I have lived in Asheville since 1999 and graduated from Warren Wilson College, with a BA in Education, and Minors in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Ed. Before settling in Asheville I lived in 8 states and traveled around the country and Mexico. The only state I have not been to is Hawaii, and I am ready to go anytime!
I have always loved outdoor adventures and animals. As a child and young adult I shared my home with many animals including; dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, snakes, mice, and more. As a young college student out West, I spent time doing fieldwork with rattlesnakes and other wild creatures, including sampling mice for Hantavirus in the beautiful Channel Islands, CA. I also love learning about medicine and was a Wilderness First Responder for many years. I am very much looking forward to learning more about animals and medicine at REACH/AVS.
Currently, I enjoy spending time with my two children, husband and two dogs (Max and Shadow). We all love to bike, paddle, snowboard, and be outdoors as much as possible. My children and I also love to volunteer at one of the local animal shelters, where we have been foster parents and love to help socialize the shelter animals.