Instructor, Yellowstone Teton Adventure 1, 2, & 3
Abby was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC, and is currently finishing her degree in forensic anthropology at Western Carolina University—after which she’ll continue studying to be a trauma-specific physician assistant. Abby is a former Adventure Treks student, having attended three trips in Utah, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. She currently works as a guide for Western’s outdoor program, leading backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and biking trips, and is joining Adventure Treks for her first season as an instructor.
- Education: Western Carolina University; finishing bachelor’s degree in forensic anthropology
- Medical certifications: Wilderness emergency medical technician and certified nursing assistant
- What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? I am excited to give back to the community that gave to me for three years as an AT student. Over the years, I have found that I love teaching outdoor education by helping people find new ways to enjoy the world around us.
- What do you do when you are not working for Adventure Treks? I am typically on trails or on the river leading college students on a variety of trips. When I am not outside, I love watching movies, doing puzzles, and reading.
- Favorite outdoor memory? Backpacking the Art Loeb trail [in western NC] with my best friend. We had finally made it to the top of Black Balsam and let the wind rush over us, as we took in the view of autumn-covered mountains all around us.
- Favorite quote: “Nothing is impossible—the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn