Appalachian Voices is excited to welcome three new members from Americorps Project Conserve to our team for the 2011-12 service year.
Communications Outreach Associate
Brian graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Religious Studies. He was a freelance writer in Charleston, S.C. before relocating to Morganton, N.C., to serve as the AmeriCorps Outreach & Communications Associate at Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and work with the organization on communications and public relations outreach in both print and web media. An avid fan of written, musical and visual creative pursuits, Brian will help oversee The Appalachian Voice newspaper’s production process as the publication’s Managing Editor.
Water Quality and Outreach Associate
Originally from Pullman, Wa., Erin earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington and a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She conducted research and studied protected area management strategies in South America and Africa before moving to the Southeast to embark on river conservation.
Erin joined our team earlier this summer to implement our Appalachian Water Watch citizen water monitoring program in Kentucky and Virginia, and began her AmeriCorps term with our Upper Watauga Riverkeeper team in September. An ardent paddler, Erin will work to manage and preserve the Upper Watauga and Elk river watersheds in Watauga and Avery counties in North Carolina.
Public Outreach & Education Associate
Molly, born and raised near Chicago, Ill., graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and Religious Studies. While in Missouri, she volunteered with local community radio station KOPN, exploring the importance of independent media and the connections between human health, environmental safeguards and sustainable agriculture. Her most recent adventure took her to Moab, Utah, where she provided public relations support for Canyonlands Field Institute.
Molly’s role as AmeriCorps Public Outreach and Education Associate will work with our communications team to spread the word about our work; she will also serve as Associate Editor for The Appalachian Voice newspaper.