Meet the Ambassadors
Greeting fellow Mountain Chicks (and Dudes)! My name is Rachel Wilhelm and I currently reside in the Knoxville area, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Born and raised in rural Ohio, I followed my passion for horses and the outdoors to North Carolina and Tennessee, where I guide horseback rides in the mountains. When I'm not "working" I spend most days fly fishing, hiking, riding my own horse Belle, mountain biking or practicing yoga (usually with a beer)! Working in the tourism/outdoor industry has been amazing, not only with travel opportunities, but also giving me the chance to meet and introduce new people to the great outdoors! You can follow my adventures on Instagram and blog @shestrayedsouth.
Hi there! I’m Cassie, born and raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains with a natural affinity for running, craft beer, and my dog. After briefly moving to an area much flatter than Tennessee, I realized I’d taken those mountains for granted, and now that I work as a Financial Systems Analyst during the week, hiking is a chance to unplug and enjoy nature. If I’m not drinking a good IPA or running a few miles on the weekends, you’ll probably find me in the woods. Whether it’s a summit, waterfall, or an unmarked trail, it’s all exciting, and I have big goals. From hitting the trails out West to starting a website to share my lifestyle, I want people to know you can be happy and healthy doing what you love. Sharing my experiences with you is my first step, and I can’t wait to embark on new adventures with all of you amazing mountains chicks!