A native Texan, Meredith grew up in central Austin in a house bordering the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This instilled in her a love of open spaces and a respect for things natural. Her childhood pastime of walking in the woods with her family has evolved into a passion for hiking and seeking places less tread by people. Her favorite trail is the South Rim at Big Bend National Park. She received a degree in English from Colorado State University and is currently living in Austin with her husband.