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Member Spotlight: Waltr Lane

A profile on Waltr Lane, a distributor of The Appalachian Voice who refers to himself as a “greenneck poet.”

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Member Spotlight: Vesta Jean Lenhart

Appalachian Voices member Vesta Jean Lenhart’s desire to preserve mountains goes back to her childhood in Eastern Kentucky.

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Member Spotlight: Marion Loper

For the past two years, Knoxville resident Marion Loper has translated skills from his media career to his volunteer work as a distributor of The Appalachian Voice.

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Member Spotlight: Sister Beth Davies

Sister Beth Davies is a committed community advocate who has helped advance addiction treatment environmental protection in her area.

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Member Spotlight: Brian McAllister

Making a difference in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Member Spotlight: John and Faye Cooper

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John and Faye Cooper, owners of the renowned Mast General Store, are longtime supporters of Appalachian Voices and a host of charitable causes in the North Carolina High Country.

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Member Spotlight: Susan Tyree & Kent Walton

Virginia residents Susan Tyree and Kent Walton are long-time Appalachian Voices members. They share their passion for nature through Susan’s art, Kent’s work as an arborist, and their activism with the Quaker environmental and social justice community.

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Member Spotlight: Lynn Brammer

In Blacksburg, Va., Lynn Brammer volunteers to distribute The Appalachian Voice and helps direct excess local produce toward people in need.

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Member Spotlight: Tracey Wright

Appalachian Voices Board Secretary Tracey Wright isn’t one to sit back and wait for change to happen — she strives to do all she can to advocate for environmental protection and inspire others to work for change.

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Member Spotlight: Dean Whitworth

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