Interview Process I only interviewed him once because of his busy schedule We are good friends, so the interview process was smooth and was never awkward We are closer because of this assignment because I know more than most people know about him
Why I chose Trevor This is a picture of Trevor and my Mimi at my wedding. As you can see, Trevor is a close friend of me and my husband. Trevor is a good friend and was someone I knew who would gladly agree to be interviewed.
Trevor and His Sister This is Trevor and his sister. They were close growing up. They didn’t have extracurricular activities as children so all they had was each other to play with and lean on.
Trevor and His Music Trevor plays the trombone with the Parris Island Marine Band. He had a love for music and needed money for college, so he joined the military.
Trevor’s Life Trevor has a matrilineal lineage. He never knew his biological father, so he grew up being close to his mother’s side of his family and relating to them. His mother did remarry, and he was adopted by his step-father, but Trevor was not ever very close to him.
Independent“My mom and my legal father fought a lot and they never officially got a divorce, but there were many times where we would pack up our things and stay at my Mom’s friend’s house. Or dad would go off for like a week. It was an on/off relationship for the remainder of my grade school years. I never had a good relationship with my dad. I was independent.”
Independent Continued Trevor has been working since 16 years. He worked as a life guard for 3 summers, and as a cashier at a grocery store while school was in session. At 18, Trevor planned to go to college, but his parents told him they didn’t have the money for both of their children to go to school. That is when Trevor decided he would join the military and let his sister go to college.
Air Force or Marines?? He was all signed up to join the Air Force, but at the last minute, he had a change of heart. He wanted to pursue music and the Air Force “laughed” at him. The Marine Corps took him in and let him do what he wanted. So, they locked him in a contract for 4 years.
Traveling Trevor has lived in California, Virginia, and South Carolina since he has joined the Marine Corps in 2010. “I do like moving around, I love interacting with new people. You can learn a lot from each person, from their walks of life. They each think differently, act differently, and it’s cool to see those differences. I’ve also learned to adapt and be more open minded to different types of people.”
Trevor in the Future Trevor plans to get out of the Marine Corps after his enlistment. The Marine Corps has a Post 9/11 GI Bill that will pay for his college. He wants to go to either the University of North Texas or the University of Texas- Austin. He doesn’t know what he wants to major in, but he knows he wants to use the free money to go to school and not waste it.
Best Friends This is a picture of me and my husbands friends and us. We are all from the same area in Texas, and we all somehow ended up in the same place at the same time at the other end of the country. We are so thankful for God bringing us together and will remain life long friends. Colin, Trevor, Me (Erika), and my husband (Jonathan).