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April finishing the Warrior DashIt’s not every day does your boss publishes an article about you – so I though I’d share (with my comments in parenthesis!):

We are happy to announce that as of November 26, 2012 April Kuhlman has joined the Dragonfly Expeditions team full-time after completing a six-month internship with our company (finally getting a paycheck!!). Due to her superb writing skills (0.0), she had been and continues to be entrusted with the management of our blog and the monthly newsletter as well as a variety of other tasks. Going forward into the high season, April will be involved in operating our tours and programs in addition to her work concerning guide training, research, tour development and script writing.

In the past six months she had the chance to explore many hidden corners of Florida (many hidden corners) and was able to find new ways to engage her personal interests during her spare time – from joining the sword-fighting troupe The Royal Chessmen to various sports challenges.  One of them was the Warrior Dash that took place on November 10 in Hialeah’s Amelia Earhart Park. It involved jumping over fire pits, crawling through mud under barbed wire, and scaling obstacles many times April’s height (many times my height isn’t saying much…)!  April was one of over 4,000 participants and with a time of 30:56 she finished 164th overall and 12th in her age group, which included 787 females age 20-29 (that’s damn right!).

And while most of us were relaxing to digest our sumptuous Thanksgiving meal, April and her father completed the Turkey Trot 5K in her hometown of Batesville, Indiana on November 22, finishing with a time of 23:07 – which made her 15th overall and first in her female age group (age 20-30).  Not short on ambition, she is already planning on participating in the Armaggedon Ambush in Sunrise on January 20th and the Color Me Rad 5K at Sunlife Stadium in Miami on February 2.  April even created “Team Dragonfly” by inspiring Megan (a coworker) and others to join her in the Color Me Rad challenge.  The team is open to anyone, so if you are interested in participating, let us know!