Hannah grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. After completing her degree at Oberlin College in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts she moved to Asheville to enjoy its rich arts, music, culture, and outdoor opportunities. In 2010 she completed her M.A. in Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University and from 2011-2017 served as the program coordinator for the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University and the director of the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival. During this time she discovered a love for film making while directing her first film, A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch. She is currently completing her second film about the Bluff Mountain Music Festival in Hot Springs. Her own love of music led her to form folk-trio Honey Be Nice in 2015, and they will release their debut album in Spring 2018.