Hi! My name is Chase Wilder Erickson. I am a senior journalism major and political science minor at Appalachian State University. I decided to attend Appalachian because I love the mountains of Western North Carolina. My interest in the mountains developed as I grew up in Asheville, N.C. I like to run and ski. Because of my love for the outdoors, I have been working at a summer camp in Hendersonville, N.C. for the past three summers. Through my job as a camp counselor, I have discovered that I enjoy working with kids. Overall, I hope that I will become a sports writer for Sports Illustrated or ESPN.com. I am planning on graduating in December.
I hope you enjoy the articles on my website. They mostly cover the economics and sports in North Carolina's High Country Counties.