Rachel Cheatham

Regional Manager - Smokies & NC

Rachel’s love for the A.T. is rooted in her 2015 A.T. thru-hike. She was moved by the trail communities and experienced her first taste of trail work during Trail Days in Damascus, VA. She went on to become an ATC Georgia ridge runner in 2017 and AMC Backcountry Caretaker in the Whites of NH in 2017 (Liberty Spring) and 2018 (Garfield Ridge). Rachel also has significant trail work experience from her time with the World Trails Network in Costa Rica (2018-2019). Most recently she has worked as the Outreach Coordinator for AMC’s backcountry campsite program (2020-22).