Tamia Dame, AmeriCorps Forest Keeper Coordinator

Tamia is a graduate of UNC Asheville, where she earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies in 2020. Native to the Appalachian foothills of Lenoir, NC, Tamia spent much of her childhood exploring the outdoors and longing to live in the mountains. Upon moving to Asheville in 2015, she swiftly realized her calling to serve the exploited and underserved parts of our shared environment and society. Ever-seeking an opportunity to connect with her community, Tamia worked alongside Asheville GreenWorks, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and the UNC Asheville Office of Sustainability while in college. In addition to networking with sustainability and education professionals across the state and country, Tamia’s experiences and relationships with her local community have reinforced her passion for critical intersectionality in pursuit of environmental and climate healing.

As Forest Keeper Coordinator, Tamia is eager to explore, learn, and improve our public lands while reimagining education and volunteer coordination to preserve momentum and advance social equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. She brings with her a wealth of experience in environmental and racial justice education, event and program management, youth leadership, communications, and journalism. In her free time, Tamia enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking and camping, and spending time with her dog, Wendy and her nephew, Ronin.

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. Virtual Winter Tree ID Workshop

    January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Microplastics Sampling Program

    January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Creation Care Virtual Symposium

    January 28 - January 29
  4. Live Staking Workday

    February 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Island Park Invasive Plant Volunteer Work Session

    February 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm