I grew up in the lush, rolling hills of East Tennessee. At the age of 17, I traveled to Venezuela on a summer mission trip and was forever transformed. At that time, I realized how vast the world is and the uniqueness of every story in it. I fell in love with travel.
I attended college on the West Coast, then spent two years in a village in Senegal, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. There I learned about perseverance, humility, and community at their most human levels.
To this day, I have a great deal of respect for our world, in all its startling beauty and strength. Visit my website for more information. Hello 2013!