Likewise, instead of flowers, the family will be accepting donations for the Missouri Department of Conservation. According to his family, Strain always had a passion for the outdoors. In general, he just seemed to embrace life to the fullest. The 22-year-old attended the University of Missouri Columbia. He wanted to pursue a future in business and landed an internship at Northwestern Mutual. Strain also received the Presidential Medal for Volunteering for volunteering over 500 hours to the Wonders of Wildlife