It’s rare for me to remember the exact moment when clarity strikes. However, the moment I was certain I wanted to be a teacher is as clear today as the summer day I was driving an Outward Bound 15-passenger van down a forest road in the Pisgah National forest. The forest was alive after a summer rain and the pride of my students was palpable as they chattered on about the backpacking expedition we just completed. I knew then that I had found my place. Since that day, I’ve clarified that long-ago realization through further study, through work as a high school history teacher, as a program director for non-profit youth programs and for many years now as a professor. Warren Wilson is a perfect match as I continue to explore a passion for experiential teaching along with students who share in my excitement for learning coupled with a desire to make a difference.