Aelise Nieves


In this road trip, I hope to get out of my comfort zone and interview local successful leaders who will provide me knowledge of their roads to success.




Great job on your Roadtrip Project! You've been working hard, and for that we just have one thing to say...You're awesome. Keep it up!


Snap Happy

(2-5 photos) Sometimes pictures say 1,000 words, so it's no wonder why you love snapping away on your camera. Congrats on building your photo collection!



(6-10 photos) You just love staking out any opportunity for a good photo. Do you ever sleep? You're a go-getter, and don't take no for an answer when it comes to photo ops!


Photo Ninja

(11+ photos) Hiii-ya! You'll overtake anyone when it comes to having the most photos. You're like a black belt in photo taking. We'll be sure to stay out of your way!


Field Reporter

(5-7 blogs) High-five on uploading more blogs to your Roadtrip Project! For that, we'd like to give you a virtual pat on the back!


Staff Writer

(8-12 blogs) Pardon our interruption, but you're on fire with all your blogs! Shall we say it's safe to say that you have some quick typing skills?



(13+ blogs) Hey Chief! You're writing blogs left and right, and it's hard to keep up with you! You're the Big Cheese of blog writing. Way to go!


Fresh Filmer

(1 video) Wow, who's that fresh filmer struttin' down the street? Oh, it's you! Awesome job on uploading your first video! Can't wait to see more!


Diehard Director

(2 videos) And...CUT! Oh, sorry—didn't mean to barge in on your filmmaking. Congrats on uploading two videos to your Roadtrip Project. You rock!



(3+ videos)! You eat, breathe, and sleep filmmaking—just can't stay away from that camera and tripod, can ya?


Conversation Starter

(2 interviews) You know how to get the ball rolling when it comes to speaking with Leaders. With two interviews done, you're a natural Conversation Starter! Way to go!


Insight Hunter

(3 interviews) very quiet. You're on the hunt for insights from Leaders that will help define your own Road in life. Congrats on three interviews!


Wisdom Warrior

(4+ interviews) With a shiny shield in hand, you'll fend off The Noise and continue the battle to define your own Road in life. You're a true Wisdom Warrior!


The Red Rubber Ball Society

Adam Bollhoefer

Home Base:
Timber Creek High School


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Leader: Pam Brandon
Occupation: Author
Company: Writes for Disney

Industry: Food Service & Hospitality
Interests: Food, Writing

Interview Reflection: Pam's enthusiasm and excitement to talk about her path was so inspiring. The way she defined her road and...(read more)


Leader: Kristen Weaver
Occupation: Wedding and Fashion photographer
Company: Self-Employed

Industry: Fine and Performing Arts
Interests: Art/Design

Interview Reflection: Kristen's advice to follow your dreams and not please anyone to own up to their definition of success hit...(read more)


Leader: Melanie Monte
Occupation: Travel Photographer
Company: Survivor TV

Industry: Media and Entertainment
Interests: Entertainment

Interview Reflection: I gained a lot of knowledge about the inside world of photography, the do's and don'ts of choosing...(read more)


Leader: Anthony Fable
Occupation: Self-Employed
Company: Founder of Waverly Fabrics

Industry: Business and Management
Interests: Entrepreneurship

Interview Reflection: Anthony taught us all about the importance of failure, it's positive effects, and the steps to being a...(read more)


Leader: Leslie Watson
Occupation: Founder, Business Owner
Company: LLC

Industry: Business and Management
Interests: Education, Philanthropy

Interview Reflection: Some advice I picked up is to step out of your comfort zone and write letters, or contact businesses in the field...(read more)



Cold-Call Scare

When I was told our group had to make our first Cold-Call I couldn't believe it. It was so sudden and unexpected, A million thoughts started running through my head. I thought about how close we (read more)

Written on March 15, 2012 at 9:24pm

Pam Brandon: Author of Disney Cook books interview

My group and I are gathering questions to ask the Author, Pam Brandon before our interview in Winter Park.

Questions I want to ask:
-When did you decided you wanted to write?

-Did anyone close (read more)

Written on May 2, 2012 at 3:43pm

Pam Brandon: Pre-thoughts

The thought of traveling out of my comfort zone of the Avalon-Waterford Lakes area frightens me. We're entering Pam's comfort zone and questioning her career choice. It looks so much easier (read more)

Written on May 2, 2012 at 4:22pm

Pre-Thoughts on Kristen Weaver PHONE INTERVIEW

Me and Catherine are nervous. Our original plan was to skype Kristen Weaver due to her busy schedule but the plans have been switched. She asked if we could call her instead due to skype (read more)

Written on May 2, 2012 at 4:28pm

Learnings from Kristen Weaver

This interview turned out better than I expected. I'm disappointed because It was shorter than I hope and she didn't ramble as much as I hoped, but I'm still grateful for (read more)

Written on May 2, 2012 at 4:33pm

Pre-Thoughts Melanie Monte

I was super nervous when driving to the Melanie Monte interview in Downtown Orlando. I wasn't sure what to expect from a traveling photographer from New York. I mostly was worried about her (read more)

Written on May 23, 2012 at 3:37pm

Melanie Monte insights

Although the interview was almost two weeks ago I still remember the advice Melanie gave us. It really effected me because photography is a major I'm looking into, and it's a big passion of (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 6:54pm

Basic Questions

These are most of the questions or the basic structure of our interview questions.

Starting off :
-Where were you when you were our age?
-What made you choose __ major, and how'd you get to (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 6:56pm

Pre-Thoughts: Leslie Watson

Going into the interview I wasn't really expecting much advice just because I couldn't really relate to a rehabilitation major and self-employed business representative.

I was (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 6:59pm

Results: Leslie Watson

I picked up a lot of advice from this interview. Leslie was kind enough to list her steps in deciding her major. She began volunteering and working for companies related to her field. I once wrote an (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 7:02pm

Pre-thoughts Anthony Fable

Looking into his business, Anthony Fable created his own fabric company Waverly designs. Traveling is apart of his career, so he's constantly taking business trips, and negotiating with big (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 7:07pm

After thoughts : Anthony Fable

Advice received from this interview:

-Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something. No one can determine what you can or cannot do.
-Don't fear failure, failure is the ultimate (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 7:10pm

Final Thoughts

This roadtrip has taught me a lot about discovery. Discovering my personal weaknesses and strengths. Discovering character traits I never knew I even possessed. Discovering steps and tips to being (read more)

Written on May 29, 2012 at 7:36pm

Start Date: 04/22/2012
Start Location: Orlando, FL
Total Interviews: 5
Miles Logged:
End Date: 05/29/2012
End Location: Orlando, FL

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