Born and raised in Morris, Illinois, a small city seventy miles southwest of Chicago, my landscape growing up consisted mostly of farmland and prairie grass. After high school, I attended Eastern Illinois University and earned a degree in Finance. From there, I went to law school and received by Juris Doctorate at Northern Illinois University. I returned to my hometown and the family law practice where my oldest brother and I were the following in the steps of my father and grandfather. But I was restless and unfulfilled -- and thus began a long search. I eventually felt called to seminary, not the usual career path after law school! My minister recommended I check out Emmanuel School of Religion in East Tennessee. I had never set foot in Tennessee – didn’t know a single person here, but liked the idea of living and studying in the mountains. After much soul searching, I headed for the hills of Tennessee and began a new adventure. While I never did complete seminary, I did find a way to integrate my faith and my legal background and my love of photography at Milligan College, where, in addition to teaching Digital Photography, I teach courses in business ethics, business law and various other legal studies courses.
Appalachian Treks. I especially enjoy sharing my findings with those who’ve lived in this area all their lives, but never really explored the region’s natural treasures.
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Mark W. Peacock Photography