Glenda Ryan was born in Seymour, Indiana, known as the “crossroads of Southern Indiana“. She grew up in Houston, Indiana, a tiny rural village in the northwest corner of Jackson County of southern Indiana. This area offers a wealth of natural scenery, surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest.
Glenda’s love of nature was formed from her childhood in this beautiful part of the midwest. Highlights of her childhood around the place known as Salt Creek Township included:
- Swimming in Salt Creek and Crider’s Lake (now known as Berry Branch Cottages)
- Searching for pretty rocks and arrow heads
- Picking blackberries, raspberries, and persimmons
Glenda left her small town in Indiana in her early 20’s to pursue a career in the computer industry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Although she has lived in a city for many years, the simple small town atmosphere of Indiana is never far from her mind.
She is especially proud of the creation of a Website and Facebook page for a non-profit effort in her hometown to preserve a historic schoolhouse. Glenda manages all aspects of this online presence, including photography, implementation & maintenance of the website, and writing Facebook posts and interacting with the audience.