Charlotte grew up in St. Augustine Florida, where she spent most summer days playing in the water fishing, sea kayaking, canoeing, or body surfing. Her family often took trips to western NC to hike, bike, and play in Linville Falls. Her love of the Blue Ridge grew and she chose Western Carolina University to attend college. While at WCU she studied Parks and Recreation Management where she fostered her love of experiential learning, trip leading, and working with youth in the outdoors.  She chose SOAR summer camp in the summer of 2018 as her capstone internship to complete her degree. The summer provided her with the fast-paced environment that she works best in and a lifetime of memories she will never forget! After she graduated, she moved home to Florida where she worked in several different positions over the years; kayak guide for eco-tours and as a beach life guard to name a few. Nothing compared to her time at SOAR and she made her way back to Balsam, NC for 2022 SOAR summer as the North Carolina Backpacking Course Director. Charlotte is thrilled to be back and working as Field staff for the Academy this year! In her off time, you can find her somewhere near a body of water splashing about or just going for a dip.  She holds certifications as an Open Water Lifeguard, WFA, and Raft Guide.