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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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Teri Crawford Brown

Conservation Starts at Home By Otto Solberg Teri Crawford Brown was born and raised in Jewel Ridge,…

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Ben Bristoll

Ben Bristoll stands on top of Sharp Top Mountain at Peaks of Otter in Virginia. Bike Delivery…

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William Dixon

The Eternal Optimist By Dac Collins William Dixon takes a short break during our conversation to ring…

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Tracey Wright

Educator and “Everyday Person” Making a Difference By Charlotte Wray Tracey Wright isn’t one to sit back…

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Gabrielle Zeiger

Mushroom Expert and Mountain Lover By Charlotte Wray You could easily call Gabrielle Zeiger a jack of…

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Teddy and Tootsie Jablonski

Pictured: Teddy (left) and Tootsie Selfless Sisters By W. Spencer King Teddy and Tootsie Jablonski are sisters…

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Dean Whitworth

Actor, Activist, Forest Advocate By Chris Robey Don’t let the easy handshake and crinkle-eyed smile fool you;…

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Pallavi Podapati

Pallavi Podapati

Board Member Digs Into Coal Miner Health Policies By Julia Lindsay You just try to stop Pallavi…

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Carol Rollman

A Farming Heritage at Sycamore Spring By Laura Marion Carol Rollman, admirably referred to by customers as…

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Nicholas Young

Mountain Journeys Inspire A Connection to Appalachia By Chris Robey Nicholas Young began visiting the Great Smoky…

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Bob Belton

Bob Belton and his wife, Celia, at a house tour on Virginia’s Northern Creek. Defender of Brook…

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Martha Paradeis

Pictured: Martha Paradeis, center, with husband John Dozier, left, sons Carey and Julian, and Julian’s wife Casey…

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Two Inspiring Leaders

Christina Howe and Bunk Spann Appalachian Voices is paying tribute to two outstanding individuals, Christina Howe and…

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Kevin Price

Pictured: Kevin Price’s chocolate lab Mae Mae is Blue Smoke Coffee’s unofficial mascot. Naturally, sales of Mae…

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Davis Wax

Pictured: Davis Wax working with a crew maintaining the Appalachian Trail A Spirit of Service in the…

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The Mullins Family

(Clockwise from top left): Rustina, Nick, Daniel and Alex Mullins A former coal-mining family seeks better future…

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Scott Goebel

Photo by Nelson Pilsner Poet & Activist: A Cabin at the End of the Whirled With heroes…

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Margaret Breslau

Pictured: Margaret, a Virginian, joined in solidarity with North Carolinians at the Moral March on Raleigh on…

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Alison Auciello

Protecting Her Family’s Roots By Meredith Warfield For Alison Auciello, defending Appalachia is an everyday battle. She…

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Pat Holmes

Dr. Pat Holmes

Clean Water Advocate Joins Appalachian Voices Board By Kelsey Boyajian Growing up in eastern Tennessee, Dr. Pat…

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