Troy's Journey

Conquering the Appalachian Trail
Growing up in East Tennessee, I always felt at home in the mountains and dreamed of one day hiking the Appalachian Trail. During my senior year of studies at the University of Tennessee, my father was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. This was the beginning of my Appalachian Trail journey as I decided I would hike the trail’s entirety, from Georgia to Maine, to raise money for cancer research. After a grueling 107 days to finish the 2,200-mile trail, I returned home in time to act as a full-time caregiver for my dad. Before he passed away, my dad said the journey I took for him along the AT was the greatest gift he ever received. 

Traversing thousands of miles taught me about life, pain, grief, and connection. My experiences on the Appalachian Trail helped me to understand that everyone deserves honesty and kindness because we are all on the same path, all walking toward a better version of ourselves, moving in the same direction together. In turn, I hope to walk with my clients on their real estate journey. Though the trail can sometimes be rocky, I’m confident that my experience both on and off the beaten path can benefit you. Have questions? Visit my Contact page to request more information!

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