Anne Van Curen
Actress Anne Van Curen transforms into Emma "Grandma" Gatewood to describe what it was like to be the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955. The dramatization is based off of the book "Gradma Gatewood's Walk", which was written from accounts of Gatewood's surviving family members, newspaper magazine articles and her own diaries and trail journals.
Anne has performed at festivals, schools, historic memorials and at many other occasions. Pictured Below with author, Ben Montgomery.
Carrie Roller, president Happy Hikers, Knoxville
Dana Murphy, Great Smoky Mountains Association
Linda P. Marcus, Reference Librarian, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, Tennessee
Jonathan Peoples - Recreational Director, Fontana Village Resort