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Meet your GA Team

Samantha Peterson
Georgia
Samantha Peterson

Samantha Peterson

Hey MW Family, I'm an Army wife and mom of 3 who recently moved from the PNW to Savannah, GA. Every chance we can, we're getting lost somewhere together outdoors. My go-to is water, which means I love tide pooling, kayaking, alpine lakes, rafting & any beach any time. I'm currently an Anthropology grad student focusing on human-environmental interaction, so you can often find me participating in community-based environmental efforts. As a military family, we fully embraced constant change, centering our lives around finding the best local outdoor opportunities near each base.

Favorite Adventure: Ruby Beach, WA tidepools. Cape Perpetua (Thor's Well) near Yachats, OR. Tubbs Hill trail in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Rafting the Clearwater in Idaho with our oldest, Sliding Rock in Pisgah Forest, and hanging at the driftwood beaches on Whidbey Island, WA.

I always pack 98678 snacks for my kids (Plus bribery chocolate) and an identification guide for flora & fauna.

Stephanie Hughes
Georgia
Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie Hughes

Hello there! My name is Stephanie and I currently reside in Georgia where my husband Luke is Active Duty Air Force stationed at Moody AFB. We’ve got two spoiled pups, Walter and Hank, that love to join us on our adventures and we wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been in love with the outdoors since I was a kid but it wasn’t until my early 20s that I began tent camping and hiking and I haven’t looked back since. I love snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gardening, camping, and cooking – there’s nothing better than a meal prepared in a cast iron dutch oven over an open fire.* To me, nature has always had a way of healing my soul and getting outdoors refreshes and revitalizes my spirit like nothing else. In the words of the great naturalist and writer John Muir, “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” (Our National Parks, 1901, p.56)

Favorite Adventure: My husband and I were able to backpack the entire Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail over 10 days and it was such a rewarding (and challenging!) experience. The mountains in North Georgia are beautiful, especially in the fall, and following the white blazes for 80ish miles was such a neat experience. My favorite day hike by far is the Green Monarch Ridge Trail with breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho panhandle.

Favorite Trail Snack: CLIF bars, Gu, and Buddy Fruits (the multifruit is the best!)

I always pack extra water and plenty of snacks – no one wants to be dehydrated or hangry. And I never leave home without bug spray or chapstick.

Emily McCormick
Georgia
Emily McCormick

Emily McCormick

Hi - my name is Emily! I currently live in Fort Benning with my son and husband of two years who is Active Duty Army. I was born and raised here in Georgia and have always loved the outdoors. I spent a lot of time outside as a kid and one thing my family would do regularly was go camping on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. I truly fell in love with all things outdoors when I was an intern at a camp nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. Since then, I've done everything from canoeing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, back packing, hiking, spelunking, kayaking and camping! What I love most about being outside is connecting with nature. It relieves a lot of my anxiety and allows me the chance to sorta recalibrate and focus on becoming a better version of myself :) Plus, it is a lot of fun. There is so much to learn about the nature around us!

Favorite Adventure: Definitely the time I went camping on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland. There were wild horses that ran through our camp and ate our bacon!

Favorite Trail Snack: Homemade trail mix - I switch it up everytime I make it!

I always pack a first aid kit, water, pepper spray, a multitool and my camera!

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