Hi! Allow me to introduce myself to this beautiful community. My name is Cheyenne Carter. Raised outside of Elkins I have been skiing, hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and foraging in this area since I was a little girl.
When it was time to go to college I left for Southern Maine Community College for an associates degree in Liberal Arts. Before I knew it I found myself at Ithaca College completing a degree in Environmental Studies, and helping the City of Ithaca adopt a local Green New Deal with the national Sunrise Movement. During my college years I had the fortune to live many adventurous tales. Some of these experiences included rafting the Grand Canyon, being a biological surveyor in the Chihuahuan Desert, studying biodiversity in Belize, learning survival skills and herbal medicine, raft-guiding the Colorado River, and becoming an educator for the New York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation.
After I had my degree under my belt I recognized where my heart longed to be, in my home among the hills. Before even landing a job I packed up my car to head back home with full intention to help protect and preserve the Wild and Wonderful. Sure enough things worked out. I’m honored to be the Executive Assistant for the incredible conservation organization Friends of Blackwater. In my spare time I teach yoga, take photographs, play music, and relish in the beauty of our local outdoors. There’s no place like home!