Hallie grew up in Carrboro, North Carolina. She frequently went on camping excursions in the NC mountains and made annual visits to Banner Elk for the Woolly Worm Festival. These trips sparked her love for the the Blue Ridge Mountains and inspired her to earn a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Hallie majored in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Appropriate Technology. After graduation, she moved to Asheville to work as the Sustainability Marketing Coordinator at Warren Wilson College. Hallie is an animal lover, enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and is excited to continue exploring the beautiful landscapes and vibrant community in Asheville.