Mike Hobbs developed a love and appreciation for the Blue Ridge Parkway while living in the mountains of North Carolina.
Now a resident of Chatham County, Mike works at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he serves as director of communications for the School of Education.
He previously worked at Peace College in Raleigh, also as director of communications, where he implemented an integrated marketing and public relations plan and directed media and public relations for the college.
Earlier in his career, Mike worked as a journalist, including stints with The Associated Press, newspapers and online news organizations, including The Mountains Times newspaper in Blowing Rock.
He majored in history at Appalachian State University and graduated from Watauga High School in Boone.