About Sierra Marling

Sierra Marling is the Communications Intern at Fahe, bringing to the industry a fresh perspective about being a young professional in Appalachia. Away from the keyboard, she’s often training for her next 5K, reading a book, or playing soccer with her kids.

The Charm of the Mountains

Community Engagement Intern Carrie Billett did not grow up in Central Appalachia, but the mountains of Harlan County, Kentucky are her home. She’s lived there since 2006 and would like to stay. She says, “What drew me to the mountains is the sense of community and the stories that come from here. I’m very fascinated […]

By |July 10th, 2017|appalachia, Internship|Comments Off on The Charm of the Mountains

Building Stronger Leadership: the second in our series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia

One of Fahe’s charges is providing leadership within the region. In a previous article, I discussed the difficulties of staying in Appalachia and highlighted why this call to leadership is important. Today, I want to bring insight to the professional development that is available, not only to interns, but to mentors and supervisors as well. […]

By |June 30th, 2017|appalachia, Internship|Comments Off on Building Stronger Leadership: the second in our series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia

History & Mystery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is known as the place “Where History and Rivers Meet.” This is because the town boasts historical attractions that are unique to the area.

For example, Krodel Park is a celebration of the American Dream and the American Revolution. There is also the memorial of the Battle of Point Pleasant, located at […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on History & Mystery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Building Stronger Communities: the first in a series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia.

Do I really want to live here forever?

That’s the question on the mind of many young Appalachians today as they forge their own paths into the world. Discontent with the area’s recreational, economic, and environmental outlook, they are flocking to metropolitan areas and developing their professional skills with no predicted return to the area in […]

By |June 16th, 2017|appalachia, Fahe, Internship|Comments Off on Building Stronger Communities: the first in a series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia.