The Shared Experience

The Shared Experience

The Ability Experience
Brent Freeman, Theta Sigma (Long Beach)
Jan 07, 2021 46 min

Brent Freeman, Theta Sigma (Long Beach)

As a result of a traumatic motorcycle accident, Brent Freeman is a Pi Alpha who is now blind. While injuries have effected his memory, Journey of Hope will never be forgotten. Join us as he shares how his perspective of his 2010 experience has evolved and what he cherishes most about that summer. (Recorded LIVE as a part of 2021 Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers)
Mike McBride, Omega (Purdue)
Dec 03, 2020 34 min

Mike McBride, Omega (Purdue)

3x Pi Alpha and past-staff member, Mike McBride, Omega (Purdue), is an adventurer. From leading The Ability Experience's only event in Europe, to most recently riding the Blue Ridge Parkway in just five days, Mike reflects on what it truly means to be a Pi Alpha and how your first event shouldn't be the end.
Jenkins Chan, Alpha Delta (Washington)
Aug 25, 2020 31 min

Jenkins Chan, Alpha Delta (Washington)

Since 2003, our flagship construction program has been building more than just accessible facilities at our partner camps. Join us as our inaugural Build America Project Manager Jenkins Chan discusses the program and the reasons why many view it as the most impactful program The Ability Experience has to offer.
Ryan Thibodaux, Gamma Iota (LSU)
Jun 23, 2020 31 min

Ryan Thibodaux, Gamma Iota (LSU)

On this episode of #TheSharedExperience, our host Zorth Pilonieta sits down with Ryan Thibodaux, Gamma Iota (LSU). Learn how Ryan is balancing family, his dental practice, and playing in one of New Orleans' top bands all while taking on the challenge of riding segments of the Journey of Hope South Route in the wake of COVID-19. Journey of Hope Ride Along Challenge: https://www.classy.org/event/journey-of-hope-ride-along-challenge/e288232
David Dalton, Beta Nu (Houston)
Jun 10, 2020 30 min

David Dalton, Beta Nu (Houston)

Gear Up Florida 2020 team member and now five-time Pi Alpha, David Dalton, Beta Nu (Houston), reflects on his time with the organization. Find out where this year’s virtual event stacks up against his previous cycling event experiences on this episode of The Shared Experience. (Dalton participated in Gear Up Florida 2001 and 2020 as a cyclist, 2003 and 2004 as a crew member, as well as a cyclist on the 2002 Journey of Hope south team)
Kyle Pease, Eta Delta (Kennesaw State)
May 06, 2020 19 min

Kyle Pease, Eta Delta (Kennesaw State)

"Living in a wheelchair is never easy, but no one said life was easy." Kyle Pease, Eta Delta (Kennesaw State) is a four-time Iron Man and co-founder of the Kyle Pease Foundation. Listen in as Kyle sheds light on his journey as a competitive athlete and how he continues to push the envelope to inspire and motivate us all. Referenced Links: https://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/ https://abilityexperience.org/programs/the-ability-experience-challenges/
Chael Williams, Theta Alpha (Southern Mississippi)
Apr 22, 2020 29 min

Chael Williams, Theta Alpha (Southern Mississippi)

Chael Williams, Theta Alpha (Southern Mississippi) is a 2019 Journey of Hope South Route cyclist. Join us for our first episode as our host, Zorth Pilonieta chats with Chael about his unique experience with The Ability Experience, and what being a Pi Kappa Phi means to him. Learn more: https://abilityexperience.org/