about me

I'm Shari… but you may also know me as @thedeputyshariff on Instagram.

Unfortunately, I am no real deputy of the law and my nickname from childhood has followed me into my 30’s. I currently work in an office which allows me ample time to come here and bust out my weekend adventures and edit pictures. Formally a bartender and a lover of staying busy, I've found that writing has really helped my mind to settle down and also given me the space to take my creative passions in a direction that I’m comfortable with.

By hitting the mountain trails personally, I aim to provide a more in depth view of local parks in my home state of North Carolina, but also across the world as I travel around and explore. I am here to provide an inspiration to others so that you want to get outdoors for yourself, but I also want to give a view of the outdoors that is most often missed. As an avid hiker I hope to provide you with answers to questions that you may be afraid to ask and be as detailed and honest as possible.

In addition, prints are available for sale if you wish to have your walls filled with outdoor scenes from the view of my eyes. These will be printed on high quality paper, using a high quality inkjet printing method called: Giclée Printing. They are 11x14 in size, and look wonderful in any room of your choice.

For any feedback or inquiries, please reach out to me via email:

I am literally everywhere and nowhere all at the same time… and there is no better place to be.

-- Shari