On a more personal note, I adore the mountains of Western North Carolina and am proud to call these mountains my home. I've always been a bit of a wanderer until landing in these Appalacian Mtns. They are magical! I adore hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, and white water rafting all throughout Appalachia. I am a Wilderness First Responder and I sincerely find my peace when I am outside near trees, streams, lakes, and while stacking rocks (see the pics on my homepage). I love my doggie (Maggie Moo), baking, swinging in the hammock on my back deck, and am still in awe watching my son explore the wilderness of WNC. My free time is spent with my wonderful & supportive wife, our gorgeous & funny kiddo, and our loving/uber supportive family (framily!).