Mountain Man

Sean Jeffres- Mountain Man- more commonly called Double M, earned his nickname by convincing the rest of us he was pretty hardcore.

As a former gymnast in great shape, he’s an extremely skilled rock climber. He believes that everyone should fall occasionally and that the only way to succeed is to take risks trying things that might fail. I picked up on this from taking kids bouldering with him, but would venture to bet he applies it to other areas of life as well.

Double M doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him. If you try to insult him, he’ll give you a bemused grin at best. He’ll never hesitate to speak his mind. If he thinks you’re acting like an idiot, he’ll call you an idiot. He doesn’t take pains to hide the things he doesn’t like. He won’t bother himself to obey a rule if he doesn’t like it. To some, Double M is a jerk. To others, he’s a hero. The other guys on staff tried to make fun of him–always with a sense of fearful thrill, like they were poking a bear. At the same time, they were trying to compete with him and trying to be like him. At the end of the day, most of the guys would claim they didn’t care what Double M thought of them, and in that they probably came closest to imitating him. After he left, staff members debated over whether or not they were friends with him. I never quite figured out what he thought of me.

Despite his stoicism, there’s still a mischievous child inside. When he got bored, he entertained himself by throwing rocks at people. One week, he got into a prank battle with the assistant wranglers. He hid a dead fish on top of the trailer where they were staying, and was astounded that they didn’t discover the source of the smell until they saw the cloud of flies around the fish carcass. He also made a spectacular Peter Pan in a Disney-themed ShineTime skit, complete with sword fighting.

LVR found Double M at a crossroads in life. After getting a degree in political science, he spent some time living in Jordan. Back in the US, he hasn’t quite figured out what to do next. As far as I know, he’s currently working as a restaurant chef. With his insightful mind and openness to taking risks, he likely won’t stay there long.

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About Nicole

Daughter of God, wife, mother, volunteer youth leader, substitute teacher, aspiring writer, rabbit owner, nature lover. These are some of my titles.
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