About The Tompkins Family…

Our family decided to sell everything and hit the road in 2013. We now travel via rv, sailboat, credit card perks, and Space A flights. We truly believe that life is an adventure and you never know how long you have, so we live life to the fullest.

 

More about Jon…

 

Jonathan Tompkins joined the United States Marine Corps in 2000 and served until April 5th 2007. While on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq a sniper’s bullet ripped through his chest collapsing both of his lungs, shredding half of his intestines and stomach, damaging about seventy percent of his liver and shattering his right rib cage. While in the field his Corpsman began battle field surgery to save his life. Without anesthesia his Corpsman began cutting open the side of his chest to remove the rib that was puncturing his lung and used chest muscles to hold it in place. Jonathan was flown out of the field shortly after the fire fight that enraged around his platoon. After flat lining four times and over forty surgeries later he awoke from his medically induced coma in Bethesda, MD at the National Naval Medical Center. After being told he wouldn’t make it and almost a year of recovery he found himself surrounded by loved ones and looking to help other Wounded Warriors.

Unsure what the military had in store for him, he started attending college and working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2010 Keystone Warriors was being formed and he was asked to come on as one of the directors where he served until 2012 when he stepped down to form another non-profit called Keystone Warriors Foundation. The Foundation was able to give out six scholarships in 2015!

In November of 2011 Jonathan was officially medically retired from the Marine Corps with a full pension which is how the family is able to run the non-profit and travel to see the country he almost died protecting.

More about Teaya…

 

 

Teaya spent her earlier years working as a brand ambassador promoting products for multiple companies.  During this time she was also a cheerleader for the Reading Express IFL. She loved cheering and being a part of the football games, but what really made the team special for her was their involvement in the community. As an ambassador with the Express, Teaya raised awareness and donated time to non-profits such as the Special Olympics, the Animal Rescue League, the YMCA, Olivet’s Boys and Girls, and the Gilmore/Henne Fund. She also fostered and found homes for over 40 kittens through The Cat Works. Most importantly she got connected with the non-profit Keystone Wounded Warriors and met Jon!

More about Madison  …

 

Madison was born on February 22, 2013. She loves camping, hiking and traveling. Madison is obsessed with Disney princesses and wearing dresses. She applied for her passport at one month old. Her first trip was at two months old where she enjoyed laying by the pool/beach in St. Maarten. She has already been to 45 out of 50 states and 6 countries.

More about Mason…

 

We took a year break from the road to flip a house and to have another baby. Along came Mason, born May 4th 2015. Mason is a happy baby who loves food, and cuddling in his blankets. He draws attention wherever we travel with his smile and charm.

COMING IN 2018…BABY #3!

Welcome to TRAVELING WITH THE TOMPKINS!

Contact us at: travelingwiththetompkins@gmail.com