our team.

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JANICE BARRETT

Alabama Outreach & Education Coordinator

Janice first volunteered as an artist and writer at the Bankhead Monitor in 1992, continuing when it became Wild Alabama in 1994, and Wild South in 2004. 

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KIM WAITES

Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator

Kim is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder and Crosscut Sawyer, and has trained for a variety of wilderness challenges...

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HALLEY BURLESON

Business Development & Operations Coordinator

Halley is a marketing professional with an extensive background in Travel and Tourism.  As a board member of Blue Ridge Mountain Host she has worked with...
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KEVIN MASSEY

North Carolina Program Director & Executive Director

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

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Board

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TERRY DEAL

President

  • Retired, Environmental Education Coordinator, Evergreen Community Charter School
  • Advisory Council, Village Partners International
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TRACY DAVIDS

Vice-President

  • Southeast Program Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife
  • Board Member, Fund for Wild Nature
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LEE HILLIARD

Treasurer

  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Board Member, Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation
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VALERIE TRUE

Secretary

  • Director, Blue Ridge Forever
  • Grants Manager, Pisgah Legal Services
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TAMMY BELINSKY

  • Attorney, The Environmental Law Group, PLLC
  • Board Member, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
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BEN PRATER

  • Southeast Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife
  • Board Member, Catawba College Center of the Environment Board of Directors

“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