Forrest Rivers is a teacher, author and inspirational speaker. He is currently teaching college in South Carolina and has inspired thousands of students with his hugely popular lectures and talks. He earned his Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Political Science and is the author of two books: The Hippie Revival and Collected Writings and The Mountain Soul Diaries: Peaceful words from the Smokies (in publication). He is currently booking speaking engagements for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 school sessions.

He is a passionate advocate for peace and the sacredness of the Earth. When he is not teaching, writing or speaking, he can be found hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Forrest lives in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

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