Jennifer Pharr Davis grew up in the North Carolina Mountains, where she developed a love for hiking at a young age. At age twenty-one, Jennifer hiked the entire Appalachian Trail as a solo female and fell in love with long-distance backpacking. Jennifer holds endurance records including the women's Appalachian Trail record, completing the trail in fifty-seven days.
Brew Davis is Jennifer Pharr Davis's husband and the head of her support team during her record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike. He is a teacher, and continues to hike with Jen as much as possible. Brew lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife, who is the owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Co.