Thursday, April 30, 2015

Volunteer of the Month: April

Every month our Volunteer department sorts through piles of nominations from supervisors and honors one of our volunteers for their truly stupendous efforts. Meet our latest Volunteer of the Month!

Our volunteers are focused, enthusiastic, and most importantly devoted to protecting the blue planet. Lauren Mack has more than proven herself in each of these areas, which is why she is April’s Volunteer of the Month!

Here’s what her supervisor, Chris Bauernfeind, had to say:
Lauren is one of our Saturday volunteers, and has many talents beyond food prep and scrubbing the GOT reef.  She is a Meet Myrtle host extraordinaire with a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge that regularly wows our guests. She is a musician with a YouTube video that has 18,000 views - a parody of the Frozen song "Let it Go":  filmed mostly within NEAq's walls. 
And lastly, did you know that she recently finished her first and only Boston Marathon?! What started as a casual conversation and me telling her that "anyone can run a marathon if you put the time and effort into it" became a personal challenge for her, and she went from someone who had barely run a few miles to a marathon finisher. That's 26.2 miles, folks. What an amazing achievement, and what's even more amazing is that she trained through this insane Boston winter all while fundraising over $5000 for our Aquarium's outreach programs!

Show your appreciation by taking a look at her Frozen parody and sharing it with your friends!

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