a community that empowers and inspires



The intent of Mountain High Experience Foundation, Inc. is to inspire and empower each person it touches to lead an active, outdoor and overall healthy lifestyle. We strive to connect the community and people of all ages and families with a variety of outdoor activities, education classes, wellness experiences, as well as the Mountainfilm program, a 5k road race, and the tools, resources and knowledge to live a more well-balanced lifestyle.

mountainfilm for students

Empowering and inspiring the youth of our local community is integral to the mission and values of MHX. We are excited to host Mountainfilm for Students, an educational program offered at no-cost to public school students in grades K-12. This program goes hand-in-hand with the annual Mountainfilm festival and includes classroom materials designed by teachers to meet national education standards that take a closer look at the filmmaking process with exclusive director interviews, discussion questions, interactive activities, and more.

goals and stats

7 Cities

MHX Foundation’s reach will extend to 7 cities across the Southeast: Birmingham, AL, Huntsville, AL, Tuscaloosa, AL, Auburn, AL, Atlanta, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Nashville, TN.

5 Film Festivals and 5k’s

Mountainfilm and Mountainfilm for Students is planned to take place in 5 locations during its first tour. A community 5k will accompany each festival tour stop, in addition to activation events that go hand-in-hand with the films being shown.

7 Outdoor Adventures

MHX will be bringing community outdoor adventures to each of the seven cities year-round.

10,000 Students

It is our goal to reach 10,000 students across three states (AL, TN, and GA) during our first Mountainfilm for Students tour.

20,000 People

It is our goal to reach at least 20,000 people through Mountainfilm and MHX Foundation sponsored events across three states - AL, TN, and GA.


“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.”

Edward Abbey


a note from the founder

“MHX’s vision is to encourage and inspire kids and families to get active, get outdoors and take care of their body, mind, and spirit and open minds to better living and things unimaginable and unfamiliar.  This vision aligns perfectly with the core values of the entire Mountain High brand. Enabling and inspiring our community to get out and find the adventure in the every day has always been my motivation, and MHX is bringing those values to life.”

Christopher Groom

A note from the executive director

“My passion to inspire another's spirit for adventure, awareness of the environment, culture, and perseverance during life challenges was propelled into action when I became a mother. My eyes were opened when I recognized what life looked like through an innocent perspective. The MHX Foundation's programming will educate and provide experiences to students, families, and the community. Being the executive director for MHX teaches my children dedication to creating a better world.”

Tracey Pearson

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