Board of Directors


Chair, Katie Breckheimer
Community Volunteer | Henderson County

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

Secretary, Kimberly Price
Asst. Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University | Buncombe County

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

At-Large Executive Committee Member | Thomas Murphy
Reverend at the Cathedral of All Souls | Buncombe County

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

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

Greer Gunby
Graphic Artist and Photographer | Transylvania County

Kimberly Hunter
Entrepreneurship Program Manager | Buncombe County

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

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

Jesse Miller
Insurance Agent, First Security Insurance | Watauga County

Grady Nance
Energy Expert | Henderson County

Jack Poisson
Attorney | Buncombe County

Maria Rusafova
Architect and Asheville Design Center Volunteer | 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.