Fourth-Generation Steward, Foxhollow Farm
Education: Maggie is a graduate of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.
Community Support: Maggie has served with the Dare to Care Food Bank, the Norton Foundation, Slow Food Bluegrass and The Berry Center.
Occupation: Maggie is a fourth-generation farmer with Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood.
Family: Maggie is married to her husband Benton and has three children.
How was volunteerism encouraged in your family or community? From a young age, I was given the gift of observing and participating as my mother and grandmother gave back to the community. My mother's passion for education was clear at home and as she took me with her to teach. My grandmother showed me the importance of being involved on a board level. She would talk about board meetings and how she loved to connect with the organizations that she was involved in. I can remember my grandmother taking me with her to volunteer with her when I was just six years old. It impacted how I spent my spare time throughout high school and college as well as my adult life. My kids volunteer with me at Dare to Care Mobile Pantries. Volunteering has always been a way of life in our family.
How does healthcare support a thriving community? At Foxhollow Farm, our mission is to build a thriving Biodynamic Farm Community. Having Baptist Health as neighbors has kept our farmers safe and healthy when we maybe were not so safe. My finger was saved thanks to Baptist being so close.
How can gratitude help heal you spiritually, physically and emotionally? I have found incredible peace of mind starting my days with gratitude. Typically, it is centered around the health of my family, the health of our farmland, and the health of my body and mind. Inviting gratitude into my daily rhythms, as I am on my yoga mat or out in nature, has been the best tool for my happiness and for acting on gratitude.