Location: I have lived in Gettysburg, PA since 1981.
How long you've been volunteering for the museum and in what capacity: I have been volunteering at the AT Museum since 2014, the year I finished the trail. I have been active as a docent, have done a lot of painting, and have worked many hours on the ramp to the second floor.
Favorite place to hike in PA: My favorite place to hike in Pennsylvania is anywhere from Caledonia to Duncannon.
Favorite place to hike outside of PA: My favorite place to hike outside of the state is, so far, in the High Sierras. The John Muir Trail is hard to beat! But Maine was pretty awesome too. And southern Virginia. And the Colorado Rockies. And the Cascades.
Other hobbies (besides hiking): Besides hiking, I also am very involved with singing and acting. I have been active with three different choirs over the years, have performed with singing groups overseas, and have been a big part of Gettysburg Community Theatre. I have also been in plays at the Totem Pole Playhouse and Chambersburg Theater.
A fun fact or other information that you're interested in sharing with the group: I spent my career teaching health and physical education and coaching track and field (hence the trail name 'Phys Ed'), and I have been a part time sports writer for the Gettysburg Times since 1993, covering mostly high school sports. I am married to my college sweetheart (43 years), who just retired as President of Gettysburg College. We have three grown children, and one particularly awesome granddaughter.