Charly (he/him, Asheville, NC)  is a passionate educator (loves to help create learning opportunities) with a background in wilderness/disaster emergency medicine, navigation, and healthy communication skills. He is also an advocate of minimal impact adventure as a Leave No Trace Master Educator and a Tread Lightly! Master Tread Trainer. He currently helps manage and maintain many miles of trails in western NC, including trails in Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, and this includes developing sustainable relationships with land managers. For Charly, bikepacking is a way to experience the power, wonder, and joy of our wild places and varied cultures in a direct, unique, fun way.