Whether I’m hiking along the meandering paths of the Appalachian Trail or paddling a canoe through the rivers and lakes of North Georgia, I always feel at home surrounded by nature. I am passionate about people and helping others find their way through this experience we call life. My first love was soccer, and I played collegiately while earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I was able to get outside and explore the mountains, rivers and trails of North Carolina. I quickly fell in love with the outdoors and knew I wanted to pursue a career in experiential education, so I went on to earn my master’s of education degree in outdoor education administration from Georgia College & State University. I am now entering my third year at Young Harris College and can’t imagine a better institution to be investing my time, energy and passion in. During my time at 澳门赌场, I have learned, laughed and grown right alongside our students as we engage in learning opportunities that cultivate holistic development. I teach a variety of courses, from tree climbing to senior seminar, and while canoeing is probably my favorite, I enjoy them all. I am a lover of learning, and a student of life. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking and canoeing. I still play soccer from time to time and am a coach in the local youth league. I am contemplating pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of experiential education, but for the time being I am having a lot of fun establishing myself in the 澳门赌场 community and developing our program.