Please join us in extending a hearty welcome to two new members of the Appalachian Voices family!
Adam Wells joins the team as our Economic Diversification Campaign Coordinator based in Wise County, Va. working to bring clean energy and other economic opportunities to the region. Adam was a volunteer with us while working on his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, later working with Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and the Sierra Club on mountaintop removal in Southwest Virginia, and as a wilderness therapy guide before joining the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable in 2013. Adam lives on his family farm with his wife and their dog, where they enjoy spending time on beautiful mountain rivers.
Also new to the team is Amy Kelly, our Tennessee Energy Savings Outreach Coordinator, who will be working with local residents to build home energy efficiency programs. Amy earned her undergraduate degree from Maryville College and is completing a master’s degree in Community Development from GPIDEA. She worked with Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowement for five years, most recently focusing on community economic development models and aiding the region’s people in discovering their own power. A Tennessee native with roots dating back to the 18th century, Amy enjoys exploring the world with her beloved daughter and husband.