Director of Programs and Community Solutions
Hike it Baby Hampton Roads
Who are your hiking buddies?
Carson (11) Evan (9) Charleston (7) and Tillmen (4)
What is a favorite memory outside with your people?
My favorite memory outside is actually outside in our backyard. It was been raining for a few days and we live close to the bay, so as the tide comes in everything floods, and when the tide comes out everything is under a big swampy mess. I told all the kiddos they had to go outside even for 5 minutes. It took them one minute to discover that mud makes a pretty epic slip-in slide. They spent two hours playing in that puddle, and the joy and laughter that this moment brought everyone will always be a favorite memory.
When you’re trying to get outside, what is your biggest challenge to getting out the door?
I would have to say taking the time to spend outside. When they were smaller it was easy, there was always time to take the hike, now with school, sports, and work it takes more intention to take that hike.
Where is the first place you remember hiking or walking?
I was living on Ft. Stewart, GA and I remember me and my older brother exploring the base, the different trails, parks, and the mysteries in our minds that the base held (one mystery included a sewage plant waterfall), and being home before the street lights were on.
What’s something about you that people may not know?
I love a good Zombie movie, or anything post-apocalyptic.