Making a Difference. Our Story

Loti Woods & Dale Weiler, together we are Weiler Woods for Wildlife

How can we be making a difference? A question Dale & I struggled with before we met.

Then I walked into an art show in our hometown of Tryon, NC.

Love at first sight! Yes.

Engaged in 8 days. True.

In our 60’s. Yep.

Then we ask ourselves “Now what do we do?”

Since Dale is a wildlife sculptor & I love to write, we decide to combine our skills to protect the underdog (the misunderstood, underappreciated & often feared) animals & their habitat. And that’s what we have been doing since getting married in 2016.


First Horizon Bank’s Unstoppable Spirits Campaign

When First Horizon called & asked if they could profile us for their advertising campaign “Unstoppable Spirits”, we were thrilled. Fast forward a couple of months and an entire film crew (all 20 of them) show up for 2 and a half days of filming.

And we had a blast. But more important is the message we want to share. Making a difference is something each of us has the power to do if we so choose. The first step is to do something, no matter how small.

Cancel a mail order catalog (you have just saved a tree), join a local land preservation group & volunteer, or share a post of an endangered species (we suggest red wolves) on social media. It can be a tiny step or a giant leap, but every positive action has a ripple effect.

First Horizon Bank captures our story beautifully. We hope you enjoy this short (3.5 minute) video. And a special thanks to the Tryon Garden Club for allowing us to film at Pearson’s Falls, one of the most beautiful places on earth. And it’s right in our backyard.

And for the shorter versions, here they are! The first one is 30-seconds  & the second one is 15-seconds. Enjoy!


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