Husband to “Slipper”, Father to Chad Yarbrough (of Sprint) and Chelsea McDonald (Housewife, Mother & Hairstylist), Grandfather to Caliegh & Chandler Yarbrough and Lydia & Talitha McDonald, Brother to Jeff Yarbrough (of Murfreesboro, Tennessee) and Don Yarbrough (Associate Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in McDonough, GA.) Son to Joe Ann Yarbrough (living) and Mack Yarbrough (deceased), Ordained Minister, Licensed Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/New Homes Division) Outdoor Enthusiast and Author.

Hobbies include: Hiking (“Duh”), backpacking (“Double-Duh”), jeeping/wheeling, canoeing, boating (we actually lived on our Summerset Houseboat at Aqualand Marina of Lake Lanier for 1.5 years), entertaining, encouraging, inspiring, serving and motivating people.

“Tripper’s” 1997 Jeep Wrangler / Mountain Mercedes

“Slipper” and I were married 7/7/07 at our little mountaintop cottage inside the Bent Tree Community of Jasper, Georgia. We took a 2-year stint to Snellville, GA to remodel my mom (JoAnn Yarbrough) and dad’s (Mack Yarbrough: deceased) 1974 Three Bedroom / Two Bath home. We are now back in the North Georgia Mountains and selling most everything we own (except a few living essentials like our vehicles, clothes and select furniture pieces) so we can invest the time necessary to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail .


Wife to “Tripper”, Mother to Adam Bardi (of Bardi Heating & Air Company) and Clint Collins (Landscaper), Sister to Cheryl Dewell (of Smyrna, GA.) and Julie Jensen (of Alpharetta, GA.), Daughter to Elaine Beckham Smith (deceased) and Jim Albert Hollis (deceased), Licensed Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/New Homes Division), Homemaker, Housewife & Helpmate.

Hobbies include: Hiking, backpacking, canoeing, boating, running, and just about anything and everything outdoors!

“Tripper” and I were quaintly married 7/7/07 in the midst of nature on the back deck of our mountaintop cottage surrounded by our children and close friends (Jim & Susan Williams Rogers of Avondale, GA.). The wedding was officiated by Rev. Ray Blanton (who was accompanied by his wife, Debra Blanton). After our honeymoon to the Island of St. John, our neighbors (David & Becky Dickerson) hosted a Reception for us at Club Tammarack of Bent Tree.

Tripper and I purchased a 3-acre tract of mountain property and an old Farm House (while renting a small Mountain Cabin). I have always desired a Farm House and we initially thought that we would build on the 3-acre tract of land we purchased until we discovered this particular Farm House with incredible views and indescribable love! Tripper took on the role and responsibility of General Contractor and 3 months (to the date) after we officially closed on the home, we completely remodeled and renovated
the old Farm House. Not only is it a beautiful pace to live, but it is the best place to come home to after the hike.

We are trusting that our re-entry back into everyday life (after 6 months of daily hiking) will not be so daunting, knowing that we are coming back to live in the midst of the mountains. As we continue to live our lives on purpose by serving people, our life plan is to always be “Putting Our BEST Foot Forward” on various trails around the world.

OUR FAMILY and what they think about
our attempt to thru-hike The Appalachian Trail