meet the drivers

 
AARON FREEMAN Aaron is a Senior Business Management major with double minors in Humanities and Philosophy. This Portland native enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and really anything that gets him outdoors. When he is not guiding, you can find him at the nearest coffee shop or climbing gym. He is passionate about environmental protection, responsible business models, and is determined to see ethical business practices become standard. Access to clean water is a basic human right, Aaron is excited to partner with Charity: water in order to bring this right back to those who cannot access it. He is inspired by charity: water’s commitment to sustainable clean water sources and the 100% pledge to move all donations they receive to the field. As a communications coordinator he is excited to support such a unique vision and partner with a team committed to clean water.

AARON FREEMAN

Aaron is a Senior Business Management major with double minors in Humanities and Philosophy. This Portland native enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and really anything that gets him outdoors. When he is not guiding, you can find him at the nearest coffee shop or climbing gym. He is passionate about environmental protection, responsible business models, and is determined to see ethical business practices become standard. Access to clean water is a basic human right, Aaron is excited to partner with Charity: water in order to bring this right back to those who cannot access it. He is inspired by charity: water’s commitment to sustainable clean water sources and the 100% pledge to move all donations they receive to the field. As a communications coordinator he is excited to support such a unique vision and partner with a team committed to clean water.

JOHN CHRISTIANSEN John Christiansen is a senior Commercial Music: Audio Recording major and hails from the wonderful Arcadia, CA.  John has a deep passion for people and longs to see justice for the “forgotten” members of our world. Catalyzed by this passion, he is compelled and humbled to join the movement by partnering alongside the 5 men riders and assist them as a driver who will also focus on providing physical and emotional support. John is pumped to partner with charity: water because of their focus on maintaining sustainability for the water locations. By empowering female leaders and creating long-term jobs within the designated locations, charity: water creates such a positive effect on communities within developing countries. When he’s not playing music, John enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut novels and altering the expiration dates on milk cartons in the supermarket.

JOHN CHRISTIANSEN

John Christiansen is a senior Commercial Music: Audio Recording major and hails from the wonderful Arcadia, CA.  John has a deep passion for people and longs to see justice for the “forgotten” members of our world. Catalyzed by this passion, he is compelled and humbled to join the movement by partnering alongside the 5 men riders and assist them as a driver who will also focus on providing physical and emotional support. John is pumped to partner with charity: water because of their focus on maintaining sustainability for the water locations. By empowering female leaders and creating long-term jobs within the designated locations, charity: water creates such a positive effect on communities within developing countries. When he’s not playing music, John enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut novels and altering the expiration dates on milk cartons in the supermarket.

 

meet the riders

ANDREW TISCARENO Andrew Tiscareno is a Senior studying Applied Exercise Science. He was born and raised in La Verne, CA, to a family of six, and he has a passion for cycling. He hopes to pursue a career in nursing because of his desire to help and care for others. In his spare time, Andrew loves cleaning his bike, consuming lots of chocolate, and sleeping for way too long. Three years ago, Andrew heard about Ride for Water and instantly wanted to be involved with charity: water. In learning about the global water crisis, Andrew has felt a duty to make a difference in any way that he can. Being able to provide people with clean water for the rest of their lives inspired him to join this cause and create a change in the lives of people just like him. He is excited and thankful to use his passion to help spread awareness of the injustice that people face every day.

ANDREW TISCARENO

Andrew Tiscareno is a Senior studying Applied Exercise Science. He was born and raised in La Verne, CA, to a family of six, and he has a passion for cycling. He hopes to pursue a career in nursing because of his desire to help and care for others. In his spare time, Andrew loves cleaning his bike, consuming lots of chocolate, and sleeping for way too long. Three years ago, Andrew heard about Ride for Water and instantly wanted to be involved with charity: water. In learning about the global water crisis, Andrew has felt a duty to make a difference in any way that he can. Being able to provide people with clean water for the rest of their lives inspired him to join this cause and create a change in the lives of people just like him. He is excited and thankful to use his passion to help spread awareness of the injustice that people face every day.

 
SCOTT OTIS Scott Otis is a senior majoring in Communication Studies.  Scott is a first generation college student with a passion for learning, growing and pursuing divine opportunities.  Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, he admits to having grown up in a sheltered paradise where he had little knowledge on the water crisis going on around the world.  His experience in college has stirred in him a desire to make a positive impact on those in need.  As he finishes up college, he recognizes that there is no better time than now to embark on a journey that focuses on spreading awareness and improving living conditions throughout the nations.  He knows he is not capable of changing the world or fixing the global water crisis on his own, but he believes he can play a small part in an incredible movement that very well could. Ultimately, he will be the first to tell you that this adventure has nothing to do with him, but everything to do with clean water.

SCOTT OTIS

Scott Otis is a senior majoring in Communication Studies.  Scott is a first generation college student with a passion for learning, growing and pursuing divine opportunities.  Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, he admits to having grown up in a sheltered paradise where he had little knowledge on the water crisis going on around the world.  His experience in college has stirred in him a desire to make a positive impact on those in need.  As he finishes up college, he recognizes that there is no better time than now to embark on a journey that focuses on spreading awareness and improving living conditions throughout the nations.  He knows he is not capable of changing the world or fixing the global water crisis on his own, but he believes he can play a small part in an incredible movement that very well could. Ultimately, he will be the first to tell you that this adventure has nothing to do with him, but everything to do with clean water.

ELIJAH JERJERIAN Elijah Jerjerian is a Senior majoring in International Business. Elijah is a first generation Armenian/American from Glendale, California. He has a passion to see every human being  have their basic human rights of food and clean water met. Through traveling he has come to love different cultures, languages, and of course, food. This being said not all experiences while traveling have been something to smile about. The poverty and exploitation that Elijah has seen has rocked him to his core. Elijah’s long term goal is to be involved in sustainable community development projects and longs for the day he sees entire communities lifted out of poverty and be empowered to hope for a better future. When Elijah is not dreaming about the future you can find him eating, pushing himself physically so that he can eat more, moshing at a hardcore concert, playing guitar and watching the stock market.  

ELIJAH JERJERIAN

Elijah Jerjerian is a Senior majoring in International Business. Elijah is a first generation Armenian/American from Glendale, California. He has a passion to see every human being  have their basic human rights of food and clean water met. Through traveling he has come to love different cultures, languages, and of course, food. This being said not all experiences while traveling have been something to smile about. The poverty and exploitation that Elijah has seen has rocked him to his core. Elijah’s long term goal is to be involved in sustainable community development projects and longs for the day he sees entire communities lifted out of poverty and be empowered to hope for a better future. When Elijah is not dreaming about the future you can find him eating, pushing himself physically so that he can eat more, moshing at a hardcore concert, playing guitar and watching the stock market.

 

DIMITRI MORRIS Dimitri Morris is a Junior from San Jose, CA and is currently pursuing a degree in Music with an emphasis in Guitar Performance. Though his main passion is music, he is also passionate about people. Dimitri’s passion for clean water goes beyond the obvious health benefits of having filtered water; it lies in how clean water will change how people live their lives. Through music Dimitri is able to affect someone's life in ways that he may never understand. He is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Ride For Water team and to partner with charity: water in efforts to change people’s lives forever. His hobbies include: drinking expensive coffee, taking photos of that expensive coffee, listening to jazz, talking to his mom on the phone, and watching his favorite movie Caddyshack.  

DIMITRI MORRIS

Dimitri Morris is a Junior from San Jose, CA and is currently pursuing a degree in Music with an emphasis in Guitar Performance. Though his main passion is music, he is also passionate about people. Dimitri’s passion for clean water goes beyond the obvious health benefits of having filtered water; it lies in how clean water will change how people live their lives. Through music Dimitri is able to affect someone's life in ways that he may never understand. He is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Ride For Water team and to partner with charity: water in efforts to change people’s lives forever. His hobbies include: drinking expensive coffee, taking photos of that expensive coffee, listening to jazz, talking to his mom on the phone, and watching his favorite movie Caddyshack.