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John and Jessica

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Name: John Erck

Age: 27

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Connection to your teammate: Dating

Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer programmer

Describe what you do: I run a web development and design company called Above Market. We code what our clients want.

3 words to describe you: Coffee, code and surf.

Favorite hobbies: Coding (php & objective c), drinking coffee and surfing 12th Street or the pier in Huntington Beach.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Having the guts to quit my well paid corporate IT job to pursue a life of hacking and entrepreneurship.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Macklemore

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Angelina Jolie

What scares you most about traveling? Getting locked up abroad.

What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Jessica’s mumbling and me not being able to understand what she’s saying!

Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes Jess tunes me out when I’m telling an awesome story.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia, to go surfing, feed white sharks and scuba dive the great barrier reef.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Challenge and adventure.

Name: Jessica Hoel

Age: 26

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Connection to your teammate: Dating

Current occupation: Account Manager

Describe what you do: I am an account manager for Cargill’s health and nutrition business. I represent a variety of specialty sweeteners and functional ingredients.

3 words to describe you: Motivated, competitive and friendly.

Favorite hobbies: Running, surfing and traveling.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing the Boston Marathon (twice).

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jessica Biel. She's super athletic, but seems girly and sweet.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Macklemore

What scares you most about traveling? Not much. I love it! Maybe missing a flight, but I usually get lucky.

What excites you most about traveling? I absolutely love to travel! I lived in Mexico and Spain to really learn and understand other cultures. I love trying new food, seeing new sights and meeting different people and learning new languages.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: John tells a lot of stories (multiple times) and speaks very slowly. I sometimes just talk over him or make him get to the point!

Pet peeve about your teammate: He’s always hungry!! He will eat all of the cereal in one sitting so I have to hide it. If he’s hungry, it’s not good!

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Thailand, because of the people! It’s called the land of smiles. Also, the local food, the beaches! I’ve heard too many great things!

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I can't wait to see the world with my best friend!

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