Hailey Doss was raised in Southwestern Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Art at Roanoke College and Masters of Science in Leisure Studies at Oklahoma State University. During her time at Roanoke College she researched eco-friendly process in printmaking and studied printing with botany found in the Appalachians. For her research she won the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, a $6,000 award, and the Spring 2014 Freeman Tilden Scholarship for Interpretation from the National Association of Interpretation. Hailey now resides in Columbus, OH where she is currently the Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator at The Ohio State University fueling her passion for the natural world and the great outdoors.