Explorer Chick is excited to announce we are growing again! Please welcome Theresa King to the Explorer Chick Team! She will be your guide this Spring in the Red River Gorge for our Backpacking Workshops.

In true Explorer Chick fashion, Theresa and I headed down the Red last week for hiking (and stuffing our faces with Miguel’s Pizza).  I knew Theresa was the perfect fit for Explorer Chick when she stepped out of her car wearing the exact same trekking pants as me! We enjoyed perfect weather and the recent rains brought the Red alive with waterfalls and wildflowers. She even introduced me to a centipede that when picked up, leaves your hands smelling like cherries!

Enjoying the waterfalls from the recent rains!

Over our roughly 10 miles of hiking, we got to know each other more. Theresa is a passionate about the outdoors. So much so, she is building her career around it. She recently earned her BS in Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality management from Slippery Rock University and this fall she heads to Ohio University for her Masters in Recreation Studies. Her guiding experience includes multi-week expeditions to New England, caving, canoeing, and outdoor living skills. When she’s not busy with school, you’ll find her outdoors climbing, backpacking and pursuing any adventures in the water. Welcome to the team, Theresa!

Kicking it on the edge of Natural Bridge