North Carolina native Abby Temple Gavalas grew up in Boone, North Carolina, where she attended Watauga High School. After graduating from The College of Charleston, she spent the next 30 years working in the city and eventually became the owner/publisher of a tourist guidebook called Charleston Inside Out. The magazine is found in all the hotels and tourist destinations in the Tricounty area. With a view to expanding her business, Abby bought her first franchise with Discovery Map International focusing on the growing Mount Pleasant, SC, market.
After three years with Discovery Map Mt.Pleasant, she was ready to take on another challenge by adding Discovery Map HighCountry to her publication group. The map includes Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, thus bringing her full circle back to her hometown. Between Abby’s love for the mountains, her family ties and extensive knowledge of social media coupled with an online presence, Discovery Map HighCountry is destined for success. Abby currently lives in Mt.Pleasant with her husband Nick and their chihuahua, Zipper T Gavalas.