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Delaware & Lehigh - A New Face Hits the Trail Running

Written by Jeffrey Hall, D&L Intern

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Hall. I am the newest intern at the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. For the next few months, I will be assisting the D&L in developing a Wellness Program with St. Luke’s hospital. I will also be responsible for all of the D&L’s social media as well as updates to this blog. Before I get into that, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.

I’m originally from New York City.  When I was six, my family and I moved to the Poconos (Effort, PA), where I graduated from Pleasant Valley High School. I currently attend Kutztown University.  My major is Public Administration, and I am just starting my final semester of college. After graduation my goal is to move to D.C. and start a career in the healthcare sector. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 36 fraternity brothers, going to the gym, and going on walks with my dog George.

Some of you might be asking how some city kid became an intern at the D&L. Well, it’s sort of a funny story.  Elissa Garofalo, the D&L’s president, came to my Senior Seminar class and gave a presentation about the D&L. Elissa’s presentation peaked my interest.  When she mentioned that she was in the early stages of creating a wellness program, I knew I had to become a part of this organization. The more and more I began to understand what exactly the D&L does, the more interested I became. That’s how I became the D&L intern. So, I lied… It’s not that funny, but it’s the truth. Now that I’m a member of the D&L, I’m excited to hit the ground running. 2013 is shaping up to be an eventful year for the D&L and all its partners.

So now that you know a little about me, let me tell you what I hope to accomplish at the D&L. In the next few months, I will be working on developing a wellness program that utilizes the D&L Trail. I will also be using this blog to highlight some individuals that participate in the wellness program. You will be able to see them transform before your eyes as they “get their tails on the trail” and take on the goals laid out in the wellness program. You’ll be able to cheer them on and give them words of encouragement. So I hope you’re ready to embark on a new adventure along the D&L Trail.