Julie Boggs

Julie Boggs, Mother of two teenage boys, Bank Teller/Customer Service Rep; Clintwood, Virginia:

“I’ve never had a burning desire to leave these mountains like so many others I've known. I guess not wanting to leave family or fear of change has kept me here in the past.”

“Everyday on my drive to and from work I pass by this one spot that I swear has to be one of the prettiest places in the world. I almost always remark on how beautiful it is as if I'm seeing it for the first time. There are breathtaking spots like that nestled all in the hollers and along the ridge tops of these mountains I call home. You may discover them on a walk through the woods or an evening drive. These mountains offer shelter, tranquility and a kind of beauty you won't find anywhere else.”

“That's why I stay...that's why I'll never leave. These mountains are my home.”