Team Members

Our team of outdoor leaders and learners are here to help YOU find outdoors.


Beth Hooper
Interim CEO / President
Crystal Reese
Chief Finance Officer
Lee Henderson-Hill
Chief Development Officer


Dan Woodall
VP Operations
Chloe Owen
Finance Manager


Brooke McGuire
Retail Operations Manager
Kevin Milford
Retail Sales Associate


Matt Christian
Education Director
Ariana McGuire
Education & Communications Assistant
Cata Norena
Club de Exploradores

Natural Inquirer

Jessica Nickelsen
Director, Natural Inquirer
Bradi McDonald
Education Assistant, Natural Inquirer
Nissa McKinney
Science Writer - Natural Inquirer

North Carolina

Visitor Centers

Clinton Wickers
Co-Manager, Cradle of Forestry
Jeff Graham
Co-Manager, Cradle of Forestry


Maureen Stillwell & Cindy England
Site Managers, Carolina Hemlocks
Kevin & Candie Smith
Site Managers, Black Mountain
Mike & Melissa Robinson
Site Managers, Van Hook Glade


Visitor Centers

Tommy Turk
Facilities & Operations Director, Georgia
Parker Hollifield
Manager, Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area
Matt Summers
Assistant Manager, Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area
Tracie Allison
Store Manager, Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area
Jody Keiss
Sales Associate, Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area
Dru Cosner
Manager, Brasstown Bald Recreation Area
Maisie Grose
Assistant Manager, Brasstown Bald Recreation Area
Joy Dennis
Store Manager, Brasstown Bald Recreation Area


Jennifer & RD Woodards
Managers, Morganton Point
Jim & Dianne Hall
Managers, Lake Rabun Beach
Geoff & Stephanie Meyer
Managers, Lake Winfield Scott


Brittney & Joey Santiago
Managers, Gladie Visitor Center



Hardin Ridge Chuck and Norma
Chuck & Norma Sink
Managers, Hardin Ridge
Hardin Ridge Stan and Karen 2
Stan & Karen Arthur
Assistant Managers, Hardin Ridge
Tipsaw Al and Juli 2
Allen & Juli Smith
Managers, Tipsaw
Lonnie and Sharon Tindell
Lonnie & Sharon Tindall
Managers, Indian-Celina