Hometown: Childhood: Statesville, NC (the cross-roads of the South AND the City of Progress); Early married years: Durham, NC; Middle Married Years: Lawrence Park and North East, PA; Present: Durham, NC
Favorite trail: AT through Mount Rogers Rec. Area; Mt. Whitney
On my day-off, I like to: stay in my PJ’s all day OR watch Carolina Basketball; hike with the dogs; paddle at the beach; ride my bike; hang with my family
Currently on my iPod: Big Daddy Weave, Blacknall Pres. Sermons, Tim Keller and NPR podcasts, Joan Osborne, Willie Nelson, Mozart, James Taylor, Lots of Bluegrass
Heroes: My Daddy
Favorite books: Through Gates of Splendor, Time Traveler’s Wife, Christy, Shogun, Ender’s Game
Sage advice for the outdoor enthusiast: BE PREPARED. Carry a map. Remember it’s not work. Do what you like with those you like. Don’t panic when you realize you left your tent poles at home.