The 27 Visionaries

The 27 Visionaries


Creating a Better Appalachia:
Our visionary leader

Addington_familythumbWes Addington:
On the right side of the law

Barton_DewayneDewayne Barton:
Building opportunity in West Asheville

Beaver_PatPatricia Beaver:
Pioneer Appalachian scholar retiree

Behnke_lowresAnna Behnke:
A seventh grade activist

Bennett_headshotReverend Ryan Bennett:
Only God should move mountains

ClinchRiver_highresClinch River Valley Initiative:
Building creative economies around the Clinch River

CordialPaige Cordial:
Minding mental health

Couick_WWIIvetMike Couick:
Innovating with electric cooperatives

CummingsJohnny Cummings:
Small town with big ideals

Davis_headshotRalph Davis:
Exploring Appalachia’s future

Estepp_thumbDoug Estepp:
Leading tours of coal country’s past

Evans_Sara-DaythumbSara Day Evans:
Accelerating good business

George_researchAnna George:
Aquatic Activist

Grigsby_crawlspaceAndrew Grigsby:
A leading sustainability consultant

Hall_Nathan_workingNathan Hall:
Reclaiming Appalachia’s land and future

Higher Ground1_by Ben Rorick copyHarlan County, Ky.:
Staging solutions and raising spirits

Hechler_Ken and Larry GibsonKen Hechler:
An epoch of activism

HeplerMatt Hepler:
Charting a path to clean water

Howley_headshotBill Howley:
Making electricity local

JacksonCharlie Jackson:
Bringing farms to market

Kinsers-thumbBob and Jill Kinser:
Four projects on Fourth Creek

“The sustainable city”

Pitcock_mtnjusticeDiane Pitcock:
Connecting landowners to fracking researchers

Smith_AdaAda Smith:
Giving voice to Appalachia

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetNneka Sobers:
Working to keep her campus green

Steele_WilmaWilma Lee Steele:
Teacher, wife, activist, mother

Stout_Ben-lowresthumbDr. Ben Stout:
Dedicated to community-based research

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