February 2023

Dakota Pinon (he, him, his)



Where did you grow up / where do you live now?

I grew up/live in Putnam Valley, New York.

Dakota's Hobbies:

Some of my hobbies include hiking, cooking, writing poetry, Capoeira, Aikido, and horseback riding.

Why volunteer at The LOFT?

I started going to LOFT events when I was 13 years old. The LOFT then became my safe haven. I met many of my closest friends at the center, and it's just such a great atmosphere to be in. I have had nothing but the best experience volunteering with The LOFT. It feels good to give back to my community in any way I can.

Is there anything you'd like future LOFT Volunteers to know?

I would like to let future LOFT Volunteers know that The LOFT is the place to be. The LOFT staff do a ton of work for our community, and to be able to give back and help them is an amazing feeling.

Would you rather go on vacation in the mountains or near a beach?

I love both mountains and beachside. But if I had to choose one, I would say the beach.

Favorite Book/TV Show/Movie?

My favorite book is Small Pleasures (The School of Life Library).

Favorite Color?

I love all shades of blue, but slate blue is my most favorite. It's a very calming color.

What's your motto?

Setbacks are designed to happen, just keep forging forward.