I grew up in Delaware with a connection in the outdoors, inspired from my parents’ love for nature, the mountains and wild animals. I was active in the Girl Scouts as a youth and loved playing sports. This was my avenue to Appalachian State University where moving to the high country of NC got me closer to the outdoors and dipped my toes into rock climbing. I grew as a person in the outdoors, working at camps, wilderness therapy programs, and eventually found my way to the NC Outward Bound School where I continue to work. I found that I really like working with college aged students and feel fulfilled watching them connect to the wild trails, streams, mountains and cliffs I love too.