If there was going to be a crew, the first person on Ryan's list was his friend Jason, the best driver he knows. From there, Mike was the next logical choice. The three have been friends since high school and have taken some road trips together throughout the years.
Once they were confirmed and a date was secured, all that was left was the planning and driving. A benevolent and enabling benefactor came into the picture to fund the costs of the trip and Ryan, Mike, and Jason wanted to thank that person by raising money for a worthy cause. If you donate, know none of the money is going to fund the trip, but all of it will be used for the purposes intended.
Here's a little more about our three intrepid adventurers:
Michael Yost hails from Longview, Washington, although he also spent time in Alaska and Colorado. He's the pastor of Longivew Church of the Nazarene, has two daughters and a wife, and has read the Lord of the Rings trilogy at least 15 times. He's excited about the thought of the ultimate contiguous 48 road trip. He says, "Jason is the person I feel most safe with in a vehicle." When judging the length on this bio in comparison to the others, one should remember Mike's photo is done in portrait, not landscape; be not deceived.