Susan Bean, Community Engagement Manager

Susan Bean (1 of 1)Susan is thrilled to serve as the Community Engagement Manager for MountainTrue where she is charged with connecting people all across the WNC region who are committed to protecting our natural resources. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Susan earned her B.A. in Religion from Davidson College, despite spending the majority of her time there running outdoor adventure trips with the Davidson Outdoors program. Following her passion for outdoor education, she next traveled out west to work for the National Outdoor Leadership School leading whitewater paddling trips in Utah, Colorado and Idaho. She returned to the Southeast to earn her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she continued training wilderness trip leaders as a graduate assistant for the university’s outdoor program.

In 2011 Susan moved to Asheville and applied her program and leadership development skills as the program director for Leadership Asheville for four years before taking her current position with MountainTrue. She is actively involved in the community serving as a member of CoThinkk and volunteering as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In her free time, she loves trail running with her dog Mossy, road biking, and gardening.

phone 828.258.8737 x 216

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. One Cello, One Planet: Asheville

    August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Riverkeeper Beer Series with HiWire

    August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Open House at Mountain Research Station

    September 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Fourth Annual Sarah Sweep

    September 7 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  5. Riverkeeper Beer Series with Catawba

    September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm