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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Betsy Shepard
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Protecting her kids from coal plants

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Silas House
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Board member, native Appalachian, writer, activist

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Olivia Stegall
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The littlest volunteer that could

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Marc Maiorana
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The blacksmith who loves clean water

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Bruce Compton
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A champion for conservation

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Sarah Kavage
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Awareness through art

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Ivan Samuels
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West Coast biologist promotes end of mountaintop removal

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Grace Cangialosi
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Retired minister aids conservation efforts in the Shenandoah Valley

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Susan Hazelwood
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A key player in the preservation of N.C.’s newest state park

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Shay and Kim Clanton
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Nature-inspired artists defend their land

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Lowell Dodge
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Champion for the people and forests

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Lyn Hartman
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An inspired social worker

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Michael Elchinger
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Graduate student with a cause

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Brenda Sigmon
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Promoting the power of the great outdoors

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Distribution Heroes
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Nearly 100 volunteers make The Voice distribution a reality

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Gail Marney:
Teacher and landowner faces down extraction

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Connie Hale:
Dedicated to sustainable business

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Alison Auciello:
Protecting her family’s roots

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Margaret Breslau:
A local leader with a global spirit

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Scott Goebel:
A cabin at the end of the whirled

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Dr. Pat Holmes:
Inspired by mountain creeks

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The Mullins:
A former coal-mining family seeks a better future

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Davis Wax:
A trail builder and determined volunteer steps up to make a difference

Kevin Price's chocolate lab Mae Mae is Blue Smoke Coffee's unofficial mascot.
Kevin Price:
A small businessman, with soul


Martha Paradeis:
Protecting a home-away-from-home in the mountains


Bob Belton:
An avid flyfisherman who uses his time off the rivers working to protect them

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Nicholas Young:
Motivated by connecting to mountain history

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William Dixon:
The Eternal Optimist

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Carol Rollman:
Farming a sustainable future

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Pallavi Podapati:
Board member digs into miner health policies

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Dean Whitworth:
Actor, Activist, Forest Advocate

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Tootsie and Teddy Jablonski:
Selfless Sisters

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Gabrielle Zeiger:
Mushroom Expert and Mountain Lover

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Tracey Wright:
Educator and “Everyday Person” Making a Difference

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Teri Crawford Brown:
Conservation Starts at Home

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Ben Bristoll:
Bike Delivery Brings The Voice to Roanoke

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Lynn Brammer:
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