My name is Jay Kinsel but most people call me Jake. I currently live in Denver Colorado but I am from the great state of Texas. It’s always hard to summarize my life in one paragraph but I’ll do my best.
I am currently a teacher in Colorado but I’m opening an indoor soccer facility here within the next year. I am a former Up with People cast and staff member from 1994 to 2000. I have a Fine Arts degree in Theatre. My theatre background defines me and how I watch the world. I am always amazed at the infinite ways a single idea can be communicated. I love to watch the audience in a movie theatre as they process what they see into whatever emotions the images evoke.
I have an extreme passion for soccer. I play and coach every chance I get.
Throughout my travels, I have found soccer to be a great ice breaker. It seems to be a language unto itself.
I was lucky enough to go to an international high school in the states and I found myself drawn to the Japanese culture and people. I find the history fascinating and I look forward to experiencing some of the traditions that history has developed. As I write this short piece, I notice that I am even more excited than I can imagine to be a part of World Campus International. I can’t wait to see what stories our trip will tell. I’ll see you all in March!!
(Jay Kinsel – Production in the March – April 09 Road Team)