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Marry Me

I’m excited to share some of my latest work at Sarofsky, the main title sequence for NBC’s Marry Me! I edited the title sequence and it was the first time…

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NPS ranger Lisa Smoky Mountains
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What to Expect at Cades Cove

Although it’s only a small part of GRSM, Cades Cove attracts more visitors by itself than most national parks in their entirety. You can see all sorts of things like…

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The SCA in Alaska

For the past year, I have been working with The Student Conservation Association, travelling around the country to document some of the amazing work young people are doing in our…

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And the Sky was Ablaze with Light…

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Day One of My Parents in the Smokies

On Wednesday night, I drove to the Knoxville airport to pick up my parents for a four-day trip with me in the Smokies. Their flight got in pretty late, and…

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It’s Starting to Look Like Fall

With over 1,600 flowering plant species, including 100 species native trees, the Smoky Mountains are a great place to be during the fall. Usually mid to late October is the…

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Fontana Dam
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Visiting Fontana Dam

Today was a nice break from the busyness I’ve been experiencing lately. I headed to the North Carolina side of the park without much of a plan, and that let…

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Let Me Introduce You To

I have been admittedly absent from both this blog and the twitter recently, but with good reason. My time has been equally consumed, I would say, by both working out…

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Have You Ever Heard an Elk Bugle?

Here’s a quick little video I put together about elk bugling during the mating season, known as the “rut.” During their mating season, known as the rut, male bull elk…

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elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Ruttin’ Along the Boogerman

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” I had quite the exciting couple of days here. Yesterday started with an early morning and a two-hour drive…

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Cades Cove valley green
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“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown…”

“…for going out, I found, was really going in.” I’m sorry I’ve been so out of touch lately! I’ve have quite a few busy days and have gotten completely carried…

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“At The Touch Of This Divine Light…”

“…the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.” Today was really a wonderful day. I still spend quite…

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Smoky Mountains blue sunset
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“Most People Are On The World, Not In It…”

“…having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them – undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.” Today I spent the day with…

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“The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

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Impersonating an Officer

There’s many, many perks to having a government vehicle at my disposal. I don’t have to pay for gas. The wear and tear of going up and down mountains isn’t…

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