We open our newest season with covid gapper Dan Schmidt who has a super interesting gap year story. As a creative, Dan expanded his professional skill set by spending a large chunk of his year as a videographer for the Adventures with Purpose YouTube channel. He helped bring the channel from 250,000 subscribers to over 1 million, all while traveling the country, learning to pilot drones and solving missing person cases through AWP efforts.
Adventures With Purpose specializes in raising submerged vehicles out of bodies of water. AWP got started as an environmental operation but has since helped solve 10 Cold Cases, providing answers and closure for families seeking answers. They have also removed 100+ vehicles from lakes and rivers since 2019.
Hot Tip: Dan credits LinkedIn for helping him find this fascinating opportunity. If you don’t currently have a profile, consider this your sign from the universe to make one!
Since moving on from his Adventures with Purpose experience, Dan has participated in another internship and is spending the fall on personal media projects. Thanks for sharing your story with us, Dan!
Find Dan at Dan Schmidt Media.