Jefferson McBride

05/21/2013 Success Stories

“The Ron Burton Training Village teaches kids about life-long principles, which at times can be difficult to grasp when you are only eleven years old. But like anything in life, repetition and hearing the same principles over again made a huge impact on my life.  I was a camper/counselor at RBTV for seven years.  The poem “IF” by Rudyard Kipling was something Mr. Burton repeated many times when I was at RBTV in regards to how one should go about living his life.  And while the entire poem is spot on, the very first statement rang especially true in my life is as follows: ‘If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…’ For me, this has proven to be one of the most battled tested principles I learned while attending the camp.  Whether I was out on the ball field, at home with my family, trying to get through a difficult time, or at work dealing with endless amounts of problems, I discovered that having an even-keel perspective has enabled me to be more successful in every situation.  This has not been easy and it has taken some time to develop, however, all of us RBTV campers are quietly confident, and passionate about being successful.  For me, the added dimension that ensures I achieve the results I know I am capable of, center around a sound, grounded frame of mind.”

JEFFERSON MCBRIDE- Business Operations Manager, EMC Corp.
University of New Hampshire
RBTV 1985-1991