Hi! I am Mom to Owen (4) and Rosie (17m). I am originally from Richmond, VA and have lived all over the state. I went to school at Virginia Tech and spent 10 years in Blacksburg. This is where I met my husband, who took me on my first hike, and developed a love for the outdoors. We moved to Newport News in 2014 and I read about Hike it Baby in a local magazine at our library in Hampton Roads. I took Owen on his first hike at 9 months old, began participating in challenges, and hosting hikes with this branch. We moved to Charlottesville in 2016 and I quickly connected with the existing branch here. Hike it Baby really helped me get to know an area as a new resident (twice!) and connect with others who also enjoy the outdoors. We are so grateful for this community and I am happy to be a part of it!
Ambassador of Charlottesville, VA Branch