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Guest Speaker: Adam Lindquist as Theodore Roosevelt
Today, you're in for a treat! March's theme is "Journey," and today we'll crank up the time machine to begin the journey from the past to the present of one of our country's most famous leading figures. Lake Fellowship is honored to host American statesman, conservationist, and the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt! While Mr. Roosevelt will surely regale us with tales from his many travels and trials, he will also answer questions from his modern audience. It's bound to be a program like no other!
The spirit and resemblence of Theodore Roosevelt is captured in our guest speaker, Adam Lindquist. Here's more about Adam and his work as the great "Teddy."
I am often asked, “How did you get started “being Teddy”?”
It all began with a photo taken in Des Moines, Iowa. In it, I saw a striking resemblance to our 26th President. After research, I discovered I was the same height and weight, with the same color eyes and hair as Roosevelt. Since that day in 2007, I have not looked back, enjoying an incredible journey as I recreate an amazing, multi-faceted man. I am lucky to be able to entertain, educate and engage over a hundred thousand people each year by “Being Teddy”.
My work takes me across the country, from schools to conventions, board rooms to theaters, and of course National Parks, National Monuments and Wildlife Refuges – all in the spirit and resemblance of Theodore Roosevelt. The comment I hear most often is “It felt like I was really talking to President Roosevelt!”
My impersonation and living history representation of the 26th President has been honored to have won 1st place in national competition in 2011, 2012 and 2013. I was flattered in 2013 to achieve a perfect score for my portrayal – the first and only time it has occurred in the competition’s 44 year history.
Winning contests is not my goal in portraying Roosevelt. My real joy comes from helping my audience suspend belief; taking them back to a time in our country’s history where anything was possible with hard work and determination.
“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”
― Theodore Roosevelt