2012 AdopTeen Committee

Art & Amy Zhong
Directors of Adopteen
Big Boss 1 & Big Boss 2

Those two over there?
They are getting a bit old.
They want to meet you.

Don't break their hearts.

Eli Davis
4th Year
Mr. Simplicity

Helloooooo! Eli Davis is the name, burning trans-fat is my game...!
Okay, I apologize, that was really bad... But fo reals here we go.
I'm a 19 year old finishing my freshman year at the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE) where I also work as an Avanti for the Office of Orientations (blah blah blah).

My hobbies include, but are not limited to, sports, meme-making, and hanging out with friends. FUN FACT, I am currently No. 6 in the world at Call of Duty for all you gaming fanatics. Just sayin'.

On a more topical note, I am fantastically excited for this year's Adopteen Conference. I cannot wait to personally meet each and every one of you and reconnect with all you Adopteen veterans. Adopteen is a truly life-changing experience that I have been fortunate enough to be involved with since its conception in 2008. Therefore, let me be a testament to Adopteen's addictiveness.

Once you're here, you just can't help but come back every time.
You already know imma be there. The real question is, will you?
See you soon (;

Kate Cruz
4th Year
Master Couch Inspector


Well, what can I say...
I'm 18 years old and a senior at Chatfield Senior High in Littleton, CO (the best place ever). I enjoy singing, doodling, and underwater book clubs. I may or may not be super fun to hang out with, outgoing, amazing, and somewhat sassy.

I have been to ALL of the Adopteen Camp-Conferences since the beginning and this will be my 4th time on the committee. Is that experience or what? I can't even contain my excitement to see all of your lovely faces in Georgia this summer, so don't make me sad by not going! Adopteen has forever made my life 100x better. You will never be the same. Seriously, I want to meet you so go register!

I'm SO pumped for Georgia and excited to catch up with all the old friends.

Let's be friends :)
See you there!

Mae Rohrbach
3rd Year
Popinlock McFly

Hey...! I'm MAE and I'm 16 years old. I currently attend Rock Canyon HS (in Colorado) and I'm about to be a SENIOR! Class of 2013, baby...!

I love dancing and reading and am super excited for summer to start so I can catch up on zzz's. Something else exciting about this summer? This will be my 4th time attending the Adopteen Camp-Conference and my 3rd time on the committee! I love attending Adopteen because I get to meet a whole bunch of interesting people (like you!) and this year will be the best year yet!
So...you should register now and tell other adoptees to join our rad Asian community. ;)

See you in Georgia!

Hannah Sutherland
3rd Year
Hot Tamale

See! This is what you'll be seeing a lot more of if you attend the 2012 Adopteen Conference! *point to picture* NOW, you're excited.

Well, my name is Hannah Sutherland and I am 18 years old and I just graduated (don't forget to congratulate me). I have been attending the Adopteen conferences for the past 3 years and, each year, they keep getting better and better. I have been a committee member for the past 2 years and cannot wait for this year! I am a very outgoing person who loves to make new friends and create awesome memories (that means YOU). ;) I mean, if thats okay. LOL

I cant wait to see new and familiar faces again in Atlanta, GA.
I know I will be there. WILL YOU?!

:) <3

Morgan Strychalski
2nd Year
Captain McShortshorts

Heyyyyyy everyone!!! I'm Morgan! I'm 16 years old and I've been to all of the Adopteen Camp-Conferences!! This is my 2nd year on the Teen Committee and my first time going to Atlanta (very exciting).

All you new, wonderful people should be incredibly excited because (wait for it...) WE GET TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH TURTLES!! and watch a Dolphin show the next day!! If you're not a big fan of marine life, that's cool too, I guess. Check out the other activities we'll be doing; one might spark your interest! I cant wait to meet all you new, wonderful people and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with all my old friends. :)

ATLANTA 2012. It's a big deal. :)

I hope to see you ALL this summer!!!!!

May Truax
2nd Year
Shorty McMunchmunch

Hello adoptees! The name is May Truax. 17 years young. Born in Hangzhou, China and raised in Fort Collins, CO! In my spare time, I enjoy DANCE (it's my oxygen), drawing, reading, basketball...I pretty much love everything.

I am stoked to see old and new faces this year. I have a feeling we're going to have a good time. I can honestly say that Adopteen has changed my life in the best way possible. I mean what can be better than being surrounded by awesome Chinese swagstars that have so much in common? Nothing.

So more about me...haha, I'm pretty outgoing and easy to talk to, so don't be a stranger.

Can't wait for Atlanta 2012! YOLO :)

Daniel Clark
2nd Year
Mr. Bonny Bear

HELLO! I'm Daniel and I was adopted from Kunming, Yunnan province. I am 19 years old, studying at ICC Fulton Campus (Mississippi represent!), working towards an Art major. I hope to go into graphic design...perhaps one day become a concept artist for a big company (classy gaming company or PIXAR). My life is grand and I cherish it. :) My sister, Kristin (shout out!), and my brother, Seth, were also adopted from China! Since visiting China back in 2007, I have always had a burning desire to return to China with my siblings.

I spend most of my time trying to find the newest music, reading classics, writing poems and short stories, painting (watercolor is my favorite), sketching, playing video games, and finding good food and company. Speaking of which...

I am so very excited to meet ALL OF YOU in Atlanta, GA this summer! This will be my 4th Adopteen Camp-Conference and 2nd time on the committee! I expect to meet a lot of new faces, so please don't disappoint me.

Cool cool cool.

Hannah Anthony
1st Year
Chocolate Queen

Hey! My name is Hannah Anthony. My birthday is July 16. My favorite color is pink! Now we have things to talk about when you meet me in July!

Some more things to talk about... I am a 15 year old freshman at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts in TEXAS. I love dance, art, and singing. I am part of the Singing Girls of Texas Tour Choir and have been dancing since I was 3 years old.

This is my 4th year attending the Adopteen Camp-Conference and my 1st year on the committee!! I am really excited to get to know everyone and I can't wait for all the fun! If you ever need to reach me, Facebook me!

See you all so very soon.


Kalyn Bonn
1st Year
Resident Crayon Tester

Heyy ^_^
Kalyn (and the party) has arrived (and is about to turn 16)!!!

I'm a sophomore at Overland High School (yay, Colorado!).

I have: some sports swagger; a 5'3'' stature that makes me a dangerous puma; Asian eyes that everyone says I can't see out of.

Atlanta 2012 will be the 4th time I attend an event that I wait ALL YEAR for and even though the first day feels like we're strangers, we always leave like one big happy FAMILY! :D The best thing about Adopteen is getting to know people just like you, who may know exactly what's going through your head. It's an experience of a lifetime and will be even better this year because...WE'LL BE SLEEPING WITH SHARKS.

I can't wait until the camp starts. Excuse me while we start planning all the top secret stuff that you won't know about until you arrive.

Hope to see your bright, shining faces in Georgia! Get ready to bring the Asian Invasion!!!

Emily Backer
1st Year


My name is Emily Backer. I am 16 and I am a sophomore at Duluth High School in Atlanta, GA. I play violin, dance in the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, and I ran Varsity cross country during the Fall of 2011. I love to do most anything -- sing, dance, cook, make jewelry, horseback ride, roller blade, hang with my friends, have fun, play ultimate Frisbee -- you name it! If I could do any other kind of activity, I would take ballroom dance, hip-hop, and singing lessons. There's just not enough time in the day!

This will be my 2nd time attending the Adopteen Conference and my FIRST time on the committee!! I am VERY excited to see all of you this coming July here in Atlanta! Be sure to pack light clothing and be ready to sweat! It is HOT down here -- in the 80s and it's only April! :)

See you SOON!

Hanna Ritland
1st Year
Lady Rittles

Hey all you lovely people!

My name is Hanna Ritland and I'm a 16 year old from Omaha, Nebraska.

I'm up for anything, and I love to dance, have fun, and be active. I was adopted from Zhejiang province when I was 18 months old, and have a furry friend named Ginger.

Atlanta is going to be great, and I'm excited that you're joining the fun! I am super excited to be on the committee this year (FIRST year, oh baby!) and can't wait to meet ALL of you. This is my 2nd Adopteen Conference and I already know we are going to have a fabulous time!

See you in July!!