Jack Henderson, AmeriCorps Water Quality Administrator
Jack Henderson was born in the suburbs of Washington, DC. More happy in the mountains, he left to attend Appalachian State University where he studied Geography and Recreation Management. While in college, an internship with a local land trust helped spark an initial interest with non-profit conservation.
After graduating in May 2014, Jack spent time with non-profits in Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland and Idaho; farming, monitoring conservation easements, coordinating river mapping projects, leading volunteers, and managing invasive weeds. Jack returned to western NC last year for a year in AmeriCorps Project Conserve with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.
He’s looking forward to second term; now with MountainTrue as Water Quality Administrator, where he is leading volunteer teams whom monitor and better water quality in the upper French Broad river watershed. Jack loves the southern Appalachians and can usually be found exploring the back-country on his mountain bike, paddling his kayak down a steep creek or planning the next big adventure.