I am a journalism and public relations student at Western Carolina University, graduating in Spring 2017. I am an outdoor enthusiast and my lifestyle reflects it. From backbreaking trail work in Vermont to leading young YMCA campers on hikes in the Rocky Mountain National Park, I have had diverse experiences outside. I want to give back to the outdoor community that has been such an influential part of my life. I hope to inspire and spark other people’s interest in the outdoors through my writing.