Alicia Markov-Newan was born in Illinois, and is blooming where she has been planted: North Carolina. She began her career in healthcare as an RN with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education. From working the land herself, she has cultivated an interest in environmentalism. Her passion for sharing stories in the past caring for her patients, and this presently fuels her appreciation for storytelling. It inspires her as someone who can understand both her audience and her clients’ needs.