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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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Member Spotlight: Pallavi Podapati

Appalachian Voices board member and native of Hazard, Ky., Pallavi Podapati is currently researching coal miner health policies in Wales to analyze the differences between policies in the United States and abroad.

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