Hayden Vonbargen


Outdoors enthusiast and athlete with a strong work ethic in Chehalis, WA

Hayden Vonbargen is a dedicated, hardworking individual from Chehalis, WA,  who prioritizes staying active and helping others. His passion for sports, the outdoors, and giving back to his community has led him to pursue various activities and opportunities that allow him to make a difference in the world. Since graduating from Adna High School in 2017, Hayden has embraced a diverse range of hobbies, interests, and responsibilities that keep him busy and help him find purpose and fulfillment in life.

Currently, Hayden Vonbargen works as a Truck Loader at UPS, where he helps load packages of various sizes for drivers heading out on their deliveries. This fast-paced and physically demanding job requires him to stay focused and use his strength and endurance to do the job efficiently while working well as part of a team. Prior to this role, Hayden worked as a UPS Driver Helper during the holiday season in 2021, where he worked alongside various drivers to deliver packages. In his years at UPS, Hayden has learned a lot about the shipping industry and has enjoyed getting to learn different facets of how the company operates.

Beyond his professional endeavors, sports have always been a significant part of Hayden Vonbargen’s life, and he has always enjoyed the outdoors. His love for running started in high school, where he competed in track and cross country. This passion has continued into adulthood, where he regularly participates in running events such as half-marathons and 10Ks. Some of his favorite races include the Great Olympic Adventure Trail Races in Port Angeles and Run the Ridge in Shelton. In the winter, Hayden can often be found on the slopes, snowboarding and enjoying the beauty of the snow-capped mountains. He also enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful natural areas in the state of Washington.

Hayden Vonbargen also prioritizes giving back to his community. He values kindness and uses his skills and talents to help others, including an elderly family member whom he helps with yard work and other tasks. Hayden is also a dedicated volunteer for the Washington Trail Association, where he has learned to operate machinery to move trail maintenance supplies, helped build a footbridge, and assisted in managing events and trips. Through these opportunities, Hayden has combined his love for the outdoors and his desire to make a difference in his community.

When he’s not working or volunteering, Hayden Vonbargen enjoys listening to music and watching professional sports. His favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks, and he is particularly inspired by Tyler Lockett, a wide receiver who has overcome various challenges in his career. Hayden’s musical tastes include Eminem and Macklemore, two artists whose music he finds inspiring and motivational.