Annie had the unique opportunity of growing up at Falling Creek when she moved there at the age of 9 with her parents, Yates and Marisa Pharr, and her younger sisters. Annie has previously worked at a few nearby girls’ camps in the area, including summers spent as an Assistant Program Director, a cabin counselor, and as a mountain bike instructor. She is passionate about cycling, and started a mountain bike program at a nearby camp for girls. She is also the current Head Coach for the county’s NICA youth cycling team, the Henderson Hellbenders.
Annie graduated from Appalachian State University with two degrees in Recreation Management and Sociology, focusing her Honors thesis on the benefits of camp.
She has since returned to Falling Creek to work full-time as the Media Manager, writing daily blogs, managing Falling Creek’s social media accounts, & organizing the Grow & Behold magazine publication. She also heads up our Alumni Relations, and coordinates off-season weddings and events.
She and her husband Zeb were married at Falling Creek in October of 2019, and now live at the old apple orchard on camp property year-round. In her free time, she can be found riding the trails on her mountain bike or painting watercolor.Email Annie