Team Everyday Adventure
Team Name: Team Everyday Adventure
Team Facebook page: Everyday Adventure/Southern Exposure
Name: Tim McKnight
Where were you born: Shreveport, LA
Hometown now: Natchez, MS
Occupation: US Army, LA Army National Guard (Active) – Cavalry Reconnaissance Scout – Operations SGM
Other hobbies: Hunting, kayaking, riding horses, running, biking
Years racing: 3 years
Phatwater Kayak Race, Gator Bait Kayak Race, 2 Spartan Races, Rock N Roll New Orleans, 5K(s), 10K(s), Pelican Man Duathlon, Baton Rouge Urban Adventure
“What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; That is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.” ~ Winston Churchill
Children: Yes; 2 Step-sons – Hunter Yarbrough and Sterling Yarbrough (Sterling – racing with team)
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: First, I want to enjoy this epic adventure with my team, especially my wife Lena and my step-son Sterling. Sharing this adventure with them is the most important part of this race for me. To have these memories is immeasurable. Secondly, to take in all that I can and learn everything I can in my first truly “epic” adventure race. Additionally, I am excited to be able to visit Alaska, for the first time, and to see it in a way that most “visitors/tourist” never will. To see the beauty from a perspective that is more personal, a perspective that provides challenges that fit the lifestyle that Lena and I live and enjoy.
Where were you born: Georgia
Hometown now: Natchez, Mississippi
Other hobbies: football, basketball, running
Years racing: 1
Racing achievements: Baton rouge Urban adventure race, numerous 5Ks, Play Dirty Trail Run, mountain bike races
Personal motto: When you think about quitting, think about why you started.
Strengths as a racer: trekking
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Looking forward to seeing Alaska and completing this epic adventure.
Name: Julie Ardoin
Hometown now: New Orleans, LA
Other hobbies: Chasing Butterflies
Years racing: since 2001
Racing achievements: Primal Quest Utah, Primal Quest Montana, Raid the North, Gold Rush, Motherload,
Bull of Africa, Patagonia, Florida Coast to Coast, Tour De Teche, Sea to Sea, Atomic AR, Numerous 4-24
hour races in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and Florida. La Ruta De Los Conquistadores, numerous mountain
bike and triathlon races. Colorado 100 kayak race.
Personal motto: The difference between survival and adventure is preparation.
Strengths as a racer: kayaking
Children: 1 and 4 stepchildren
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Enjoy and incredible experience with close friends.