Born in New York City and raised in suburban New Jersey, Jerome lives by the motto "Where there's a will, there's a way." He went to college at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he took a semester off to pedal across the United States. It was on that journey that he caught the bug. Since then he’s pedaled thousands of miles all over North America, including a two-month trip through Washington state and British Columbia. If there's one thing he’s learned from bicycle touring, it's that the journey is the destination. While not on the road, he loves extending the same generous hospitality that strangers have shared with him by hosting fellow travelers.