Retired from a career in the Air Force, government and aerospace industry designing satellite systems, David is passionate about hiking, farmland preservation and woodworking.
Jim is a commercial real estate developer and member of the Urban Land Institute. He was instrumental in securing our new office space and enthusiastic about helping SAHC manage our real estate assets.
Anne recently retired as the Director of Global Sustainability for Eastman Chemical Company. Anne is a graduate of Leadership Kingsport and a Woman of Excellence honoree from Altrusa, the international volunteer service organization.
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.
President and CEO of USA Raft, Matt focuses on helping others experience the beauty of our region by getting people out on the rivers and trails in the area. Mat spends his personal time on (and off) a stand-up paddle board on local rivers and you can often find him on his Onewheel.
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.
Stu is a partner with Anchor QEA of Asheville (formerly Altamont Environmental) and played a leading role in assisting SAHC with the successful stream restoration mitigation bank project we undertook at our SAHC Community Farm. Stu is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and has more than 30 years experience as an environmental hydrogeologist.
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 for the Land Trust Alliance, where she manages, the Saving Land magazine along with the Alliance’s online media and regional communications. She and her husband are dedicated participants in SAHC events and outings. Chris is also active with the east Tennessee birding community.
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.