peer mentors

Peer Mentor, Chloe Barnes

Peer Mentor, Chloe Barnes

Chloe Barnes, peer mentor

Chloe is a junior at Holt High School. Some of her favorite things include boneless chicken wings, "Growing Pains" by Alessia Cara, the movie "High School Musical" (Any of them), and the Game "The Sims 4."


Peer Mentor, Ryan Brickhaus

Peer Mentor, Ryan Brickhaus

Ryan Brickhaus, peer mentor

Ryan is a senior at De Smet Jesuit High School. His three favorite things to do are playing hockey/basketball, volunteering to help other people or organizations, and spending time with friends and family! Ryan's favorite thing about Breakdown STL is how accepting and supportive the whole group is to every member no matter their past or background.


Peer Mentor, Conner Dalton

Peer Mentor, Conner Dalton

Connor Dalton, Peer Mentor

Connor is a sophomore at Holt High School. Some of his favorite things include grilled chicken, "Imagine" by John Lennon, the movie "Avengers Infinity War," and the game NBA 2k.


Peer Mentor, Adam Davidson

Peer Mentor, Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson, Peer Mentor

Adam is a junior at Lafayette High School. His top 3 favorite things are: following his faith, joking around and BreakDown STL!  Adam is super excited to make new relationships on breakdown and to become more confident in himself.


Peer Mentor, Abigail Jacobs

Peer Mentor, Abigail Jacobs

Abigail jacobs, peer mentor

Abigail is a senior at Christian High School. A few of her favorites include sushi, "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury or "Classic" by MKTO, and the movie "The Heart of Manchoo."


Peer Mentor, Megan Joersz

Peer Mentor, Megan Joersz

Megan Joersz, peer mentor

Megan is a sophomore at Lafayette High School. Being on BreakDown has helped her make lifelong best friends, and to know that you could go to these wonderful people anytime! Three things that make Megan laugh are hearing other people laugh, her friends, and watching Emma Chamberlains Youtube videos.


Peer Mentor, Brooke Kessler

Peer Mentor, Brooke Kessler

Brooke Kessler, Peer mentor

Brooke is a senior at Lafayette High School. One out of many things she loves about BreakDown is the amazing people she gets to know, and the friends she has made. Brooke's favorite things to do are relaxing while watching movies, being outside in nature with friends, and writing about things that inspire her in life.


Peer Mentor, Abby Malone

Peer Mentor, Abby Malone

Abby Malone, Peer Mentor

Abby is a junior at Incarnate Word Academy. Her top 3 favorite things to do are dance, hang out with family & friends, and BreakDown!! Abby is so excited to meet all of the students at Hillsboro this year at BreakDown presentations!


Peer Mentor, Kenaniah McClaskey

Peer Mentor, Kenaniah McClaskey

Kenaniah MCClaskey, Peer Mentor Co-Captain

Kenaniah is a freshman at St. Louis Christian College. He is passionate about helping and serving others! This is his third year on the team, and he is excited to see the continued impact that BreakDown STL has on local schools and the growth of the team!


Peer Mentor, Kamryn Mennemeyer

Peer Mentor, Kamryn Mennemeyer

Kamryn Mennemeyer, Peer Mentor

Kamryn is a senior at Troy Buchanan High School. Her 3 favorite things to do include traveling to warm places, going out to eat, and spending time with her family! Kamryn's favorite memory about BreakDown so far is going to the summer retreat and growing friendships on the team. She is excited to go into schools and create new relationships with students who need someone they feel safe talking with.


Peer Mentor, Olivia Meurer

Peer Mentor, Olivia Meurer

Olivia Meurer, Peer Mentor

Olivia is a junior at Fort Zumwalt South High School. Some of her favorite things include mashed potatoes, "You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall & John Oates, the movie "We Bought a Zoo," and Youtuber Shane Dawson. Olivia enjoys the sweet community and loves getting to talk with students after doing presentations! She is excited to be apart of the offstage program, and helping to lead peers to better St. Louis!


Peer Mentor, Marissa Montandon

Peer Mentor, Marissa Montandon

Marissa Montandon, Peer Mentor

Marissa is a junior at Oakville High School. Her three favorite things to do are volunteer, travel with her family, and journal in her hammock!


Peer Mentor, Sophie Pellegrino

Peer Mentor, Sophie Pellegrino

Sophie Pellegrino, Peer Mentor

Sophie is a senior at Parkway West High school. Breakdown has helped Sophie come out of her shyness. Her three favorite things to do are run long distances, be outside in the sun, and read.


Peer Mentor, Jack Pellow

Peer Mentor, Jack Pellow

Jack Pellow, Peer Mentor

Jack is a senior at St. Charles West High School. His favorite sports team is the St. Louis Blues. Jack's favorite things to do are play sports, hang out with friends, and spend time with family. He is most excited for all the friends and relationships that will be built throughout the team and at different schools.


Peer Mentor, Sarah Pennell

Peer Mentor, Sarah Pennell

Sarah Pennell, Peer Mentor

Sarah is a senior at Parkway West High School. Her favorite thing about Breakdown is the unique culture that promotes love in every situation! Before Breakdown Sarah lived out of fear, letting her anxiety control her at every turn, but now she knows how to live confidently and put her pride aside in order to get the help she needs.


Peer Mentor, Macy Riek

Peer Mentor, Macy Riek

Macy Riek, Peer Mentor

Macy is a junior at Oakville High School. She loves spending time with her family and friends, experiencing thrilling adventures, playing soccer, and smiling 24/7. 

"I just like to smile; smiling's my favorite." -- Buddy the elf


Peer Mentor, Brent Robertson

Peer Mentor, Brent Robertson

Brent Robertson, Peer Mentor

Brent is a senior at De Smet Jesuit High school. His top 3 favorite things to do are play baseball, hang out with friends, and program robots. Brent's favorite thing about BreakDown is the healthy relationships he has already began to make with the many amazing people on the team.


Peer Mentor, Erin Sammelmann

Peer Mentor, Erin Sammelmann

Erin Sammelmann, Peer Mentor

Erin is a junior at Fort Zumwalt South High School. She enjoys playing competitive softball, hunting with her family, and spending time with friends. Her favorite part about BreakDown is the outstanding amount of love and compassion everyone consistently shows each other! Erin feels so blessed to be apart of this team!!


Peer Mentor, Noah Schultz

Peer Mentor, Noah Schultz

Noah Schultz, Peer Mentor

Noah is a senior at Francis Howell High School. He loves spending time with friends, especially his BeakDown friends. BreakDown has taught Noah so much about life and has given him such a beautiful community of friends. Outside of school and BreakDown, he loves to fish, play tennis, and do anything generally involving the outdoors


Peer Mentor, Miriam Skebo

Peer Mentor, Miriam Skebo

Miriam Skebo, Peer Mentor

Miriam attends St. Charles Community College. Her top 3 favorite things to do include editing/posting pictures for VSCO, spending time with the BreakDown STL fam, and taking drives late at night. The thing Miriam is most excited about concerning BreakDown STL this year, is being able to meet new people at the schools we go to and to help students avoid some of the mistakes she made in high school.


Peer Mentor, Will Thwing

Peer Mentor, Will Thwing

Will Thwing, Peer mentor

Will is a senior at Francis Howell High School. He believes that good leaders always lead by example of kindness, attitude and work ethic. To Will, the coolest thing about BreakDown is all the awesome friends he has made, and the great relationships that he can have with all of the team members.


Peer Mentor, Lauren Wilkinsen

Peer Mentor, Lauren Wilkinsen

Lauren Wilkinson, Peer mentor Co-captain

Lauren is a senior at Eureka High School. In her opinion, leaders distinguish themselves by stepping outside of there comfort zone, loving others well, and living out Jesus. Her favorite thing about BreakDown STL is the relationships formed and the challenging/championing received from everyone!