Miranda was born in southern Indiana but spent most of her life in North Carolina. She’s worn many hats over the years including portrait studio manager, security specialist, and graphic designer.

Like most, she tried a lot of things that didn’t work for her before landing on what did. She realized she was happiest being active and in the woods and found herself looking for her place in the outdoor industry world. She attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and studied recreation management with a focus on outdoor experiential education.

She was introduced to SOAR through an outdoor job fair and took a job working over the summer as an adventure staff at Eagle View Ranch in Wyoming. From the first day of training, she knew she had stumbled upon something special. That feeling only intensified when campers arrived. She was blown away by the entire experience and witnessed firsthand the positive impact that disconnecting from technology and getting outside can have on our kids. She is so excited to be a part of the GAP year program and share her love for the outdoors with all of our participants.

In her free time, Miranda loves practicing her ukelele, identifying plants and fungi, foraging for wild edibles, hiking, attending concerts, and thrifting!