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CHAPTER: Charlotte, NC
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Exploring! Meeting new people, eating new food and visiting new places.
DAY JOB: Senior Relationship Manager in the Center of Excellence at TIAA
I was first introduced to the BOLD Betties during my solo cross-country road trip last year. While at the REI Outessa event in Powder Mountain, UT, I had the pleasure of meeting an Alpha Betty and Chapter Leader from Fort Collins, Co (Jessie!!!). It didn't take much explaining and background to hook, line, and sinker me into becoming more involved. While the thought of being a chapter leader was intimidating, I knew I wanted to devote more time towards helping women build themselves up and get outside more. I just knew I had to let everyone else in on this hidden gem.
In my many travels through the beautiful state of Washington, I've noticed that there are an almost infinite number of places to park and take a hike through some breathtaking forests and rivers. Even areas that aren't officially national park (and there is a lot of national park),...
No matter what the seasons is, a trip in the backcountry requires a few essential items: food, shelter, and duct tape. For some people, the list could be whittled down to simply duct tape. Its adhesive capabilities and waterproof exterior make it one of the most dextrous tools you can...
I’ve had enough. I have had enough of my pompous, demanding boss, my screaming infant and my needy husband. Everyone reaches a breaking point and I’m there. I am so there.
So, I head outside. The outdoors is my safe place, my haven, my healer. If...