I am a former elementary school teacher, tennis teaching pro, and real estate developer. Raised in Memphis, TN in the heart of the Delta, I have been trying to get to the mountains my whole life. In 2016, after living 21 years in Greenville, SC, I moved with my husband and two teenage children to Sapphire, NC in the “Land of Waterfalls.” Being able to walk out the door into Nantahala National Forest or across the road to Gorges State Park to hike and chase waterfalls has been a dream come true. I write about and photograph the places where we camp in our Sprinter van, and about our hikes, to inspire others to experience these places for themselves, or at least get outdoors. For those who aren’t able to do either, I share these experiences on my blog to take them there virtually. Nature is now my classroom. My passion for the outdoors and experiences, my teaching tools.