Born and raised in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas. My love for traveling and the outdoors was instilled in me by my family’s annual camping road trips to Colorado. After graduating high school, I lived for five years in Austin while studying Marketing at The University of Texas. Hook ’em! After graduating, I moved to work for a financial services firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve lived here now for three years, enjoying the blend of urban and southern lifestyles with accessibility to both mountains and beaches.
2/2020: I visited my 34th and 35 states (Montana and Idaho) on a ski trip, which finally made me eligible for Associate membership. Currently 24, I have achieved this feat of 35 states before turning 25 — progress I’m quite proud of. I would LOVE to hit all 50 before turning 30 (how would THAT look on a certificate??)
5/2020: Visited my 36th state (Arizona) on a cross-country road trip. Camped at Lake Powell and visited Horseshoe Bend and the Vermilion Cliffs before staying the week at Bryce Canyon, UT.
11/2020: Visited both Dakotas and Nebraska (states 37-39).
9/2021: Went on a 9-day road trip up the east coast from Charlotte to Maine and back, checking off Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont (states 40-42).
11/2021: Weekend trip to Iowa (state 43) for a UT @ Iowa State football game, also exploring Des Moines and the Driftless region upstate.
I have also visited 7 countries (Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, and Costa Rica) and the US Virgin Islands. I also recently stood upon the southernmost rock of continental US land at the tip of Key West, Florida Keys.
Number of States Visited
Memorable Travel Experience(s)
10-day tour across Costa Rica with a group of same-age strangers, some of whom became lifelong best friends and travel buddies
Road trip from Hilton Head SC to New York City and back for New Year's Eve at Times Square
WFH cross-country road-trip from Charlotte to desert camping in Arizona and all five Utah national parks
Summiting Pagosa Peak, CO
Swimming with wild sea turtles up close in crystal clear waters at sunset in St. John and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
My Favorite Place On My Journey
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
How I saw each state and joined the All Fifty Club
What's next for me on my journey
Travel more internationally
Explore more of the U.S.A.
Go to the U.S. Territories
Go to all the Canadian Provinces