About The Dogwood State

The Dogwood State is a place to share what matters most in life. What matters most looks different to each of us, and it evolves over time through different seasons of life. Don’t become so busy that you miss the chance to live. Recognize the importance of each moment, appreciate every day (even the hard ones!), and pursue a life well lived.

From Hannah

Hannah Callaway

So often we get caught up in the weight and responsibility of every day life that we forget to live it. I’m not going to let that happen. I was born and raised in North Carolina, and I now live just outside of Winston-Salem with my husband, Brandon, and our dog, Schmidt. I love traveling, and I dream of one day being location independent so I can explore the world. Brandon and Schmidt can come, too. At the same time, I’m also a homebody and I really enjoy Friday nights on the couch with lots of blankets, pizza, and old episodes of “Parks & Recreation” to watch. Read my welcome letter here.

Five things I really love: Disney World, ice cream, attending concerts, sending snail mail, and painting.
For The Dogwood State: Anything my heart desires. Also, content strategy and social media.

From Brandon

Brandon CallawayEveryone has a different story and unique life experiences to share, and I look forward to meeting new faces in our travels and sharing their stories. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved to North Carolina with my family when I was 9 years old. After living in Chattanooga, TN, for a few years as a young adult, I returned to NC, met Hannah, and we married in 2012. My greatest goal in life is to own a business where I’m able to choose how I spend my time each day.

Five things I really love: Whiskey, joy rides, good music, testing the latest tech, and my family.
For The Dogwood State: I teach Hannah how to use her camera.

From Schmidt

Schmidt Elias CallawayI’m a 5-year-old schnauzer/yorkie mix, named for mom and dad’s favorite character from “New Girl.” I’m best friends with everyone, whether they like it or not. I was made to believe there would be treats here, and I think mom lied to me.

Five things I really love: Naps, treats, belly rubs, sniffing things, and barking.
For The Dogwood State: Emotional support pup and occasional travel companion.