What a coincidence we have this photo of Jewel “Phelps” Mendoza here! We heard that tonight @WhitworthSwimming has a 6pm meet tonight in Portland. We were also informed that Whitworth has an awesome swimming party tomorrow at 8pm which Jewel would absolutely love to attend. In her earlier age, she was a competitive swimmer who won a plethora of competitions and meets. She was on track to battle against the best in the 2012 US Pinalympics Swimming competition but just three weeks before the event she saved a young Hughbert the Pinecone from being mowed over from what would have been a fatal bus accident. Jewel, unfortunately, would not escape unscathed as she tore her dorsal, splitting in half. Seven years later, she is at peace. Though she might not be able to compete like she once could, she has given time and devotion to becoming a aqua aerobics teacher which has given her healing and self-therapy in the process
What a rainy day it’s been today! The photo we took with Marshall was an absolutely beautiful day. A professional mountain climber and hiker, there isn’t nearly a place that Marshall hasn’t been. One of his most vivid memories would have to have been from back in 2015. It was a cold October evening atop the mountain, the sun had just set, the fog was rolling in, and the long descent would begin. It would be 7:19pm that a voice would cry out, a call for help. It wouldn’t take long to find, a couple trapped on a jut extending out over the cliff below. It was through the endurance, patience, and bravery of Marshall that they would find their way to home. Just seven weeks later he would be invited and commemorated at the Congressional Colonial Ceremony, being given the “Gold Pine” award for bravery and excellence
Today we wanted to share with you all the iconic twins Max (pictured top) and Marvin (pictured bottom). Having such a love for spelling, there was no question in our mind we would photograph them with anything else. In 2016, a rivalry would quickly form between them as they both were admitted into the World Championship 47th National Pinecone Spelling-bee, a once in a lifetime opportunity. After spending days upon days studying, it would only be fate that would bring the two twins as the final contestants facing off against one another. The two continued to spell word after word correct, astounding judges and audience alike- a rift in their relationship began to form. It was after 37 minutes of intense berating that Marvin made a decision forever sealing his fate and gain the respect of thousands: he intentionally and without a doubt threw the competition and mended the quickly deteriorating relationship with his brother. To this day, Max and Marvin are inseparables and take any chance they can get to travel together to see the world
We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful date to go take Newton Guardia on a photoshoot. A private detective and retired CIA agent, Newton is a man of cunning skill and the most exemplar quintessence of deception. In his life he has solved 237 cases, more than any skilled official of his class. There was never a case he couldn’t solve... except for the one. The one that forever haunts him. The case of John Jekyll and the disappearance of Newton’s truest love- Miss Amour Marie. It’s because of this that Newton can’t proudly wear his detective designer fedora and detective badge like he once did. Even in pain he still vows to surround himself in joy and light amidst the sadness. Though there’s no denying it’s been 7 years and yet every day he still searches for clues to his lost love
Perhaps a Whitworth Pinecones featured short film is soon in due order...