Being born and raised in eastern Ohio, I made my first trip to the Smokies in 1974 for our honeymoon.
After many more trips over the years, and a few hikes, we thought this area would be a great place to retire.
I retired as a Construction Superintendent on Industrial construction for a company in West Virginia. In January of 2015 I made the permanent move to Wears Valley.
Not wanting to just sit around I started hiking and running. In September of 2019 I completed all the trails in the Smokies to become a "900 Miler."
I have also participated in numerous Run Disney events in Florida, California and Paris, France. I also have participated in many area runs.
I love taking friends and family into the mountains so they can enjoy them as much as I do.
I look forward to sharing them with you on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains.