For this week’s Member Monday, meet Adam! Read more to learn about Adam, his love of learning more about Nicaraguan culture, and experience working with Comunidad Connect.

When did you start working for CC?

I began with an internship with CC in March of this year, and officially started working in October.

Describe your role.

I am the assistant to the CEO and marketing facilitator. It’s my job to make Jon’s (our CEO) life easier, facilitate donor relations, and help maintain our social media presence, among other things.

What is your favorite part about working with CC?

Adam plays shows with local musicians in Jinotega, and is often a guest member of the group Tierra Madre.

The friendships I’ve made within the team and within the communities where we work. I also love interacting with trip participants while they are in country. It’s amazing to see their change in perspective. It’s truly a powerful experience for some people; as it was for me.

What is one of your best memories living in Nicaragua?

My favorite memory is having a music gig in here in Jinotega when my parents were visiting. All my co-workers and friends were there, as well as Jon, our CEO. It was a wonderful evening.


What is your favorite place to visit in Nicaragua?

My favorite place to visit is the Laguna de Apoyo. Its one of the most unique and spectacular places I’ve have ever visited.

What is your favorite holiday in Nicaragua?

My favorite holiday in Nicaragua is Hipica. The entire city comes out to watch a horse parade in celebration of the city and community.

What’s your favorite typical dish?

Fritanga (street barbecue) is my favorite. They are everywhere, but some are much better than others. Options include chicken, pork, beef, gallo pinto (rice and beans), cheese, cabbage, hard boiled eggs, potatoes, enchiladas, and sweet plantains.

What is your spirit animal?

Either a sea turtle or an eagle.

What hobbies or talents do you have that most people don’t know about?

A weird fact about me is I’m sort of ambidextrous; I write, eat, golf, and bat in baseball left- handed. But I throw with my right arm and my dominant foot is my right. It really just depends on the activity.

Adam is originally from North Carolina. He was happy to have his parents visit Nicaragua this past August.

Thanks Adam! Check in next week for our next Member (& Memo) Monday! 

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