our team.

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HALLEY BURLESON

Business Development & Operations Coordinator,
Volunteer Coordinator for Unaka Mountain & the Nolichucky River

Halley is a marketing professional with an extensive background in Travel and Tourism.  As a board member of Blue Ridge Mountain Host ...
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JEN GRADY

Associate Director,
Volunteer Coordinator for Harper Creek & Lost Cove

Jen has led outdoor operations on the Pisgah National Forest since 2005.  From running wilderness crews to managing outdoor youth programs at Outward Bound, Jen has ....

Kevin Massey

KEVIN MASSEY

Executive Director,
Volunteer Coordinator for Linville Gorge & Wilson Creek

Kevin has volunteered on National Forest and other public lands since 1999. In 2014 he began coordinating volunteers in trail restoration and maintenance in ... 

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Board

Aaron Christensen

AARON CHRISTENSEN
Jonas Ridge, NC

President

Frank Pietras

FRANK PIETRAS
Jonas Ridge, NC

Vice-President

Lexee Zutz

LEXEE ZUTZ
Linville Falls, NC

Secretary

Forrest Frazier

FORREST FRAZIER
Bakersville, NC

Treasurer

Clayton Bell

CLAYTON BELL
Chattanooga, TN

Brad Black

BRAD BLACK
Nebo, NC

Bernard Clark

BERNARD CLARK
Jonas Ridge, NC

Rebecca Wellborn Grant

REBECCA GRANT
Spruce Pine, NC

Mark Johnston

MARK JOHNSTON
Navoo, AL

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BEN PRATER
Asheville, NC

Dave Schwartz

DAVID SCHWARTZ
Nebo, NC

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VALERIE TRUE
Asheville, NC

Corey Winstead

COREY WINSTEAD
Asheville, NC

“Conservation is the foresighted utilization, preservation and/or renewal of forests, waters, lands and minerals for the greatest good of the greatest number for the longest time.”

— Gifford Pinchot
Breaking New Ground