"I look at Memphis now and it makes me sad that there is still so much racial tension when it doesn't have to be this way. I have a real passion for the outdoors, and I've spent much of my adult life using that passion as a tool to bring people together. I love to see people enjoying nature together and, through that experience, learning to appreciate each other's differences, each other's values and culture. Being in the outdoors helps all of us learn to take responsibility for the world, to respect it, and to preserve it for ourselves and for future generations. I believe strongly in diversity, in the idea that every person has something to offer, and I want to do my part to bring people together. That's what's important."
- March of Dimes, Memphis Division and Tennessee Chapter
- Commission on Missing and Exploited Children - Mid South
- Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association