Named after the President of the United States, Lyndon was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. Having attended Goldey Beacom College and Delaware Technical Community College, Lyndon earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from Western International University in 2007.
Lyndon has worked most of his career in the customer service/sales field, primarily in the banking industry. He is currently employed by Publicis Touchpoint Solutions as a Customer Service Associate.
His only sibling lives in Wilmington, DE, and they share a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews that live in both Wilmington, North Carolina, and Virginia.
A big football fan of Penn State and the Philadelphia Eagles, Lyndon also loves music (a new member of the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus) and the arts. He enjoys working out at the gym, the beach, and spending time with and meeting new friends.
In August, Lyndon “met a wonderful man, Terrance Massey, via a dating website. We’re getting to know each other at a slow pace, and it works perfectly for both of us at this time.” Lyndon resides in Lewes, along with his black Pug, Babie Toni.
When did you start volunteering at CAMP Rehoboth and what events/activities have you been involved with since?
I started in August of this year, volunteering for Sundance 2014, including the Land and Sea race, then the Well-Strung concert and also the AIDS Walk.
What’s your best memory volunteering here?
In the short period of time volunteering, I would say that just being a part of the events have been most memorable. I’ve met some extraordinary people who’ve been very warm and welcoming.
Of the many events held by CAMP Rehoboth, which is your favorite and why?
I would say that Sundance was my favorite. Being involved with the 5k Race and the auction was a lot of fun and, of course, the dance was incredible. I haven’t been out dancing in a long time…LOL!
Favorite season here at the beach and why?
I would say all four seasons are my favorite. My dream was to one day live at the beach, primarily because of the connection that I have with the ocean. Plus, I’ve been coming to Rehoboth since my middle 20s and I fell in love with it!
Name a childhood crush or idol…
So many choices, but I would say that I had a crush on Bill Bixby when he starred in “Eddie’s Father.”
You’re a fly on the wall of any room, who’s in that room and what are/were they talking about?
I would be in a room with Maya Angelou. She would be speaking about how wonderful life is and how blessed we are to see each and every day. Her eloquence and grace would be lighting up the room and my heart.
Favorite U.S. city and why?
Philadelphia. I love Philly because of the arts, the fine dining, and its wonderful culture.
Name three of your “bucket list” items…
Visiting Italy, San Fran, and a gay cruise somewhere.
Best year of your life and why?
The best year of my life was 2009. That was the year I decided to start making decisions based on my “heart” and not my mind. Prior to that, there was a ton of unfortunate activities that weren’t within my control and I felt overwhelmed by them. I found myself making decisions with the mind versus the heart. It’s because of that realization, that I am where I am today! And I celebrate that every day.
Favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday is Christmas, especially over the last few years. I’ve been able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and I’ve disconnected, for the most part, from the materialistic side which our society has adopted. God is the reason for this season!
You’ve been given the ability to name the 11th commandment, what would it be?
“Thou shall love thyself before thyself can love others.”
Name the biggest change you’ve seen in Rehoboth and how long have you been coming here?
I started visiting Rehoboth when I was 25 years old, which was 1989. The biggest change I’ve seen is how it’s has become a year round place to live and visit. All of the new stores and restaurants, as well as the housing boom, are just incredible.
Name the biggest event that has shaped your life to where it is today…
This is sad, but one event was the passing of my life partner of 20 years, in 2008, and discovering how to love myself, and realizing that I could survive on my own.
You’ve been asked to appear in a fundraiser for CAMP Rehoboth and need a drag name. What would it be?
This is easy. My drag name would be “Lady Bird.” Get it? LOL.
Your best vacation ever was where…
I have two, Paris and the Bahamas.
What are you most thankful for?
I’m extremely thankful for the blessings of being able to live every day of my life. This can only happen with God’s grace. He has brought me through many ups and downs and has never, ever given up on me.
I enjoyed meeting you while volunteering at this year’s Sundance, Lyndon, and appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved with so many of our events since. Something tells me we’ll be seeing much more of you around CAMP and, on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors, our sincere thanks for your support and welcome to the family! Happy Holidays.
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Photo: Terrance Massey, Lyndon Johnson, and Leslie Sinclair.