Inside Appalachian Voices

Hellos and Goodbyes — Aug/Sept 2017

Date: August 22, 2017

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Help us in welcoming three new members to our Energy Savings team in Knoxville, Tenn!

from left to right: Lou Murrey, Brianna Knisley and Nina Levison.

from left to right: Lou Murrey, Brianna Knisley and Nina Levison.

Brianna Knisley joins as our Tennessee Outreach Coordinator, bringing her passion for rural solutions and economic and environmental equality to our work to bring energy efficiency to co-op members in the Volunteer State. Originally from Ohio, Bri has a B.A. in sustainable development from Wilmington College of Ohio.

Nina Levison joins us as our 2017-18 AmeriCorps OSMRE/VISTA associate with the Tennessee team. Nina hails from New England and holds a B.A. in environmental science and policy from Hampshire College.

Joe Payne

Joe Payne

Through a partnership with the organization We Own It, we are also welcoming Joe Payne, a member-owner of Powell-Valley Electric Cooperative, as our Cooperative Energy Democracy Fellow. Joe has an MBA from Lincoln Memorial University, has worked as an energy auditor with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and is dedicated to addressing local environmental concerns.
We would also like to bid a fond farewell to Lou Murrey, who served as our 2016-17 OSMRE/VISTA in Knoxville (and is a phenomenal photographer!). We’ll very much miss her enthusiasm and unwavering passion for social justice.

Maggie Sherwood

Maggie Sherwood

Lastly, join us in saying a big THANK YOU to our amazing crop of summer interns. Our interns add so much to our organization and we are forever grateful for their dedication and service.

The Voice team would like to issue a very special farewell to Maggie Sherwood, who first joined as our Graphic Design intern in summer 2015 and soon after became the primary designer for the publication while finishing her degree at Appalachian State University. We have greatly appreciated her design talents, positive attitude and passion for our mission. This issue is sadly her last, but we wish her much success in her new position at the University of North Carolina Charlotte!

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