Trips: Michigan, Idaho, Montana
WHAT’S UP OLIVIA!! She’s Brendon’s awesome cousin, so cool that even after our trip together to Iceland, she still met up with us in Rhode Island for a crazy night!
Trips: Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Please welcome Mandy to TheStateSquad! We met her and John Martin in Virginia, and got to play with her ADORABLE cats!! BTW, congrats on the marriage!!
He’s a natural adventurer & wicked good photographer! Always on the hunt for the next grand adventure, a necessity for nourishing the soul. Find him on a trail, in lightroom, or tricking in the local gym.
Trips: New Hampshire