Allie Bales grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After college, her desire to lead a more simple and connected life with the Earth lead her to the mountains of western North Carolina, where she built her own home with recycled materials, and lives off the grid in a community of like-minded people. Among other things, she is a farm- to -table caterer, a landscape artist, an organic gardener and ,of course, is a part of a crew that makes the most delicious chocolate.