MEET OUR YEAR ROUND AMBASSADORS
Our ambassadors are the best. Some of them are writers. Some of them are photographers. Some of them are just interesting people that we like to try and help out as they ramble around North Georgia. They are nice and talented folks and we think you might enjoy getting to know them and finding out about their “day job”.
Murphy is an outdoor photographer based out of Dalton, Georgia. Murphy’s photos have been featured by Atlanta Trails, Georgia State Parks, News Channel 9, Good Morning Chattanooga, and more. Murphy loves nothing more than to be sitting outside under a sky full of stars waiting to see what his long exposure captured. If you see a random guy with a camera on the side of the road at midnight, odds are it’s Murphy.
ROSS BAILEY & KATIE GILLEN
Ross and Katie met while working at ESPN in Connecticut, and ended up in a long distance relationship. While dating long distance Ross and Katie would go adventures whenever they were together for a weekend — from vineyards, to waterfalls, to mountain hikes. Now they are both settled in Georgia — Ross a Georgia native and Katie entirely new to the state. Together they are adventuring all across North Georgia to see as many waterfalls and beautiful sights as they can.
Ralston is a local Georgia boy who grew up in Cornelia Georgia. He is currently a professional pitcher in the Seattle Mariners system after being drafted and playing 6 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ralston created a non-profit for kids who have lost a parent to cancer in order to help them process their grief and financially support them. When he’s not pitching you can find him rambling around North Georgia in his jeep or destroying us at a game of corn hole.
WANT TO BE A SEASONAL AMBASSADOR?
What is our Ambassador Program? Great question.
We really have two sets. We have year round ambassadors that we choose based off our existing relationships with folks. These are some of our friends who have a regional or national presence and they help us spread the North Georgia love with them wherever they go.
The second set, which we’re always looking for, are seasonal ambassadors.
These ambassadors are people who are passionate about North Georgia’s beautiful mountains and who love sharing their thoughts, experiences, and reflections on their “wanderings”. Some of them are local while others are just passing through, but they all embody the spirit of what we’re trying to create with this community.
So how do you get to be an Seasonal Ambassador? Glad you asked. We’re looking for amazing people who want to help shape this community, write profiles on their favorite spots, and tell some good stories along the way. We typically choose people who can serve as Seasonal Ambassadors for a particular season, i.e. Winter, Summer. During that time, they contribute written and photographic for our website as needed.
If you are selected to become an official Seasonal Ambassador, we have some perks that will be sharing with you as a small token of our appreciation for your contributions. If we like your application, we’ll reach out with more details about what these perks are, at which point you can make a decision about whether being a Seasonal Ambassador is a good fit for you or not.
To be as up front as possible, we are looking for people who have the ability to contribute at a high level as writers AND photographers. While we have only been around for a year, really we’re still just a “start-up”. So we are only able to collaborate with a few special individuals at this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your patience with us if you don’t get selected the first time around. We still think the world of you and appreciate you taking the time to apply.
NOTE: Please DO NOT apply unless you are prepared to attach a writing sample AND photos. We receive over 20 applications a month so the selection process is going to be weighted towards people who take the time to fill out ALL of the fields below. Your application will not be considered if you just send us one sentence about how you want free stuff and think we’re cool. I hate to state the obvious but half of the applications sent in are like this. We’re still flattered . . . but you know . . .