Board of Directors


Chair, Katie Breckheimer
Community Volunteer | Henderson County

Vice-Chair, David Matz
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones | Buncombe County

Secretary, Randall Boggs
Pastor, Mills River Presbyterian Church | Henderson County

Treasurer, Ellen Carr
Portfolio Manager, Weaver C. Barksdale | Buncombe County

At-Large Executive Committee Member | Kimberly Price
Asst. Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Pete Krull
CEO & Director of Investments, Earth Equity Advisors | Buncombe County

Lee Ann Mangone
Adjunct Professor, UNC-Asheville | Buncombe County

Luis Martinez
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council | Buncombe County

Jack Poisson
Attorney | Buncombe County

Bruny Lugo
Principle Scientist with CASE Consultants International | Buncombe County

Thomas Murphy
Reverend at the Cathedral of All Souls | Buncombe County

JeWana Grier-McEachin
Executive Director of the Asheville-Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement | Buncombe County

Deke Arndt
Chief of the Monitoring Branch of the National Centers for Environmental Information | Buncombe County


We value mountain communities that are vibrant, livable, and respectful of their connection to and dependence on the region’s natural environment.
We value the integrity of natural systems – air, land, water, and native plants and animals – and believe in protecting and restoring them for the benefit of all generations.