Behind the Scenes

About the Host: TOM EARNHARDT

Tom Earnhardt is a lifelong resident of North Carolina, and has years of involvement in outdoor writing and photography. He's traveled abroad extensively and to every corner of North Carolina. His wide-ranging travel has convinced him that there is no better place on Earth than North Carolina as a focal point for an outdoor exploration series.

Tom Earnhardt, a graduate of Davidson College and UNC School of Law, was a law professor for 20 years. He has written or edited several books and has been a frequent contributor of articles and photographs to a number of outdoor magazines. Tom has served on the boards of major conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy (state), Trout Unlimited (national), The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He has been a sought after speaker by clubs and organizations. His outdoor/adventure-related travel has taken him across North America, Europe, and Russia, along with trips to China, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. Tom has appeared in, or been host of, a number of television programs and videos. He is a past recipient of the Governor’s Award as “North Carolina Conservationist of the Year.”

Tom lives in Raleigh with his wife, son, and daughter.