Sheryl serves as Vice-President of Development with the Community Foundation of WNC. She previously served on the Blue Ridge Public Radio board. Over the years, she has helped structure and administer SAHC’s long-term investment funds at the Community Foundation.
Sarah is a landscape designer with expertise in southern Appalachian plants. She is especially interested
in assisting SAHC with their Stewardship and Land Management activities.
Retired from a career in the Air Force, government and aerospace industry designing satellite systems, David is passionate about hiking, farmland preservation and woodworking.
Mary works with Eastman and served on SAHC’s board from 2001 to 2007. She is passionate about the Highlands of Roan and has been a continued leader of conservation. Mary is also closely involved in Girl Scouts.
Popsie lives in Fairview on farmland that has been in her family for several generations and worked with SAHC to protect her property through a conservation easement. She is a passionate gardener and has a career background in writing, editorial work, and graphic design.
John is a partner at Roberts & Stevens and has been with the firm for nearly 38 years, focusing on trusts and estates, anti-trust and litigation. John is an avid hiker and has a wealth of knowledge about local plants.
Cynthia lives in Kingsport and is a primary care doctor. Early in her career she had the please of meeting Judy Murray and learning about SAHC. Through her involvement with SAHC, she found an even greater love for the Appalachian Mountains and our conservation efforts.
Rich served two years as SAHC’s Americorps Member for Public Education and Outreach. He earned a Masters in Environmental Education from Antioch University in New Hampshire and is currently a Youth Education Associate with the NC Arboretum. Rich is enthusiastic about our Connecting People with Land program and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.
Chris is senior editor and content manager with the Land Trust Alliance. She ensures that land conservation stories are shared among the different communications vehicles at the Alliance, in print and online. She manages the award- winning quarterly magazine, Saving Land. Before the Alliance, Chris managed publications at the Wildlife Habitat Council and American Farmland Trust. She and her husband are dedicated participants in SAHC events and outings and are active with the East Tennessee birding community.
Allison is an information staffer with USDA national forests in SC. She previously worked with Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Allison is a leader in increasing outdoor recreation access for people of color and career opportunities in public lands.
Tom recently retired from Duke Energy as its Director of Corporate Media and Executive Support. He and his wife Laurie especially appreciate the conservation easements SAHC holds on land in Fairview. Tom is enthusiastic about helping SAHC with communications, development and engagement.