Having biked across the middle of the country and hiked all around the south and southeast, I am now looking to extend my learning and services to the American southwest. I grew up in beautiful western North Carolina and am still deeply moved by the right styles of bluegrass and bbq. I recently graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, where I studied all things environmental and geology, and am looking forward to continuing my education in the outdoors. I seek to better understand the relationship between humanity and nature such that I may work to improve the public's knowledge of and respect for the environment. I believe that nature is as much a part of humankind as we are of it.