Tiffany Elizabeth Cobb

Tiffany Elizabeth Cobb, Mother of 3, Stay at Home Mom; Clintwood, Virginia:

“I am imported to the Appalachian region from southern Michigan, which was where I was born and raised. I have lived here for the past 10 years. I remember when I first moved here, I couldn't understand what anyone was saying because of that southern drawl that I have since acquired.”

“I was shocked at how friendly everyone was. Even just driving down the street, people would wave. Even though they had no idea who we were. That’s southern charm I suppose. It was a bit of a culture shock.”

“I was raised in a very rural part of Michigan with a lot of farm land. You could literally see for miles because the terrain is so flat. These mountains are so majestic and I am still amazed by their beauty. They have definitely changed me, for better.”

“Let's get one thing straight, I am no Yankee! Haha. My Grandparents were originally from Tullahoma, Tennessee and moved to Michigan for work. So I was raised in a garden and on southern cooking. When I moved down here I finally realized how much of a southern upbringing I actually had and didn't even realize it.”

“I sometimes imagine what my life would have been like if I had not moved, and I can't. It just doesn't make any sense. If not for moving, I wouldn't have met the love of my life, or have my beautiful children. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else, these mountains are now my home. I wouldn't move back if you paid me. There is so much beauty that I haven't even discovered yet and there's no way I can see it all. But I will definitely try.”