Rhys Burns, AmeriCorps Forest Keeper Coordinator

Rhys is a native of North Carolina, where her best memories were formed on trips to the mountains. She received a chemistry degree from Warren Wilson College, but perhaps took more pride in serving as the shepherd on the school farm. In that position she learned to enjoy working outside and carried her passion for food by working on several small farms in Western North Carolina and out west.

Rhys is now thrilled to discover even more of this region while serving as MountainTrue’s Forest Keeper Coordinator. In this role she works to improve public lands through education, volunteer engagement and direct treatment. In her free time Rhys loves cooking, road tripping, social dancing and hanging out with farm animals.


phone (828) 258-8737 x 206
envelope forestkeeper@mountaintrue.org

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.

  1. MountainTrue University: Dear White People

    July 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  2. Apalachia Lake Paddle

    July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Beer Series with the Wedge Brewing

    August 1
  4. Beer Series with Wicked Weed

    August 22
  5. E-bike Tour of Downtown Asheville

    September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm