Randy A. Motz could be considered a renaissance man. He has been an ASTM-certified heli-arc welder, a solar sunspace designer, carpenter, as well as general manager, and part owner, of one of the largest weighing equipment distributors in the U.S. He was a producer and marketing director for Gospel and Contemporary Christian Artists at a large Washington, D.C. recording studio and has several production credits to his name. In 2007 he released his own CD of Native American flute music entitled, "Windtalker - Native SoundScapes." He is now president of The Qualtech Resource Group, Inc., a multi-media creation company, as well as the driving force behind Windtalker Music, a music production company. In his spare time he performs live sound production work for concerts, corporate, and civic events.
In 2006, along with his wife, he completed a continuous 2,175-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail and then turned his creative talents to writing about their amazing adventure together. His wife, Georgia Harris, co-authored their first book "Solemates - Lessons on Life, Love & Marriage from the Appalachian Trail," as well as provided the photos.
In their second book, "The Walk - Reflections on Life & Faith from the Appalachian Trail," Randy and Georgia use stories of their hike, scriptural references, inspirational quotes and wisdom from Native Americans to draw the many parallels between "trail life" and "real life" spirituality
Randy and Georgia, or "Windtalker & Mom," as they are known in backpacking circles, travel the U.S. giving presentations about their Appalachian Trail thru-hike and give motivational talks that urge people to pursue their dreams. "Dream It! Plan It! Live It," "The Joys of Backpacking as a Couple," "Spiritual Reflections from the Appalachian Trail," and "The Care and Feeding of the Long-Distance Hiker" are just a few of the presentations made at state and national parks, churches, scout troops and professional and civic organizations.