Team Members

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


Stacey Wiedrich
Beth Hooper
Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Reese
Chief Financial Officer


Dan Woodall
Campground Operations Director
Chloe Shuford
Finance Manager
Samantha Tutton
Operations Manager


Thomas Barry
Visitor Center Operations Director
Brooke McGuire
Retail Operations Manager
Kevin Milford
Inventory Control Associate


Matt Christian
Education Director
Josh Rood
NC Education Manager
Cata Norena
Club de Exploradores

Natural Inquirer

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


Tommy Turk
Georgia Facilities & Operations Manager
Parker Hollifield
Manager, Anna Ruby Falls
Matt Summers
Assistant Manager, Anna Ruby Fals
Tracie Allison
Retail Shop Manager, Anna Ruby Falls
Dru Cosner
Manager, Brasstown Bald
Brandy Cox
Assistant Manager, Brasstown Bald
Joy Dennis
Retail Shop Manager, Brasstown Bald
Jim and Diane Hall
Site Managers, Lake Rabun Campground
Lake Winfield Scott
Site Manager, Lake Winfield Scott Campground
Jennifer and RD Woodards
Site Managers, Morganton Point Campground

North Carolina

Clinton Wickers
Co-Manager, Cradle of Forestry
Jeff Graham
Co-Manager, Cradle of Forestry
Candie and Kevin Smith
Site Managers, Black Mountain Briar Bottom Campground
Mike and Melissa Robinson
Site Managers, Van Hook Glade/Cliffside Lake Campground
Site Managers, Carolina Hemlocks Campground


Visitor Center

Site Manager
Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center