Board and Staff

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John Cottingham

Executive Director of The Pisgah Conservancy. Former stuffy, corporate lawyer with Fulbright & Jaworski (1983—1996) & Life Technologies Corporation (1996 – 2014).

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Carlton Murrey

Executive Director of the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association. Former entrepreneur (fly fishing stuff) and investment banker.

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Lavoe Davis

Director of Development at The Pisgah Conservancy. She is TPC’s very first real employee (you know, she gets paid). She’s also one of our first Founding Members (she gives).

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Davis Wax

Trail builder, teacher, trainer and backpacker extraordinaire!

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Mark Stierwalt

Former Regional Director of environmental advocacy group Mountain True. Leads Pisgah area SORBA (mountain biking). Also used to be a ski racer – when his legs were younger!

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David Pharr

Aging Cryptographer, fellow Woods Football comrade, cyclist, skier, and fly fisherman.

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Peter Barry

Former banker turned full-time hiker, wanna-be painter and IPA lover

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Chris Baker

Recovering city-dweller, trout fisher and mountain biker

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Tracey Baker

Lover of dogs, Pisgah hikes and Hemlocks

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