May 3 Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ

May 14 Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Hendersonville, NC

May 15 For People, Asheville, NC

May 19 Baylor School, Tallulah Falls, GA

May 23 Healthpeak, Scottsdale, AZ

May 24 Conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine about Walk, Ride, Paddle, Raleigh, NC

June 13 Mt. Pleasant Public Library, Mt. Pleasant, NC

June 15 Mt. Airy Public Library, Mt. Airy, NC

July 7-10 Camp Greystone Skip Year Retreat, Zirconia, NC

Sept. 12 Kerr-Tar Regional Summit, Louisburg, NC


On May 24 I will be moderating a conversation with Senator Tim Kaine about his new book Walk, Ride, Paddle and the journey he made across his home state of Virginia. Find out more about the event here.


America has never been this divided on this many issues. As a result, our culture is losing empathy and congress is less effective. Check out my grad school project Crossing Our Divide, an exploration into what divides us as a country and what we can do to overcome it.


I’ve always said you’re a lot safer on the trail than you are driving to the trailhead! One night in Nov. 22, I was driving my kids home when I collided with a 500 lb bear on I-26 near Asheville. It was a terrifying experience and a catalyst for me to advocate for wildlife corridors. I got a petition with over 5,000 signatures (!) and after investigating it, NCDOT agreed to put in passageways for bears, deer, and other animals. Construction is still underway- when will it end?! 🙂 In the meantime, check out these stories in the Citizen Times and on Spectrum News Charlotte. Keep an eye out for updates- and bears!


Did I mention my husband is a rock star?! Ok, more of a bluegrass/Americana star with his duo buddy Nick Dauphinais. Check out the new Brewgrass album wherever you stream your music and keep an eye out for a Nick & Brew show near you!

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