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WHO AM I?

and a slew of experiences only I can tell you about (pain, loss, love, success, danger etc).

I am BIPOC and grew up with a Gyspy for a mom, traveling around the US and Central America.


I learned how to blend in, speak different languages, survive in different cultures/ environments and ultimately gained interpersonal diversity and the ability to adapt in ALL situations – it gave me an edge, and a hunger for life that not many people seem to have.


I gave up a full ride to an engineering college to join the military as a Pararescue Jumper (Special Forces) in the Air Force. However, I was injured and at the fork in the road, became a Space Force Operator instead; where a few of my many accomplishments included the Mars mission, the first SpaceX Drone Ship landing, and keep the ISS (international space station) on orbit. I also did the Military side of things. 


I helped with a world historic anaconda catch in the Amazon, I've been a forest ranger, a cadet, I've been the bad guy, the good guy, the drifter, the life of the party, I’ve created lasting relationships in places most people have only dared dream of. I’ve loved, I’ve lost, and I’ve died (while downhill mountain biking in 2021, I had an accident that resulted in me temporarily dying. (The other side is beautiful)


While being stationed in SoCal, I became passionate about extreme sports and videography and decided to combine and pursue both after I was honorably discharged.


I am currently in pursuit of a goal I believe has the ability to change the world.

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

 
 

WHAT AM I PLANNING?

I am planning a road trip from California to the coast of Brazil “Bahia” where I will then take a ship across the North Atlantic to Portugal and drive to China.


Along the way I will be embracing the adventure of life and living it to the fullest. I will be sky diving, base jumping, surfing, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, wing suiting and exploring in a fashion of my own with the ultimate goal of creating a deeper connection not only to myself, but to Earth along with everything and everyone on it. I'm going to show people all over the world what is possible.  I look forward to making new friends and connecting with locals and other nomads along the way.


I plan to do this in a way that I hope inspires and ignites growth and CONNECTION across different cultures and continents. I Imagine this journey will be many seasons and require continued preparation and planning as I travel my path and the inevitable unexpected happens.


However, I have enough life experience with the unplanned to have faith in my ability to execute regardless of what unknowns may transpire.

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

SOME DETAILS

 

PRE-TRIP PREP

In May of 2022 I will set off to Idaho to complete a Base-Jumping Course, afterwards I will be taking a survival course with an old military teammate of mine who is now the SERE (survival evasion resistance ecape) instructor for Fieldcraft Survival. I also intend to complete an expedited EMT (emergency medical tech) course in addition to my survival training. After completing these courses, I will begin my trip across the world. 

“To be prepared is half the victory.” -Miguel De Cervantes

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Certs: Skydive B License, Scuba Certified, Rock Climbing 13a, Motorcycle License


Skills: Dirt bike, Surfing on a 6’6 thruster, climbing/repelling, longboard/skateboard, roller blade, mountain bike, snowboard, jetski, artist, play piano, play guitar, make beats, race cars and motorcycles and have some experience with extreme off roading. I play basketball, soccer/futbal, rugby, football, shoot pool, play darts, can dance from salsa to break dance and have experience in mma. Additionally I am an expert marksman with rifle and handguns and plan to learn to use a bow and arrow during my trip.


Language: I speak Spanish, and understand enough French, Portuguese, and Italian, to survive. Though I am interested in learning more languages and will more than likely be able to conversate in many more by the time this trip is over.


Pros: I am very charismatic and an expert when it comes to networking. I am resilient and through being in the military have learned to remain calm and logical regardless of the situation. I am a chameleon and able to blend in any situation, though I am also good looking and charismatic and unafraid to grab the mic and make the most of a spotlight.

CONTENT EXPERIENCE

I have shot cinematic videos/photos in the air, on ground and under water for Good Sam, DUB Mag, Stanley, CTW (Color the Water), Booker, LVFT and Quick Silver, to name a few.

I have all the necessary equipment for adventure/action photography and videography.

MY HIGH-LEVEL LIST

The below list is some of the things I'd be interested in receiving sponsorship and creating content for during my road trip across Earth

  • Funding

  • Camping|Overlanding gear & accessories

  • A 4x4

  • Parts, mods, gear and accessories for my 4th Gen (2x4 2003) Toyota 4Runner

  • Climbing, surfing, snowboarding, skydiving, base jumping, scuba - gear and accessories

  • Photography and videography equipment, gear and accessories

 

FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP

You would be getting...

The full scope of my athleticism, survival abilities and networking skills, combined with my creativity and the content I am capable of producing proportionately geared to your needs as a sponsor.


In addition, I can work with marketing teams to determine what areas my unique, yet well rounded expertise is needed to, not only form a lasting relationship, but also ensure that your business receives the maximum return on your investment. I’ll be able to tie into my content whatever type of outreach you are looking for. 


Through analysis on my part and work with current trends I can ensure that I make content that matches or exceeds the current trends on social media and more. I want to help you grow and flourish as an entity concurrently while I grow and flourish as a human.

I am currently kitted with a Sony A7iii, Sony FX3, RS2 Gimbal, Multiple lenses, and a DJI FPV Drone. Though as I travel that list will surely grow.

I will be using these tools to make mutually beneficial beautiful content the whole time I am traveling.

"Three things that never come back: the spent arrow the spoken word the lost opportunity." -Willam George Plunkett

 
 
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Fill out below form and submit for sponsorship consideration.

I'm so grateful for your time and consideration! 

This is already the adventure of a lifetime, and it hasn't even officially begun. It will be daring, breathtaking, dangerous at points and my hope is, ultimately inspiring to all involved as well as those following along. I am going to do this regardless, but I would very much love to add your company to the list of supporters and collaborators! I am looking forward to working and growing with you! Until we speak again.


May you continue to thrive and do the things that set your soul on fire. In Peace,

DeVante Deschwanden

So excited to collab with you! I may not have service, so please give me time to respond.

 

MY SOCIAL

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