Mariah has spent most of her life in North Carolina but was a frequent traveler to Connecticut and Kansas. Growing up, Mariah spent a lot of time exploring the woods surrounding her neighborhood and fishing at nearby piers. Mariah graduated from Warren Wilson College in western North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in social work and outdoor leadership. She is actively working towards her master of social work. Mariah has recently worked at a therapeutic boarding school and a trip leader for a local adventure guiding company in Asheville, NC. Mariah is a wilderness first responder and joins Bold Earth for her first summer.