Brendan Cowles (New Zealand by way of Canada). Most engaging young man I’ve ever met. Very disarming with his friendly demeanor, big smile and positivity. His New Zealand accent didn’t hurt either. We met up towards the end of the first week. Our conversations felt very kindred, as we seemed to be on similar paths in life. We talked about so many topics; too many to list. I felt as if I had made a life-long friend. Free spirit!