Faith Blume was raised in a rural town in North Carolina where she spent her time climbing trees, catching lizards, and painting with mud. Faith pursued her love for the outdoors at Appalachian State University and received a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, & Environmentalism (EEE) Biology and a minor in Studio Art. She spent multiple summers studying song birds and their nesting behaviors and studied vocalizations of Agile gibbons. Faith has experience as a camp counselor, zip line guide, wildland firefighter, conservation crew member, equine manager, outdoor educator, pre-k teacher, and more. All of her positions have been geared towards education and aligned with her passion to build an authentic relationship with the land and animals. Faith is passionate to restore the land and build community around outdoor experiences. Faith joined Hidden Villa to be a part of a shared commitment to protect our precious resources while connecting the community with valuable opportunities. Her favorite activities at Hidden Villa are talking to the pigs, listening to birds, and going for a walk on one of the many trails. Faith’s favorite mission-related book is “The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs” by Tristan Gooley and “Coyote’s Guide to Connecting With Nature” by Jon Young.
Naturalist /Challenge Course Coordinator