Youth Director & Cofounder
I am a North Carolina native who grew up at the beach and visited the mountains every year. After earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, I followed my heart to Asheville. After a couple of years, another adventure took me to California, where I earned my Master of Arts degree in Mathematics at San Diego State University. That’s also where my passion for waterfalls began. In 2014, I returned to the coast of North Carolina, but found myself constantly running to the mountains, seeking out waterfalls and camping every other weekend. It wasn’t long before I relocated once again, this time to Hendersonville in western North Carolina, where you will now find me creek-walking to waterfalls and on the trails with a trash bag in hand. Nothing makes me happier than approaching a waterfall for the first time and taking it all in. I usually wade right in the pool and soak up the beauty. I love to take my time and see all the things around me and learn all I can while in the woods. I teach mathematics part-time and homeschool my son. We spend a lot of time on trails, in creeks, and in the woods learning about critters, wildlife, vegetation, and safety. My passion for waterfalls and education, my desire to help the environment, and my love for teaching children and sharing the natural world with them made it a no-brainer for me to help organize Waterfall Keepers Of North Carolina. I’m so excited to utilize my passions and skills to benefit North Carolina’s waterfalls and the people who visit them, especially the kiddos!