Member Spotlights

The following individuals are just a few of the many outstanding members of Appalachian Voices who volunteer their time to protect the natural and cultural heritage of our Appalachian region.

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Lynn Brammer

Embodying Activism in Blacksburg, Va.
Feb. 2017

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Teri Crawford Brown

Conservation Starts at Home
Oct. 2016

Gabrielle Zeiger
Gabrielle Zeiger

Mushroom Expert and Mountain Lover
Feb. 2016

Dean Whitworth
Dean Whitworth

Actor, Activist, Forest Advocate
Nov. 2015

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Carol Rollman

Farming a sustainable future
Aug. 2015

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Nicholas Young

Motivated by connecting to mountain history
May 2015


Martha Paradeis

Protecting a home-away-from-home in the mountains
Mar. 2015

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Davis Wax

A trail builder and determined volunteer steps up to make a difference
Oct. 2014

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The Mullins

A former coal-mining family seeks a better future
June 2014

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Alison Auciello

Protecting her family’s roots
April 2014

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Connie Hale

Dedicated to sustainable business
Feb. 2014

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Brenda Sigmon

Promoting the power of the great outdoors
Dec. 2013

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Shay and Kim Clanton

Nature-inspired artists defend their land
Nov. 2013

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Michael Elchinger

Graduate student with a cause
Sept. 2013

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Silas House

Board member, native Appalachian, writer, activist
Aug. 2013

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Ivan Samuels

West Coast biologist promotes end of mountaintop removal
June 2013

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Sarah Kavage

Awareness through art
Apr. 2013

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Marc Maiorana

The blacksmith who loves clean water
Feb. 2013

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Betsy Shepard

Protecting her kids from coal plants
Aug. 2012

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Susan Tyree & Kent Walton

Nature’s Stewards
Apr. 2017

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Ben Bristoll

Bike Delivery Brings The Voice to Roanoke
Oct. 2016

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Tracey Wright

Educator and "Everyday Person"
Apr. 2016

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Tootsie and Teddy Jablonski

Selfless Sisters
Dec. 2015

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Pallavi Podapati

Board member digs into miner health policies
Sept. 2015

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William Dixon

The Eternal Optimist
June 2015


Bob Belton

An avid flyfisherman who uses his time off the rivers working to protect them
April 2015

Kevin Price's chocolate lab Mae Mae is Blue Smoke Coffee's unofficial mascot.
Kevin Price

A small businessman, with soul
Dec. 2014

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Scott Goebel

A cabin at the end of the whirled
July 2014

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Margaret Breslau

A local leader with a global spirit
May 2014

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Dr. Pat Holmes

Inspired by mountain creeks
Mar. 2014

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Distribution Heroes

Nearly 100 volunteers make The Voice distribution a reality
Dec. 2013

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Lowell Dodge

Champion for the people and forests
Dec. 2013

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Gail Marney

Teacher and landowner faces down extraction
Oct. 2013

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Susan Hazelwood

A key player in the preservation of N.C.’s newest state park
Aug. 2013

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Grace Cangialosi

Retired minister aids conservation efforts in the Shenandoah Valley
July 2013

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Lyn Hartman

An inspired social worker
May 2013

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Bruce Compton

A champion for conservation
Mar. 2013

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Olivia Stegall

The littlest volunteer that could
Feb. 2013