Hailing from Joelton, TN, my love for the outdoors began early in my childhood in the woods and creek near where I grew up. I pursued an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability at Lipscomb University which fortuitously opened my eyes to the connection between local food, farming, and building equitable communities. After graduating, I spent time working in the community and urban gardens at The Nashville Food Project and Hands On Nashville. I then spent two years at Caney Fork Farms in Carthage, TN growing vegetables and coming to understand the importance and vitality of regenerative agricultural practices.
Now with Nashville Foodscapes, I’m proud to be a part of building beautiful gardens across the city of Nashville and working to bridge the connection between people, land, and the knowledge of where our food comes from. When I’m not working in the gardens, I still love to be outdoors hiking, foraging for fruit, and living and traveling in my camper van.