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.
Taura is a Colorado native that is now a transplant to Nashville, TN by way of San Diego, CA. She grew up with a love of the mountains and continues to pursue regular outdoor adventures, capturing everything along the way. Her current outdoor passion is seeing as many of the US National Parks as possible, documenting each of them with her unique eye in photography. Many of her adventures can be seen on the Instagram accounts, Tackieadventures or Tauralynnphoto, where she and her BF share their times spent exploring the great outdoors.
Ashley here & I am smitten by the waterfalls, rivers, caves, and lush woods that make up TN. As a Nashville native & I have been exploring the woods since I was a kid, but a simple backcountry backpacking trip changed everything back in 2014 when I discovered that I can carry everything I need on my own body. Since then I have been doing solo trips around the Southeast & encouraging other rad women to join me. Learning I can be self sufficient in nature has helped me grow exponentially & deepen my connections with loved ones as well as my career as a Seamstress for the ethical women's brand Elizabeth Suzann. Working in the textile industry has really opened my eyes to the myriad of ways we can and should change to help preserve natural spaces for future women to enjoy & reach their full potential. Can't wait to share good moments in great spots with some MTN Chicks!