Chloe, a native of western North Carolina, began her relationship with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) shortly after obtaining her BA from UNC-Asheville. She started as a volunteer helping around the office a couple times a week, which led her to apply for a seasonal position coordinating trail maintenance crews in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the summer of 2014.
The following year, Chloe pursued and achieved her long-time goal of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), thus solidifying her long-term relationship with the A.T. Thru-hiking the A.T. exposed Chloe to the awe-inspiring beauty of the eastern United States. After completing her hike, she understood that everyone deserves to experience the reaffirmation of humanity and goodwill that can be found of the Trail, and was determined to ensure those opportunities could be taken advantage of through the protection and stewardship of the Trail.
Chloe has been full-time with the ATC, as the Smokies Stewardship Coordinator, for almost one year working directly with hikers (current and aspiring), trail crews, volunteers, and Park personnel.