Kirstie is an Explorer Chick Guide who loves scrambling up mountains and dancing on top of them. Hailing from May’s Lick, Kentucky, she’s a graduate of the University of Kentucky carrying a B.S. in Horticulture, Plant, and Soil Sciences. She developed her love for the outdoors and hiking by spending most of her free time exploring around Red River Gorge and finding humor in the unpredictable. In 2019 she hiked over 400 miles and hit her goal of summiting a mountain a month – from North Carolina to California and everywhere in between. Kirstie is a certified Wilderness First Responder and has led guide training in the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
Her favorite place to hike right now is Rocky Mountain National Park, but she still makes plenty of time for her second love, the Smoky Mountains. Kirstie enjoys long hikes, organic wine, 90 Day Fiancè reruns, charcuterie boards, tattoos, summiting Southern Sixers, being the best cat mom to two precious nuggets, and making new friends!Instagram Profile